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November 13, 2009

Top 50 district enhances special education with SMART products

CALGARY, AB --- November 13, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) in Annapolis, Maryland, is purchasing a number of SMART products to support specialized instruction across the district. In the 2009-2010 school year, AACPS has earmarked approximately US$815,000 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) special education funds for technology purchases, including 118 SMART Response interactive response systems, 74 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and 42 SMART Slate wireless slates.

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November 12, 2009

New SMART Slate features enhanced portability and ease of use

CALGARY, Alberta --- November 12, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the SMART Slate WS200 wireless slate. SMART Slate enables teachers and students to interact with digital lessons projected on a screen, interactive whiteboard, interactive display or interactive pen display from anywhere in the classroom. SMART Slate was developed with extensive user feedback, resulting in the addition of several features, such as improved ergonomics, convenient charging via the USB cable and support for 10 languages, including Simplified Chinese, Castilian Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The WS200 replaces the WS100 (formerly AirLiner WS100 wireless slate) and begins shipping to North American customers on November 23, 2009, and globally on December 23.

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November 4, 2009

Online version of SMART Notebook software opens access to content

CALGARY, Alberta --- November 4, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the immediate release of the beta version of SMART Notebook Express software. This free, lightweight, web-based application lets anyone, anywhere download, edit and share files created in SMART Notebook software. For educators who do not have SMART Notebook software installed on their computers, SMART Notebook Express enables them to access and customize SMART Notebook content for their teaching needs. Because SMART Notebook Express is a web-based application, no downloading or installation is required, making it accessible anywhere there is an Internet connection. SMART Notebook Express is hosted in the cloud, so it offers universal access from any Web browser, automatic feature updates and reliability.

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October 28, 2009

SMART products to be showcased at NSBA T+ L conference

DENVER, Colorado --- October 28, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that several of its classroom technology products will be featured in the enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies (eMINTS) model classroom at the 2009 National School Boards Association (NSBA) Technology and Learning (T+L) conference. Established in 1997 by the eMINTS National Center at the University of Missouri, the eMINTS program is designed to inspire educators to use instructional strategies powered by technology, engage students in the excitement of learning and enrich teaching to dramatically improve student performance. The eMINTS National Center cited SMART’s historical role in the program as reason to showcase SMART products in this year’s eMINTS model classroom. The 2009 NSBA T+L conference will be held October 28–30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.

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October 6, 2009

SMART launches authorized service organization program in EMEA

PARIS, France --- October 6, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it is expanding its service and support capabilities across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with the launch of the SMART Authorized Service Organization (SASO) program. This comprehensive program accredits distributors across the region to provide in-country customer and technical support via call centers, e-mail and SMART-trained technicians, installers and certified trainers. Over 10 distributors have completed the training program to date. It is anticipated that by the end of November 2009, all EMEA distributors will be SASO accredited.

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October 5, 2009

SMART announces SMART Response CE

CALGARY, Alberta --- October 5, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Response CE, interactive response software that allows flexible, automated assessment in 1:1, computer-enabled classrooms. SMART Response CE is the latest in the company’s line of interactive response systems. Instead of handheld remotes (clickers), students can use their computers and SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) software to answer questions. SMART Response CE enables teachers to easily and quickly add various types of assessments to lesson content designed for individual, small-group or whole-class environments. Answers are tallied and graded automatically, and feedback is generated instantly so teachers can easily assess student comprehension and adjust their lessons accordingly.

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September 24, 2009

SMART wins 2009 EdNET Pioneer Award

CALGARY, Alberta --- September 24, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it has been awarded the 2009 EdNET Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award is given annually to an organization that significantly contributes to the growth of the education market over the year. The award is presented by Market Data Retrieval (MDR), the leading provider of marketing information and services for the education market in the United States. SMART received the award at the 21st Annual EdNET Conference on September 14 in Chicago, IL. This is the first time SMART has won an EdNET Pioneer Award. In 2008, the company was named a finalist in the same category.

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September 24, 2009

SMART selects first UK Showcase School

CALGARY, Alberta --- September 24, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that it has selected Isobel Mair School (IMS) in Scotland as the UK’s first SMART Showcase School. Located near Glasgow in East Renfrewshire, IMS exemplifies the qualities of all SMART Showcase Schools. IMS demonstrates the benefits of using SMART education solutions to create an extraordinary 21st-century learning environment with staff who are committed to sharing their use of technology products with the surrounding education community. With more than 100 SMART Showcase Schools across North America, IMS is the second international SMART Showcase School to be recognized, following Zurich International School in Switzerland in June 2009. As the first UK Showcase School, IMS will act as a host site for administrators and teachers from other schools interested in learning how SMART education solutions can improve teaching and learning.

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September 17, 2009

Top 100 school district increases AYP with SMART products

CALGARY, Alberta --- September 17, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that after standardizing on SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has witnessed a significant increase in its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) score. In 2005, CCS began extensively implementing SMART Board interactive whiteboards and AirLiner™ wireless slates across all 86 schools in the district. Approximately 1,900 SMART Board interactive whiteboards and more than 1,000 wireless slates have been installed to date, with 400 SMART Board interactive whiteboards still to come. CCS officials pointed to the use of SMART products as a significant contributing factor in the improvement of student outcomes, specifically citing a marked increase in their AYP score. In the 2007–2008 school year, Cumberland County Schools’ AYP was 27.6 percent. In 2008–2009, it jumped to 72.4 percent. This measurement, undertaken as a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act, is an indication of how well every public school and school district in the United States performs based on standardized testing of K–12 students, elementary and secondary attendance, and grade 12 graduation rates.

