New collaboration software wins in Software for Desktop Systems category
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.
SMART Meeting Pro is a collaborative meeting software solution that adds advanced whiteboarding and data conferencing to meeting rooms that have a dedicated computer and one or more SMART Board interactive whiteboards or displays. The easy-to-use interface connects multiple interactive displays and laptops in the same room or around the world, enabling meeting participants to share ideas and information regardless of location. With SMART Meeting Pro, teams can display documents and images, and notes can be made on any display in digital ink. The notes can then be saved to a network drive, the desktop or a USB key and distributed via e-mail.
“FOSE is the premier showcase for the latest in technology for the U.S. government, the world’s largest purchaser of IT products,” says Wyatt Kash, editor-in-chief for GCN. “This year’s winners represent the most innovative and the most effective applications for meeting the government’s changing needs. We congratulate the winners for their leadership and commitment to excellence in public sector IT.”
“SMART is committed to developing business products that enable organizations to work more effectively and efficiently,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “Winning the Best of FOSE award validates SMART’s strength in creating software applications that will have a positive impact on how government personnel conduct business.”
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