[teknoids] Smart Podium replacement

MOORE, GARY GMOORE at law.sc.edu
Mon Jul 11 08:10:07 EDT 2016

I highly second Tim’s recommendation of the Extron Annotator 300.  We use that in our Sandbox currently in our new building for various input sources and we will be installing them for each of our smart podiums in our new building (coming May 2017).  It will work with a Creston switcher just fine (that’s what we have).  We replaced a Boeckeler annotation system that we were testing with the Extron.  The Extron works a lot better.



Gary Moore
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From: Teknoids [mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net] On Behalf Of Timothy Divito
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 4:09 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Smart Podium replacement

We just installed an Extron Annotator 300 in one of our classrooms instead in place of a SMART podium display.


It takes an input from our video switcher (and his a few inputs of its own) and is very responsive.   It’s being used with an Extron switcher, but my guess is you could integrate it with other control tech as well.  We put a pretty basic 22” HP touch screen that used to be connected to a print-release station, but the image looks great.  The great thing about this is that it will annotate more than one source, so we have a document camera, apple TV VCR/DVD, VGA and HDMI laptop connections, and a PC all connected and those sources also all go out annotated over our video conference codac.   There is no software to install as the touch controls are right on the display.   There is another switcher involved (which we needed in the room anyway), so your mileage may vary.


Timothy DiVito
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Rutgers Camden Information Technology (RCIT)
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From: Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net>> on behalf of "Phillip C. Bohl" <phillip.bohl at pepperdine.edu<mailto:phillip.bohl at pepperdine.edu>>
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Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 3:28 PM
To: Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net<mailto:teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>>
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Podium replacement


We have a number of the 24" Smart branded interactive displays in our classrooms.

We use them for basic annotation in our larger classrooms.  They're a bit overkill but we do have a number of enthusiastic users.

As luck would have it, we are looking for some additional Smart Podium 524<https://smarttech.com/Solutions/Higher+Education+Solutions/Products+for+higher+education/Interactive+whiteboards+and+displays/SMART+Podium+interactive+pen+display> and are finding that they are extremely difficult to locate.

Not to mention they are VERY pricey.

I'm wondering two things:

1. does anyone have a couple of these (lightly used?) they'd be willing to sell to us?
2. does anyone have experience with a good annotation package coupled with a decent 24" or larger touch screen? -- this may be our best bet moving forward. We have some experience with ELO screens coupled with PointMaker as well as Crestron touch screens.

Many thanks!

Pepperdine Law
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