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September 3, 2009

SMART launches redesigned website for teachers

CALGARY, Alberta --- September 3, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the beta launch of its redesigned SMART Exchange website for teachers. The website (exchange.smarttech.com) contains SMART’s education content, community forums and teacher-support networks. Previously in different locations, the content and community services that educators want from SMART are now all in one place. But the site is not simply a consolidation of resources. The new design has been extensively tested by educators, who provided input on feature and navigation enhancements, particularly those related to a robust search function that returns relevant results. The custom-designed search function searches not only titles, but the content of each resource, so educators can quickly find, evaluate and share relevant material. They can also view lesson activities before downloading them, thus ensuring they can quickly download what they need. With previous resource downloads numbering in the millions, SMART anticipates this feature will be very popular. No registration is required to use the new site, so educators have easy access to more than 25,000 free high-quality resources globally, including over 15,000 US-specific resources and an active community of voluntary members (i.e., members have not been subscribed as part of a product registration process or in order to download lesson activities or other resources).

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August 26, 2009

SMART releases Mac version of SMART Notebook SE

CALGARY, Alberta --- August 26, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the release of the Mac version of SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) software. SMART Notebook SE Mac was created specifically to meet the needs of tech-savvy students by providing them with a learning tool that complements the way they think and organize. The student edition is compatible with the Mac version of SMART Notebook software, which many K–12 teachers use as their primary lesson creation and delivery application. The Windows software was released in October 2008 and made available on a convenient 2 GB USB silicon bracelet in December 2008. The SMART Notebook SE bracelet makes it easy for students to access any computer, complete assignments and save work to a single, portable USB key. A Mac version of the SMART Notebook SE bracelet will be available in fall 2009.

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August 19, 2009

SMART releases white paper on reducing teacher stress

CALGARY, Alberta --- August 19, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the release of its white paper, “Reducing stress in the classroom: How interactive whiteboards and solution-based integration improve teacher quality of life.” The white paper examines the causes of teacher stress and finds that effectively integrating interactive whiteboards can help reduce it. For example, using an interactive whiteboard to create lessons can shorten lesson preparation time, simplify resource sharing among peers, facilitate differentiated learning and reduce anxiety felt by new teachers. The white paper also provides practical tips on purchasing and successfully implementing interactive whiteboards and other technology products in the classroom.

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August 10, 2009

Toronto District School Board wins national award with help of SMART products

CALGARY, Alberta --- August 11, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has won the National Technology Innovation Award for Elementary Education (NTIA), with the help of SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and SMART Notebook software. The winning project, dubbed ‘SparkPlug,’ accelerated and enhanced traditional professional development for primary school mathematics teachers by incorporating education technology products into their teaching practice and making online resources available to the professional teaching and learning community. SMART Board interactive whiteboards and SMART Notebook software were used with other products to enrich the learning experience for grades 3 and 6 students. Improvement in learning outcomes was confirmed by significantly increased performance on standardized tests. The number of grade 3 students achieving at the highest level in mathematics increased by 44 percent, while the number of grade 6 students performing at the provincial level increased by 22 percent. The SparkPlug program involved 50 educators and 1,100 students at 14 elementary schools, using 30 SMART Board interactive whiteboards in the northwest area of the TDSB, the largest school district in Canada.

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August 4, 2009

Toronto District School Board wins national award with help of SMART products

Washington, DC --- August 4, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it has increased its interactive whiteboard category share in the United States to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2009. This figure represents an increase of 3.3 percentage points over first quarter results. Once again, SMART has been recognized as the undisputed category leader in the United States, which is particularly noteworthy as the United States continues to be the largest and fastest growing market for interactive whiteboards in the world. In Q2, a total of 101,504 interactive whiteboards were sold in the United States, with 64,414 coming from SMART. The data comes from Futuresource Consulting, a leading independent global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard sales for more than nine years. Futuresource predicts that over 320,000 interactive whiteboards will be sold in the United States in 2009, the biggest year ever forecast for the country.

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July 31, 2009

SMART increases global interactive whiteboard product category share

CALGARY, Alberta --- July 31, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its continued leadership in, and increased share of, the global interactive whiteboard product category. In Q2 2009, SMART’s interactive whiteboard category share was 52.8 percent – more than twice its nearest competitor, more than all competitors combined and 2.6 percentage points higher than Q1. Second quarter sales of the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard were particularly strong in the United States, where the company holds a 63.4 percent share, more than two and a half times its closest competitor. This share also represents an increase of 3.3 points over the previous quarter. In major geographies around the world, SMART’s category share also remains strong. Second quarter data confirms an 84 percent category share in Canada, 71.7 percent share in Mexico, 57.5 percent share in the UK and 50.6 percent share in Australia and New Zealand combined. In France, SMART’s category share rose 22.2 points, bringing it to 36.2 percent. Similarly in Brazil, the company’s share rose 18.8 points over Q1 to 35.3 percent. The data comes from Futuresource Consulting, a leading independent global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard sales for more than nine years.

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July 30, 2009

SMART announces three new directors

CALGARY, Alberta --- July 30, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the appointment of three new directors within the services department. Vin Seunath has joined SMART as director, training and professional development. Donnovan Simon and Glenn McCormack have been promoted to director, sales support, and director, customer services, respectively. Each of these roles is integral to driving and maintaining a high level of service for SMART’s customers, staff and authorized resellers worldwide. Seunath, Simon and McCormack are all based in Calgary, Canada, and will report to Sandra Coates, vice president, services.

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July 14, 2009

SMART CEO receives honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree

CALGARY, Alberta --- July 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that CEO and co-founder Nancy Knowlton has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree by Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Knowlton accepted the degree at a convocation ceremony held May 30, 2009. Doctor of Civil Law honorees are chosen by Bishop's University's Degree Committee of Convocation for their exceptional accomplishments in life and professional career. Right Honorable Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada, Albert Shultz, founding artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto, and Chantal Hèbert, Canadian columnist and political commentator, also received an honorary degree at the ceremony. Knowlton was recently inducted into the Bishop’s University Department of Athletics’ RBC Wall of Distinction for her many years as a member of the university’s basketball team along with her provincial and national contributions to the sport. She has a diploma of collegial studies and a bachelor of business administration degree (with honors) from Bishop’s University.

