kapp gains traction in China

Award-winning SMART kapp Gains Traction in China

  • Chinese distributor Daheng to invest in thousands of SMART kapp digital capture boards
  • SMART kapp anticipated to take off in both the education and business sectors

CALGARY, Alberta - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, is pleased to announce that distributor, China Daheng Beijing Software Technology. Co., Ltd (“Daheng”) has completed a deal with SMART to purchase 4000 SMART kapp boards for distribution in China. As SMART kapp gains traction in China, both parties are optimistic that the value it will bring, particularly in classrooms and with remote students, will be significant. Designed to revolutionize traditional dry-erase boards and flipcharts, SMART kapp is a Bluetooth® enabled dry-erase board that is as easy and intuitive to use as any other white board, but reinvented.

SMART kapp is lightweight, easy to install, and a true plug-and-play solution. Customers simply secure the board to a wall, plug in the power supply, and begin using SMART kapp immediately - no need for IT integration or internet connections. SMART kapp enables users to:

  • Share in real time by inviting remote participants to view content on smartphones, tablets and computers as it happens using any browser
  • Easily save anything written on the board in JPEG or PDF formats
  • Automatically save snapshots to shared accounts like Evernote™®or Google Drive™ or OneDrive™

"Partnering with SMART, a global leader in education, will ensure short and long term benefits for us both, " said Mr. Xu, GM of Daheng. "The simplistic design of SMART kapp provides a very powerful user experience where people can go up and share very easily and intuitively. SMART kapp is the perfect match to better enhance today’s classrooms and conference rooms."

"We are delighted to extend the capabilities of SMART kapp into the Chinese market," said Neil Gaydon, SMART president and CEO. "With SMART kapp, notetaking and brainstorming has been digitized for our customers without any compromise of the traditional whiteboarding experience."

In addition to using SMART kapp in the room, kapp users can take advantage of version 2.2 of the SMART kapp app, including the ability to continue any whiteboard session, sharing up to 250 users, password-protected sessions and watermark-free PDFs, all free of charge.

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and enterprises around the globe. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.


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Jeff Lowe
VP, Marketing
SMART Technologies

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Posted: April 8, 2016
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