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SMART Podium interactive pen display

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Create engaging presentations and dynamic collaboration sessions with the SMART Podium™ 500 series interactive pen display. You can interact with digital content and write over it on SMART Podium, all while displaying that content on a large screen in the same room or from a remote location.


Built for flexibility

The interactive pen display connects to your computer, so you can interact with media-rich content on a high-definition (HD) widescreen display and project your work onto a large screen or interactive whiteboard so everyone can see. Open presentations, documents, applications, websites and multimedia files, write notes over them in digital ink and save your work for distribution or later reference. The versatile interactive pen display works as a powerful presentation tool and supports collaboration in virtually any learning space, from small classrooms or labs to large auditoriums. It can add flexibility to rooms already equipped with SMART Board interactive whiteboards or displays, because you can work with content from anywhere in the room and share it on the interactive whiteboard or display. SMART Podium can also support distance education – teachers and students can share screens using SMART Bridgit conferencing software and mark up documents and files as if they were in the same room.

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Deliver powerful presentations

With the SMART Podium interactive pen display, you can create and deliver engaging, interactive, digital presentations. Because your lesson material is in front of you and displayed on a large screen, you won't need to turn away from your students or become distracted by a computer and mouse. The display's tethered pen acts as a mouse to navigate content on your screen – simply touch the interactive screen with the tethered pen to control computer applications and write notes in multiple digital ink colors over applications, slides, websites and videos. The Smooth Tilt Stand helps support a natural writing posture, while intuitive function buttons – illuminated for dimly lit rooms – enable you to change ink colors, erase, highlight and emphasize content, access the mouse function, and save and share your work.

With that kind of control over your digital resources, you can focus on keeping students engaged by demonstrating ideas and concepts more effectively, highlighting key points as they come up and capturing comments and questions.

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Create and share course material digitally

The SMART Podium interactive pen display is integrated with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which lets you create, deliver and manage interactive lesson materials easily and effectively. You can instantly bring images, videos and Flash objects into your material, either from SMART Notebook software's Gallery or from your own files. You can use a multitude of interactive tools within the software to help you energize materials and bring lessons to life.

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You can write notes during lessons, add comments from discussions and clarify material as you present it. Notes and multimedia can be saved as objects that can be manipulated, reorganized and reused. You can also save digital notes directly into several software applications, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word or Excel, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD software. SMART Notebook software also enables you to e-mail saved files to students or colleagues at any time during your presentation.

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It's all in the details

Available in widescreen 18.5" (47 cm) or 24" (61 cm) displays, with a native 16:9 widescreen resolution, SMART Podium is ideal for displaying and manipulating HD material in fine detail. The interactive pen display has flexible scaling options to support 16:10 and 4:3 resolutions. It can connect to your computer and projector by DVI or VGA. There are three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals such as USB drives, document cameras or personal mobile devices. It is also high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) compliant to ensure HDCP-encrypted content can be displayed.

Interactive pen display features

Magnetic pen rest

Rest the tethered pen in the magnetic pen rest when it’s not in use. The magnetic pen rest helps minimize the profile of the display and provides easy access to the pen when needed.

Tethered pen

Control your computer from SMART Podium and comfortably write over any application with the battery-free tethered pen. Because the pen is the point of contact on the interactive screen, you can rest your hand on the screen while writing notes.

Elegant design

SMART Podium features a slim profile, minimized bezel and reduced overall footprint. It will complement virtually any learning space.

Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter view

Maintain a private view of your presentation material, including all slides and speaking notes, while controlling what your audience sees on the screen or interactive whiteboard or display. Use the controls on SMART Podium to switch ink colors, move back and forth between slides and write speaking notes as you present.

Smooth Tilt Stand

Smoothly and easily adjust the position of your SMART Podium, so you can comfortably rest your hand on the display while you make notes and maintain eye contact with students.

Integration with other SMART products

Launch integrated SMART Notebook software with the button located on SMART Podium. SMART Podium also complements SMART Board interactive whiteboards and displays, giving you the choice to sit or stand and face the class while you interact with content.

Console buttons

Access the right-click button, select pen colors or the eraser, or launch the On-Screen Keyboard, Screen Capture tool or SMART Notebook software. The buttons are illuminated for use in dimly lit rooms. They are also preconfigured but can be programmed to suit the shortcuts you use most.

Widescreen HD interactive display

View your content in sharp detail with a progressive-scan LCD display designed to show wide-format video and high-resolution images. Compared to a standard-format display, the wide-format display gives you 20% more workspace to effectively interact with your content. The 18.5" (47 cm) display features 720p resolution. The 24" (61 cm) display features 1080p (full HD) resolution.

DViT technology

SMART Podium features SMART’s own DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology. With cameras incorporated in the bezel to detect pen touch and movement, DViT technology provides a responsive, accurate writing experience.

SMART Ink

Smooth out your handwriting to improve legibility with SMART Ink. You can write notes over any application and save them into several software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and OneNote or Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can also turn handwritten notes into text objects that you can manipulate.

Video handling features

Future proof

Flexible video connection options (DVI or VGA), wide-format aspect ratio and scaling options ensure SMART Podium is compatible with existing and future technology investments.

Built-in scaler

Automatically optimize images by displaying the video input in its native resolution and aspect ratio, including 16:10 or 4:3.

HDCP compliant

Ensures that HDCP-encrypted content can be displayed.

Connectivity features

High-speed USB 2.0 ports

Access three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals such as a USB drive, document camera or personal mobile device. A fourth USB 2.0 on the rear connection panel is provided to connect a computer.

VESA mounting plate

Use the VESA standard 2 15/16" x 2 15/16" (100 x 100 mm) mounting plate to install SMART Podium on third-party mounting arms or furniture.

Simple installation

Connect your computer, SMART Podium and projector using USB and a DVI or VGA cable, so all devices will display the same image simultaneously.

Security features

Kensington security lock slot

Secure SMART Podium by connecting a compatible lock and cable.

USB disabling

Prevent unauthorized USB data transfers by mechanically disabling the USB port functionality.

Software features

Languages

SMART Podium supports on-screen display setup in 21 languages.

SMART GoWire auto-launch cable included

Enable guest laptops without SMART software to connect to the display using the SMART GoWire cable.

Operating systems

SMART Notebook software supports Windows and Mac operating systems.

SMART Notebook software included

SMART Notebook software sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. With all your instructional materials at your fingertips, you can save any notes or content you write during lessons and share them later with your students. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to readily deliver interactive presentations that will keep your students engaged and interested.


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Model MSEP*
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