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July 8, 2009

SMART awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

CALGARY, Alberta --- July 08, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it has renewed its ISO registration and received ISO 9001:2008 certification, an international benchmark of quality management in manufacturing. ISO 9001:2008 registration signifies that SMART’s quality management system (QMS) adheres to the rigorous standards outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the largest developer and publisher of international standards in the world. ISO 9001 requires a QMS that meets customer and regulatory requirements, aims to enhance customer satisfaction and outlines processes for continual improvement. The 2008 standard supersedes the previous certification, defined in 2001, which SMART also held.

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June 29, 2009

U.S. customers continue to make SMART the number one interactive whiteboard choice

WASHINGTON, DC --- June 29, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it continues to be the preferred choice for interactive whiteboard purchasers in the United States. In the first five months of 2009, from January to May, SMART sold nearly 65,000 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards to U.S. customers, a 28 percent increase over sales in the same period last year. Sales of the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system were particularly strong, increasing by nearly 140 percent compared to the first five months of 2008. SMART Response sales were also robust. Figures show U.S. educators have purchased nearly 7,800 of SMART’s interactive response systems so far this year, a 53 percent increase over last year’s sales in the same period. The company’s records indicate SMART products continue to be popular throughout the United States, with significant recent sales to school districts in many states including New York, California, Virginia, Texas, Arizona and Illinois.

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June 29, 2009

SMART introduces interactive whiteboards with dual touch

WASHINGTON, DC --- June 29, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the SMART Board™ SBD600 series interactive whiteboard with dual touch, which enables two users to touch or write on the board’s surface simultaneously. This addition to the SMART Board family of interactive whiteboards enhances small-group interaction by enabling two users to work together at an interactive whiteboard. Students and teachers have the option of using their finger or a pen to brainstorm, problem-solve, explore ideas and engage with lesson materials while working within award-winning SMART Notebook software. SMART Board SBD600 series interactive whiteboards combine dual-touch collaboration with the look, feel and functionality of standard 600 series interactive whiteboards.

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June 29, 2009

SMART Notebook Express and new SMART Exchange deliver open access to digital education content

WASHINGTON, DC --- June 29, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Notebook Express – a light version of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software – and a new SMART Exchange. Together, they consolidate all of SMART’s education content, community forums and support networks in one place, easily accessible on the Web. These new collaborative tools will enable educators to find, evaluate, use and share high-quality digital resources in an open environment. Resources include lesson activities, images, manipulatives and interactive flash files. Teachers and students will be able to access thousands of free resources regardless of operating system, file type or brand of interactive whiteboard. Any teacher with access to the Web can freely use SMART Notebook Express and SMART Exchange to access the resources and download and edit engaging lesson activities. Both SMART Notebook Express and the improved SMART Exchange will be available in fall 2009.

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June 26, 2009

SMART products increase student engagement in U.S. classrooms

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 26, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that educators in three schools in the United States are reporting a significant increase in student engagement following the installation of SMART products in their classrooms. Educators in the Oak Park Unified School District and Arroyo Elementary in Tustin Unified School District, both in Southern California, and Woodstock High of Cherokee County School District in Georgia have discovered that their students are actively engaged by the interactive delivery of lesson materials and enjoy the learning process more. Students who had shown little interest in subject matter have become eager to use the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard in class. Teachers have also noticed increased enthusiasm among their math and science students.

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June 25, 2009

SMART introduces fully integrated classroom technology bundle

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 25, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Interactive Classroom PE, a leading-edge, fully integrated classroom technology bundle. Enabling easy transitions among multiple modes of instruction and forms of collaboration, SMART Interactive Classroom PE brings together a powerful selection of classroom technology products, all designed for ease of use and impact on learning outcomes. The bundle comprises a SMART Board™ 680i or 685i interactive whiteboard system, SMART Response interactive response system, an AirLiner™ wireless slate, a SMART Document Camera, a SMART Audio classroom amplification system and SMART Notebook SE bracelets. Together these products create a classroom environment in which all students can thrive, regardless of learning style or ability.

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June 17, 2009

SMART unveils new widescreen interactive whiteboard system

ORLANDO, Florida --- June 17, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system - a high-definition, high-performance collaboration tool that virtually eliminates shadows, glare and projector light in the eyes. The fully integrated system comprises a SMART Board 685 interactive whiteboard and the new wall-mounted, ultra-short-throw UX60 widescreen projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio and WXGA resolution (1280x800). As more and more developers of multimedia and video content shift to a widescreen aspect ratio, the projector’s widescreen format provide a future-proofed investment for school districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses. With high-definition image quality and easy access to other peripheral devices from the front of the room, the SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system delivers a top-of-the-line interactive whiteboard experience.

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June 17, 2009

SMART announces widescreen interactive pen display

ORLANDO, Florida --- June 17, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the SMART Podium ID422w (formerly Sympodium™), the latest addition to SMART’s line of interactive pen displays, which includes the ID350 and the ID370. With 40 percent more interactive workspace than the ID370, the ID422w is the company’s first widescreen interactive pen display. High-definition resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and 22" (56 cm) display combine to deliver sharp image quality and exceptional performance. The ID422w is ideal for educators and business professionals who want to add interactivity to lessons or presentations in large boardrooms, auditoriums and classrooms. It connects to a computer and a projector, and outputs everything done on the pen display to a large screen so audiences can see. Users write directly on the screen with the pen, and save and share materials using SMART Notebook software, helping them add visual impact to lessons or presentations.

