Broad range of collaboration solutions supports Brazil’s growing number of education and business customers
CALGARY, Alberta --- May 10, 2012 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announced that Westcon Brasil Ltd. has been appointed an authorized SMART distributor for Brazil. Westcon Brasil now offers the entire range of SMART’s collaboration solutions for education and business to resellers throughout the country, providing them with comprehensive visual collaboration solutions to support the country’s growing number of customers.
Westcon Brasil is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Distribution of SMART products is led by Westcon Brasil’s Comstor sales division – the Cisco-dedicated business unit of Westcon Group, Inc., Westcon Brasil’s parent company. Westcon Brasil is the leading provider of Cisco solutions for education in Brazil, and the addition of SMART products has increased the range and value of collaboration solutions for customers. With more than 1.5 million classrooms and strong economic growth in Brazil, SMART is well positioned for continued success and further expansion in the region.
“We’re proud to sign this new distribution agreement with SMART Technologies, a leading provider of integrated collaboration solutions for education, business and government,” said Humberto Menezes, Managing Director, Westcon Brasil. “We feel the addition of SMART is a natural fit for our broad unified communications portfolio – one that will immediately benefit our partners across the region.”
“SMART continues to expand its network of distributors worldwide to support our growth in education and business markets,” says Patric Nagel, Vice President, Americas, SMART Technologies. “We are pleased to be working with Westcon Brasil as their strong network of dealers ensures that SMART customers receive the product and personal service they require.”
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that change the way the world works and learns. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, our focus is on developing a variety of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, making collaboration and learning with digital resources more natural. Our products have transformed teaching and learning in more than 1.9 million classrooms worldwide, reaching over 40 million students and teachers. In business, our Freestorm™ visual collaboration solutions improve the way that people work and collaborate, enabling them to be more productive and reduce costs.
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