Presentation on theme: "A Guide for the Channel and End-customer"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Guide for the Channel and End-customer SMART Meeting Pro™ and GoWire™ Enterprise Visual Collaboration solutionA Guide for the Channel and End-customer
2 SMART Meeting Pro™ Overview three ways to drive a SMART display system The optimal way to drive your SMART Board, delivering the most consistent, reliable, feature-rich, and high-performance experience.SMART Meeting Pro™ PE (Personal Edition)Delivers a personal experience, focused on the end-user, including offline editing capabilities for pre & post meeting work when you’re not connected to a SMART Board.Go Wire™An alternate deployment for SMART Meeting Pro™ PE, allowing anyone to use a SMART Board, without the need for installing SMART software on the user’s computer.This is “3 Ways to Drive a SMART Board”, but I think that’s a terrible title for a slide.
3 Flexible deployment to meet your needs SMART Meeting ProFor organizations with dedicated Windows meeting room computers or running high-power applicationsMeeting workflow automationMulti display management3rd-party integrationsSMART Meeting Pro PEExtends the SMART Meeting Pro™ experience to laptop-based organizationsWindows & MacEnables offline editing; pre & post meeting editingGo WireAllows any user, including guest users, to run a SMART Board without having to install SMART softwareWindows & Mac users get a consistent experiencePersonalendpointGuestIn-roomThis could use some positioning massaging, but highlights what each product does (in the first bullet)
4 GoWire™ gets personal… GoWire™ extends the value of Meeting Pro™ Personal Edition (MPPE) to ensure your Guest can be as productive as your staff and fully participate in, or lead the meeting with the exact same user experience as your licensed users – crucial for efficiency. Existing GoWire™ will remain fully operational and supported – you do not have to upgrade these, thus safeguarding your current SMART display investment. Shipped with every SMART display, GoWire™ remains a unique differentiator from our competitors.
5 The benefits of GoWire™ with MPPE We looked at GoWire usage and the future needs of our customers. We believe there are many benefits from using MPPE on GoWire:Identical to the licensed MPPE version – enhancing collaboration at the endpointFull Windows & Mac OSX support – identical functionalityPowerful MPPE features planned, including unbound whiteboardImproved User Interface in MPPEImproved updater – download once and update all new GoWires with a new MPPE release - without continuous internet connection
6 How is GoWire changing?Replaced byGW-MP (before Aug 12, 2013) Meeting Pro™ 3.1 SP1GW-MPPE (on Aug 12, 2013) Meeting Pro™ Personal Edition 1.0Continues to be shipped in the SMART display cartonCarries our new end-point meeting management productContains different memory hardware – invisible to the customer
7 Why a new GoWire? Why a new software product on the GoWire? MPPE places emphasis on the end-user meeting participation – in line with our strategy of supporting multiple participation methods – laptop, tablet etc.We want the user experience to be common between licensed MPPE users and GoWire users.Why new memory in the GoWire?Economies of scale with our manufacturer meant they shifted to a new memory technology. In order to negotiate similar pricing and hence incur no additional costs we agreed to migrate to this new technology.New memory is 4GB – twice that of the old GoWire. All other aspects of the GoWire hardware remain exactly the same.The customer need not be concerned with this memory change itself. New GoWire has undergone rigorous acceptance testing with our supplier.
8 Key use cases are addressed With GW-MP 3.1 SP1With GW-MPPE 1.0A guest needs to present a slide deck, or manage the entire meetingCan connect and in second utilise the full benefit of MeetingProAs GW-MP. Some functionality such as shapes and business gallery will come in future releases.Guest is a Mac userInk and drivers support onlyFull MPPE functionality available to Mac user – identical to Windows userMeeting room has no dedicated PCGoWire connects directly to display.Identical to GW-MPMPPE licensed s/w not yet standardised in the EnterpriseNo license needed – GoWire supplied in the display carton.Display just purchased – need rapid turn up for crucial mtg.Virtually plug-and-play, if vsto and .net 4 installed on the user’s laptopAdministrator needs to update a dozen GoWiresUpdater needs constant internet connection to flash each GoWireDownload the files once and then all GoWires can be updated without internet
9 GoWire MPPE – growing functionality GW-MPGW-MPPEFeatureSMP 3.1SP1SMP 4.0SMPPE 1.0SMPPE 1.1+NotesSMART Ink•HWRMay look different in SMPPE; functionality will match both EditionsShapes toolMay look different in SMPPE, but functionality will match upMulti-touchMeeting ConciergeBusiness GalleryUnbound WhiteboardNew UICross-Platform (Windows & Mac)Open multiple files simultaneouslyHigh Performance InteractionMulti-Display ManagementMPPE roadmap will bring powerful visual collaboration focused on the end-user. Fully supported by new GoWire
10 Forward / backward compatibility Scenario 1 – Brand new customerGets new GW-MPPE with MPPE on-board with each display purchasedScenario 2 – Customer with old GoWires (GW-MP) onlyCan upgrade these to Meeting Pro™ 3.1 SP1Cannot upgrade these to Meeting Pro™ Personal EditionWe recommend: Customers continue using these at least until they purchase new display hardware. They remain fully supported.
11 Forward / backward compatibility Scenario 3 – Mixed environments (GW-MP & GW-MPPE)GW-MP cannot be upgraded beyond MP3.1 SP1GW-MPPE cannot be downgraded from MPPE1.0We recommend:Customers give careful consideration to the effort and cost involved in replacing existing GoWires. Both are fully supported.Customers understand that MPPE is a new product and as such carries less functionality in its first release that MP. The balance will be restored in coming MPPE releases.We understand that some customers will want to have a common user experience across all meeting rooms. We offer the option to purchase GW-MPPE. See price book for details.
12 Acquiring GoWiresAdditional GoWires available for purchase – see price book for detailsReplacement GoWires on RMA basis as before
13 SMART Display supportNew GoWire will support all current Enterprise displays via SMART board drivers v11.2Our latest Enterprise displays are also supported:8084 IFP, 8070G4 IFP; 60WI projector display
14 Upgrading the new GoWire MPPE GoWire MPPE will be fully upgradable with each new release of MP Personal EditionAn updater will be supplied on our portal from which administrators may download the necessary software. This will be made available in time for the release of MPPE1.1
15 New GoWire - visuals Same outer casing and cable. Rear label - same grey colour; new title“SMART GoWire™ with SMART Meeting Pro™ PE”Front label new colour to match Meeting Pro PE product branding - Red
16 Known limitations and requirements with using GoWire GoWire continues to require Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) and Microsoft .net to be installed on the end-user’s PC.The latter is increasingly common on normal laptop PCs. Both are easily obtained and may be kept on the laptop for future use with GoWire or other applications. The versions needed as per the existing GoWire.Windows 7 onwardsIn keeping with the Meeting Pro™ Personal edition product, we no longer support Windows XP or VistaMac OSX 10.6 onwards