SMART Technologies Introduces Two New Products for Business

Interactive whiteboard system and interactive display support multiuser, multitouch gestures.

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The SMART Board 885ix (left) and the SMART Board 8070i interactive display (right)

As organizations around the world continue to adopt interactive technology products to support their business activities, they require easy-to-use, intuitive tools that promote collaboration and make the most of meeting time.

New York, NY (Vocus) December 8, 2010

SMART Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) announces the SMART Board™ 885ix interactive whiteboard system for business and the SMART Board 8070i interactive display designed to enhance interactivity and collaboration. Both products support common multitouch gestures currently recognized in the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system, enabling multiple users to create and interact with digital content at the same time. Using SMART’s patented DViT™ (Digital Vision Touch) technology, both the 885ix and the 8070i deliver an exceptional touch experience that supports multitouch, multiuser writing and object awareness. The products will be available globally by the end of January 2011.

The SMART Board 885ix interactive whiteboard system is a fully integrated, easy-to-use system that includes an 87” (221 cm) widescreen interactive whiteboard with 16:10 aspect ratio, ultra-short-throw projector and extended control panel. The SMART Board 8070i interactive display offers a high definition 70” (177.8 cm) display with 16:9 aspect ratio and features a sleek, contemporary design to complement the business environment. Both the interactive whiteboard system and the interactive display ship with SMART Meeting Pro™ software, which is specifically designed to facilitate meeting management and enable effective and efficient multitouch collaboration. Used in conjunction with SMART Bridgit™ conferencing software and SMART Meeting Pro™ Premium software, meeting participants can automatically connect from anywhere in the world to share and interact with digital documents, minimizing the need for travel. Additional information on both products can be found here.

“As organizations around the world continue to adopt interactive technology products to support their business activities, they require easy-to-use, intuitive tools that promote collaboration and make the most of meeting time,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO.

Pricing and availability

The suggested list price for the SMART Board 885ix interactive whiteboard system for business is US$6,499 in the United States. The suggested list price for the SMART Board 8070i interactive display is US$14,999 in the United States. Prices outside the U.S. vary by country and may include applicable taxes, duties and import costs. Information on suggested list price is available from local authorized SMART resellers. For purchasing information, specifications and a list of authorized SMART resellers, visit smarttech.com.

About SMART

SMART Technologies is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.

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