SMART Technologies is a manufacturer of interactive solutions geared specifically towards educators including interactive whiteboards (AKA "smartboards") interactive projectors, short-throw projectors, document cameras, and interactive LED/LCD screens. They also manufacture a wide range of products for business professionals and government customers that uses special software called MeetingPro.

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A leading provider of technology solutions

Smart Technologies is one of world’s largest manufacturers of interactive whiteboards and they have coined the term Smartboard. Smart is also the leader in other innovative solutions for education and business, including interactive displays, student response systems, interactive tables, document cameras, copyboards, and much more.

An Important Note

“Smartboard” is a whiteboard by Smart Technologies, however, it has become synonymous with interactive whiteboards in general. Although many people refer to interactive whiteboards as smartboards, a “Smart Board” is actually a product made by Smart Technologies. It is very similar to the way people refer to any brand of tissue as a Kleenex, or any photo copier as a Xerox machine. For example, a board made by Hitachi is an interactive whiteboard, although people will commonly refer to it as a Hitachi smartboard.

Notebook Software

Interactive whiteboards from Smart Technologies will include one of its popular software packages Notebook, which was designed for use in schools; or Meeting Pro, made for corporate customers. Each is compatible with both PC and Mac. Using Smart Notebook software, teachers can share lesson plans and ideas with each other, all done through the Internet. Smart also hosts a website called SMART Exchange which allows teachers around the world to collaborate, and is categorized by subject, grade and even file type. Smart also has games for children which can be played on your interactive whiteboard. While all of these are great features, it is important to note that SMART does charge a yearly maintenance fee for all software. Below, please see our videos comparing two of our most popular alternatives to SMART:

SMART Document Camera™

SMART Document Camera uses a high-resolution camera to display clear and detailed objects in real time. It enables you to display printed documents, microscope slides and 3D objects on your computer, projector or television. You can record videos, scan documents, capture images and save them to a SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software file or to an SD/SDHC card or USB drive. Your document camera integrates with SMART Notebook software and SMART Board® interactive whiteboards, creating an interactive presentation environment. You can use the mixed reality cube with your document camera to manipulate 3D models in SMART Notebook files.
Create more engaging lesson content by easily capturing images, video and audio with the SMART Document Camera. For example, you can take a video of a science experiment with the document camera and save it to use for your next class and students can record demonstrations during presentations to study later.
The SMART Document Camera is a perfect fit with other SMART products because you can control it right from your SMART Notebook lesson – with just one touch. It’s easy to show images on your SMART Board, LightRaise™ interactive projector or SMART Table® interactive table.

Home of the SMART Board®

The iconic hub of today's classroom now comes in several more different models. Choose unrivaled interactive displays that bring devices, education software and lesson content together, or a display that simply lets you share your screen. No matter your decision, you can be certain it meets our decades long standard of quality and innovation.

7000 series

The most advanced SMART Board, it includes exclusive iQ technology, unrivalled collaborative features and ease of use, and is designed for any teaching or learning style.

6000 series

The most popular SMART Board, now includes exclusive iQ technology and the same innovative features that millions already love.

4000 series

A foundational interactive display with collaborative features that make learning fun and engaging.

2000 series

A non-touch display with built-in screen sharing that allows lesson content to be shared from laptops, tablets or any other student device.

Includes SMART Learning Suite software

This suite of software gives you four of the world’s best education software tools. A one-year subscription is included with any SMART Board.
  • SMART Notebook: The world-leading software designed for education.
  • SMART lab: Create engaging activities in less than 5 minutes.
  • SMART amp: Discover co-creation on a level you’ve never seen.
  • SMART response 2: Quick and effective formative assessment.