Smarter Conference – a Smarter way to meet
In the current financial climate business’ are looking for a better way to meet, run training and improve decision making. Rising petrol costs and an emphasis on efficiency mean every business needs to find ways to save time, improve efficiencies and reduce overheads.
Smarter Conference provides the solution allowing up to 20 computers to connect to share data, voice and webcams for a fixed monthly cost. By adding a SMART Interactive Whiteboard notes can be written between offices to allow a true conference to take place over distance.
What is Smarter Conference?
Smarter Conference is a managed data conferencing service available as a monthly subscription. The service allows each subscriber to share information on their computer with up to 20 participants using the internet. In addition to being able to share any file on your computer in real time by adding the options of a SMART Interactive Whiteboard and SMART Meeting Pro Software the meeting can become a two-way collaborative experience. The host and participants can write notes seamlessly in one shared whiteboard. All of these notes can be saved and distributed via e-mail after the meeting to ensure everyone has a record of the meeting. The service includes unlimited server access, 24 hour server management, technical support and fixed monthly costs.
All prices quoted exclude VAT and are monthly costs
What is different about Smarter Conference?
Smarter Conference is different due to the combination of hardware, software and server access to create a solution allowing users to collaborate, rather than share their desktop. The alternative solutions allow a presenter to share his desktop with participants, but the participants will struggle to be involved in a two way collaborative meeting. By adding a SMART Interactive Whiteboard a two way meeting with notes being written seamlessly can take place.
- Share your PC, voice or webcam video
- Invite up to 20 participants
- Unlimited access and no hidden costs
- Two way collaboration allowing users to write or type to each other
- Managed server for complete peace of mind
- Integrates directly into SMART Interactive whiteboard solutions
Three different options
In order to provide flexibility the service is available in three versions. Every version includes:
- 24/7 server access requiring an internet connection
- 24/7 server management
- Technical support from 8.30am-5.30pm Monday-Friday
- The ability to host an unlimited number of meetings inviting up to 20 PC users to each meeting
- Two-way desktop sharing
- Voice Over IP calls (subject to bandwidth)
- Webcam support (subject to bandwidth)
Desktop – Ideal for a home user who would like the ability to host meetings using their standard PC applications with no additional software required. There is no additional software or hardware included with this option
Hardware Solution – This solution includes a hardware appliance allowing the system to be used as a whiteboard without attaching a PC. The appliance can also be networked and integrated with the Smarter Conference server allowing whiteboards to be shared with other PC’s or appliance’s. The hardware also allows two computers and two video devices to be connected and switched on the screen.
Software Solution – This solution includes a licence for SMART Meeting Pro Software to be used on a PC as an interactive whiteboard. The software has the following key functions:
- Business specific whiteboard tools
- On-screen toolbar for easy access to key programs
- Ability to move, resize and save notes
- Character recognition software to convert handwriting into text
- The ability to save notes directly into Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCad
- The ability to capture images and notes from any program