Press Release Summary:
LinQ(TM) Mobile v1.0 allows users to access and control applications and write notes in digital ink on SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard. From Wi-Fi enabled PDA or smartphone running MicrosoftÂ® Windows Mobile(TM) software, user can connect to any SMART Board interactive whiteboard on accessible network. Once mobile device's display shows image from SMART Board interactive whiteboard, user presses and holds stylus on mobile device to bring up flow menu.
Original Press Release:
SMART Offers Remote Control Capability Through PDAs and Smartphones
LinQ Mobile software allows Windows Mobile devices to operate SMART Board interactive whiteboards
CALGARY, Alberta --- June 8, 2005 --- SMART Technologies Inc. announces LinQ(TM) Mobile 1.0 remote control software. Compatible with SMART Board(TM) software 9.1, LinQ Mobile software allows users to access and control applications and write notes in digital ink on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard from a Wi-Fi enabled PDA or smartphone running Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(TM) software. LinQ Mobile software will be available in June 2005 for download from SMART's website for US$49.
With LinQ Mobile software installed on a PDA or smartphone, the user can connect to any SMART Board interactive whiteboard on an accessible network. Once the mobile device's display shows the image from the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, the user simply presses and holds the stylus on the mobile device to bring up a flow menu with options to use a mouse cursor, write notes in digital ink, zoom in, or release control of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. LinQ Mobile software is the latest product from SMART allowing users wireless access and control of their SMART Board interactive whiteboard. With LinQ software and the AirLiner(TM) wireless slate also available, customers can choose a wireless solution that leverages the technology tools already available to them.
"SMART customers are looking for products that maximize existing infrastructure and provide a variety of methods for users to interact effectively with their group collaboration tools," says Nancy Knowlton, SMART's president and co-CEO. "LinQ Mobile software provides another easy-to-use wireless control option for the growing number of PDA and smartphone users in classrooms, boardrooms and meeting rooms."
Pricing and availability
LinQ Mobile software will be available in June 2005 for download on smarttech.com/linqmobile for US$49. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com or call 1.888.42.SMART.
About SMART Board interactive whiteboards
The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is the world's leading interactive whiteboard. Simply by touching the large display, users can access and control any computer application or multimedia platform, including the Internet, CD-ROMs and DVDs. With SMART Board software, users can write over applications in digital ink and then edit, save, print or post their notes to a website for future reference. SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used in classrooms, briefing rooms and boardrooms around the world, helping people to collaborate effectively whether they are in the same room or in another location. Feature-rich software and intuitive functionality make the SMART Board interactive whiteboard the number one choice of educators, presenters and trainers in more than 75 countries. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com/smartboard.
SMART Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and global market leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. SMART products include the family of award-winning SMART Board interactive whiteboards, as well as interactive pen displays, interactive digital signage, multimedia cabinets, wireless slates and software. Using SMART products, groups can access and share the information they need to meet, teach, train and present. SMART has been issued and maintains a broad portfolio of patents with numerous other U.S., Canadian and foreign patents pending. SMART customers include NASA, Texas Instruments, BMW, Toyota Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, NTT, the Los Angeles Lakers, Novartis, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, British Telecom, Disney Imagineering and Harvard University.
SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 600 people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with assembly facilities in Ottawa and Calgary, and offices in Bonn, Tokyo, New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1992, SMART formed a strategic alliance with Intel® Corporation that resulted in joint product development and marketing efforts, and Intel's equity ownership in SMART. SMART products are sold through dealers across North America and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com.