More About Google’s Jamboard, the 55″ 4K Interactive LCD Whiteboard Aimed at InFocus MondoPad, Sharp AQUOS BOARD, Microsoft Surface Hub and Smart Technologies

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Google, yesterday, announced an exclusive (at least so far) deal with projector company BenQ to distribute its new interactive LCD called Google Jamboard. It’s a portable (on four wheels), 55” 4K (3840×2160) resolution LCD monitor that’s integrated with Google’s G Suite — email, videoconferencing, cloud collaboration of Google Docs, device management, file sharing, etc. Pull in work from Google Docs, Sheets and Slides or add photos stored in Drive. To capture ideas, Jamboard includes tools like sticky notes and stencils as well as intelligent features like handwriting and shape recognition. And, of course, videoconferencing.

Here’s their video promotion of it.

Google is being bold with their statements as they’re claiming it has the best handwriting recognition in the industry as Jamboard’s touchscreen was “built for precision drawing.” It automatically recognizes the difference between using the stylus to sketch or the eraser to start over, and neither require batteries or pairing. Jamboard can also sense when you’re using your finger to wipe work off of the screen, just like a classic whiteboard (except you won’t get ink on your hand). The intuitive, single-cable setup makes it easy to start creating quickly with Jamboard — just wheel it in, turn it on and start brainstorming. So far, just like the interactive whiteboards from InFocus, Sharp, Microsoft and Smart Technologies, right?

Well, it’s $6,000. And, it’s Google.

It’s not shipping yet in mass, but they’re looking for integrators — through BenQ — to sell it.

All the Google details are here.