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 has compatibility for online collaboration through cross-platform support. The display can also be mounted onto a wall or be configured into a stand.
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.
|Also known as||Google Jamboard|
|Product family||G Suite|
|Release date||May 23, 2017|
|Display||55″ 4K (60 Hz)|
|Online services||G Suite|
Visualize your ideas in a new and collaborative way
- Unleash your team’s creativity with Jamboard. Sketch your ideas whiteboard-style while benefiting from the access and connectivity of an interactive canvas. Drop images, add notes, and pull assets directly from the web while collaborating with team members from anywhere.
Create, collaborate, and bring your team’s ideas to life
Jamboard unlocks your team’s creative potential with real-time co-authoring. Experience unhindered productivity, whether your team is in the same room using multiple Jamboards, or across the world using the Jamboard app on mobile.
A familiar canvas, rethought for the cloud.
With Jamboard’s incredibly responsive and accurate display, it feels natural to draw and sketch the way you would on a traditional whiteboard. Enrich your brainstorm with the best of Google Search and your team’s work in G Suite: Grab images and content from the web and bring them straight into your jam; pull in work from Docs, Sheets, and Slides; even add photos stored in Drive.
Designed for precision and ease.
Jamboard’s stunning 55-inch, 4k display shines as the focal point for creativity in the workplace. It’s easy to move around the office with its purpose-built portable stand and single-cable setup. You’ll never have to worry about running out of ink or batteries thanks to a passive stylus and eraser that don’t require pairing.
Present, save, and share your ideas.
It’s easy to present your jams in real time through Meet. When you’ve finished jamming, share out your work with others.
Intelligent and easy to use.
Jamboard comes with handwriting and shape recognition, so it’s easy to read your work. And, you can draw with a stylus but erase with your finger – just like a whiteboard.
Join jams from anywhere.
The Jamboard app for Android and iOS makes it easy to join in the creativity on a phone or tablet. You can also use the app to claim a Jamboard when you walk into a conference room and start adding content from G Suite.
How many people can use Jamboard at once?
Jamboard supports up to 16 touchpoints at once on a single device. An entire team can join the same jam from other Jamboards and phones and tablets with the Jamboard app.
How much does Jamboard cost?
Jamboard starts at USD $4,999 (includes 1 Jamboard display, 2 styluses, 1 eraser, and 1 wall mount) plus a USD $600 annual management and support fee.
G Suite for Education customers are eligible to purchase a Jamboard with a one-time management and support fee payment of USD $600. There is no recurring annual fee. Email [email protected] or contact your reseller.