Interactive whiteboard to feature to four-touch capability

SMART Technologies Inc announces a free upgrade enabling four-touch interactivity on its education line of the SMART Board 800 series interactive whiteboard and the SMART Board 8070i interactive display.

For use with SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software, four-touch interactivity will be available on all shipping 800 series interactive whiteboards and 8070i interactive displays. Additionally, customers with existing interactive whiteboards and displays can upgrade to this feature at no cost and with no additional hardware. The no-charge upgrade – available in Q2 2012 – will enable simultaneous freestyle interaction and object awareness for up to four users. The new functionality will also enable two users to engage in multitouch gestures at the same time. Teachers can access SMART Notebook lessons designed for four-touch interactivity through the SMART Exchange™ website (