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SMART Podium 500 Series Interactive Pen Display

Create engaging presentations and dynamic collaboration sessions with the SMART Podium 500 series interactive pen display. You can interact with digital content and write over it on SMART Podium, all while displaying that content on a large screen in the same room or from a remote location. The 500 Series includes the SMART Podium SP 518 (18.5″ diag) and SMART Podium SP 524 (24″ diag) systems. Both include software (Meeting Pro for Business, Notebook for Education).

  • 16:9 widescreen display
  • SMART Software (Meeting/Notebook)
  • Illuminated function buttons
  • Tethered pen
  • High Speed USB ports
  • Smooth Tilt Stand
  • Slim Bezel


Built for flexibility
The interactive pen display connects to your computer, so you can interact with media-rich content on a high-definition (HD) widescreen display and share your work on a large screen or interactive whiteboard for everyone to see. And you don’t even have to be in the same room – you can share your work remotely using SMART Bridgit conferencing software. Open documents, applications, websites and multimedia files, write notes over them in digital ink and save your work for distribution or later reference. The versatile 500 series display supports collaboration in virtually any workspace, from small meeting rooms or home offices to large auditoriums. It can add flexibility to meeting rooms already equipped with SMART Board interactive whiteboards, because you can work with content from anywhere in the room and display it on the interactive whiteboard. Remote or home office workers can use SMART Podium to share screens and write over content as if they were in the room, increasing their level of participation and engagement.


A powerful presentation tool
With the SMART Podium interactive pen display, you can control presentation material whilst facing your audience. Because all of your content is in front of you and projected onto a large screen, you won’t need to turn away from your audience or become distracted by a computer and mouse. The display’s tethered pen acts as a mouse to navigate content on your screen – simply touch the interactive screen with the tethered pen to control computer applications and write notes in multiple digital ink colours over applications, slides, websites and videos. The Smooth Tilt Stand helps support a natural writing posture, whilst intuitive function buttons – illuminated for dimly lit rooms – enable you to change ink colours, erase, highlight and emphasise content, access the mouse function and save and share your work instantly.
With this type of control over your digital resources, you can focus on keeping your audience engaged by demonstrating ideas and concepts more effectively, highlighting key points as they come up and capturing comments and questions.


Easy to save, easy to share
The SMART Podium 500 series interactive pen display is integrated with SMART Meeting Pro software, which lets you write in digital ink over any document, application or website, or capture notes as a screenshot and save them as a PDF or PPT file. Marked-up pages, revised documents, diagrams, notes and comments can all be captured easily and sent to meeting participants by email. You can mark up files in common applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio or OneNote and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and SMART Meeting Pro software will insert and save your work in the original file.


It’s all in the details
Available in widescreen 47cm (18.5″) or 61cm (24″) displays, with a native 16:9 widescreen resolution, the 500 series is ideal for displaying and manipulating HD material in fine detail. The interactive pen display has flexible scaling options to support 16:10 and 4:3 resolutions. It can connect to your computer and projector by DVI, HDMI or VGA. There are three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals such as USB drives, document cameras or personal mobile devices. The 500 series is also HDCP-compliant to ensure smooth and secure transfer of digitally copyrighted materials between your computer and SMART Podium.


DViT technology

The 500 series features SMART’s own DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology. By incorporating cameras in the bezel to detect pen touch and movement, DViT technology provides a responsive, accurate writing experience.

Widescreen HD interactive display

View your content in sharp detail with a progressive-scan LCD display designed to show wide-format video and high-resolution images. Compared with a standard-format display, the wide-format display gives you 20% more workspace to interact with your content effectively. The 47cm (18.5″) display features 720p resolution. The 61cm (24″) display features 1080p (full HD) resolution.

Elegant design

Designed in the same aesthetic tones as the SMART Board 8070i interactive display, the 500 series features a slim profile, minimised bezel and reduced overall footprint. It will complement virtually any workspace.

Console buttons

Access the right-click button, select pen colours or the eraser, or launch the On-Screen Keyboard, Screen Capture tool or SMART Meeting Pro software. The buttons are illuminated for use in dimly lit rooms. They are also preconfigured but can be programmed to suit the shortcuts you use most.

Tethered pen

Control your computer from SMART Podium and comfortably write over any application with the battery-free tethered pen. Because the pen is the point of contact on the interactive screen, you can rest your hand on the screen whilst writing notes.


Smooth out your handwriting to improve legibility with SMART Ink. You can write notes over any application and save them into several software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and OneNote or Adobe Acrobat Pro. You can also turn handwritten notes into text objects that you can manipulate.

Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter view

Maintain a private view of your presentation material, including all slides and speaking notes, whilst controlling what your audience sees on the screen, interactive whiteboard or display. Use the display’s controls to switch ink colours, move back and forth between slides and write speaking notes as you present.

Magnetic pen tray

Rest the tethered pen in the magnetic pen tray when it’s not in use. The magnetic pen tray helps minimise the profile of the display and provides easy access to the pen when needed.

Smooth Tilt Stand

Smoothly and easily adjust the position of your SMART Podium, so you can comfortably rest your hand on the display whilst you make notes.

Integration with other SMART products

Launch SMART Meeting Pro software with the button located on the display. The software is integrated with the 500 series. SMART Podium also complements SMART Board interactive whiteboards and displays, giving you the choice to sit or stand and face a group whilst you interact with content.

HDCP compliant

Ensure the smooth, secure transfer of digitally copyrighted materials between your computer and SMART Podium.

Future proof

Flexible video connection options (DVI, VGA or HDMI), wide-format aspect ratio and scaling options ensure SMART Podium is compatible with existing and future technology investments.

Built-in scaler

Automatically optimise images by displaying the video input in its native resolution and aspect ratio, including 16:10 or 4:3.

Simple installation

Connect your computer, SMART Podium and projector using USB and a DVI, HDMI or VGA cable, so that all devices will display the same image simultaneously.

High-speed USB 2.0 ports

Access three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals like a USB drive, document camera or personal mobile device. A fourth USB 2.0 on the rear connection panel is provided to connect a computer.

VESA mounting plate

Use the VESA standard 75mm x 75mm (2 15/16″ x 2 15/16″) mounting plate to install SMART Podium on third-party mounting arms or furniture.

USB disabling

Prevent unauthorised USB data transfers by mechanically disabling the USB port functionality.

Kensington security lock slot

Secure SMART Podium by connecting a compatible lock and cable to the slot.

SMART software included

SMART Podium includes SMART Meeting Pro software, which lets you write notes in digital ink over any document, application or website, or capture notes as a screenshot and save them as a PDF or PPT file.

SMART GoWire auto-launch cable included

Enable guest laptops without SMART software to connect to the display using the SMART GoWire cable.

Operating systems

SMART Meeting Pro software supports Windows operating systems.


SMART Podium supports on-screen display setup in 21 languages.

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Product Technical Sheet

Podium 518

Active screen size: 47cm (18.5") diagonal
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 720p
Dimensions: 46.7cm W x 33.0cm H x 7.6cm D (18 3/8” x 13” x 3”)
Weight (with stand): 8.9kg (19lb 11oz)
Available as an appliance-based model: No
Podium 524

Active screen size: 61cm (24") diagonal
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1080p
Dimensions: 59.3cm W x 40.1cm H x 7.6cm D (23 5/16” x 15 13/16” x 3”)
Weight (with stand): 12.5kg (27lb 6oz)
Available as an appliance-based model: No
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