New education hardware, software and applications from SMART Technologies
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January 29, 2013 By:
SMART Technologies Inc. announces the release of several new products, including a new model of the SMART Document Camera™, SMART Notebook™ Web*, XC add-on for SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software along with interactive widgets and premium content from the SMART Exchange™ website, and a new version of Bridgit® conferencing software.
SMART Document Camera 450
The SMART Document Camera 450 allows educators and students to record high-definition video and audio and supports mixed reality which allows for the interaction and manipulation of 3D content. The new SMART Document Camera will be available in Q1 2013, at a suggested education list price of US$799 in the United States.
SMART Notebook Web
SMART Notebook Web, a web-based version of SMART Notebook software, allows users to teach and learn anywhere using any mobile device with an Internet connection. A beta version of SMART Notebook Web* will be available in February 2013 at smartnotebook.com for users to provide feedback on product features. The SMART Notebook Web beta will be available in February 2013 at smartnotebook.com. SMART Notebook Web is a beta product, with the final product name to be determined.
XC add-on for SMART Notebook software
The XC add-on for SMART Notebook software allows students to send text and images from their mobile devices to a SMART Notebook page for the class to see and explore. A beta version of the XC add-on will be available in February 2013 from the SMART Exchange online education community for users to provide feedback regarding product features and the final product name.
Interactive widgets for SMART Notebook software
Interactive widgets are mini-applications that can be added to a SMART Notebook page, enabling educators to add interactivity to lessons. With the Embed Code widget, educators can embed third-party interactive widgets directly within a SMART Notebook page, such as group chat for student groups to discuss projects directly from within SMART Notebook, or TeacherTube videos and mp3 players to play content directly from a SMART Notebook page.
Premium content now available on the e-commerce store on SMART Exchange (US only)
With the launch of an e-commerce store, available now, on the US version of the SMART Exchange, educators can now purchase affordable premium content from education publishers and content providers including OnBoard Academics, Classroom Complete Press and EDpaX, all members of the SMART Ecosystem Network.
Bridgit conferencing software version 4.6
Bridgit conferencing software enables students, guest speakers and teachers to collaborate in real time as if they were face-to-face. The new version of Bridgit software provides superior video quality and enhanced collaboration with an intuitive interface and support for nine simultaneous video streams. Bridgit conferencing software version 4.6 will be available in February 2013 at a suggested education list price of US$4,799 in the United States.