Google JamBoard: Lessons Learned

November 14, 2023

Google has recently announced that it is winding down the JamBoard product, and it will no longer be available after December 2024. Along with no longer selling the hardware, the software is also being discontinued. In a little over one year, the product will be completely useless. Google has said that it will work with […]

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Avocor’s Latest Launch Includes Stealing BenQ’s Thunder via Partnership with Google Workspace

September 9, 2021

Avocor today announced a global partnership with Google Workspace and also launched two new all-in-one videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding devices — the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Both are touch-enabled video devices designed as part of the Google Meet Series One hardware portfolio (think Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms, but […]

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BenQ Is Reminding Schools That Jamboard is a Thing, Too

August 14, 2020

As touch-based collaboration systems have declined in sales during COVID-19, BenQ — maker and marketer of the Google Jamboard — is reminding one of the only segments of the AV market who’s buying them right now (education) that there’s a dedicated Google device. BenQ and the Google Jamboard is part of the Google for Education […]

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Google Updates Jamboard by Adding AI-Powered AutoDraw Integration as Well as a Mobile App

February 8, 2018

Google’s Jamboard is the company’s version of a collaboration board — exclusively for Google’s G-suite of apps. In addition to adding new country availability, Google has added an AI-powered feature called AutoDraw. AutoDraw is a new drawing tool in Jamboard that auto-detects sketches you make and pairs them with images. This works with both local and rooms […]

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Advanced Partners with Google and BenQ to Launch New Google Jamboard in Canada

September 6, 2017

Continuing its efforts to promote the integration of innovative collaborative technologies into corporate and educational spaces, North American AV and collaboration technology solution provider Advanced today announced a new partnership with Google and BenQ to distribute Google Jamboard throughout Canada. Google Jamboard is a 55-inch, 4K display on which users can write, explore and import content on the web, […]

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Advanced Partners with Google and BenQ to Distribute Google Jamboard in Canada

August 30, 2017

AV and collaboration technology solution provider Advanced today announced a new partnership with Google and BenQ to distribute Google Jamboard throughout Canada. Google Jamboard is a 55-inch, 4K display on which users can write, explore and import content on the web, and save their sketches and brainstorms to the cloud. Users can draw on the […]

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The Microsoft Surface Hub Is in Big Trouble

July 25, 2017

A few months back, I wrote a column: Will Microsoft Be Able to Continue to Rip People Off With Their Surface HUB? Most of you agreed; some didn’t. And now, four months after writing that piece, I still think it’s way, way, way overpriced for what you get. But on the same week that Whitlock recently awarded Microsoft’s Surface Hub […]

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Google and BenQ Ship Jamboard Collaboration Board

May 25, 2017

The category of Collaboration Boards really became big earlier this year with the launch of 10+ new brands into the space at ISE in Amsterdam. One of those was Google. The Google Jamboard is a 55″, 4K (3840×2160) digital whiteboard that teams can use to brainstorm, write notes, sketch plans and receive immediate feedback from remote team members […]

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BenQ to Showcase New Lineup of Laser Projectors, Interactive Flat Panels, Digital Signage Solutions and Google Jamboard at InfoComm 2017

May 22, 2017

BenQ America today announced its product showcase for InfoComm 2017, being held June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. BenQ will demonstrate, for the first time, Google’s 4K team collaboration device — Jamboard — and BenQ’s newest Blue Core laser projectors, digital signage panels and interactive flat-panel (IFP) displays. But, as we all know, the only product […]

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Google Jamboard Review – 2017

May 19, 2017

By Craig Heiman CEO of AV Planners I’m approached by many vendors as an AV integrator so it takes a lot for me to get excited. However, when I heard Google was coming out with a new collaboration board, I had to meet with them to see it for myself. I was invited to check […]

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Is the Microsoft Surface Hub An Overpriced Collaboration Board?

March 28, 2017

With the deluge of new collaboration boards that will hit the market over the next six months (this was the most popular launch product at ISE  in Amsterdam, last month), there’s no question that Microsoft will have to cut the price of their Surface Hub — or, no one who knows any better will buy it. They can’t keep ripping […]

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Google’s Jamboard Will Now List for $5,000 and Ship in May

March 21, 2017

We have a new, lower, price ($5,000 and a $600 per board annual service contract) and a shipping date (May 20th) for the Google Jamboard.Want to save $300 on the service contract? Buy it now — as it will only be $300 if you buy one before the end of the summer. As we reported last […]

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The Crazy, Cautious and Amazing Future of Collaboration Boards — My Virtual Visit to ISE 2017

February 8, 2017

I am in Amsterdam. Or, at least I believe I am at this point. As many of you know, I am in the middle of a very large project and was unable to travel to Amsterdam for ISE this year. This is a pilgrimage I’ve made every year for quite a long time, in fact […]

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

October 27, 2016

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 […]

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