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April 27, 2016

SMART Technologies Unveils Enhancements to SMART kapp iQ® in Education

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – April 27, 2016 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions announces today that they have updated their most advanced member of the award-winning SMART kapp® product family, SMART kapp iQ®. The new and improved SMART kapp iQ interactive flat panel is specifically designed to deliver a complete, all-in-one classroom solution that provides educators with the flexibility to deliver lessons across a range of learning and instructional styles, including whole-class, small group and individual instruction.


April 26, 2016

SMART Technologies Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

CALGARY, Alberta, April 26, 2016SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions has been selected to receive the 2016 North American Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership from global growth partnership firm Frost & Sullivan. SMART Technologies has earned the award for driving in-class interactivity and student engagement to new levels with its ground-breaking, expanded line of interactive flat panels (IFPs), used in millions of K-12 classrooms all over the world.


April 25, 2016

SMART Technologies Receives Silver in 2016 Edison Awards

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – April 25, 2016 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announces that SMART kapp iQ was selected to receive silver in Communication and Collaboration, a subcategory of Living, Learning, and Working Environments in the 2016 Edison Awards. The Living, Learning, and Working Environments category pays homage to Thomas Edison’s design of interior spaces and ultimately honors organizations that have helped develop spaces and work environments that are conducive to fostering innovation.


April 20, 2016

SMART Technologies Named Finalist in 2016 EdTech Digest Awards

SMART amp™ and SMART kapp iQ™ recognized as innovations in education technology


April 13, 2016

SMART Technologies Leads the Education Sector in Interactive Flat Panel Displays in the United States

Data from Futuresource Consulting Ltd. Corresponds with Overall Momentum Towards IFP Adoption in the United States


April 8, 2016

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

April 6, 2016

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

March 23, 2016

SMART Expands Investment in the UK with Westcon Group

LONDON --- March 23 2016 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has expanded its go-to-market (GTM) model for the United Kingdom. Westcon Group, the network infrastructure and unified communications distributor  will now supply SMART education and enterprise products and solutions throughout the UK.


February 9, 2016

SMART Technologies Enhances Its Award-winning Business Solutions Portfolio with New Product and Service Offerings
  • Award-winning SMART kapp portfolio now features a 75-inch SMART kapp iQ and SMART kapp iQ Pro
  • All collaboration features delivered in the SMART kapp Plus app are now available free of charge
  • SMART installation and onsite support services offerings are now available through SMART via new SMART-authorized global Install & Onsite Service providers ComTech Services and VC-Techs Ltd.

January 20, 2016

SMART Technologies Expands Its Lineup of Market-leading Interactive Flat Panels, Offering More Choice than Ever Before
  • Customers desire choice among interactive flat panels (IFPs), which now comprise nearly 60 percent of all interactive display sales1
  • SMART broadens its award-winning 6000 series with the SMART Board 6075 and adds SMART Board 4075 and SMART Board 4084 to its 4000 series

January 20, 2016

SMART Technologies Revolutionizes Educational Software with the Introduction of the SMART Learning Suite

  • SMART Learning Suite incorporates award-winning SMART Notebook software, plus SMART amp and SMART Lesson Activity Builder at no additional cost
  • New model eliminates purchasing complexities and enables natural, collaborative learning experiences

January 18, 2016

SMART Technologies Previews Recent Study Highlighting the Interconnection of Teaching, Technology and Learning

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of education and collaboration solutions, will preview the findings of its recent research study, Understanding the Interconnection of Teaching, Technology and Learning. The implementation and adoption of truly active learning approaches is top of mind with educators, and yet there is no clear path as to how technology can make the implementation easy, adoption more rapid, and what specific actions lead to incredible educational achievements. SMART Technologies, in collaboration and consultation with a number of IT and education thought leaders and researchers, is assessing the best practices and impacts of technology on active learning programs The study represents more than 400 educators, technology specialists, administrators and IT professionals.


January 13, 2016

SMART Technologies and Samsung Join Forces to Help Students Improve 21st-Century Collaboration Skills

  • The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education
  • "Made for education" bundle enhances student-led learning and provides teachers with real-time visibility into the learning process

December 29, 2015

SMART Technologies Announces U.S. Listing Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market

CALGARY, Alberta – Dec. 29, 2015 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) ("SMART" or the "Company"), a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions, has received a determination today from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") granting approval of SMART's request to transfer its Nasdaq listing from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the Nasdaq Capital Market.


December 16, 2015

SMART Joins Google for Education Partner Program to Help Foster Cloud-based Teaching and Learning

Calgary, Alberta. – Dec. 16, 2015 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has joined a select group of Google partners as part of the Google for Education Partner Program. Google's Education Technology Partner program is for partners that extend the reach and functionality of Google for the Education Platform by providing the best educational content, tools, and technologies available and for partners that have optimized their solutions for Google's platforms and devices. This move comes as a result of cohesive integration between Google Classroom, part of Google Apps for Education, and SMART amp® collaborative learning software.


November 3, 2015

Epson and SMART Bring Best-in-Class Collaborative Learning Solution to Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 3, 2015 – It is now easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays. Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, today announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors worldwide. The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides a potent combination for collaborative learning.


October 9, 2015

SMART Updates Financial Outlook and Announces Strategic Review

CALGARY, Alberta --- October 9, 2015 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today provided an update on its financial outlook for the balance of fiscal 2016, and announced its intent to embark on a strategic review.


September 21, 2015

SMART Makes the Acquisition of Classroom Technology in UK Easier and More Affordable
  • Classroom as a Service will enable schools to get technology, support and training without major capital expenditures
  • SMART's unique new ground breaking service will offer UK schools, teachers and students a sustainable education technology program

Sept. 3, 2015

SMART Signs Student Privacy Pledge
SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions announces it has signed the Student Privacy Pledge. Aimed at ensuring that companies make a firm commitment to using student data only for educational purposes, the Pledge safeguards student privacy built around several commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.

August 18, 2015

SMART kapp iQ Wins Top International Business Award
SMART Technologies, an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions announces that SMART kapp iQ is the winner of a Gold Stevie Award for the Best New Product of the Year - Business-to-Business category - in the 12th annual International Business Awards (IBAs).

August 10, 2015

SMART Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer - Appointment of Interim CFO
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announced that Kelly Schmitt, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), has submitted her resignation  in order to accept an executive position with another company.  Ms. Schmitt's resignation is effective September 25, 2015.

July 22, 2015

SMART Chosen to Help Transform Classrooms and Collaborative Learning in South Africa

July 20, 2015

SMART and ACCO Brands Corporation Team Up to Market SMART kapp®
CALGARY and LAKE ZURICH, IL, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global provider of visual collaboration solutions, and ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), a world leader in branded school, office and consumer products, today announced that ACCO Brands will be marketing a co-branded version of the SMART kapp® digital capture board in North America. ACCO Brands is a $1.7 billion company with more than 2,000 partners in its North American network, and the synergies between SMART kapp and ACCO Brands' traditional office products market are at the heart of this agreement. The co-branded solution, Quartet® SMART kapp®, will be sold through ACCO Brands' proprietary sales force and distribution networks.
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