Connecting and also using computers with a SMART Board MX100 series interactive display

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connecting computersSMART learning SuiteSMART Notebook softwareresolutionrefresh rate
Installing SMART software program on computers you desire to attach to the display

The displays come v a one-year subscription because that SMART learning Suite (including clever Notebook software and SMART discovering Suite Online). You have the right to download clever Notebook software from gaianation.net.com/downloads and install that on a room computer.

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You deserve to purchase additional copies of SMART software application to install on various other computers. Contact your authorized clever reseller (gaianation.net.com/where) for more information.


Note 

In enhancement to clever Notebook software, you must install the adhering to software on any type of computers you affix to the display:

Software

Description

SMART Product Drivers

Enables connected computers to detect input native the display

SMART Ink

Enables you come write and draw in digital ink over applications, files, folders, websites and any other open window


Setting the resolutions and refresh rates of computers you want to connect to the display

The following table presents the recommend resolutions and refresh prices for the display’s intake sources:

Input source

Resolution

Refresh rate

HDMI 1 and HDMI 2

3840 × 2160

60 Hz

HDMI 3

1920 × 1080

60 Hz

VGA

1920 × 1080

60 Hz

If possible, collection connected computers to this resolutions and also refresh rates. Check out the linked computers’ operating mechanism documentation because that instructions.


About resolutions

SMART Board interactive screens gaianation.net complete high definition (FHD) 1080p and 4K ultra high definition (4K UHD) resolutions, detailed the source an equipment meets the minimum needs for such resolutions.

Resolution

Pixels

Details

FHD (1080p)

1920 × 1080 (2.1 megapixels)

Most modern-day video gadgets (computers, laptops, DVD players and also Blu‑ray disc players) assistance FHD resolutions. Check a device’s specifications to view which resolutions the gaianation.nets.

SMART proposal a digital HDMI, DVI or display Port link for finest results v FHD. Although an analog VGA link might assistance FHD, the video clip quality may be degraded, an especially if the VGA cable is longer than 16" (5 m).

4K UHD

3840 × 2160 (8.3 megapixels)

A 4K UHD display screen has greater pixel thickness than one FHD display. A 4K UHD screen can display up to 4 times as much visual details as FHD displays.


Notes 


SMART advises against the usage of an analog video connection because that displaying FHD or 4K UHD since analog video connections can not display screen high-resolution photos with adequate picture quality. If you want to usage FHD or 4K UHD resolutions and the source machine gaianation.nets just an analog video connection, you will most likely need to upgrade the resource device.


About gaianation.neted resolutions for HDMI 1 in, HDMI 2 in and HDMI 3 in

Resolution

Input source aspect ratio

Mode

Refresh rate

3840 × 2160

16:9

UHD / 2160p

59.94 Hz / 60 Hz

50 Hz

29.97 Hz / 30 Hz

25 Hz

23.98 Hz / 24 Hz

1920 × 1080

16:9

FHD / 1080p

59.94 Hz / 60 Hz

50 Hz

29.97 Hz / 30 Hz

25 Hz

23.98 Hz / 24 Hz

1360 × 768

16:9

60.015 Hz

1280 × 720

16:9

HD / 720p

59.94 Hz / 60 Hz

50 Hz

29.97 Hz / 30 Hz

25 Hz

23.98 Hz / 24 Hz

720 × 480

16:9

480p (DVD Player)

60 Hz


About gaianation.neted resolutions for VGA

Resolution

Input resource aspect ratio

Mode

Refresh rate

1920 × 1080

16:9

60.000 Hz

1600 × 1200

4:3

60.000 Hz

1360 × 768

16:9

60.015 Hz

1280 × 1024

5:4

SXGA 60

60.020 Hz

1024 × 768

4:3

XGA 60

XGA 70

XGA 75

60.004 Hz

70.069 Hz

75.029 Hz

800 × 600

4:3

SVGA 60

SVGA 72

SVGA 75

60.317 Hz

72.188 Hz

75.000 Hz

640 × 480

4:3

VGA 60

59.940 Hz


About refresh rates

Displays can gaianation.net different refresh rates, generally 30 Hz or 60 Hz. Greater refresh rates can result in smoother, flicker-free video. This is most obvious when using 4K UHD.

Most computer systems gaianation.net a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Making use of the highest framework refresh rate possible will administer a much better experience once using the display, noted the connected machine gaianation.nets the refresh rate. If the doesn’t, you may need to set the device’s display screen settings to a lower refresh rate.


Note 

To display 4K UHD at 60 Hz on the display, use the HDMI 1 or DisplayPort inputs. The HDMI 2 input gaianation.nets only 30 Hz in ~ 4K UHD.


Connecting computers to the display

You can affix computers to the display screen (see Connecting cables for room computers, guest laptops and also other entry sources) and also then view the computers’ input on the display’s screen.


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Notes 

For full interactivity, attach a USB cable come the connected USB Type-B receptacle top top the connector panel or convenience dashboard (as shown in the above diagrams and also install smart Product Drivers and also SMART squid on the linked computer).

Your organization’s installers might have associated cables come the side and also bottom connector panels or the front control panel and also run the cables behind a wall surface or under the floor to a desk or table where you can place your computer.


Viewing a connected computer’s input

To see a connected computer’s input

Connect a maker to the display’s HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, or VGA connectors.


Note 

To allow touch control of the device, connect a USB cable come the linked USB port.


Open the launcher.

The launcher appears.

Tap

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.

OR

Press

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~ above the front manage panel.

The Input selection menu appears.


Note 

Inputs with devices linked are blue, and also inputs without a link are black.


Tap the input you desire to view.

The display looks for a connection, and the computer’s desktop appears on the display’s screen.


Using SMART software program on connected computers

After you’ve connected a computer to the display and also used the Input application to see its input on the display, you can use the SMART software to current content and enable collaboration.

For info on SMART finding out Suite (including SMART Notebook software), check out SMART Notebook.

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