Our previous blogs have touched on the many advantages of video conferencing as a service – the fact that such a solution can boast true interoperability, for instance, as well as its simple convenience and cost-effectiveness.
However, one other demonstration of the way in which managed video conferencing seamlessly unites hardware and software as part of the most convenient and productive working experience is SMART kapp. This product is both a revision of the traditional physical dry-erase board and an app, and it’s simple to use – one only has to plug the board in and install the app to begin capturing, saving and sharing.
When notes are made on the board as part of the traditional business meeting, all changes can simultaneously appear on your own and other participants’ laptop and mobile devices – enabling ideas to be shared not just with others in the room, but across the world with the remotest of remote workers.
The extensive functionality of SMART kapp
The dry-erase board itself is simple, secure and stylish – one only has to put it up and plug it in to immediately start creating, with no need to fiddle around with complicated instructions. Notes can be saved and shared with ease as ‘snapshots’ on a mobile device.
A remote participant simply needs access to a browser and an Internet-enabled device to take advantage of an invitation to view content in real-time. Those in direct control of the dry-erase board, meanwhile, benefit from the optimum user experience, with a glass surface that can be written on and erased without any stains being caused.
SMART kapp also offers the utmost data security, the disconnection of the device resulting in the immediate deletion of shared content.
The best possible mobile experience
On first connecting your mobile device, you will be prompted to download and install the SMART kapp app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. This will enable you to make the most of a wealth of functionality.
Such functionality includes is not restricted to the ability to store content as snapshots, whether in PDF or JPEG form and with the option to share and review them after the disconnection of the device from the board. That’s because real-time sharing is also enabled, whereby remote participants can be easily invited to view content in any web browser, as it is being captured in real-time on the board.
SMART kapp snapshots can even be automatically shared to your Evernote notebook, although you should bear in mind that an Evernote account will be required for this.
Enhancements have been made to the app’s eraser and connection performance with the arrival of iOS 8, all helping to make SMART kapp an even more indispensible companion for many of those looking to optimise their organisation’s cloud video conferencing experience.