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Greetings!

We’ve never had to replace a SMART Board itself (had them in the district
for almost 8 years).  No moving parts = nothing to wear out.  Pen/tool
trays occasionally need replacing, and the latest software is a bit of a
pain (and not compatible with ChromeBooks) but the boards themselves have
never failed on us.  We had *one* which was defective out of the box and it
was replaced under warranty.

We did not purchase all-in-ones with the short throw projector built in,
since the projector/bulbs seem to need replacing more often.  This way, we
can simply swap out projectors and keep going.

I once saw a SMART Board on demo which had been skewered by a forklift.
Other than the area of the tear itself, the board worked/responded as
normal.

The fact the newer board are multitouch makes me wish we’d waited to
purchase some of the boards in our district. But since boards seem to last
forever, there’s no way I can justify replacing them just for the
additional features of a multi touch interface.

Drew

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 8:17 AM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good Monday Morning!
>
> Was curious what others have found to be the effective lifespan of
> SmartBoards.  I was asked about replacement cycle and as of yet have not
> had any (knock on fake wood countertop) need replacement (some purchased as
> far back as 2007).
>
> Anyone budget for replacement or have devices fail?  Or replace as needed?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Keith
>
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Drew Blanchard
Technology Integration Specialist
Google Apps Certified
Winooski City Schools
60 Normand St
Winooski, VT 05404

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