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June 17, 2009

SMART demonstrates leadership in touch technology

Orlando, FL --- June 17, 2009 --- SMART Technologies demonstrates continued leadership in the touch technology industry with the announcement of new touch gestures, available through its patented DViT™ (Digital Vision Touch) technology. A leading innovator and manufacturer of touch technology embedded in a number of commercial products, SMART has developed gesture features that enable users to touch the screen with two or more fingers and perform tasks such as zoom, rotate and scroll quickly and easily. These new features can be used on the SMART Board™ interactive display frame, which supports the new multitouch capabilities of Microsoft’s Windows® 7 Release Candidate. Touch gestures build on SMART’s ongoing innovation, including recently announced developments such as the availability of Touch Recognition for SMART Board interactive whiteboards, the introduction of the SMART Table, the world’s first multitouch interactive learning center for early childhood education, and its global product category leadership in interactive whiteboards.

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June 16, 2009

TI calculator software now integrated with SMART Notebook Math

WASHINGTON, DC --- June 16, 2009 --- SMART Technologies and Texas Instruments (TI) announce that SMART Notebook Math software is now integrated with TI’s calculator emulator and computer software. This integration allows installed TI calculator software to be launched through SMART Notebook Math, giving users immediate access to TI applications. Making TI software applications accessible through SMART Notebook Math has resulted in a powerful software product specifically designed for the needs of middle, secondary and post-secondary mathematics educators. SMART is the interactive whiteboard product category leader, and TI is a leader in education technology for math and science.

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June 15, 2009

SAFARI Montage Now Integrated With SMART Board interactive whiteboards

Wynnewood, PA (June 15, 2009) - SAFARI Montage, the award-winning, Video-On-Demand and Digital Media Management system for school districts is now integrated with SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, thereby adding vast resources of video content for teachers.

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June 15, 2009

Two U.S. schools improve test scores with SMART products

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 15, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that two schools in major U.S. districts have reported significant improvements in state standardized test scores following the introduction of SMART products in their classrooms. Equipped with SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and SMART Response interactive response systems, Hurst Junior High School in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District in Hurst, Texas, has experienced a 25 to 30 percent improvement in math scores. Sunset Elementary in the San Ysidro School District in San Diego County, California, has enjoyed improvements of four percent in math and English language arts scores after the introduction of SMART Board interactive whiteboards. Results at San Ysidro have also shown that SMART Board interactive whiteboards aid in the teaching of students with limited proficiency in English.

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June 12, 2009

SMART Hub VE220 brings digital whiteboarding to meeting rooms

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 12, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Hub VE220 digital whiteboarding appliance, the latest in its line of meeting-room and collaboration appliances, which also includes SMART Hub SE240 and PE260 collaboration platforms. Designed to bring whiteboarding into the digital age, SMART Hub VE220 connects to a meeting room’s projector and interactive whiteboard to enable sharing of digital materials from a laptop, taking digital notes, drawing diagrams, brainstorming and saving work for easy reference and distribution. The appliance manages the projector and interactive whiteboard to ensure a walk-up-and-use experience. Simply touching a button on the pen tray will immediately activate the appliance and enable digital whiteboarding. It is perfect for meeting rooms without a dedicated computer, but where meeting participants need whiteboarding space and a digital record of their work. SMART Hub VE220 eliminates time spent transcribing flipchart and dry-erase whiteboard notes, which increases meeting productivity and provides basic in-room collaboration. Ideal for the occasional user, the VE220’s intuitive interface allows meeting participants with virtually no digital whiteboarding experience to be instantly productive.

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June 12, 2009

SMART Notebook software wins 2009 CODiE Award

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 12, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that SMART Notebook collaborative learning software 10 has received a 2009 CODiE Award. SMART Notebook’s top honors in the Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity category marks the first time SMART has won a CODiE. SMART Notebook 10 was judged on its suitability for students with diverse learning styles and abilities, effective use of technology, overall visual/program aesthetics, availability of information and support for users, and accessibility of feedback and support in the process of creating documents, designs or projects. With its rich set of features and numerous digital resources, judges noted that SMART Notebook comes with a full ecosystem of content, tools and support, and helps educators deliver high-impact lessons that bring learning to life. In addition to this award, SMART’s Bridgit™ 3.4 conferencing software was a 2009 finalist in the Best Collaboration Solution category and SynchronEyes™ 7.0 classroom management software (now called SMART Sync) was a 2009 finalist in the Best Education Technology Solution for Productivity/Creativity category.

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June 9, 2009

International symposium explores role of ICT in 21st-century learning

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 9, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its participation in the ICT in Education Networks International Symposium on June 11–12 in Rome, Italy. More than 130 high-level delegates, including representatives of 32 ministries of education and education agencies, are attending the conference. The event is designed to build a common future for education, encourage networking within the global ICT in education community and reflect on the nature of 21st-century learning. SMART’s CEO, Nancy Knowlton, is participating in a roundtable discussion entitled A Vision for the Future. Other topics for discussion include creating compelling learning environments, supporting professional development of teachers and the importance of technology in education at a time of global financial downturn.

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June 5, 2009

SMART names first international Showcase School

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 5, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that Zurich International School (ZIS) in Switzerland is SMART’s first international Showcase School. Located on the outskirts of Zurich, ZIS exemplifies the qualities of all SMART Showcase Schools by demonstrating the benefits of using SMART education solutions to create an engaging technology-enabled learning environment, with a staff that is committed to sharing results with the European education community. There are now more than 100 SMART Showcase Schools located in North America. They act as host sites for other school administrators and teachers interested in learning how SMART education solutions can improve teaching and learning. As the first international Showcase School, ZIS will do the same for educators in Europe.

