Smart Wireless Classroom Audio System Set for August Release


Smart Technologies this week introduced a new classroom audio system. Dubbed "Smart Audio," the system provides wireless audio (using both microphones and third-party audio devices, such as MP3/4 players), along with integration with Smart interactive whiteboard systems.

Smart's 'Smart Audio' wireless classroom rolls out in August

The new system includes an IR receiver, ceiling-mounted IR receiver, wearable wireless mic, handheld wireless mic, two microphone chargers (plus rechargeable batteries), and four ceiling- or wall-mounted speakers.

Other features include tone control, integrated audio mixer, and support for external audio devices, including computers, CD and DVD players, and MP3/4 players.

The system is also designed to integrate with Smart interactive whiteboards running Smart Notebook collaborative learning software.

Smart Audio is expected to ship in August for $1,099 (education price). Further information is available here.

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