Open, edit, save and share .notebook files from anywhere, at any time
LONDON, UK --- January 10, 2011 --- SMART Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) announces that its SMART Notebook Express web application, a lightweight version of the award-winning SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software, is now available globally. SMART Notebook Express enables educators to open, edit, save and share .notebook files from anywhere, at any time, regardless of whether they have access to the Internet. Depending on their needs, users can access SMART Notebook Express online by visiting express.smarttech.com or offline by downloading SMART Notebook Express to their desktops. Both versions offer the same intuitive user interface. Educators who do not otherwise have access to SMART Notebook software will now be able to use SMART Notebook Express to open and interact with SMART Notebook lessons for use in their classrooms and to share those lessons with colleagues, students and parents. SMART Notebook Express is now available globally at no cost via express.smarttech.com.
SMART Notebook Express offers increased interoperability to support the needs of all users. The application is compatible with Microsoft® Windows®, Mac and Linux® operating systems and works with a variety of computing devices, including interactive whiteboards, interactive pen displays, laptops and tablet computers. No log-in information is required, so users have easy access to their SMART Notebook files and can edit text, open website links, view multimedia files and write over .notebook files using digital ink. The intuitive, easy-to-use features enable educators to customise lessons found on the SMART Exchange™ website (exchange.smarttech.com) and make it easy for students and parents to open and modify lessons from home or school. SMART Notebook Express offers all users the flexibility of opening, editing and sharing .notebook files, whether or not they do so from their SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard. To further support SMART’s commitment to interoperability, SMART Notebook 10.7 collaborative learning software – expected by March 2011 – will support the interactive whiteboard common file format (.iwb), enabling users to import and export .iwb files to and from SMART Notebook software. For more information on SMART Notebook Express, visit smarttech.com/nbexpress.
“Educators around the world use SMART Notebook lessons in their day-to-day classroom instruction to increase engagement and improve learning outcomes,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “By providing a version of SMART Notebook Express that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, without the need for an Internet connection, we are ensuring that teachers, students and parents can experience the tremendous benefits of using SMART Notebook lessons, whether in the classroom, the library, at home or elsewhere.”
Online or offline – Open, edit and save .notebook files from anywhere, at any time, whether online or via a downloaded desktop application
Platform agnostic – Works with Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
Save function – Save SMART Notebook files to your computer, including any new content you’ve added or changes you’ve made to the pages
Page Sorter – View SMART Notebook software pages as thumbnails and reorder the pages of any presentation by simply dragging and dropping the thumbnails
Text-editing tool – Add or edit text and change the font style, colour and size
Pen tool – Highlight information or write over SMART Notebook files with digital ink using a variety of colours and line styles
Object manipulation – Select and move or delete any object on a SMART Notebook software page
Multiple languages – Available in U.S. and UK English, Spanish, French, German and Italian
Create new pages or files – Add new pages to any SMART Notebook file, or create a new file
Multimedia support – Open and view Adobe® Flash® files, video, audio and object animations
SMART Technologies is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.
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