SMART Turns Plasmas Into Collaboration Panels

SMART announced at InfoComm the SMART Board interactive display frame, which lets you add interactivity to a plasma display. This is a lightweight frame that attaches to most commercial plasma displays, then provides seamless integration with SMART’s new Meeting Pro, SMART Hub SE and SMART Hub PE collaboration products.

The SMART Board interactive display frame uses SMART’s DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology. Two cameras in the bottom corners of the frame register finger, pencil and touch contacts on the surface of the display. Users can select a menu option with a finger, and write and erase digital notes with the pencil. The new pencil operates like an everyday pencil, with one end for writing and the other for erasing.

The frame fits plasmas from 42 to 65 inches and weighs up to 11 pounds. It adds less than an inch to the width of the display and two inches to the height.

Pricing is $2,899 to $3,299.