On Friday, Smart Technologies announced
Smart Board 8.1.2, the new version of the company’s application that works with its interactive whiteboards and Sympodium interactive lecterns. The upgrade adds handwriting-to-text conversion and a drag-and-drop feature that allows users to move text and objects between pages in Smart Board’s Notebook tool or into another application. Smart Technologies said that Smart Board 8.1.2 will be available June 30 as a free download for current customers. The company’s interactive whiteboards come in three sizes — 47, 60 and 72 inches — and require Mac OS X v10.1 or higher, a processor running 350MHz or faster, 128MB RAM and 25MB free hard drive space. Contact Smart Technologies for pricing.