SMART Technologies has announced several new additions to the SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync, including capability for interactive sharing that enables touch and inking into any software application, integration with SMART Meeting Pro PE (Personal Edition) software and the introduction of unbound workspace.
With the introduction of interactive sharing, users can now work with any content directly on the display without being restricted by a mouse and keyboard. The multi-touch capabilities enable natural interaction with any application, letting users easily collaborate using familiar programs.
With the addition of SMART’s Meeting Pro PE software, users are no longer restricted to only making annotations into PowerPoint or the Lync whiteboard. Now notes can be made onto any software application and save directly into the files in the native format for future reference or editing in real time. SMART Meeting Pro also includes something they are calling “unbound workspace” — a whiteboard application that allows for panning and zooming to any level of detail, regardless of the complexity of the content to promote free-flowing, comprehensive collaboration sessions.
The SMART Room System was originally announced with the largest array of interactive display options with three room sizes including both 70” (177.8 centimeters) and 84” (213.36 cm.) display combinations. Now, the company has added two new sizes, including single and dual 55” (139.7 cm.) displays. The range of choices accommodates room sizes ranging from 50 ft2 to 300 ft2, suitable for 2 to 16 participants.