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.
|Also known as||Google Jamboard|
|Product family||G Suite|
|Release date||May 23, 2017|
|Display||55" 4K (60 Hz)|
|Online services||G Suite|
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.
On 25 October, Product Manager of G Suite TJ Varghese announced Jamboard on Google's official blog. The announcement trailer for the product was released the same day onto YouTube. The website was also launched on the same day simultaneously, as well as a rumored version of an "Early Adopter Program" for the device.
The device can be mounted on a wall, or, by default, be set up on a vertical stand with wheels.
Jamboard features a 55" 4K display that will support touchscreen capabilities and has a 60 Hz refresh rate, and is able to detect up to 16 touch points anywhere within. It also includes Wi-Fi connectivity, a HD front-facing camera, microphone and built-in speakers. The touchscreen is controlled by a dedicated stylus to control the device or draw on it, as well as an eraser.
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.
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