SMART’s first iPad app enables real time collaboration from anywhere at any time
CALGARY, Alberta --- May 17, 2011 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces an application (app) for SMART Bridgit conferencing software, the first app from SMART specifically designed to work on the Apple iPad. Using any 3G or Wi-Fi® Internet connection, app users can create and join collaborative meetings from anywhere to connect with local and remote participants in real time. The iPad application for SMART Bridgit conferencing software is now available globally in English and can be downloaded at no charge via the Apple App Store.
The application enables iPad users to collaborate effectively and efficiently from anywhere at any time. Users who have access to SMART Bridgit conferencing software version 4.2 or later can use the application to quickly and easily create real time meetings to collaborate on shared digital content. The application secures all content and communications using 128 bit SSL encryption, and password protection can also be added to ensure that only designated participants can access the meeting. While application users are not able to share digital content from their iPad, they can view multiple shared screens simultaneously and write over digital content. For more information on SMART Bridgit conferencing software, or to learn more about SMART Bridgit server software, visit smarttech.com/bridgit.
“Over the past year, we’ve received a growing number of requests for an Apple iPad application version of our SMART Bridgit conferencing software, says Linda Thomas, SMART’s Vice President, Products. “Using the new application for Apple iPad makes it simpler than ever for our customers to connect, wherever they might be, reducing the need for travel and enabling them to collaborate efficiently and effectively.”
– Connect from anywhere, at any time, via a 3G or Wi-Fi Internet connection
– Access tools quickly and easily using the on-screen toolbar
Real time meetings
– Create collaborative, real time meetings from an iPad, or join existing meetings
– Simply press the iPad Home Button or Leave Meeting button found in the on-screen menu to instantly disconnect from the meeting
Share screens – View digital content shared by meeting participants
Multi-screen support – View multiple shared screens simultaneously
Write over documents
– Highlight and write over any content being shared
Remote control – Gain control of the host’s shared display from an iPad
Voice bridge notification – Inform participants of the call-in information for the meeting via the voice bridge notification dialog box*
Group and private chat – Instant message with other meeting participants
Secure connection – All content and communications are secured using 128 bit SSL encryption. Password protection can also be added to each meeting, ensuring that only designated participants have access
Language support – The application for SMART Bridgit conferencing software currently supports English
SMART product integration
– Seamless integration with the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard or display. Write directly onto meeting pages and interact simultaneously with local and remote meeting participants.
* The application for SMART Bridgit conferencing software does not support video conferencing or VOiP at this time, and SMART Bridgit server software must be configured with a third-party conferencing solution to support voice bridge notification.
Pricing and availability
The app for SMART Bridgit conferencing software is now available globally at no charge via the Apple App Store, itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-bridgit-conferencing/id433502122.
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.
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