The integrated system combines an interactive whiteboard with an ultra-short-throw projector that virtually eliminates shadows and glare, a multiuser Pen Tray and a control panel that enables teachers to manage all classroom technology products from the front of the classroom.
Multitouch – Taking collaboration to new heights
Teachers can increase the opportunities for classroom collaboration thanks to the multitouch capabilities of the new 885ix. Two people can use their fingers or a pen to write, draw and interact with content on the surface of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. There are no special tools or menus required – students can simply walk up to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and immediately begin working together.
Freestyle interaction – Expanding the boundaries of learning
With freestyle interaction, two students can work together anywhere on the surface without being restricted to a defined space or required to use a specific tool. And each student can perform different actions at the same time. For example, one student can move objects around while the other writes in digital ink.
Touch gestures – Putting the world at their fingertips
Using touch gestures*, students can interact with lesson content in new and exciting ways, which gives them a deeper, more interactive learning experience. Students can use simple, intuitive gestures, such as toss, rotate and zoom, or use the navigational gestures available with multitouch operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows 7 or Mac Snow Leopard.
Object awareness – Making it easy to interact
The object awareness feature makes using the 885ix series a completely intuitive experience – the technology is virtually invisible. You can switch seamlessly from writing with a pen, erasing with the palm of your hand and moving objects with your finger. There's no need to press buttons, access on-screen menus or replace tools in the Pen Tray.