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SMART Podium, Interactive Pen Display

The SMART Podium 500 is an Interactive Pen Display in 24"-format, which is used in the lecture halls in the common teaching area at the University of Zurich. You can order the device from the event services.

You work with a pen on the touch-sensitive monitor to control applications and comment on presentations. You can interact with and write about digital content while presenting it on a projection screen.


You need a Windows computer with Windows 10 or 11 and connect it to the lecture hall via HDMI and USB using the cables provided. The Windows Ink feature implemented in Windows 10 and 11 allows you to use the SMART Podium pen functions.
We do not recommend using it with Apple OSX.


Before using it for the first time, we recommend a short instruction of approx. 15 minutes by the staff of the AV or phone 044 634 24 51

What to consider

PowerPoint presentations with animated pages can cause problems. We therefore recommend that you work with PDF documents and use the PDF Annotator.

PDF-Annotator (only for Windows)

The paid PDF Annotator allows you to open any PDF file and comment, mark or highlight passages directly within the pages of the PDF document. 
Please contact your IT coordinator for procurement and installation.
PDF Annotator, download for Windows only