Quick Facts
Writing Panels: 2
Writing Area: 70"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-17W 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-17W scans in a mere 21
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)

W78 × D3.5 × H39.4 inches
(W1980 × D89 × H1000 mm)

Main Unit Weight

44 lbs*3 (20 kg*3)

External Dimensions
(With Floor Stand*1 )

W78 × D26.6 × H76.6*2 inches
(W1980 × D675 × H1947*2 mm)

Floor Stand Weight

23 lbs (10.5 kg)


Panel Size

W70.9 × H35.8 inches (W1800mm × H910mm)

Effective Reading Area

W70.1 × H35.4 inches (W1780mm × 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. 21 s


USB Ports

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

Saved Output

File Format



3418 × 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: AC100–240V/50–60 Hz, Max 0.75 A
Output: DC 12 V, 3.0 A

PC Consumption

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



10°C ~ 35°C


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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