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Smart upgrades its IWB-compatible projector

By Laura Devaney
May 20th, 2015

New SMART U100w projector offers improved performance with price reduction

projector-SMARTSMART Technologies has upgraded its line of interactive whiteboard systems.

At the heart of the new system is the new ultra-short throw SMART U100w projector. The U100w offers a bright, high definition (HD) widescreen image, measured at 3,600 lumens in standard mode and a long-lasting lamp that provides up to 5,000 hours in standard mode and 6,500 hours in economy mode.

The lamp life in economy mode represents an improvement of more than 100 percent compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models, reducing classroom downtime and maintenance costs.

With dual HDMI and USB connectivity, the U100w is also wireless-ready, providing customers with the option to connect a wireless media streaming device. The updated design boasts a significantly reduced footprint – 67 percent smaller by volume than previous SMART UX80 projector models, as well as a front-facing 9 Watt speaker for clear audio throughout the classroom.

Available with the SMART Board SBX885 and the SBM685, this new projector enables an enriched interactive whiteboard experience that offers significant enhancements compared to previous systems, but at a reduced price. The U100w is backed by a standard three-year projector warranty with optional one- and two-year extensions available.

All systems come with SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software. SMART Notebook allows educators to easily create engaging, interactive learning experiences while providing the flexibility to respond to the needs of learners in real-time.

Educators also have access to the SMART Exchange™ online education community, where over one million educators connect, share and download high-quality digital resources. Additionally, the new interactive whiteboard systems come with a one-year subscription to Notebook Advantage, which enables schools and districts to access the new features in SMART Notebook, along with a comprehensive suite of plug-ins, widgets, learning content and subject-specific add-ons. For information, visit smarttech.com/advantage.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura