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Intelligence Everyone Can Share-SMART Announces SMART kapp iQ-the Definitive, All-in-One Collaboration Display

  •  Unique plug and play solution enables walk-up-and-use, multiway collaboration through simple whiteboarding and an ultra-high-definition 4k display
  • New advanced addition to SMART kapp® product family poised to re-invent the front of room display

SMART Technologies, an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces SMART kapp iQ. The most advanced member of the hugely successful SMART kapp product family, kapp iQ is a sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables game-changing collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. SMART kapp iQ combines the simplicity of the “walk-up-and-use” practice of the original SMART kapp whiteboard with an incredible, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience.

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SMART kapp Continues to Gain Momentum Throughout Europe and North America

  • Large 84" version of revolutionary digital capture board begins shipping
  • New distributor agreements with Tech Data Maverick and Ingram Micro extend kapp availability in Europe

SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that the new 84" version of the SMART kapp digital capture board is now shipping.  Like the original 42" version, SMART kapp 84 is the modern replacement for outdated and outmoded dry-erase boards and flip charts. As easy to use as a traditional whiteboard, kapp 84 provides the ability to share and save work in real time, on any device, with anyone, anywhere in the world. The larger version of kapp is the ideal tool when you need more space than a kapp 42 provides - making the power of SMART kapp available in more meeting areas such as huddle spaces, boardrooms, lecture halls, classrooms, hotel meeting facilities and much more.
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SMART Technologies Expands Capabilities of Its SMART Room System

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) now offers new capabilities in its SMART Room System (SRS) for Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync), including enhanced functionality, new support services, and seamless integration with Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365.

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) now offers new capabilities in its SMART Room System (SRS) for Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync), including enhanced functionality, new support services, and seamless integration with Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365.

The newest release of the SMART Room System features SMART's unique interactive sharing, enabling inking on any industry application and saving in its original format within the meeting. Competitive solutions allow inking only within the Microsoft Whiteboard or on PowerPoint.

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SMART Introduces Next-Generation Interactive Whiteboard System

  • New SMART U100w projector offers improved performance with price reduction
  • Lamp life doubles previous versions in economy mode – reducing downtime

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces a significant upgrade to its line of interactive whiteboard systems. At the heart of the next-generation SMART Board® interactive whiteboard system is the new ultra-short throw SMART U100w projector. The U100w offers a bright, high definition (HD) widescreen image, measured at 3,600 lumens in standard mode and a long-lasting lamp that provides up to 5,000 hours in standard mode and 6,500 hours in economy mode. The lamp life in economy mode represents an improvement of more than 100 percent compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models, reducing classroom downtime and maintenance costs.

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Study Says Educators Want Schools to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace

Administrators, teachers, students and parents call for more emphasis on collaboration skills and problem-solving to meet employers’ needs.

A recent study by Wainhouse Research, sponsored by SMART Technologies Inc., shows the education community wants much more emphasis on skills such as collaboration and problem-solving so students are better prepared for the workplace. The study says while schools are doing a good job on reading,writing and arithmetic, they are falling short when it comes to the type of skills employers want from graduates.

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Robin Raulf-Sager
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SMART Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers an integrated solution of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.
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