New features, functionality and SMART integration based on feedback from teachers
CALGARY, Alberta --- January 13, 2010 --- SMART Technologies announces a number of enhancements to the SMART Table 230i interactive learning center. Unveiled in October 2008 in the United Kingdom and North America, the SMART Table 230i is the world’s first multitouch, multiuser interactive learning center designed specifically for early education. The hardware and firmware now offer improved display characteristics, built-in WiFi, a quieter fan and support for an increased number of learning applications. The software enables teachers to create and preview activities on their computer and provides greater integration with other SMART products, including the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard (PC and Mac), SMART Document Camera (PC and Mac) and SMART Sync™ classroom management software (PC). The new model SMART Table is now shipping at the reduced price of US$6,499.
Today, more than 500 schools across the UK and North America use the SMART Table to engage pre-literate and literate learners aged three to eight. The newly enhanced SMART Table includes a SMART Sync classroom management software license that enables teachers to transfer content between their computer and the SMART Table. They can then monitor and control student activity, and display the SMART Table screen image on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Additionally, integration with the SMART Document Camera enables students to capture images directly onto the SMART Table in real time. The SMART Table Toolkit – used by teachers to customize and create content – now provides direct access to thousands of SMART Notebook™ Gallery items, and allows teachers to preview SMART Table activities on their computer. Available content continues to increase with the addition of Image Reveal, the first third-party application developed for the SMART Table, and many additional activities submitted by teachers through the SMART Exchange™ online community. Software upgrades are available to current users at no additional cost with SMART Table Service Pack 3, which can be downloaded via the SMART Teacher Toolkit. More information on the SMART Table can be found at smarttech.com/table.
As a leader in innovative classroom technology, we understand the importance of growing and adapting to the needs of our users,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “The enhancements to the SMART Table interactive learning center will improve integration with a wide range of SMART classroom products to provide greater ease of use and increased educational value for both teachers and students around the world.