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June 3, 2009

SMART licenses patented touch technology to PixArt

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 3, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that it has licensed its patented DViT™ (Digital Vision Touch) technology and related know-how to PixArt Imaging Inc. of Taiwan. PixArt has been working diligently with a major Asian ODM (original design manufacturer) to build ASICs (application specific integrated circuits) that integrate touch capability in personal computers and laptops. This global license allows for high performance touch without the need for special tools. It is anticipated that products incorporating the licensed technology will be available in time for the holiday buying season in December 2009.

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June 1, 2009

SMART unveils SMART Response LE

CALGARY, Alberta --- June 1, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Response LE, the latest addition to its line of interactive response systems, which helps teachers quickly poll students for understanding. SMART Response LE is designed specifically for young learners who may or may not be able to read. It combines handheld wireless remotes (or clickers), a receiver and assessment software for creating questions and evaluating responses. The remotes are equipped with five large, colorful buttons, and the LCD screen displays easy-to-understand icons instead of words. SMART Response LE builds on SMART education solutions for early education, which began more than 20 years ago with the introduction of the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard and continues today with products like the SMART Table interactive learning center.

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May 29, 2009

SMART appoints Drew Fitch as new CFO

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 29, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the appointment of Drew Fitch as Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. Reporting to CEO Nancy Knowlton, Fitch will lead the global financial operations of the company, including planning, financial reporting, accounting, tax and treasury. SMART’s current size and expected future growth require an experienced CFO with an impeccable track record, and Fitch’s extensive experience will make him a key contributor in bringing SMART to the next level. Fitch has held the position of CFO at three other Canadian companies, all of which were publicly traded. He comes to SMART from a technology holding company where he was originally senior vice president, finance, and CFO, and then appointed to the position of president and CEO. Prior to that, he worked for large air and truck transportation companies. Fitch is a chartered accountant and holds a master of business administration and bachelor of science degrees. He has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for 31 years.

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May 27, 2009

Connecticut educator named National Teacher of the Year for innovative approach to at-risk youth

Washington, DC – May 27, 2009 – SMART Technologies announces that Anthony Mullen has been named National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers and was recognized by President Barack Obama during a recent ceremony at the White House. Mullen has spent his entire career in the public sector, first as a New York City police officer and then as a teacher and mentor to teenagers with emotional, social and academic issues. Mullen won the award based on his innovative approach to teaching, community focus and collaborative work with other teachers. As part of his mandate, Mullen will spend the next year traveling around the country and internationally, sharing his teaching successes at various events. SMART has been a strong supporter and sponsor of all of the State Teacher of the Year award programs for the past eight years. The National Teacher of the Year award is the highest honor an educator in the United States can receive.

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May 27, 2009

SMART grows to number-two provider of interactive response systems in K–12 market segment

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 27, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its SMART Response (formerly Senteo™) interactive response system was the second-most purchased interactive response system in the global K–12 education market segment in the first quarter of 2009. With sales of over 124,186 handheld clickers (remotes), SMART has moved comfortably into the number two position. The company experienced increased sales in all major geographies and more than doubled its overall category share globally. The data comes from Futuresource Consulting, a leading global research company that has tracked interactive response system sales for five years.

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May 5, 2009

SMART increases global interactive whiteboard category share by three points

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 5, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it had a 50.2 percent product category share in Q1 2009, over 3 percentage points higher than the previous quarter. SMART sold more interactive whiteboards than all other manufacturers combined. The company’s sales are strong in all major geographies around the world. In the United States, SMART had a 60.1 percent product category share, up more than 3 percentage points compared to Q4 2008. Across the Americas (includes all North and South American countries), SMART enjoyed a 61.8 percent product category share. In Asia-Pacific, SMART’s share was 32.1 percent, a 12.5 point jump from the previous quarter. SMART also gained 9.1 percentage points in the United Kingdom, which brought SMART to a 62.3 percent share there. And in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, SMART continued to lead the interactive whiteboard market with a 39 percent product category share. The data comes from Futuresource Consulting, a leading global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard sales for over eight years.

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May 4, 2009

SMART unveils upgraded interactive response system with new name

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 4, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces a new version of the Senteo™ interactive response system, now called SMART Response. The SMART Response system comprises assessment software, handheld clickers (remotes) and a receiver that enables instant responses on quizzes in the classroom. As part of a company-wide branding initiative, SMART is rebranding Senteo to better identify it as an important element of the SMART education solution and an integral part of the company’s product line. The software component of SMART Response now features enhancements based on customer feedback and a redesigned look that reflects SMART’s other education software products such as SMART Notebook software and SMART Sync classroom management software.

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May 4, 2009

SMART releases service pack for its education software

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 4, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its latest service pack for SMART Notebook 10 software and SMART Response assessment software. This software update includes a variety of improvements for Mac users, including greatly increased ease-of-use for Flash® and other animation features in SMART Notebook. The service pack also has improvements for Windows® and Linux® operating system users. Currently, there are over one million SMART Notebook 10 activations in more than 175 countries worldwide.

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May 1, 2009

SMART unveils new headquarters and research center

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 1, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the official opening of its new headquarters and research center in Calgary. The building is a candidate for Gold certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, an internationally recognized standard of environmentally sustainable design and construction, and has ample room for expansion beyond the company’s current 750 Calgary employees. The 19,602 m2 (211,000 sq. ft.) building cost over CDN$60 million to construct and is expected to become one of only nine buildings in Canada to meet LEED Gold certification criteria. Constructing an environmentally friendly building with considerations for today and the future was an important goal. The building produces 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions relative to a typical office building. Environmental features include waterless urinals, low-flow faucets and toilets, motion-activated and energy-efficient light bulbs, non-toxic paints, adhesives, carpets and other synthetic materials, and a reflective roof that reduces cooling requirements during the summer. The building features approximately 90 meeting and collaboration rooms that accommodate as few as two people or as many as 150, all equipped with SMART’s products and integrated with other leading products. The new headquarters includes a large cafeteria that also functions as a general gathering area and informal meeting space for staff. There is a full-service daycare and a fully equipped fitness area. These features, as well as the building’s location within University Research Park with good access to public transit, bike and walking paths are a testament to SMART’s long-term, growth-driven view of its future in Calgary.

