SMART Podium 500 series interactive pen display

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Create engaging presentations and dynamic collaboration sessions with the SMART Podium™ 500 series interactive pen display. You can interact with digital content and write over it on SMART Podium, all while displaying that content on a large screen in the same room or from a remote location.

Built for flexibility

The interactive pen display connects to your computer, so you can interact with media-rich content on a high-definition (HD) widescreen display and project your work onto a large screen or interactive whiteboard so everyone can see. Open presentations, documents, applications, websites and multimedia files, write notes over them in digital ink and save your work for distribution or later reference. The versatile 500 series display works as a powerful presentation tool and supports collaboration in virtually any learning space, from small classrooms or labs to large auditoriums. It can add flexibility to rooms already equipped with SMART Board interactive whiteboards or displays, because you can work with content from anywhere in the room and share it on the interactive whiteboard or display. SMART Podium can also support distance education – teachers and students can share screens using SMART Bridgit conferencing software and mark up documents and files as if they were in the same room.

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Deliver powerful presentations

With the SMART Podium interactive pen display, you can create and deliver engaging, interactive, digital presentations. Because your lesson material is in front of you and displayed on a large screen, you won't need to turn away from your students or become distracted by a computer and mouse. The display's tethered pen acts as a mouse to navigate content on your screen – simply touch the interactive screen with the tethered pen to control computer applications and write notes in multiple digital ink colors over applications, slides, websites and videos. The Smooth Tilt Stand helps support a natural writing posture, while intuitive function buttons – illuminated for dimly lit rooms – enable you to change ink colors, erase, highlight and emphasize content, access the mouse function, and save and share your work.

With that kind of control over your digital resources, you can focus on keeping students engaged by demonstrating ideas and concepts more effectively, highlighting key points as they come up and capturing comments and questions.

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Create and share course material digitally

The SMART Podium 500 series interactive pen display is integrated with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which lets you create, deliver and manage interactive lesson materials easily and effectively. You can instantly bring images, videos and Flash objects into your material, either from SMART Notebook software's Gallery or from your own files. You can use a multitude of interactive tools within the software to help you energize materials and bring lessons to life.

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You can write notes during lessons, add comments from discussions and clarify material as you present it. Notes and multimedia can be saved as objects that can be manipulated, reorganized and reused. You can also save digital notes directly into several software applications, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word or Excel, Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD software. SMART Notebook software also enables you to e-mail saved files to students or colleagues at any time during your presentation.

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It's all in the details

Available in widescreen 18" (47 cm) or 24" (61 cm) displays, with a native 16:9 widescreen resolution, the 500 series is ideal for displaying and manipulating HD material in fine detail. The interactive pen display has flexible scaling options to support 16:10 and 4:3 resolutions. It can connect to your computer and projector by DVI, HDMI or VGA. There are three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals such as USB drives, document cameras or personal mobile devices. The 500 series is also HDCP-compliant to ensure smooth and secure transfer of digitally copyrighted materials between your computer and SMART Podium.

Interactive pen display features

DViT technology

The 500 series features SMART’s own DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology. By incorporating cameras in the bezel to detect pen touch and movement, DViT technology provides a responsive, accurate writing experience.

Widescreen HD interactive display

View your content in sharp detail with a progressive-scan LCD display designed to show wide-format video and high-resolution images. Compared with a standard-format display, the wide-format display gives you 20% more workspace to effectively interact with your content. The 18.5" (47 cm) display features 720p resolution. The 24" (61 cm) display features 1080p (full HD) resolution.

Elegant design

Designed in the same aesthetic tones as the SMART Board 8070i interactive display, the 500 series features a slim profile, minimized bezel and reduced overall footprint. It will complement virtually any learning space.

Console buttons

Access the right-click button, select pen colors or the eraser, or launch the On-Screen Keyboard, Screen Capture tool or SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. The buttons are illuminated for use in dimly lit rooms. They are also preconfigured but can be programmed to suit the shortcuts you use most.

Tethered pen

Control your computer from SMART Podium and comfortably write over any application with the battery-free tethered pen. Because the pen is the point of contact on the interactive screen, you can rest your hand on the screen while writing notes.


Smooth out your handwriting to improve legibility with SMART Ink. You can write notes over any application and save them into several software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and OneNote or Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can also turn handwritten notes into text objects that you can manipulate.

Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter view

Maintain a private view of your presentation material, including all slides and speaking notes, while controlling what your audience sees on the screen, interactive whiteboard or display. Use the display’s controls to switch ink colors, move back and forth between slides and write speaking notes as you present.

Magnetic pen tray

Rest the tethered pen in the magnetic pen tray when it’s not in use. The magnetic pen tray helps minimize the profile of the display and provides easy access to the pen when needed.

Smooth Tilt Stand

Smoothly and easily adjust the position of your SMART Podium, so you can comfortably rest your hand on the display while you make notes and maintain eye contact with the people around the table or in the audience.

Integration with other SMART products

Launch SMART Notebook software with the button located on the SMART Podium. The software is integrated with the 500 series. The SMART Podium also complements SMART Board interactive whiteboards and displays, giving you the choice to sit or stand and face the group while you interact with content.

Video handling features

HDCP compliant

Ensure the smooth, secure transfer of digitally copyrighted materials between your computer and SMART Podium.

Future proof

Flexible video connection options (DVI, VGA or HDMI), wide-format aspect ratio and scaling options ensure SMART Podium is compatible with existing and future technology investments.

Built-in scaler

Automatically optimize images by displaying the video input in its native resolution and aspect ratio, including 16:10 or 4:3.

Connectivity features

Simple installation

Connect your computer, SMART Podium and projector using USB and a DVI, HDMI or VGA cable, so all devices will display the same image simultaneously.

High-speed USB 2.0 ports

Access three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals like a USB drive, document camera or personal mobile device. A fourth USB 2.0 on the rear connection panel is provided to connect a computer.

VESA mounting plate

Use the VESA standard 2 15/16" x 2 15/16" (75 x 75 mm) mounting plate to install SMART Podium on third-party mounting arms or furniture.

Security features

USB disabling

Prevent unauthorized USB data transfers by mechanically disabling the USB port functionality.

Kensington security lock slot

Secure SMART Podium by connecting a compatible lock and cable to the slot.

Software features

SMART Notebook software included

SMART Notebook software sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive lessons within a single application. With all your instructional materials at your fingertips, you can save any notes or content you write during the presentation and share them later with your students. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to readily deliver interactive presentations that will keep your students engaged and interested.

SMART GoWire auto-launch cable included

Enable guest laptops without SMART software to connect to the display using the SMART GoWire cable.

Operating systems

SMART Notebook software supports Windows and Mac operating systems.


SMART Podium supports on-screen display setup in 21 languages.

Support features

Two-year limited warranty

Receive a two-year limited warranty on your SMART Podium that includes access to technical support by phone, e-mail, live online chat or online documentation.

Optional three-year extended warranty

Extend your warranty to five years by purchasing an extended warranty from an authorized reseller.

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