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CANON LAUNCHES 21ST CENTURY COLLABORATION TOOL – ‘SMART KAPP’
discussion notes and then digitally share
outcomes with the instructor or with the
broader class via their devices* or front of
room display. Class notes can be shared in real
time, saved and easily distributed after class,
so students can focus on class discussion,
rather than copying notes.
SMART kapp brings a whole new efficiency
to meetings and learning environments.
It eliminates the ineffective practice of
photographing whiteboards and flipcharts
or furiously typing notes during meetings
to save and share valuable information and
As if by magic, notes from SMART kapp
appear on your own device as well as remote
participants' computers, tablets or smart
phones as they are written – or vanish from
all participating devices as they are erased.
SMART kapp technology dramatically
improves collaboration for people in remote
locations as well, giving them the ability to
follow the evolution of ideas in a SMART kapp
session in real time.
for more information.
Canon, the world’s leading imaging
organisation and maker of SMART
Boards and SMART Tables, has launched
SMART kapp, technology designed
to support classroom or small group
collaboration – locally or globally.
This unique and innovative new product
range allows users to capture information
and share moments of inspiration, easily and
intuitively, anywhere in the world.
Installing SMART kapp is as easy as hanging
a dry erase board. SMART kapp is available
in two sizes, 42"and 84". The only wiring
needed is to plug it in to any standard power
outlet. Switch it on, wirelessly connect your
device* (via Bluetooth) and you are ready to
go. There is no need for any IT integration. It
is simply ‘plug and play’.
If you know how to use a dry erase board,
you know how to use SMART kapp.
SMART kapp allows users to write, draw
and capture ideas using standard dry erase
markers while enabling instant saving of work
images and their conversion to PDF. With
SMART kapp, students are able to capture
*SUPPORTED DEVICES: Apple: iOS 7.1 or later
operating system software; 50 MB storage;
iPhone 4S or later; third generation iPad or later;
first generation iPad mini or later; fifth generation
iPod touch or later. Android: Android 4.1 (Jelly
Bean) or later operating system; 50 MB of
storage (internal or SD card). Devices meeting the
following specifications: 1024 MB of RAM; 720p
or better screen resolution; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
AN EXERCISE IN SUSTAINABILITY: FITNESS EQUIPMENT FROM PLASTIC BAGS
It’s the fitness craze that’s sweeping
Australian schools. Exercise equipment
made from recycled plastic, and it’s all
the result of the REDcycle supermarket
campaign that’s converting shopping
bags into useable furniture.
Through the RED Group, more than 100
million pieces of flexible plastic were diverted
from landfill and turned into outdoor products
by Replas – Australia’s leading plastic recycler.
The latest product to be developed by
Replas is the RE-fit fitness circuit which is
manufactured using some of the flexible
mixed plastic waste collected through the
RE-fit is an affordable range of fitness
equipment especially designed for schools.
The circuit features six components offering
up to 12 exercise options and includes
Made from durable recycled plastic, the
fitness equipment is intended to enhance
the school Physical Education program. An
increase in physical activity has been linked to
a positive effect on concentration, memory
and classroom behaviour. RE -fit helps to raise
the level of fitness and physical competency
of students and promotes participation in
Studies show that investing in physical
education results in many benefits for students.
Participation not only results in better academic
performance, but can contribute to greater
confidence and self-esteem.
Schools can choose from one of three
layout options or customise a design to
suit individual needs and site requirements.
At $4900 for a complete circuit, it can be
self-installed and is the perfect project for a
weekend working bee.
One of the most amazing things about
RE-fit is that it is made from the equivalent
of 95,000 plastic bags that would have
otherwise have ended up in landfill. It’s a
fantastic way for schools to demonstrate a
commitment to sustainable practices. What
a win for the environment and the health of
For more information visit
www.replas.com.au or call 1800 REPLAS.
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