Updating Your SMART Board Has Never Been Easier


Marketing Team
Teq News on October 31 2022

SMART iQ 3.12 is on its way to SMART interactive displays with iQ, including a software update to Android 11 for SMART 6000S-V3 and MX-V3 series. Not sure which display you have in your classroom? You can find this in your ‘settings’ or check the Find My SMART Board Wizard. The update will begin rolling out beginning in November 2022.

SMART is committed to continually developing and innovating its products and supporting you with the tools you need to improve learning experiences for students. With automatic over-the-air updates (OTA), your technology investment will continue to meet the needs of all teachers and classrooms and provide the security, flexibility, and sustainability you need.

What’s new in SMART iQ 3.12?

OTA updates provide:​

  1. Greater security: Privacy and security are at the core of SMART’s product design. Android 11 further protects your teacher and student data by providing secured storage and better app permission handling. As technology advances, it’s important that privacy and security standards advance with it. ​
  2. Greater functionality: Android 11 provides a better experience, with reliable ongoing support for 3rd party apps now and in the future. ​The possibilities are endless with improved functionality and experience.
  3. 64-bit app support: All new apps and any updates to current apps on the Google Play Store must support 64-bit versions, with 64-bit only mobile devices likely to enter the market in 2023. With 64-bit apps, you can access more memory effectively. This will provide better and more stable app performance as well.
  4. Greater longevity: Automatic OTA updates for your system’s software are crucial to extending the life of interactive displays. SMART hardware is built to last, and they consistently update their software to keep up. Rather than suffering from planned obsolescence, over-the-air updates make sure you maximize your display’s full lifespan instead of sending it to the landfill early. Rather than replacing your existing hardware tech, over-the-air updates enable you to maximize your edtech budget.

With SMART, there’s no need to go fishing for updates or slog through lengthy and complicated installs. Since it is all done automatically you can rest easy knowing your SMART Boards are secure and operating at peak performance. For more tips on making the most of your SMART Board, check out the SMART category on OTIS for educators – we’ve got how-tows, lesson ideas, and much more!

 


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