The Smart Board is the next evolution of the whiteboard, and it is full of features. Since you will be able to write on the board with a Smart Pen, it comes with a pen tray attachment, along with several of these specialized pens. It even comes with an eraser for the board. The tools are very simple to use, and you will find that you can choose from wired or wireless versions based on your particular need. The board comes with Smart Notebook software. With this software, the users are able to create virtual notebooks, which they can then edit or even project with the board when needed. Other software products are available from Smart Technologies as well.
The Smart Board makes use of DViT, or Digital Vision Touch, technology. This detects interactions with the board’s surface. The user can use a specialized pen, or even their finger, to write on and interact with the board. There is no actual technology in the pens – they are passive tools. It is the camera and the other elements in the board that make the pen, or your finger, “write” on it. Because it replaces the whiteboard essentially, you will be able to use these boards in much the same way. However, because they are able to provide the user with more options, they become infinitely more useful.