SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard M600i6 Series
The M600i6 series from Smart Technologies is the next generation of its widely successful 600i series interactive whiteboard. Available in the 77 inch M680i6 and the 85 inch M685i6, the M600i6 Smartboards are easier to use and more functional than ever. They include the UF70 (M680i6) and UF70W (M685i6) projectors so all you need to provide is a computer and a wall to mount them on.
Durable writing surface
The surface of the boards is hard coated, steel backed and optimized for projection. It is durable and compatible with dry erase markers. Unlike its predecessor, the M600 Series use Smart’s DViT technology to make the board multi-touch compatible with support for two-touch points. Simultaneously operate the board without any issues or worries as no electronics are in the surface.
MAC / Windows compatible
Mac and Windows gesturing compatible, allowing you to take full advantage of the latest operating systems. Integrated response and user-friendly gestures to increase workflow.
Dual touch capabilities
DViT® technology provides support for two simultaneous touches, making it easy for two students to instantly collaborate, working together at the same time.
Two students can instantly start working together without having to switch to a multi-user mode or work in confined areas of the surface. Switch naturally from collaborating to interacting with lesson content.
Advance pen tray
The M600i6 boards no longer ship with the four colored pens with built-in auto detection. Now you get two (2) user-friendly pens with color select buttons built into the tray. Select a color, start your presentation and then move to another color rapidly. You no longer need to manage and switch between pens. Need to type something? Engage the right click option and on screen keyboard buttons to generate more options on the fly.
SMART Notebook collaborative learning software
This software creates engaging interactive lessons, and then saves notes and content from those lessons to share with students. It provides a common platform for linking classroom technologies and student mobile devices.
Each board ships with Smart Drivers and a license of Smart Notebook software. This includes the popular Smart Ink feature which improves the look of handwriting for easier reading, and also allows writing to become an object in the software, where it can be manipulated.
With a new, more durable surface, intuitive pen tray, and support for the latest operating systems, the Smart M600 series boards make it easier than ever to be at the forefront of classroom technology.
Improve the legibility of your handwriting as you write over applications, websites and videos. The ink becomes an object that you can move and manipulate.
The SMART UF70 Projector
The ultra-short-throw UF70 projector features improved shadow reduction and enhanced brightness, and is HD ready. It has a throw distance of approximately 25.75" (65.5 cm), provides 3,000 lumens in standard mode and projects crisp images with high contrast and color quality. The projector displays high-definition video, and provides an HDMI input.
The projector's extended control panel makes it easy for teachers to control other audiovisual devices in the classroom from the front of the interactive whiteboard. With one touch, they can switch between inputs and control power and volume. The UF70 is also energy efficient, consuming 0.5 watts of power in standby mode. And it offers a long-lasting lamp life (up to 4,000 hours in Economy mode) and filter-free design which reduce maintenance costs. The UF70 is compatible with standard and widescreen models of SMART Board 600, 800 and M600 series interactive whiteboards.
Please see a video demonstrating benefits of the M600 series here:
Does the SBM685 still have the active pen tray with auto pen color recognition?
The SBM685 has a new improved pen tray. This one holds two stylus pens instead of 4. This tray does not assign a color to each pen slot. Instead, there are buttons on the tray for each color (red, blue, black, and green), right click, and on screen keyboard. This means you don't have to constantly pick up and put down pens just to change the color you are writing with. Simply choose your color and press the button on the pen tray, or use the on screen tool bar which is even easier.
Is the surface different from the SB685?
Yes, the SBM680 has a hard coated, steel backed surface which is optimized for projection and compatible with dry erase markers. This surface is no longer pressure sensitive so it is much more durable than the SB680. This new surface also allows the use of Smart's DVIT technology, making the board multi touch and dual user.
Is the SBM685i6 compatible with gesturing?
Yes, Smart's DVIT technology allows this board to me multi touch and compatible with gestures used in Windows and OSX.
Do I need a projector to use the SBM685i6?
Yes, a projector is required for use and the SBM685i6 includes a short throw projector. It is mounted to the wall, above the board, and always there, ready for use.
Is there a wireless kit available for the SBM685i6?
Unfortunately there are no wireless kits available for the SBM600 series. The WC6-D would not work with this board.
How do I use an iPad with the SBM685i6? How do I use an Android tablet with the SBM685i6?
We recommending using an additional piece of hardware, the WePresent WIPG-1500 which let's you incorporate your iPad and other mobile devices into your presentation. You wouldn't be able to use the Smart Board to control the device though. You can find the WePresent here: http://www.touchboards.com/wepresent/wipg1500-air/?b=y&v=75636
Here are some videos that explain how the WePresent works: