New advanced addition to SMART kapp product line is the interactive
Unique plug-and-play solution enables walk-up-and-use, real-time
multi-way collaboration through simple whiteboarding on an Ultra HD
Includes market-leading SMART Notebook® software
ISTE - PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Imagine the combination of an
award-winning interactive flat panel display, a revolutionary
replacement for the traditional dry-erase board and the world's most
popular collaborative learning software. This magical mix has arrived,
as SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) announces SMART kapp iQ™.
Available in either a 55" or 65" diagonal, SMART kapp iQ is an Ultra HD
display that enables students to learn naturally - working in groups as
they pose questions, share ideas and solve problems in real-time -
either on the display itself or on any web-enabled device.
SMART kapp iQ requires nothing more than a power supply to work in
whiteboarding mode. Educators and students simply walk up to the
display and immediately share notes and drawings from the display onto
connected devices, whether they are in the same room or remote, in an
incredible real-time, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience.
Students can contribute to on-screen content directly from their
Android, iOS or web-based devices and have those notes appear on other
students' connected devices and on the large display as well.
Throughout the collaborative learning process users can capture, save
and share content for later review and re-use within SMART Notebook,
SMART amp™ or other learning management systems.
"Walk into any classroom today and you'll see teachers and students
naturally gathering in groups to learn by sharing ideas and problem
solving," says Neil Gaydon, president and CEO, SMART Technologies.
"SMART kapp iQ enhances that collaborative learning process by
providing an incredibly simple walk-up-and-use experience while
seamlessly connecting with smartphones, tablets and laptops. We're
confident that no other interactive flat panel for education offers so
much magic, power and flexibility."
At the heart of this game-changing classroom technology is an
interactive flat panel designed specifically for education to promote
skill development and active learning in ways that are natural to how
students interact with the world. Featuring SMART's proprietary
Silktouch™, unique Pen ID™, Object awareness™ and exclusive SMART ink™, SMART kapp iQ provides a premium touch experience, superior
collaborative features and Ultra HD resolution - all enabling higher
levels of student interaction without the technology getting in the
way. Like all SMART interactive displays for education, SMART Notebook
software is included and allows educators to easily create engaging
interactive learning experiences. Educators can add SMART amp software,
SMART's innovative co-creation software that brings together students,
teachers, interactive displays and mobile devices to unlock the full
potential of collaboration in the classroom.
More Key Features of SMART kapp iQ
Students with special needs, those contributing asynchronously or
remote, have more ways to participate, using their own mobile devices
Seamlessly switch the interactive flat panel to PC input to use SMART
Notebook software, or other applications and content
Integrates with SMART amp™ software
For more information on SMART kapp iQ visit education.smarttech.com/smart-kapp-iq
Download images of SMART kapp iQ.
Pricing and Availability
SMART kapp iQ is now available in two sizes. The 55" model has a
suggested education price in the United States of $3,999. The 65" model
has a suggested education price in the United States of $4,999. Prices
in other countries will vary. In September, customers with existing
SMART Board 6000 series interactive flat panels will be able to add
SMART kapp iQ functionality through the simple insertion of an
appliance module, for an incredible multi-way, multi-device
For more information, please contact your SMART authorized reseller.
About SMART Solutions for Education
Nearly 70 million teachers and students around the world use SMART
solutions for education to make learning more interactive, engaging,
effective and fun. A consistent innovator and the inventor of the SMART
Board®, SMART offers education software that includes the revolutionary
SMART amp™ and the world's most popular collaborative learning software, SMART Notebook®. With a full range of interactive displays, including flat panels,
projectors, whiteboards, the SMART kapp™ digital capture board and SMART kapp iQ, SMART helps educators achieve
better learning outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com/education.
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in
simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration.
We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that
inspire collaboration in both education and businesses around the
globe. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.
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