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Smart Updates Smart Board Software

Version 8.1 brings interactive whiteboard support to Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Smart Technologies this week released an update to its Smart Board software, which drives interactive whiteboards and Sympodium interactive lecterns. The new 8.1 version adds support for Mac OS X and is available now.

Smart Technologies' software is designed for presentation professionals using the Smart Board interactive whiteboards, including the SMart Board, Rear Projection Smart Board and Smart Board for FLat-Panel Displays, as well as Sympodium interactive lecterns. The new 8.1 version adds support for Mac OS X, including Panther, and offers a variety of additional enhancements, including:

  • Gallery, an image management system that groups templates with background images;
  • Touch-based computer information access;
  • Electronic ink features for any application using a finger or stylus, with the ability to save notes in HTML format;
  • Notebook software for interactive lessons or storyboarding;
  • Integration with QuickTime Player;
  • Smart Recorder, which captures activities to a .mov file;
  • Screen shade and spotlight for emphasizing areas of the screen;
  • Cross-platform file format support.

Smart Board software version 8.1 is available now as a free download. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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