Quick Facts
Writing Panels: 2
Writing Area: 50"w x 35"h
Paper Type: Plain Paper, Black & White
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The most affordable Copyboard for your most productive meetings.

Building on the success of the BF Series, the new PLUS M-17 is thinner, lighter, loaded with advanced features and yet remains competitively priced. Its clean, stylish appearance will compliment a variety of business and office environments. Choose to print your notes in black and white or to save your work digitally (in black and white) either to a USB Memory Stick or directly to your pc.

Store your work digitally.
With digital storage functionality, the PLUS M-17 expands organization-wide communication. The M-17 allows you to store and retrieve the data from the board through either a Direct PC Connection, or by using a USB Memory Stick. Images are saved as PDF files. Once the image data has been downloaded to your computer, you can utilize it in many useful ways:

  • Easily distribute exact copies of your work via email. Send it to absent audience members!
  • Using office applications, insert the writing on the board into business documents and other materials.
  • Further edit and enhance your work with image editing software.
  • Cut down on storage space and clutter with compact digital files.

Print your work to paper.
The M-17 allows you to print the contents of the board in black and white using compatible inkjet printers. You can utilize the printer in either the copyboard's wall-mounted or floor-standing configuration. Please note that the electronic whiteboard does not come with a printer. Compatible printers are widely available from retailers nationwide. (View compatible printer list) Advantages of plain paper copies:
  • Present your audience with an exact copy of what has been written on the board.
  • Listeners can commit their attention to the presentation; not to taking notes.
  • Maintain consistency by preventing errors or omissions in drawings, charts, and diagrams.
  • Conveniently store paper copies for future reference.

The M-17 uses a new LED light system for low power consumption. No lamp replacement is necessary.

Shown above with optional stand, the M-17S electronic whiteboard comes with wall mounting equipment included.

Key Features
  • 2 Writing Panels.
  • USB Memory Stick port.
  • USB port for Direct PC Connectivity.
  • USB port for an on-board printer. (Printer sold separately.)
  • Up to 10 print-outs at a time from copyboard.
  • Inkjet Printer compatible. (See compatible printer list.)
  • Lightweight design for added portability and wall mounting or partition mounting.
  • Optional stand with casters allows for easy room-to-room transfer.

New Features

Slim Profile
The M-17 has been slimmed down from the previous BF Series model, going from 5 inches in depth to under 3 inches. The slimmer and lighter M-17 is more easily mounted on a wall and takes up less space in your meeting room or office.

Faster Scanning Time
PLUS has once again improved scanning time. The M-17S scans in a mere 15
seconds, an improvement of 8 seconds over the previous model.

Smooth Hand-Scrolling
The surface of the M-17 is easy to move when using just your hand. The scrolling force needed has been reduced to 7 oz (0.2kg) a vast improvement compared to the previous model's 3 lbs (1.4kg).

Easy-Access USB Port
The USB port is located on the front of the board for easy access when saving to a USB memory stick.

Built-in Software
No need to install software. Just connect your computer to the M-17 via a USB cable to save an image. Both PC and Mac compatible.

Eco-friendly, Low Power Consumption.
The M-17 was designed to be both environmentally friendly as well as economically friendly. Power consumption has been reduced to 12W/2W (M-17S) from the previous 120W/60W (BF). [Operation/Standby]

Manual and Specs
Specifications are available in PDF format.
Printer List

CaptureBoard C-12S
CaptureBoard C-12W
CaptureBoard C-20S
CaptureBoard C-20W

Electronic Copyboards:

M-17S Standard

M-17W Wide
N-20J CompactNEW
N-20S Standard
N-20W Wide
N-204 Multifunction
N-31S StandardNEW
N-31W WideNEW
N-314 MultifunctionNEW

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Installation Method

Wall Mount or Floor Stand

External Dimensions
(Without Marker Tray)

W58.3 D3.5 H39.4 inches
(W1480 D89 H1000 mm)

Main Unit Weight

33 lbs*3 (15 kg*3)

External Dimensions
(With Floor Stand*1 )

W58.3 D26.6 H76.6*2 inches
(W1480 D675 H1947*2 mm)

Floor Stand Weight

23 lbs (10.5 kg)


Panel Size

W51.2 H35.8 inches (W1300mm H910mm)

Effective Reading Area

W50.4 H35.4inches (W1280mm H900mm)

Number of Panels



2 inch (50mm) Grid


Endless in one direction (Horizontal scrolling)

Drive Method

Motorized / Manual

Reading Method

CIS (Contact Image Sensor)

Reading Illumination
Light Source


Reading Resolution

Main scanning direction (vertical sheet surface) 50 dpi (1.92 dots/mm)
Sub scanning direction (horizontal sheet surface) 50 dpi (1.82 dots/mm)

Reading Time

Approx. 15 s


USB Ports

3 Ports: Type B for PC and Type A for Printer and for USB Flash Memory

Saved Output

File Format



2458 1728 dots (fixed)

External Memory


USB Flash Memory

Compatible FAT types

FAT 16, 32


USB 1.1 or USB 2.0*4

Compatible Printers

InkJet Printers: HP PCL3e & PCL3 gui compatible (with some exceptions)


Printing Resolution

300 dpi or equivalent

No. Print Colors

2 (grayscale)

Printer Interface

Conforming to USB 2.0 standards

Add Functions


Used for the timestamp and for file dating properties<
(Includes backup battery for when there is a loss of power.)

PC Connection

Images can be acquired and device settings made via USB (using a browser)

Power Supply

AC Power Adapter

Input: AC100240V/5060 Hz, Max 0.75 A

Output: DC 12 V, 3.0 A

PC Consumption

In standby: 3W, During operation: 12W (not including printer)



10C ~ 35C


30 ~ 85% (with no condensation)



Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or Later) /
Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional Edition (Service Pack 2 or Later) /
Vista (32 bit) / Windows7 (32 bit / 64 bit) / Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Web Browser

Windows: Internet Explorer 6.0 or Later
Macintosh: Safari 4 or Later
*With Adobe Flash Player 10 Installed


Markers (Black, Red), Eraser, AC Power Adaptor, USB Cable (9 ft Length),
User's Manual, Assembly Set-up Manual, Wall Mounting Brackets.

Optional Accessories

Rolling Floor Stand (Part #42-3084), Printer Shelf

*1. The height is adjustable at 68.8, 72.7 and 76.6 inches (1747, 1847 and 1947 mm).
*2. The value indicated for "H" (height) is the maximum height.
*3. Not including the weight of the printer.
*4. USB Memory device not included. The memory capacity corresponds to 32GB or Less.
- Please note that for quality improvement purposes, specifications and design are subject to change without prior notice.

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