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Kramer Introduces Two Ultra-Compact Scan Converters

Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-504xl and VP-503xl scan converters. These new scan converters provide high end performance from a very compact design.

The VP-504xl and VP-503xl will scan convert computer graphics video signals with resolutions up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) to either NTSC or PAL signals (selectable via dip switches) in either composite video or s-video (Y/C) formats. Additionally, the VP-504xl will also scan convert HDTV signals with resolutions of 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i in either the RGB or component video color space (Y, Pb, Pr/YUV). more

Kramer Introduces High Performance Component Video Cables

Kramer Electronics USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the C-R3VM/R3VM and C-R4VM/R4VM series of high performance component video cables for home theater and professional use. These new cables offer outstanding quality, durability and high performance. They are built from high resolution mini coax cable and are both flexible for ease-of-use and cost effective. more

Kramer Introduces FC-5 Protocol Translator and Controller

Kramer Electronics USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the FC-5 Protocol Translator and Controller. The FC-5 is a protocol translator designed to make an RS-232 controlled machine (Kramer and non-Kramer products) compatible with other RS-232 based protocols. This unique, compact Kramer TOOL™ allows Kramer products to be very easily incorporated into broader systems employing components from various manufacturers. Because the FC-5 will work with any RS-232 controllable product and can convert RS-232 commands to contact closure and relay control signals, it will also make system integration of various components such as screens and drapes easier. more

Kramer Introduces VP-419xl Scaler

Kramer Electronics USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the VP-419xl Scaler. The VP-419xl is an affordable high quality desktop sized video to computer graphics video and HD scaler. Two units of the VP-419xl can be easily rack mounted side by side for professional system use with the optional RK-80N rack mount adapter. more

VBrick Systems Joins Polycom Arena Program

VBrick Systems, the world leader in digital video systems and solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to join Polycom’s Arena partner program to deliver an interoperable, combined ecosystem for education, government, and corporate customers. Polycom, a leader in unified collaboration communications, initiated the Arena program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications. more

Height-adjustable wall mount for 600i system available

CALGARY, ALBERTA — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the new height-adjustable wall mount for the SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system is now available. Using the smooth-sliding counterweight mechanism, teachers can easily raise or lower the 600i system to any desired height within a 20-inch (50 cm) range. more

SMART Board software 9.7 now available

CALGARY, ALBERTA — May 29, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that SMART Board™ software 9.7 for Windows®, Mac OS and Linux® operating systems is now available. The newest version of SMART Board software offers teachers more digital resources and a number of user-friendly new features. Enhancements to the world’s most widely used interactive whiteboard software make it easier for educators to create and manage all their digital learning materials within one easy-to-use content platform. SMART Board software adds features that refine users’ whiteboarding experience and improve system administration. Version 9.7 supports more languages than any other interactive whiteboard software on the market including 4 languages in Mac OS, 9 languages in Linux and 36 languages in Windows. A vertical text flow feature is also available to support Asian language text. Full Release

Senteo interactive response system now shipping

CALGARY, Alberta— May 31, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the Senteo™ interactive response system is now shipping. The system includes a remote control device for each student in a classroom and a receiver that allows teachers to send information to each device and receive student responses. The Senteo interactive response system increases one-to-one interaction by allowing teachers to survey and engage students and to personalize the learning environment. The learning curve for the system is short and a variety of product features, some exclusive to SMART, have been built in. Extensive feedback from educators has been incorporated into the design of this latest product, ensuring it is flexible and user friendly. Full Release

SMART leads interactive whiteboard segment with 65 percent of sales

CALGARY, Alberta — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces its global installed base of 650,000 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards. A recently released report from Decision Tree Consulting (DTC), an industry-leading UK research company that has been documenting interactive whiteboard sales for seven years, states that the global installed base for all manufacturers is estimated to be 1,000,000 units as at December 31, 2006. This figure results in SMART‘s market share being estimated at approximately 65 percent of sales worldwide. SMART, a privately owned company, has had a cumulative annual growth rate of 26 percent over five years, and 41 percent over 10 years. It has led the market segment since it introduced the world‘s first interactive whiteboard in 1991. Full Release

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SMART unveils new features for 600i interactive whiteboard system

CALGARY, Alberta — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system now offers even more flexibility, thanks to an optional firmware upgrade. This upgrade, available to SMART customers at no charge, enables control of the existing RS232 port in the system‘s built-in projector. more

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