Turning off Proximity and Video Detect features of the SMART 6000 Series Interactive Flat Panels

The SMART 6000 series (6055, 6065, and 6075) interactive flat panels, or IFPs, have some very convenient features, but they may not be useful in all environments or situations. Here are two features that may or may not be convenient for you, followed by a video on how to turn them off.

This feature turns on the board when it senses you are close so you can start using it. This can be convenient in a library or conference room; when someone walks up to the board it will turn on, inviting them to use it for collaboration or taking notes. But in a busy classroom with students moving around this can result in the board frequently being turned on and off when you don’t want it to.

Video Detect
This feature turns on the display any time it senses a video input has become available. This is great if you use a laptop with your SMART IFP because it is going to notice when your laptop has been plugged in and automatically turn on the display, saving you some time. However, if you have a desktop that falls asleep and then you bump the mouse it is going to detect the video signal is available and automatically turn on the display whether you want it to or not.

So if your SMART IFP is turning on when you don’t want it to, you can turn off one or both of these features to prevent it from doing that. In the following video, I show you how:


Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman is a native of Utah. He graduated with a BA in Music Performance with a teaching certificate from Southern Utah University. Bob taught at Fort Herriman Middle School for four years teaching instrumental music. During that time he earned a Masters of Music from the University of Utah. He spent two years providing Microsoft operating system technical support and 7 years providing technology support for teachers to help them more efficiently use technology to help students learn. This was done while he was in college and while teaching in Herriman. Bob loves technology and education and is excited to put the two together and help teachers use technology to improve student learning. Bob Jackman is an Account Manager at The Chariot Group, Inc.

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