CALGARY, ALBERTA — January 10, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces Notebook™ interactive viewer, a cross-platform application that allows users to view, share and interact with content in files created within Notebook collaborative learning software, the main whiteboarding application within SMART Board™ software. The full version of Notebook software is widely used by educators to create and modify interactive lessons and to manage digital resources. Available for Windows®, Mac OS and Linux® operating systems, Notebook interactive viewer ensures that if teachers change classrooms or schools, they still have access to their Notebook files, regardless of the hardware platform or brand of interactive whiteboard being used in their new location. Third-party content created with Notebook software can be accessed and used in the same manner.
Notebook interactive viewer has an interface similar to the full version of Notebook software, which is available to SMART customers. If teachers without access to SMART products are sent a Notebook file, they can download a small, one-time application that allows them to open, view and work with the content in the file. Teachers can, for instance, drag images across the screen, sort pages, play imbedded multimedia, use active Web links and write over lessons.
“As more and more educators use Notebook collaborative learning software to create their own digital lessons, we felt it was time to make Notebook files accessible to all educators–regardless of the brand of interactive whiteboard they use,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “With Notebook interactive viewer, all educators can share and interact with Notebook files, no matter where they are or the medium on which they are presenting.”
About Notebook collaborative learning software
The full version of Notebook software is SMART’s whiteboarding software exclusive to SMART customers. It allows users to immediately capture and save notes and drawings written on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard or a desktop computer. Users can import graphics, text and multimedia elements into a Notebook file, export the file to HTML, PDF or PowerPoint® or save their work as a series of image files. Notebook software is available at no extra charge, as part of SMART Board software, with all SMART Board interactive whiteboards, Sympodium™ interactive pen displays and AirLiner™ wireless slates. SMART customers can download the latest version at www.smarttech.com/support/software.
Pricing and availability
Notebook interactive viewer for Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems will be available in March 2007 as a free download to any educator using any hardware platform. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com or call 1.888.42.SMART.