A Revolution in Collaboration Solutions

IoT coming to an office (or school) near you

“Our relationship with Clarinox is in the best interest of the product/platform and also offers a cost-competitive solution compared to stack-on-chip drop-in solutions.”
- Evan Ross, SMART kapp™ firmware design lead

The SMART kapp™ digital capture board from SMART Technologies instantly transfers written content onto any connected device “as if by magic”. Content can be shared from the SMART kapp via your device easily and intuitively to anywhere in the world.

SMART Technologies is well known as a leading collaboration company and global provider of visual collaboration solutions. 

The technology chosen for the SMART kapp was comprised of Texas Instruments TMS320C6748, SYS/BIOS and WiLink8 WL1835MOD onto which target Clarinox integrated the ClarinoxBlue Bluetooth Smart Ready protocol stack. Together these technologies provided the ideal base for SMART Technologies to add the “as if by magic” functionality of the SMART kapp product.  

The Clarinox experience in wireless product development, combined with the Clarinox portfolio of robust wireless protocols and software tools, placed us in a unique position to ensure the success of this innovative product.

Smart Kapp whiteboard

SMART Technologies is a global provider of visual collaboration solutions and the creator of the SMART Board® interactive whiteboard. SMART Technologies products are at the leading edge of technology to ensure truly innovative product functionality.

The expectation for leading edge technology is extended to all component vendors so when SMART Technologies sought a supplier for the Bluetooth functionality the vendor had to be innovative. ClarinoxBlue were chosen as the winning provider due to the innovative approach, simple APIs and enhanced debug capabilities built in. The TI TMS320C6748; SYS/BIOS ; and TI WiLink8 WL1835MOD completed the major components of the target platform.

Customer Outcome

The Clarinox team worked well with SMART Technologies and provided good support through crucial phases of the project. The product was launched at InfoComm in Las Vegas June 18-20 2014 and the reception exceeded expectations. 

Customer comment

“Innovation is at the heart of what we do,” says Warren Barkley, Chief Technology Officer, SMART Technologies. “SMART kapp is the biggest innovation to the dry erase board since it was created more than 35 years ago. It’s a whole new product category and we were overwhelmed by the positive reaction it received at InfoComm.”

Final comment

SMART Technologies, known for unsurpassed quality, innovative products, chose ClarinoxBlue Smart Ready for their short range wireless technology needs.