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April 29, 2009

SMART receives three BESSIE awards

CALGARY, Alberta --- April 29, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that three of its software titles have been honored at the 15th annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards. The BESSIEs are issued annually by ComputED Gazette. SMART Notebook 10 collaborative learning software won in the Teacher Tools: Lesson Design category, SMART Ideas™ 5.0 concept-mapping software won in the Multilevel: Thinking Skills category and SMART Sync 2009 classroom management software won in the Middle School: Computer Lab Management category. This is the third time SMART has won BESSIE awards. In 2004 and 2005, SMART won for SynchronEyes™ classroom management software and SMART Ideas concept-mapping software each year.

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April 23, 2009

SMART Notebook Math provides interactive tools to illustrate math concepts

CALGARY, Alberta --- April 23, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the availability of the beta version of SMART Notebook Math software in June, 2009. Educators from around the world can sign up now to download the beta and provide feedback on their experience with the product. SMART Notebook Math software is the only software developed by an interactive whiteboard manufacturer that provides the digital tools needed to create content, and to recognize and graph equations within the context of a lesson. The application has all the functionality and features of award-winning SMART Notebook software, with math-focused content and tools for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators. SMART Notebook Math comes with dynamic graphing tools that enable educators to create their own graphs or graph mathematical functions or tables of values. The application also features a handwriting recognition function that recognizes individual math symbols and full equations, and can then solve equations. SMART is the first interactive whiteboard developer to offer this feature. More than 20 percent of educators using SMART Notebook worldwide teach mathematics.

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April 16, 2009

SMART Meeting Pro wins Best of FOSE award

CALGARY, Alberta --- April 16, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that its new collaboration software, SMART Meeting Pro, has been recognized by Government Computer News (GCN) as a Best of FOSE winner in the Software for Desktop Systems category. The Best of FOSE awards recognize outstanding and innovative information technology (IT) products for government use as exhibited at FOSE, the largest event for government IT professionals. More than 65 companies submitted a total of 115 new products for consideration during this year’s competition, which was held in Washington, DC, in March 2009. GCN’s editors and technology analysts rigorously reviewed the new products during the trade show and recognized 14 winners based on four criteria: innovation, usability/applicability to government, relative performance based on specifications, and value. This is the second time SMART Technologies has been recognized by GCN. In 2003, SMART received the Best New Technology award in the Display Devices category for the Rear Projection SMART Board™ 3000i interactive whiteboard.

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April 13, 2009

SMART supports U.S. government plan to invest in education

CALGARY, Alberta --- April 13, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its support of recent initiatives from the U.S. Department of Education to improve teacher effectiveness, assessment standards and student learning. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that US$44 billion is now available for states and schools under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The funds are to be used, in part, to create 21st-century digital learning environments, which include network and Internet access, computers and computing devices, instructional software, interactive whiteboards, and other interactive technologies. Funds are also available for technology training and professional development for teachers. This month, SMART begins offering a series of complimentary webinars for educators designed to help them maximize return on investment (ROI) when acquiring technology for classroom use. The one-hour sessions feature advice from administrators who have successfully implemented technology solutions on a large scale.

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April 2, 2009

SMART Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against NextWindow

CALGARY, AB --- April 2, 2009 --- SMART Technologies ULC (“SMART”) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against NextWindow Ltd. (“NextWindow”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, to enforce SMART’s Digital Vision Touch (“DViT”) technology patent portfolio. In its complaint SMART alleges NextWindow has infringed several of SMART’s DViT technology patents.  SMART is seeking an unspecified amount of damages as well as injunctive relief against NextWindow to prevent the importation and sale of infringing products in the United States.

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March 25, 2009

SMART speeds up delivery to U.S. customers

CALGARY, Alberta --- March 25, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces plans to open a United States Logistics Center (USLC) in Louisville, Kentucky. UPS will operate the center at Worldport, the company’s global air package sorting facility. All SMART products destined for U.S. customers will be shipped from the Louisville center, ensuring fast and efficient service. From Louisville, 75 percent of SMART’s U.S. customers can be accessed via two-day ground service once an order is ready to ship. The new logistics arrangement will reduce total order processing and delivery time for SMART’s customers by as much as 70 percent. UPS was chosen because of its proven record as the world’s leading express carrier, contract logistics and delivery company.

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March 23, 2009

New SMART assembly facility to be located in Vác, Hungary

CALGARY, Alberta --- March 23, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces an agreement with the Zollner Group to assemble SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Zollner Group, one of the world’s leading contract manufacturers, will assemble the interactive whiteboards at its facility in Vác, Hungary. Initially, it will have the capacity to produce more than 125,000 SMART Board 600 series interactive whiteboards per year, significantly increasing SMART’s annual global production. With SMART Board interactive whiteboards assembled at the Hungary facility, service to SMART’s EMEA customers will improve. Currently, all SMART Board 600 series interactive whiteboards are assembled and shipped from SMART’s main plant in Ottawa, Canada. Hungarian assembly will also decrease SMART’s reliance on transatlantic shipping, thereby reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

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March 18, 2009

SMART releases software development kit for SMART Table

CALGARY, Alberta --- March 18, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that a software development kit (SDK) for the SMART Table interactive learning center is now available through the SMART Development Network. The SMART Table is a ground-breaking interactive display designed specifically for pre-K-3 students (ages 4-8). To encourage the rapid development of education content for this new product category and to invite developers to participate in the evolution of an exciting new medium, the SDK will be made available to those interested in creating multiuser, multitouch table applications. The SDK supports development in C++, C#, VB and Java languages, and includes source code for multitouch interface elements such as photographs and text regions.

