Smart Board 600 Series Adds Touch Recognition

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Smart Technologies has added touch recognition to its Smart Board 600 series of interactive whiteboards. The new capability allows the board to distinguish between a finger and a pen--and even the palm of the hand.

The new technology allows fingers, pens, and hands to be used to simulate various writing tools. Smart cited an example of using a pen for writing, a finger for manipulating on the screen, and a hand for erasing.

The new touch capabilities are available now in all Smart Board 600 series whiteboards. Upgrades from 600 series whiteboards that do not have touch recognition run $147. Smart Boards start at $699 for education institutions.

Further information can be found here.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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