Google Introduces 'Jamboard' A Collaborative Digital Whiteboard in Cloud

Jamboard raises the bar on collaborative creativity, bringing the same real-time collaboration found in G Suite.

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Jamboard, a collaborative digital device is toutued to be "your team's collaborative, cloud-first whiteboard" bringing the same real-time collaboration tools found in the G Suite.

This digital whiteboard letting you work with teammates from across the world on other Jamboards or remotely use the smartphone or tablet companion app—and comes with a 55-inch 4k display, combined with best-in-class touch response time, built-in HD camera, speakers and Wi-Fi.

The intuitive, single-cable setup makes it easy to start creating quickly with Jamboard — just wheel it in, turn it on and start brainstorming.

Google notes, Jamboard is a hassle free device that put your whiteboard into the cloud with everything is saved in Google Drive, so it can be shared through Hangouts. Further it says, with Jamboard, comes the power of Google Search and G Suite, and you can easily grab images & content from the web, get files from Docs, Sheets and Slides, or add photos stored in Drive, and bring them into a Jam.

It's also packed with tools like sticky notes and stencils as well as intelligent features like handwriting and shape recognition, google writes.

Jamboard, which is reported to be a Microsot Surface competitor is priced at under "$6,000 USD", while Surface 55-inch model comes at $8,999.

The firm is partnered with G Suite users to work on the product, such as Instrument, Netflix, and Spotify. While Jamboard isn't due to ship until 2017, Google says that it wants to partner with a broader range of G Suite customers for its Early Adopter Program. If you want to get on board, you can sign up here.

Google adding further said, it's working closely with G Suite customers like Instrument, Netflix, and Spotify, as well as partner with BenQ to help bring Jamboard to market, which is due for purchase in 2017. Also, according to company it want to partner with a broader set of G Suite customers for an Early Adopter Program.

"Jamboard's touchscreen is built for precision drawing and automatically recognizes the difference between using the stylus or the eraser." It neither require batteries or pairing. Additionally, just like classic whiteboard, it also sense your finger used to wipe off the screen, writes google.

Interested, you can submit the form here to get on board.

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