SMART Technologies Inc is a leading provider of collaboration solutions. It has announced the launch of a no-charge upgrade that enables the four-touch interactivity on the education lineup of SMART Board 800 series interactive whiteboard and SMART Board 8070i interactive display.
The customers who already have interactive whiteboards and displays can upgrade to the recent feature free of cost and this does not require any additional hardware. The interactive whiteboard and display support multi-touch gestures recognized by Mac Snow Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems and multi-user writing.
The four-touch interactivity enables the students to have more time at the products. This upgrade will be made available in the second quarter of 2012 and it will allow for simultaneous freestyle interaction and also object awareness for four users maximum.
This new upgrade will also allow two users to use the multi-touch gestures simultaneously. Teachers will have the access to the SMART Notebook lessons that are designed for the four-touch interactivity from the SMART Exchange website (exchange.smarttech.com).
These products offer the users a true collaboration and also an intuitive and natural user experience. The products have the DViT ( Digital Vision Touch) technology that uses embedded cameras to detect and also distinguish the inputs that are made using a finger, pen, fist or other objects.
This particular optical touch technology has many advantages than the rest like ability to scale to greater sizes, support to multiple touches as well as users and effortless zero-force touch. The presence of freestyle interaction allows the many users to perform various tasks at the same time like writing, manipulating objects and so on.
Freestyle interaction: Allows a maximum of four users to perform various tasks simultaneously at anywhere on the whiteboard or display.
Touch gestures: Accepts the common mulit-touch gestures like one or two finger gestures for zooming, pinching and tossing.
Object awareness: Automatically differentiates between pens, fingers or other objects, recognizing the tools used by the four users.
Multiuser Pen Tray: Users can pick a pen and start writing. The easy to use buttons available on the Pen Tray will allow them to change the ink color, accessing the on-screen keyboard and right mouse clicks effortless.
Modular design Pen Tray: Allows for quick and easy integration of the accessories like extended control panel.
Lacking pen mode: It will lock the whiteboard in the pen mode by default so that the students can write on it or draw using a pen, finger or other object.
Warranty: The product gets a two year warranty which is standard or a five year one with the product registration.
SMART product integration: Seamless integration with the complete range of SMART hardware and software.