NextWindow Touch Screens Used in New All-in-One PCs from ASUS

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ASUS ET2410 PC Series with 23.6" NextWindow multitouch screen now shipping globally

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NextWindow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), announces that its touch screens are being used in a new all-in-one PC from ASUS, a market leader in personal computer products. The ET2410 All-in-One PC Series features brilliant 23.6” (59.9 cm) touch screens and offers enhanced audio playback through SonicMaster and DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC™. Powered by a second generation Intel® Core™ processor, NVIDIA® GT540M graphics card and 8GB of DDR3 memory, the ET2410 is able to play HD multimedia with ease. The ASUS ET2011ET, featuring a 20” (50.8 cm) multitouch display from NextWindow, is now shipping globally.

Featuring a slim design with a profile of only 2.4” (6 cm), the ET2410 rests on an aluminum pedestal that provides stability and easy cable management. The touch screen incorporates patented optical technologies from NextWindow and SMART, ensuring high performance and image clarity. Acting like a giant tablet computer, the ET2410’s multitouch capabilities enable users to pinch, zoom or rotate images, and to quickly and easily scroll through web pages. The ET2410 also includes keyboard and mouse inputs.

“We selected NextWindow after a comprehensive review of multitouch screen vendors and products on the market,” says Albert Wu, Desktop Division Director for ASUS. “NextWindow was chosen for its excellent reputation and the very high quality of its products, and we look forward to using NextWindow optical technology touch screens in other ASUS products.”
“ASUS is a leader in the PC industry and we are proud to supply touch screens for the ET2410,” says Al Monro, CEO, NextWindow. “NextWindow and SMART have invested significant resources in the development of optical technology, which has many benefits compared to traditional touch screen solutions. NextWindow’s selection by ASUS validates the value of our technology.”

About NextWindow touch screens
Patented optical technology from NextWindow and SMART is included in all NextWindow touch screens. Known for its accuracy, clarity, flexibility, reliability, scalability and durability, NextWindow optical technology offers many advantages over other touch technologies, including effortless zero-force touch and support for multiple touches as well as multiple users. Optical technology is ideal for use in large-format displays as well as desktop computers and monitors, as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can easily and economically convert traditional displays into touch screens. NextWindow’s large-format touch screens offer thin borders and a low profile, enabling easy integration into a wide range of hardware applications.

NextWindow touch screens are available as fully assembled displays complete with glass, or as a kit of components that includes optical sensors, a passive border and a controller board ready to be assembled on a glass substrate. To lower transportation costs and reduce inventory risk, NextWindow touch screen kits do not include glass, however glass is available in standard sizes and can be cut to fit custom displays. For more information on NextWindow large-format touch screens, visit nextwindow.com/products/index.html.

About ASUS
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion. For more information, visit asus.com.

About NextWindow
NextWindow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMART Technologies Inc., is a supplier of optical touch panels and touch-screen components to electronics manufacturers. With accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for easy integration into all-in-one computers, computer displays and large-format screens, NextWindow develops the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life. Founded in 2000, NextWindow has offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, Singapore, Korea and Japan, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. SMART Technologies is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns.

For more information, please contact

David Villarina
Marketing Manager
NextWindow    
Phone +1.925.461.4906        
E-mail dvillarina(at)nextwindow(dot)com
nextwindow.com

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