SMART Boards will be provided by CBS (Connecticut Business Systems) for the 2016-2017 school year.
SMART Board Specs
If you don't need interactive (touch-screen) functionality, and just want to display content, a large monitor or TV will be vastly cheaper and can be purchased from our vendors such as tigerdirect, cdwg, or bhphotovideo.
Interactive LCDs / SMART Monitors, which look like wall-mounted TVs and accept multi-touch, have largely replaced projectors this year. They are back-lit, unlike projectors, and may reduce eye-strain for users depending on the lighting situation in the intended room. 4K models are available and should look notably better at close viewing ranges (a smaller room), but require adequately powered PC as the video source. Be sure to consult your building technician prior to purchase.
In prior years, cable packages were available which covered all the cabling needs. These are no longer available. Due to the multitude of combinations, it didn't seem reasonable. While all LCDs come a USB cable (and the non-4K models, a VGA cable), a display cable of appropriate length, with consideration of the video source, should be chosen. Please speak with your tech if you are unsure which cables to purchase.
There are just two mounts for LCDs: one for wall mounting and one for "over whiteboard" mounting. The install labor fee is bundled into the Interactive LCD cost. For pricing without the fee bundled, contact Nick Chapman at the Computer Technology Center.