What Is Smart? 


Defining the word that has had so many meanings over the past one hundred years. By: Kate Couch Audio Visual Bend “Okay, Einstien.” “That was smart!” “Your baby is so smart.” These are all common sayings we’ve heard that center around the idea of smart or intelligence. But what is smart? As we progressed further […]

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SMART Technologies Updates SMART Board MX and 7000R


SMART Technologies announced new updates on the company’s most popular products, including the SMART Board MX series — now also available for business customers as the SMART Board MX Pro series. SMART has also beefed up the SMART Board 7000R series and SMART Board 7000R Pro series. The new SMART Board MX series and SMART […]

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Alpha, Beta and Theta from IsoTek SMART Power Debuts


IsoTek SMART Power will debut a new product line at the ISE 2018 (Booth no. 15-T295), at the RAI Amsterdam from 6-9 February. IsoTek SMART Power brings the company’s power cleaning know-how into a full user/installer controlled environment. There are three models in the current IsoTek SMART Power Range, these being Alpha, Beta and Theta. Each model has a […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show


In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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SMART Launches kapp iQ


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


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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Rants and rAVes — Episode 350: An ISE Special Podcast: SMART Technologies’ VP of Marketing, Jeff Lowe, Talks Impact of Microsoft’s Entry into AV with Surface Hub


Everyone by now knows that Microsoft has officially entered the AV market with their new 84” interactive Surface Hub display  – launching themselves into the AV market against biggies like SMART and InFocus. But, like Jeff, I agree their entry into the market will be good for everyone – listen to this podcast to understand why. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 349: Gary Talks to SMART Technologies VP of Marketing, Jeff Lowe


 SMART Technologies has signed up Ingram Micro to be their first distributor of their new KAPP product line. This is a great partnership as it opens SMART’s most popular product – now available in both 42” and 84” – to the entire AV market without any buying commitment. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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SMART Kapp Offers Replacement for the Dry Erase Board


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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SMART Announces Gen2 of SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync


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 […]

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rAVe Scoop: PLUS Bests SMART with the NEW CaptureBoard Series


Aimed squarely at SMART Technologies, PLUS’ new CaptureBoard (the C-20 Series) is being called its next-generation interactive whiteboard — it incorporates not only IP connectivity, but also complete control with iOS and Android mobile devices. By connecting the C-20 to the network, you can save the copyboard data to the board’s internal memory. Then, approximately […]

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SMART Says Freestorm Will Be Big


SMART Technologies’ newest offering will not be just a new whiteboard. Called Freestorm, it’s a package that includes the new SMART Board 8055i interactive flat panel, which SMART says is the world’s first large-format interactive display to offer presence detection, plus SMART Meeting Pro 3.0 software, as well as new SMART Ink and Bridgit 4.5 […]

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SMART Technologies Enters Projector Market


Billed as the only interactive projector that includes SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART’s new LightRaise 40wi is an ultra-short throw (0.30:1) DLP projector that offers native WXGA resolution (1280×800). It’s capable of projecting image sizes from 77″ to 100″, includes integrated 10-watt speakers, plus a microphone input, one HDMI input, two VGA inputs and […]

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SMART Upgrades SMART Table


SMART Technologies announced a number of enhancements to the SMART Table 230i interactive learning center. Remember, the SMART Table 230i was designed specifically for early education (K-5) classrooms. The hardware and firmware now offer improved display characteristics, built-in Wi-Fi, a quieter fan and support for an increased number of learning applications. The software now enables […]

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SDK Available for SMART Table


Could the SMART Table become the iPhone of the ProAV market?  SMART hopes so, with the release of their own SDK (software development kit) for the new SMART Table multi-touch table design.  The SMART Table is definitely a groundbreaking interactive display table designed specifically for pre-K-3 students (ages 4-8). And to encourage the rapid development […]

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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 […]

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