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  1. What is the difference between the various Smart Board interactive flat panel series for education?

    Most people working in education will be familiar with interactive technology.
    Almost 30 years ago, interactive whiteboards started to replace traditional whiteboards and blackboards in schools and the most commonly found manufacturer of interactive whiteboards in the UK was SMART with their Smart Boards.
    Today, interactive whiteboards are gradually being replaced with interactive flat panels and SMART continue to be a very popular choice thanks to their range of touch screen displays.

    The current range of SMART Board interactive flat panels for education includes the MX series, the 6000 series and the new 6000S and 7000R

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  2. How to protect employees and customers as the country opens to a new normal?

    The government have reviewed social distancing rules and reduced the 2m-rule to 1m allowing more schools, businesses and the hospitality industry to consider re-opening as soon as possible.
    As some schools have started to welcome more pupils and businesses see customers and staff back, the safety of everyone is a main concern.

    How do we limit the risks of spreading viruses and put adequate measures in place to protect employees, visitors and pupils?

    Along with self-isolating if you have symptoms and practicing good respiratory hygiene, to protect yourself and others the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend:

    • regular hand cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or water and soap
    • maintaining at least 1m distance between yourself
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  3. Store, Charge and Sync Equipment for Healthcare

    Healthcare organisations are using technology to improve efficiency as well as patient care.
    Tools like iPads and tablets are widely used in hospitals and ensuring they are ready to go at the start of a shift and last all day is important.

    LapCabby have recently helped Ipswich Hospital in finding the perfect solution to manage their large fleet of iPads.
    After a 2-week trial, the DeskCabby was found to be the ideal store and charge device for them.
    You can read the Ipswitch Hospital case study on the LapCabby website.

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  4. SMART Learning Suite Licence – Is it necessary?

    With the SMART Board interactive whiteboards being the most popular range of interactive whiteboards in the UK for many years, many users across the country, in particular in the education sector, will be familiar with the SMART Notebook software.

    SMART Notebook

    SMART Notebook enables educators to create, edit and deliver interactive lessons from their own resources or using the free interactive lessons created by other teachers and available on the SMART Exchange website.

    Many teachers will have created countless lessons on the software and are very familiar with it, so now that interactive whiteboards are gradually being replaced with interactive flat panels, some may be anxious at the idea

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  5. Denon introduces 8K Ready AV Receivers

    Denon has announced the industry’s first 8K-ready AV receivers.
    Building on its renowned line of X-Series AVRs, Denon claims the AVC-X6700H, AVC-X4700H, AVC-X3700H, and AVR-X2700H will usher in the next generation of home theatre, music, and gaming superiority.

    Denon AVC-X6700H (Black)

    The new X-Series AV receivers newly feature 8K upscaling (for compatible 8K TVs), 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), Quick Media Switching (QMS), HDR10+ compatibility and Dynamic HDR.
    Features also include Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) 

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