SMART Freestorm is a collection of tools that gives you the opportunity to collaborate remotely, globally and more effectively, no matter which industry you are in. Conceived in March 2012, SMART Freestorm includes a number of tools including:
SMART Ink – digital ink you can use to write digitally both over and within any application or file;
SMART Meeting Pro – a tool to integrate Microsoft Exchange with your SMART board to give you full access to meeting tools;
Bridgit conferencing software – enables you to give remote participants full access to your collaborative session from a number of devices including laptops, desktops and tablets.
Every business collaborates daily in a wide range of areas, from managing projects and developing new processes to product launches, training and budgeting meetings. However, the old ways of collaborating can be untidy and inefficient – as the video below shows.
10 reasons to use SMART Freestorm collaboration solutions
SMART Freestorm gives you a whole new way of collaborating, but if you’re not yet convinced, here are 10 reasons to use SMART Freestorm collaboration solutions in your business.
1. Security and organisation
When you use SMART Freestorm you keep all your notes in one place – no more lost documents or discarded Post Its!
2. Faster decision making
Using SMART Freestorm means you can invite people to your meeting whenever you need their advice, wherever they are located – making it much easier to come to decisions quickly.
3. Remote and global collaboration
Do key members of your team work from home or in offices overseas? Not a problem – Freestorm lets you invite them to the meeting and collaborate fully from their computer, laptop or iPad. Also reduces your travel expenses!
4. No limits on what you can do
If you can open it on your desktop, you can share and collaborate on it with SMART Freestorm. Open, manipulate and write on files, images, videos, website and applications – and share them easily too.
5. Easy to use
Every SMART device or tool has a simple user interface that you activate with the special pens or your fingertip. Simply switch on and start working straight away – no training needed!
6. Convert handwriting to text on-the-fly
With SMART Freestorm you don’t need to switch between pen/finger and keyboard. For example, write a web address on the board and you can open it instantly; convert notes to text you can import into Word at the touch of a button.
7. Share your meeting
Your SMART collaborative session can be recorded for future use, reopened and annotated, and you can even email it as a PDF document.
8. Integrate with video conferencing
You can use SMART solutions alongside video conferencing for unrivalled communication and collaboration.
9. Manipulate objects onscreen
Showing a schematic, image or floor plan? You can rotate, pan and zoom into any content on the SMART Board at a touch of a button.
10. Add devices
As well as displaying your desktop on the SMART Board, you can add extra devices for more usability – such as a DVD player or a visualiser.
There is a better way to collaborate. For your free demonstration of Freestorm and products from the SMART range, call us today on 0118 336 0010.