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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/11/05 - GoWire auto-launch cable distributed across regional markets by Intmark, SMART’s authorised distributor.
SMART Technologies Inc, the industry pioneer and global education market segment leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools, has announced the Middle East launch of the GoWire SMART Board software auto-launch cable, an accessory that gives users full access to SMART Board software without installing it.
The GoWire auto-launch cable will be available across regional markets through Intmark Distribution, SMART’s authorised distributor for the Middle East. The GoWire cable is a specially designed software-enabled USB cable that automatically launches SMART Board software when connected to a computer and a SMART Board interactive whiteboard or Sympodium interactive pen display.
The cable gives users immediate access to SMART Board software in multi-use presentation spaces such as auditoriums, lecture halls and meeting rooms, where laptops rather than desktops are often the norm. Educators, trainers and presenters simply connect their laptop to a SMART Board interactive whiteboard, plug in the launch cable and present. They can write over applications and save their notes and presentation files as usual. Users without a laptop can plug the cable into the room computer.
For IT staff and administrators, especially in large institutions with many rooms to manage, the GoWire cable can reduce maintenance and updating time because software does not have to be installed on hundreds of laptops or desktops. The GoWire cable is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
“The GoWire auto-launch cable is part of a series of SMART product releases this year that focus on simplifying and enabling collaboration,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s president and co-CEO. “Its plug 'n' play simplicity means busy users have more flexible access to SMART Board software.”
“The UAE has emerged as a popular destination for meetings, conferences and exhibitions. The education sector too is going through rapid expansion and the burgeoning growth of the corporate sector necessitates the introduction of new technological tools that make SMART products easy to use in any setting. The Go-Wire auto-launch cable is ideally suited for professionals in corporate, government and academic organisations,” says Maher Husseini, Director, Intmark Distribution.
SMART Board software is regularly upgraded and is available for download without charge to all SMART customers. GoWire auto-launch cable customers will be able to download software updates by attaching the GoWire cable to their computer and downloading updates directly onto the cable from smarttech com.