WestconGroup France Now Offering Full Portfolio of SMART Business Solutions

  • Expansion of SMART channel in France encourages optimal sales, distribution, installation and services for business customers
  • Enables local Unified Communications and Collaboration support for resellers supplying leading-edge business solutions
  • Extends and strengthens global relationship between SMART and Westcon-Comstor

PARIS --- 6 April 2016 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces Westcon-Comstor as a value-added distributor of the full portfolio of SMART business collaboration solutions in France.  Westcon-Comstor is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading security, collaboration, networking and data center solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.

Westcon-Comstor will offer French resellers in the country access to the full range of SMART Business Solutions including SMART kapp®, SMART kapp iQ™, SMART kapp iQ Pro™, and SMART Room Systems™ for Skype for Business, helping them to leverage business opportunities and working to provide comprehensive sales, installation and services for customers. This expands SMART's strategic relationship with Westcon-Comstor, which also serves as the company's distributor in North America, Latin America, the Middle East and 13 countries across Europe. This strong relationship sets the stage to better meet the expected increase in demand for unified communication and collaboration (UCC) solutions.

"We're fueled by innovation and a mission to help people collaborate in the ways most natural to them to help drive performance," said Greg Estell, President, Education & Enterprise, for SMART Technologies. "Key to maximizing global enterprise productivity is a value-added distribution model which acts as a force multiplier, expanding new markets and allowing customers to unleash their productivity. We are delighted to be partnering with Westcon-Comstor in France to leverage their market footprint, technology expertise and exceptional customer support that will help enterprises to focus on their core-business, not managing technology."

"Collaboration technologies are enabling companies of all sizes to engage with customers more quickly and in ways that are more personalized than ever before," said Maurizio Lavagna, general manager of Westcon-Comstor Italy and UCC France. "SMART Technologies' products, coupled with the training and educational programs offered through the Westcon-Comstor UCC Solutions practice, give our resellers a broad range of intuitive collaboration tools that accelerate decision-making and advance business."

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.

Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. The company is transforming the technology supply chain through its capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Westcon-Comstor combines expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Westcon-Comstor delivers results together through its deep partner relationships. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.

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Posted: April 6, 2016
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