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Offline Shaun

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on: May 30, 2010, 05:01:18 PM
Looking for alternative software applications to Smoothboard.

In New South Wales all staff and students have been given laptops and at present,  unable to use the smoothboard software on these laptops (unless someone can tell me otherwise). Are there alternatives?



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Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 07:44:03 PM
Hi

Unsure of the policy in New South Wales. Is it because you cannot install any programs into your laptop? What Operating system are the laptops using - Windows, Mac or Linux?

If you are using windows platform- win XP, Vista or Win 7, Smoothboard should work. You can always use the dongle version if you are not allowed to install programs

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Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 07:48:00 PM
Hagoh88.... yes we cannot install programs onto the laptops so we have to be able to run the software from an USB.




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Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 10:10:57 PM
Smoothboard dongle version can be installed into a USB thumb drive and operated with the special dongle attached but it is a bit more expensive than the normal single user version. This version however could be used in any computer as long as the special dongle is plugged in.

Hope that helps

hagoh



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Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 04:52:07 AM
Shaun
I actually work for the DERNSW program (small world and all). The group policy prevents any *.exe apps from running. Java apps will run but the MS Bluetooth stack is not compatable with the Java whiteboard.

If you read the FAQs on the NSWDET intranet you will see that additional software requests are in the pipeline. When this comes through i suggest you put in a request. Becuase of my role in developing the application and this forum it would be a conflict of interest if I did.

Benpaddlejones :)


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Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 08:41:21 PM
Hagoh88.... yes we cannot install programs onto the laptops so we have to be able to run the software from an USB.



Hi Shaun,

The Smoothboard software can be installed on a USB thumb-drive and executed directly from the thumbdrive.

Ben has mentioned that the group policy prevents any .exe files so maybe it would be best if you install the Smoothboard software on a thumbdrive first and try to run it on the school's computer.

The Registered version of Smoothboard can also be activated on the thumbdrive and the Single License will be tied to the computer even if it is running from the thumbdrive. Therefore, as long as you can execute the software from the thumbdrive, the Smoothboard software should work as usual.

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Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 03:41:43 AM
Hagoh88.... yes we cannot install programs onto the laptops so we have to be able to run the software from an USB.



Hi Shaun,

The Smoothboard software can be installed on a USB thumb-drive and executed directly from the thumbdrive.

Ben has mentioned that the group policy prevents any .exe files so maybe it would be best if you install the Smoothboard software on a thumbdrive first and try to run it on the school's computer.

The Registered version of Smoothboard can also be activated on the thumbdrive and the Single License will be tied to the computer even if it is running from the thumbdrive. Therefore, as long as you can execute the software from the thumbdrive, the Smoothboard software should work as usual.

Regards,
Boon Jin
Thanks you for the post.