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SMART Board 885ix2 interactive whiteboard system
SMART Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers an integrated solution of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.
Enhance the power of collaborative learning with the widescreen SMART Board® 885ix2 interactive whiteboard system. Up to four students can collaborate and interact with lesson content anywhere on the interactive surface. The integrated system combines an interactive whiteboard with an ultra-short-throw projector that virtually eliminates shadows and glare, a multiuser Pen Tray and a control panel that enables teachers to manage all classroom technology products from the front of the classroom. All projectors are backed by our SMART Projector Care Plus Program.
Multitouch – Taking collaboration to new heights
Now up to four students can collaborate without boundaries using four-touch interactivity. Students can use their fingers or a pen to write, draw and interact with content on the surface of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, or two students working together can each use natural multitouch gestures. This means they can spend more time collaborating and less time waiting for their turn to work on the interactive surface. And there are no special tools or menus required – students can simply walk up to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and immediately begin working together.
Freestyle interaction – Expanding the boundaries of learning
With freestyle interaction, four students can work together anywhere on the surface without being restricted to defined spaces or specific tools. And each can perform different actions at the same time – for example, two students can move objects around while another writes in digital ink.
Touch gestures – Putting the world at their fingertips
Using multitouch gestures, groups of students can interact with lesson content in new and exciting ways, which gives them a deeper, more interactive learning experience. They can use intuitive gestures such as toss, rotate and zoom, or use the gestures available with multitouch operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows 7 or Mac Snow Leopard.
Object awareness – Making it easy to interact
The object awareness feature makes using the 885ix2 series a completely intuitive experience – the technology is virtually invisible. You can switch seamlessly between writing with a pen, erasing with the palm of your hand and moving objects with your fingers. There’s no need to press buttons, access on-screen menus or replace tools in the Pen Tray.
Up to four students can simultaneously write, perform mouse functions, erase, and manipulate and move objects on the interactive whiteboard surface – and no special tools are required.
The system enables four students to instantly start working together without having to switch to a multiuser mode or work in confined areas. And they can individually complete actions, like writing in digital ink or moving objects with their fingers.
The 885ix2 recognizes when you switch between using a finger, pen and eraser. You can also write with a pen, erase with a palm and move objects with a finger, without having to press buttons, access on-screen menus or replace tools in the Pen Tray.
Two students working together can each use their palm for erasing and one or two fingers to perform gestures on objects, such as toss, zoom or rotate, and to interact within SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. The 885ix2 has built-in support for multitouch operating systems, like Microsoft Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard.
SMART Notebook software included
SMART Notebook 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.
Multiuser Pen Tray
Pick up one of the pens or the eraser and the Pen Tray automatically detects which tool you’ve selected. Buttons on the Pen Tray select the color and activate the On-Screen Keyboard, right-click and help functions.
The Pen Tray includes two wings on the side that allow you to add accessories, such as SMART projector controls.
Lockable pen option
Hold down a pen color button on the Pen Tray until the light flashes, and the lockable pen option will lock the interactive whiteboard into pen mode, so you can use any device and it will act as a pen. Early education students and students with special needs can use objects like a tennis ball to write on the surface.
Discover a responsive and accurate writing experience with SMART Ink. It smoothes out the appearance of the digital ink, which improves the legibility of your handwriting as you write over applications, websites and videos. The ink becomes an object that you can move and manipulate.
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 PowerPoint, Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD software.
The 885ix2 has a low-gloss surface that is optimized for projection. The surface is compatible with dry-erase markers and is easily cleaned.
With the 885ix2, your computer, projector and SMART Board interactive whiteboard are all connected, so you can turn the entire system on 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 and document cameras. 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 workspace than a standard interactive whiteboard system. Ideal for classrooms using widescreen laptops and monitors, the 885ix2 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 885ix2 system’s ultra-short-throw projector 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 distractions
Superior image quality
The SMART UX80 projector uses BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments to produce high levels of brightness and contrast. Video, data and lesson files will look crisp and bright from every position in the room.
Make precise projector alignment a snap – the 885ix2 includes a multiaxis, adjustable wall mount. The projector is mounted directly above the interactive whiteboard, so virtually any classroom can accommodate the 885ix2 without needing complicated wiring or ceiling mounting.
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 885ix2 practically immune to color decay, producing a vibrant image, even after years of use.
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 885ix2 has asset management features that enable you to control and manage the projector remotely.
Be confident in the reliability of your projector lamp – the SMART UX80 lasts for 2,000 hours in standard mode and 3,000 hours in economy mode.
Option to add sound
Add the SMART Audio classroom amplification system or USB speakers to turn the 885ix2 into a complete multimedia center.
Feel secure with your technology investment – the protection features of the 885ix2 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.