SMART Board 685ix2 interactive whiteboard system

SMART Board 685ix

Note: The SMART Board 600 series interactive whiteboard and associated projector systems are being discontinued. The new SMART Board M600 series interactive whiteboard offers the experience you expect from the SMART Board 600 series with the addition of dual-touch. Visit the SMART Board M600 series product page for more information.

Experience interactivity like never before with the SMART Board® 685ix2 interactive whiteboard system. As one of the first integrated systems to combine an ultra-short-throw projector with a widescreen interactive whiteboard, the 685ix2 offers you stunning image quality, a precise touch experience and a large interactive surface for teaching and learning. All projectors are backed by our SMART Projector Care Plus program.

A first-class system – without a shadow of a doubt

The SMART Board 685ix2 interactive whiteboard system features the SMART UX80, an ultra-short-throw projector that virtually eliminates shadows, glare and distracting projector light. And because the system's interactive whiteboard is widescreen, it has 20% more working space than a standard interactive whiteboard.

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The 685ix2 comes with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which connects you to dynamic content, tools and support that will help you create, deliver and manage compelling lessons. And like all SMART Board interactive whiteboards, this system enables you to write in digital ink, control applications and save your work. 

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Exceptional teaching experience

Make your lessons pop like never before. With a widescreen SMART Board interactive whiteboard and an ultra-short-throw projector, the 685ix2 brings lesson files, websites, videos and images to life. The system also includes an extended control panel that enables you to easily connect multimedia devices, keeping lessons interactive and engaging.

Hand moving with music noteHands-on learning

The key to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard is touch. Write, erase, move objects and control applications by touching or writing on the interactive whiteboard. You can also write with a pen, erase with your palm and move objects with your finger without having to press buttons, access on-screen menus or replace tools in the Pen Tray. Our Touch Recognition feature makes it possible.

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Best-in-class resources

Discover free, ready to use educational resources on the SMART Exchange website. This vibrant online community makes it easy for you to quickly find, evaluate, download and share a variety of classroom-relevant content. Connect with colleagues in your district or around the globe to exchange lessons, ideas, insights and classroom success stories. The SMART Exchange website has a vast library of standards-correlated SMART Notebook lesson activities, SMART Response question sets, links to useful websites and a variety of multimedia resources – all designed to help you make teaching and learning more extraordinary.

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Easy to save, easy to share

With SMART Notebook software, which comes with all SMART Board interactive whiteboards, you can capture all of your notes, screenshots, images and videos to a single file that can be opened in both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. 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 Windows versions of PowerPoint, Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD software. SMART Notebook even enables you to e-mail saved files to students or colleagues at any time during your lesson. And you can upload your favorite SMART Notebook lessons to the SMART Exchange website, so your colleagues can find them quickly and easily using our custom search engine.

System management simplified

The 685ix2 is easy to manage and maintain, leaving you free to focus on teaching and learning. The SMART UX80 projector is network enabled, so you can control and manage it remotely, and the multiaxis, adjustable wall mount makes precise projector alignment a snap.

Touch system

Write or perform mouse functions by touching the board with a pen or your finger, and erase using the eraser tool – no proprietary tools are required.

Touch Recognition
Touch the board with a pen or your finger to write or perform mouse functions. Erase using the eraser tool or the palm of your hand. SMART’s Touch Recognition feature enables the board to switch between modes automatically –no special tools or actions required.
Pen Tray
Pick up a pen or the eraser, and the Pen Tray automatically detects which tool you’ve selected. Buttons on the Pen Tray activate the On-Screen Keyboard, right-click and help functions.
Digital ink
Write in digital ink over applications, websites and videos, and then capture and save your notes for distribution or later reference.
SMART Notebook software included
SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems come with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. It puts all your instructional materials at your fingertips, and allows you to save any notes or content you write during the lesson to share with students later on. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to readily deliver interactive lessons that keep your students engaged and interested.
Save function

Capture your work to SMART Notebook software as a screen shot that you can edit, or save your notes directly into several software applications, including Microsoft Windows versions of PowerPoint, Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD software.

Quick start

With the 685ix2, your computer, projector and SMART Board interactive whiteboard are all connected, so you can turn the entire system on and off quickly with the push of a single button – everything powers up in 60 seconds.

Front-of-room centralized control

Switch between all your audiovisual devices directly from the extended control panel. The panel provides centralized control of your classroom technology, including DVD players, digital cameras, document cameras and VCRs. You can move from a website to a video documentary to a review question, quickly and seamlessly. The extended control panel also has a dual-USB port that enables you to connect two computers to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and easily switch between them as required.

Widescreen interactive whiteboard

Access 20% more working space than a standard interactive whiteboard system with the 685ix2. Ideal for classrooms using widescreen laptops and monitors, the system has an 87" (221 cm) interactive whiteboard and an ultra-short-throw projector that offers a 16:10 aspect ratio and native WXGA (1,280 x 800) widescreen resolution. You can attach a high-definition camcorder, Blu-ray Disc player or widescreen laptop to the extended control panel to give your students a true-to-life multimedia experience, without the distractions of letterboxing or distortion.

Virtually shadow and glare free

Compared to longer throw projectors that are mounted on ceilings or walls, the SMART UX80 creates virtually no shadows or glare. This makes it easier for students to see images on the interactive whiteboard, and increases classroom productivity by reducing unwanted distractions.

Superior image quality
Experience superior image quality with the 685ix2. The SMART UX80 projector uses Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor technology to produce high levels of brightness and contrast. Video, data and lesson files will look crisp and bright from every position in the room.
Simple installation

Make precise projector alignment a snap – the 685ix2 includes a multiaxis, adjustable wall mount. The projector is mounted directly above the interactive whiteboard, so virtually any classroom can accommodate the 685ix2 without needing complicated wiring or ceiling mounting. The system's integrated elements also ensure it is easy to maintain.

Filter free

The filter-free design of the SMART UX80 projector eliminates the need for filter cleaning or replacement.

No color decay
Rely on the color quality of the SMART UX80. The projector’s DLP engine with BrilliantColor technology makes the 685ix2 practically immune to color decay, producing a vibrant image, even after years of use.
Network-enabled projector
Connect the SMART UX80 projector to your school's IP network to send and receive commands to and from the web server or SNMP client. As a networked interactive whiteboard system, the 685ix2 has asset management features that enable you to control and manage the projector remotely.
Long-lasting lamp

Be confident in the reliability of your projector lamp – the SMART UX80 lasts for 3,000 hours in standard mode and 4,000 hours in economy mode.

Option to add sound
Add a SMART Audio classroom amplification system or USB speakers to turn the 685ix2 into a complete multimedia center.
Durable surface

The 685ix2's resilient, hard-coated, polyester front sheet is secured over a robust aluminum composite backboard. The surface is tear-proof, optimized for projection, compatible with dry-erase markers and easily cleaned. With an incredibly low return merchandise authorization (RMA) rate of less than 0.01%, SMART Board interactive whiteboards may be the toughest interactive whiteboards on the market. All SMART Board interactive whiteboards are rigorously tested, designed and produced in an ISO 9001 certified facility.

Theft resistant

Feel secure with your technology investment – the protection features of the 685ix2 make it a less attractive target for thieves. The projector head, boom and base are all attached, and because the SMART UX80 projector has no buttons, it is rendered inoperable if removed from the extended control panel. The Kensington cable lock slot and padlock loop are additional visual and physical theft deterrents.

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SMART Board 685ix2 interactive whiteboard system

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