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Smart Debuts Digital Dry Erase Board

Smart Technologies has begun shipping its newest device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.

Like a dry erase board, the kapp uses pens, but it can also deliver the images it displays to devices such as smartphones, tablets or PCs.
Features of the kapp include:

  • The ability to share in real time with remote participants via any browser;
  • The ability to save board content as JPEG and PDF files;
  • Sharing to services such as Evernote, Google Docs or OneDrive; and
  • A stain-free surface.

"When I arrived at Smart in October of 2012, I saw the need for a new piece of collaboration technology that would be as simple to use as a dry-erase board but with the benefit of digitally capturing, saving and sharing information," said Neil Gaydon, president and CEO at Smart,, in a prepared statement. "We've achieved those goals and more with SMART kapp."

A 42-inch version of the board sells for $899. More information is available at

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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