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Jamboard
""Two squares are on top of each other, connected to a circle that gives a crude appearance of a "J". The logotype font, in a slightly modified form of Product Sans, reads Jamboard.
Also known as Google Jamboard
Developer "Google
Manufacturer "Google
Product family "G Suite
Type "Interactive whiteboard
Release date May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
Display 55" "4K (60Hz)
Input Stylus, eraser
Camera "HD camera
Online services "G Suite
Website gsuite.google.com/jamboard

Jamboard is an "interactive whiteboard developed by "Google, as part of the "G Suite family. It was officially announced on 25 October 2016. It has a 55" "4K "touchscreen display, and will have compatibility for online collaboration through cross-platform support. The display can also be mounted onto a wall or be configured into a stand.

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History[edit]

After Google Apps for Work was launched in 2006, the subscription-based service was announced to be rebranded as "G Suite on 29 September 2016, alongside announcements of "machine learning integration into "Drive's programs, a redesign of "Hangouts and the announcement of Team Drive.[1]

On 25 October, Product Manager of G Suite TJ Varghese announced Jamboard on Google's official blog.[2] The announcement trailer for the product was released the same day onto "YouTube.[3] The website was also launched on the same day simultaneously, as well as a rumored version of an "Early Adopter Program" for the device.[4]

Design[edit]

The device can be mounted on a wall, or, by default, be set up on a vertical stand with wheels.[5]

Hardware[edit]

Jamboard features a 55" "4K display that will support "touchscreen capabilities and has a 60"Hz "refresh rate,[6] and is able to detect up to 16 touch points anywhere within.[7] It also includes "Wi-Fi connectivity, a "HD "front-facing camera, microphone and built-in speakers.[8] The touchscreen is controlled by a dedicated stylus to control the device or draw on it, as well as an eraser.

Software[edit]

The Jamboard also has an operating system that coincides with the G Suite ecosystem. The main controller of the Jamboard can open a "jam", which is a session where users can join and work on projects inside the space available. Any service compatible with G Suite can also be performed on any device connected.[9]

Release[edit]

Jamboard was released in May 2017, and retails for $4,999 with a $600 yearly support fee.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perez, Sarah (29 September 2016). "Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive". "TechCrunch. Retrieved 28 October 2016 – via "Aol. 
  2. ^ Varghese, TJ (25 October 2016). "Jamboard — the whiteboard, reimagined for collaboration in the cloud". "Google. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Introducing Jamboard". "YouTube. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Vijayan, Jaikumar (27 October 2016). "Google Intros Jamboard Digital Collaboration Device". eweek. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Lopez, Napier (26 October 2016). "Google launches huge 55" whiteboard for G Suite". The Next Web. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Wong, Raymod (25 October 2016). "Google Jamboard makes collaborative work feel like playtime". "Mashable. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Hardawar, Devindra (25 October 2016). "Google's Jamboard is a 4K digital whiteboard for collaboration". "Engadget. Retrieved 28 October 2016 – via "AOL. 
  8. ^ Hanley Frank, Blair (25 October 2016). "Google's massive, cloud-connected Jamboard aims to reinvent the whiteboard". "PCWorld. Retrieved 28 October 2016 – via "International Data Group. 
  9. ^ Merriman, Chris (28 October 2016). "Google Updates: Jamboard, jammed Vista, jammin' with Assistant". "The Inquirer. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Warren, Tom (25 October 2015). "Google's answer to Microsoft's Surface Hub is an equally giant digital whiteboard". "The Verge. Retrieved 28 October 2016 – via "Vox Media. 
  11. ^ "Google releases Jamboard, a high-tech whiteboard for office meetings". Toronto Star, November 12, 2016. pageB4. Steven Overly.

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