Huntington, NY, Sept. 9, 2014 —Teq, a leading educational technology and professional development firm and the distributor for SMART products in New York, today announced that two Westchester County, NY School districts – Valhalla and Mt. Vernon –are among the first in the state to purchase the new 65-inch SMART 6065 Interactive Flat Panel Display for use in their schools. The SMART Board 6065 is an interactive, ultra HD display, with improved collaboration capabilities for teachers and students.
Through the Southern Westchester BOCES, Valhalla School District ordered 27 SMART 6065 Interactive Flat Panel displays and the Mt. Vernon School District purchased nine of them, now being installed for use in the fall.
The SMART Board 6065 Interactive Flat Panel is the first in a line of interactive flat panel displays, designed to offer more collaboration capabilities while ensuring lessons run seamlessly. Measuring 65 inches (165 cm) on the diagonal, the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel offers ultra-HD 4K resolution, providing images that are crisp and bright for all students, regardless of the angle of the display or the distance from it.
A smooth, low-friction surface enables teachers and students to easily manipulate objects or write on the screen. The SMART Board 6065 supports up to four touches simultaneously and automatically detects the difference between a finger, pen and eraser, so users don’t have to interrupt the flow of a lesson to manually change modes. With the Pen Identification feature, two users can work simultaneously and independently with different colored pens or distinct tools.
“We are thrilled to offer this next generation of interactive flat panels, the SMART 6065, along with our professional development to schools in New York state, bringing the very latest technologies and exciting new features to the classroom,” said Damian Scarfo, CEO of Teq. “The SMART 6065 is a remarkable teaching tool, built to stand the rigors of life in a classroom environment and offering unrivalled value, because of its excellent return on investment.”
Scarfo added, “The SMART 6065 Interactive Flat Panel significantly decreases the budget needed to maintain a school’s interactive surfaces. Schools could see as much as a 400% savings with the SMART 6065, when comparing it to the purchase and maintenance of a traditional integrated interactive whiteboard solution over its 15 year life expectancy — leaving schools with more room in their hardware budget year over year.”
Pricing and availability
The SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel is available immediately from Teq, with a suggested education price of $4,499, at www.teq.com/smart-board-6065.
Dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom, Teq has provided solutions to improve student learning since 1972. Its professional development team of more than 23 education professionals works closely to empower educators, leverage and improve technology integration, and increase student achievement and success in the Common Core curriculum. Teq provides clients with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support while fostering passion and creativity in the twenty-first century learning environment.
About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inc. 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 integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.