New widescreen, HD interactive pen displays

SMART Technologies Inc. announces the new SMART Podium 500 series.

The SMART Podium 518 and 524 interactive pen displays provide the functionality of a SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard and feature SMART's patented DViT™ (Digital Vision Touch) technology, enabling accurate digital writing and an interactive experience. Both the 518 and 524 models are high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) compliant to ensure safe transfer of files. Because the tethered pen is the point of contact, users can rest their hand on the interactive display while writing notes or interacting with content while the Smooth Tilt Stand enables users to adjust the angle for a more natural writing experience. The 518 and 524 models offer an interactive screen size of 18.5" (46.9 cm) and 24" (60.9 cm), respectively, on the diagonal.

The SMART Podium 500 series will begin shipping globally by the end of October 2011.