- Unique plug and play solution enables walk-up-and-use, multiway collaboration through simple whiteboarding and an ultra-high-definition 4k display
- New advanced addition to SMART kapp® product family poised to re-invent the front of room display
CALGARY, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces SMART kapp iQ. The most advanced member of the hugely successful SMART kapp product family, kapp iQ is a sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables game-changing collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. SMART kapp iQ combines the simplicity of the "walk-up-and-use" practice of the original SMART kapp whiteboard with an incredible, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience.
Like the original SMART kapp, kapp iQ simply connects via any Android or iOS device. Users can then invite any Web-enabled device to join for unrivalled, real-time collaboration. Anything written on the display is shared in real-time with anyone, anywhere in the world. The magic with SMART kapp iQ is that participants can collaborate and contribute back in real time by making notes on their devices that immediately display in the collaboration session – making it the only multi-way, interactive display that combines the simplicity of a traditional whiteboard with the power of an ultra-high definition display.
This magical experience is accomplished without the need for IT involvement or the need to connect to a corporate network, meaning SMART kapp iQ is less costly to maintain than most front of the room displays. And just like SMART kapp, kapp iQ uses the existing SMART kapp app, but with upcoming iQ premium features, such as digital inking over content. In addition, because SMART kapp iQ uses the same panel technology as the SMART Board 6000 series, many existing customers will be able to retrofit their boards to acquire the power of kapp iQ.
"With kapp iQ, SMART is combining the simplicity of the whiteboard with the utility of a front of room display that often is left unused," said Zeus Kerravala, principal, ZK Research. "It's a unique solution that helps the agile worker collaborate easily whether it's ad-hoc or a formal sit-down session."
"Our new SMART kapp iQ display brings incredibly simple, walk up and use whiteboarding, multi-way sharing, and collaboration," says Neil Gaydon, president and CEO, SMART Technologies. "It embraces and connects the modern world, where multiple devices with different operating systems are in constant use. We are excited that it is going to revolutionize the regular meeting display and collaboration experience."
Key Features of SMART kapp iQ
- Digitally save work – no need to take pictures of the display.
- Walk up and use – pick up a pen and start writing on the display
- Share whiteboarding content in real-time to any device, even other SMART kapp iQ displays
- No complicated configuration or IT involvement required so less costly to maintain
- Re-open whiteboard files in future meetings
- All remote participants can contribute to the whiteboard in real-time
- Different ink colors to make ideas visually come to life
- Upgrade to the Plus subscription to unlock features that enable even more effective collaboration
Pricing and Availability
SMART kapp iQ will be available in June 2015 in two sizes. The 55" model will have an MSRP in the U.S. of $3,999. The 65" model will have an MSRP in the U.S. of $4,999. Prices in other countries will vary. For more information, please contact your SMART authorized reseller.
To learn more visit http://smartkapp.com/en/features/kapp-iq
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SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT,TSX: SMA) is a world leader in collaboration solutions that are redefining the way the world works and learns. 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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