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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    There is no mention of the how much the collaboration licence will cost for those that want to use Smart Notebook 2014 with other vendors equipment.
    It says its included at the bottom of the page.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    They'll probably stick with 11.4 rather than pay (or convert their notebook files to ppt)!
    11.4 puts a watermark on the screen with non-SMART interactive devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    11.4 puts a watermark on the screen with non-SMART interactive devices.
    11.3 it is, then! Actually, the schools using other devices aren't my concern any more so it's up to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It says its included at the bottom of the page.
    It says they will make it available to 3rd party manufacturers but doesn't mention cost. If I already have 3rd party boards how much will it cost me to get Smart Notebook Advantage? That's the bit I am unclear about.

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    The very top of the page states this:

    SMART is making a number of changes to offer increased flexibility for collaborative learning on any interactive device and to make it easier for schools to standardise on SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software.
    So, I'm still reading that as being a single price for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    There is no mention of the how much the collaboration licence will cost for those that want to use Smart Notebook 2014 with other vendors equipment.
    Given the price I was quoted for a perpetual licence on third-party hardware, I expect it to be a 3-figure sum per seat annually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    New versions are a new product, and subject to the new terms. Upgrades are not free anymore...
    The pricing strikes me as okay - we have 30-odd classrooms with some kind of interactive whiteboard, we could have Smart's software on the lot for around £1,000 a year. If I read the details right, that's useable on any vendor's hardware and you get the collaberation features thrown in, too. There is a line about how each license key is restricted to being installed 4 times per classroom - not great if you deploy machines with a base image and then install software on top of that, every time you reimage a machine you'll use up an install license.

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    this is a mess. Oh well, Smart can prepare to lose customers. Time to rethink my summer upgrade plans.

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    I'm not sure it'll be an actual physical restriction (like Windows keys). The way I've read it is that you're allowed to have it on 4 machines per classroom.

    It'd be a nightmare for SMART if they tried to physically restrict it to 4 installs - it'd also mean having to have 30 keys, rather than 1.

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