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March 17, 2009

SMART surpasses CDN$2 billion in cumulative sales

CALGARY, AB --- March 17, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that it has surpassed CDN$2 billion in cumulative sales. The result comes only two years after the company reached CDN$1 billion in sales. Demand has been fueled in education by overwhelming evidence that information and communication technology such as interactive whiteboards can positively affect student achievement, and in business by interest in collaboration tools that connect globally dispersed teams. More than one million SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards have been installed since SMART began shipping the product in 1991. SMART earned a 53.2 percent share of the global interactive whiteboard product category in 2008, according to Futuresource Consulting, a leading global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard shipments for almost nine years. Most SMART products are sold to education customers, and the company estimates that more than 20 million teachers and students use its products in more than 175 countries around the world. With a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent over a five-year period, and 37 percent over a 10-year period, the privately owned company continues to lead the global interactive whiteboard product category.

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March 13, 2009

SMART opens European customer service center in Paris, France

CALGARY, Alberta --- March 13, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the opening of a new customer service and training center in Paris, France.  The center underscores SMART’s commitment to a growing number of customers in France, specifically, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) more generally, and is the company’s fourth European office. The company’s first European customer service center opened in Bonn, Germany, in 2000. This center underwent a major expansion in 2008, tripling the square footage of training space and further demonstrating SMART’s commitment to helping education and corporate customers understand how SMART products can improve their daily work lives and offer greater efficiencies and desired results. SMART has two additional centers in Hamburg and Munich. Staff at the new Paris center will help SMART and its resellers manage expected increases in business and customer numbers by providing a central location for in-depth product demonstrations and by localizing support for resellers’ marketing, sales and support efforts. The Paris center marks the first full-capacity training center, including distance learning, for SMART outside of the company’s world headquarters in Calgary, Canada. Up to 2,000 customers a year can be trained on SMART products in the center and many thousand more remotely.

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March 3, 2009

Innovation at SMART continues to pay off in patents

CALGARY, Alberta --- March 3, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces eight new patents granted to the company in the last year. Five patents were issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and three by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. These patents add to SMART’s growing portfolio, which now numbers 34 patents worldwide. Of these, 27 have been awarded in the last five years. SMART is an innovator of many award-winning products and files numerous patent applications each year for inventions and technological advances.

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February 20, 2009

SMART releases white paper on interactive whiteboards and universal design for learning

CALGARY, Alberta --- February 20, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the release of its latest white paper, “Creating Classrooms for Everyone: How Interactive Whiteboards Support Universal Design for Learning.” Outlining recent research and teachers’ experience with interactive whiteboards, the paper demonstrates how interactive whiteboards benefit students with special needs and facilitate individualized instruction for all students. The white paper uses the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) to evaluate touch-sensitive interactive whiteboards and finds that these products support each principle. The paper also provides specific, real-world examples of how the technology has improved learning environments for students with behavioral, emotional and physical challenges.

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February 18, 2009

SMART’s educator resources downloaded over 1,500,000 times in 2008

CALGARY, Alberta --- February 18, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that its English-language lesson activities, the Lesson Activity Toolkit for SMART Notebook software, and its question sets for the Senteo™ interactive response system were downloaded more than 1,500,000 times in 2008. Teachers who increasingly rely on classroom technology to deliver high-quality, engaging lessons are always looking for content that can help them get the most from their products. The download numbers confirm the value of SMART’s readily accessible, curriculum-correlated digital resources for teachers, which are available at no charge from SMART’s education website.

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February 13, 2009

SMART’s 2008 sales more than double its nearest competition

CALGARY, Alberta --- February 13, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its continued leadership in the interactive whiteboard product category globally with a 53.2 percent share of sales in 2008. SMART’s share increased six percentage points over 2007 and almost ten points over 2006, as reported by Futuresource Consulting, a leading global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard shipments for almost nine years. Futuresource also identifies SMART as the leader in all major geographies, including EMEA, Asia and the Americas. The United States was the most active market in 2008, accounting for nearly half of all interactive whiteboard sales worldwide. Futuresource reports that SMART continues to have a clear lead in the United States with a 59.4 percent product category share, nearly two-and-a-half times that of its nearest competitor and up slightly more than six points over 2007. Globally, in 2008, SMART sold close to 300,000 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, a record year for the company and more than double the sales of its nearest competitor.

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February 3, 2009

SMART strengthens EMEA team with three key players

CALGARY, Alberta --- February 3, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the appointments of Axel Rosiefsky, Frederic Arneodo and Yvonne Biggins to key management positions with the company’s team serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Rosiefsky assumes the newly created position of director, sales operations and services for EMEA, with the mandate to build operational infrastructure in the region to deliver superior customer service. Arneodo assumes the new position of director, sales for EMEA, and will be responsible for optimizing SMART’s channel strategy and performance. Yvonne Biggins is appointed to the new position of manager, education business development for EMEA. She will manage a team of education consultants and marketing specialists who will work with teachers to improve student learning outcomes with SMART solutions. The appointments are part of a series of strategic steps aimed at expanding SMART sales, marketing and customer support activities in the region. Rosiefsky, Arneodo and Biggins all report to Patrick Lelorieux, SMART’s vice president and general manager for EMEA.

