Yet Another Industry Acquisition – SMART Technologies, With Some Reflections

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Hold on to your hats – it’s just happened again… First the particulars: SMART Technologies Inc. and Foxconn Technology Group announced they have entered into an arrangement agreement under which Foxconn has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of SMART for a cash payment of US$4.50 per Common Share. The US$4.50 per Common […]

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Audio Video Furniture’s Mobile Display Stand Designed Accommodates SMART kapp 84

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You know how most monitor stands and carts that have wheels have casters? Then you also know that casters don’t perform well on carpets. Well, AVFI’s SYZ84 is a mobile stand with modern ball-bearing wheels that allow this unit to be rolled on any surface. This matters as the old-fashioned caster-way is dangerous and just […]

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SMART Launches kapp iQ

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Imagine a 4K front-of-room display that also doubles as a digital whiteboard that’s as simple to use as a regular whiteboard. That product now exists in the form of the SMART kapp iQ. It enables multi-way linking between any combination of devices, anywhere in the world — that’s SMART kapp iQ. SMART kapp iQ lets […]

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AVF Debuts Industry’s First SMART kapp Mobile Stand — Also Handles 80″ LCDs

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Audio Video Furniture (AVF) has debuted what is believed to be the SMART kapp’s first mobile stand. Dubbed the AVF SYZ84, the stand uses modern ball-bearing wheels that allow it to be easily moved all around a facility. The hollow, center-mounted column has grommets both in the top and bottom for passing cables inside — […]

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Enterprise Connect: The Booth Videos – Day One

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Enterprise Connect delivers a unique opportunity for enterprise end users to meet the industry’s thought and market-leaders and hear comprehensive analyses of the products, technologies and applications that are — or soon will be — in the market. Unified communications, WebRTC, video, wireless, contact centers, the cloud and more make up the focus of Enterprise […]

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AVF Introduces Wheeled Monitor and SMART kapp Stand

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Audio Visual Furniture’s (AVF) SYZ42 is a uniquely designed mobile stand that can handles both a flat-screen from 40″-60”, but it’s also the first mobile stand (it integrates rear-mounted ball-bearing wheels) that accommodates the SMART kapp system as well. Designed to be tilt-rolled — meaning, when it’s free-standing, it doesn’t move as the wheels are […]

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SMART CEO Neil Gaydon Hints at More New Product Categories in 2015

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SMART kapp was a hit at InfoComm 2014 — not just because it was new, but because it invented a totally new product category for the industry. It has been 20-something years since SMART invented the entire category of what is now known SmartBoards — more broadly known as interactive whiteboards. Well, in 2014, SMART […]

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SMART Technologies Launches 84″ kapp Along with New Premium Services

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On the heels of last week’s Microsoft Surface Hub 84-inch multi-touch collaboration board announcement, SMART Technologies has launched its own 84” product with the kapp 84. SMART is also announcing something called SMART kapp Premium Services, which enables SMART kapp app users to unlock a range of enhanced features to the already revolutionary SMART kapp […]

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SMART Kapp Offers Replacement for the Dry Erase Board

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SMART Technologies used InfoComm to launch SMART kapp, a new digital capture board that has the easiness of a dry erase board combined with advanced collaboration features. While SMART claims that kapp is just as easy and intuitive to use as a dry-erase board, it allows users to write, draw, diagram and brainstorm using an […]

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