SMART Technologies have sold over 3 million smart boards however, the majority have been sold into the education market. Children around the world are being educated through content delivered on an interactive whiteboard. There are many businesses who adopted interactive whiteboard technology in the past with varying success. The major reason identified for this is that the business market is different to the environment of the school. In a school, the teacher will use the same piece of technology for several hours each day and therefore can spend time learning the features of the product. In business, meeting rooms are used by a range of different people for a range of different reasons and it is rare the technology is owned by one single person. SMART have developed Freestorm Visual Collaboration Solutions to address this issue of adoption.
Freestorm Visual Collaboration Solutions focus on the user experience through a combination of hardware and software designed for a heavily used meeting room space. All products for meeting rooms in the Freestorm Visual Collaboration Solutions range offer a multi-touch and multi-user experience combined with SMART Meeting Pro software. Some of the latest products include presence detection enabling the screen to turn on as soon as it detects movement within the vicinity of the screen. SMART Meeting Pro software focuses on a specific toolset to drive productivity and interactivity for any user with minimal training and minimal hassle.
Many of our customers find the true power of the technology and business case for investment in technology comes from investigating the possibilities of utilising the SMART Board for collaboration. There are range of software platforms available with Freestorm Visual Collaboration Solutions such as WebEx and Microsoft Lync to enable collaboration. SMART’s Bridgit software is designed for multi way visual collaboration on any data from a PC, Mac, iPad, SMART Board providing the ability to share your data in real time and collaborate with your colleagues anywhere in the world, without the need to travel.
The dictionary definition of collaboration is more than one person working together to create something. This is exactly what SMART Freestorm Visual Collaboration Solutions enable.
Please watch this video or select on the links below:
- SMART 885ix – 87” diagonal projection screen with Meeting Pro
- SMART 8055i, 8070i Interactive LED screens with Meeting Pro
- SMART 8084i Interactive LED screen with Meeting Pro
- SMART Bridgit Collaboration Software
- SMART Meeting Pro Software – how will it increase adoption?
- Visualisers – add any non computer based material