Updating SMART Firmware

If you haven’t checked for firmware updates on your SMART Board, you are missing improvements to your user experience!

Firmware is a small set of software on a hardware device. Taking advantage of firmware updates when they are available may fix issues you’ve been having or give you additional features. Whether they are minor fixes or major updates, they can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your teaching tool.

SMART Technologies has recently released a new firmware update with the following improvements:

  • The 6000 series SMART Interactive Flat Panels have an update that addresses the possible problem of writing and letters being inadvertently connected together.
  • The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) addresses issues with touch and double clicking.

The following video shows how to update the firmware on a 6000 series interactive flat panel. The process is the same for all SMART Boards.

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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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