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February 3, 2009

SMART adds Touch Recognition to interactive whiteboards

CALGARY, Alberta --- February 3, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the addition of Touch Recognition to SMART Board™ 600 series interactive whiteboards. The feature is the first to automatically detect the difference between a pen, finger and palm of the hand. Users can now, for example, use a pen to write or draw on the interactive whiteboard, a finger to manipulate words or pictures and a palm to erase work. Previously, users had to return the pen to the SMART Pen Tray in order to switch modes.

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January 30, 2009

SMART releases white paper on impact of classroom amplification systems

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 30, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces the release of its white paper, “Why Classroom Amplification Systems Help Teachers Teach and Students Learn: Preventing teacher vocal disorders and helping students hear in the classroom.” The white paper points to research on how classroom amplification systems can increase student comprehension while decreasing the number of teacher sick days. Classroom amplification systems also help students with minor, even undiagnosed, auditory problems, those sitting at the back of the classroom and students learning a second language. The white paper addresses a timely topic in today’s classrooms, which are more interactive, more densely packed with students and often in buildings with more ambient noise from heating and cooling systems; fans in computers, printers, copiers and projectors; and the clicking of keyboards and mouse devices.

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January 19, 2009

SMART products link historic inauguration of Barack Obama to Chicago supporters

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 19, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces its products will link the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington, DC, and the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball to the Bronzeville Ball to be held in his home community of Bronzeville in Chicago, IL. The products will be used to showcase inauguration highlights and to provide a live, interactive feed from the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend.

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January 14, 2009

SMART Classroom Suite first all-in-one software suite designed for both teachers and students

LONDON, United Kingdom --- January 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Classroom Suite, an integrated software solution that includes the award-winning SMART Notebook 10 for creating and delivering teachers’ lessons, SMART Notebook SE for student assignments, scheduling and file management, SMART Sync 2009 (formerly SynchronEyes classroom management software) for managing computer-enabled classrooms, and SMART Response for student assessment. SMART Classroom Suite helps teachers and students create interactive learning materials using software that is specifically designed to work together. The integrated software also makes it easy for teachers to monitor student computer use and shift easily between individual, small-group and whole-class lessons that are digital and interactive.

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January 14, 2009

SMART Sync 2009 simplifies classroom management

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Sync 2009, the latest version of its classroom management software. SMART Sync builds on the features of its predecessor, SynchronEyes™ software, which automated many administrative tasks in the computer-enabled classroom and allowed teachers to monitor every student computer from their desktop. SMART Sync 2009 adds easier control and monitoring capabilities. Teachers can click a button to view a thumbnail image of each student’s computer. They can also lock or take control of any computer, either to highlight a student’s excellent work or to bring a student back on task. SMART’s dedication has led to the development of easy-to-use hardware and software products, and SMART Sync is no exception. These improvements, combined with the popular features of earlier versions, deliver a classroom management software designed specifically for teachers and students. SMART Sync 2009 is the eighth version of this award-winning software.

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January 14, 2009

SMART Classroom Suite to be installed on Intel-powered convertible classmate PCs

LONDON, United Kingdom --- January 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that Intel® Corporation will begin shipping its Intel-powered convertible classmate PCs with SMART Classroom Suite software installed in 2009. SMART Classroom Suite is an integrated software solution that includes the award-winning SMART Notebook software for creating and delivering teachers’ lessons, SMART Notebook SE for student assignments, scheduling and file management, SMART Sync 2009 (formerly SynchronEyes classroom management software) for computer-enabled classrooms, and SMART Response for student assessment. This collaboration marks the first time SMART education software solutions will be available, preinstalled on another company’s hardware reference design. The agreement is the latest development in a relationship between SMART and Intel that has spanned 17 years. SMART is also part of the Intel® Learning Series, a collection of hardware, software and services designed specifically for education, and which supports the technology industry in customizing products and services based on Intel’s research and platform design.

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January 8, 2009

SMART Notebook 10 now available for all core Linux distributions

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 08, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that SMART Notebook 10 software is now available for the latest core distributions of the Linux® operating system. SMART is currently the only interactive whiteboard manufacturer to provide full versions of its whiteboarding software for all three major operating systems – Linux, Windows® and Mac. SMART Notebook 10 software now supports five core Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 8.04, openSUSE™ 10.03, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.1, Fedora™ Core 9, and Debian™ 4.0 (Etch) r3. SMART Notebook ships with all SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, Sympodium™ interactive pen displays, AirLiner™ wireless slates and SMART Document Cameras.

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January 8, 2009

SMART adds country-specific support to its online education community

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 08, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces it is adding country-specific support for four countries to the SMART Exchange online community for educators. Members in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and France will be able to participate in forums, connect with colleagues, upload and share lessons, and contact SMART technical and product staff in their own language. The German SMART Exchange was launched November 27, 2008. French will be available in February 2009, with Spain and the UK following soon after. The French version will cater to people from many different French-speaking countries. SMART plans to continue to expand its country-specific support in 2010.

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January 8, 2009

SMART CEO honored by Bishop’s University

CALGARY, Alberta --- January 08, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that the Bishop’s University Department of Athletics has added company co-founder and CEO Nancy Knowlton to the RBC Wall of Distinction. The annual distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Bishop’s University athletic program through athletic participation and contribution as an athlete or through outstanding services to athletics. Knowlton was honored for her many years as a member of the university’s basketball team along with her provincial and national contributions to the sport.

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SMART Technologies est l'un des principaux fournisseurs dans le domaine des technologies de collaboration intelligente pour établissements scolaires et environnements professionnels. À travers le monde entier, ses solutions redéfinissent le travail en groupe par une interactivité exceptionnelle et des univers attractifs qui stimulent la productivité. Les solutions SMART intègrent trois composantes : logiciel, matériel et services. Performantes et simples d'utilisation, elles sont le reflet d'une marque leader dans les écrans interactifs.

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