SMART simply re-brands the EMLO doc cams. I would suggest looking at the Avermedia document cameras. In my opinion these beat ELMO's little red pants off... he does wear pants right? www.avermedia-usa.com Mike Michael Vining, SB IT Support South Burlington School District South Burlington, Vermont 05403 Direct: (802) 652-7298 IT Help Desk: (802) 652-7050 -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joanne Finnegan Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:38 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: SMART vs. ELMO document cameras Can someone please explain the advantage of having a SMART document camera to go with a SMARTBoard vs. having an ELMO? If these are not to always be used together (i.e. the camera is on a separate cart to be used around the building by others, the SMART Board is in only one room), is it really worth the additional $200? This is also in a school where none of the teachers have ever used either before, so the learning curve with the SMARTBoard will be steep. And, the extra $ may be the difference between having the SMART camera and having additional equipment. Thanks for information. Joanne Finnegan Technology Integration Specialist Chittenden East Supervisory Union (voice) (802) 858-1728 (fax) (802) 899-1059 This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.