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Unifi projector combines with SMART Boards to create integrated system

smart-board-600i.JPGCALGARY, Alberta — May 14, 2008 — SMART Technologies announces that its new Unifi™ 45 projector is now compatible with its most popular SMART Board™ 500 and 600 series interactive whiteboards. Now schools can add a Unifi 45 projector to their existing interactive whiteboards to create an integrated system. The option applies to SMART Board 560, 580, 660 and 680 interactive whiteboards. SMART Board 500 series interactive whiteboards were sold until 2002, when the new series 600 boards were introduced. The 340,000 SMART customers who purchased 500 series interactive whiteboards and all 600 series customers will be able to take advantage of the offer.

Launched in 2006, the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system quickly became one of the most sought-after classroom technology solutions. The second-generation system, now equipped with the Unifi 45 – a short-throw, high-offset projector that reduces shadows cast onto the interactive whiteboard and offers a bright image and true color quality. Its unique collapsible boom also protects the system from deliberate damage. The control panel below the interactive whiteboard allows teachers to turn the entire system on or off with one button, eliminating the need for a remote control. Teachers can easily connect a laptop or switch between peripherals, such as MP3 players, document cameras and DVD players. The addition of a SMART classroom audio system or USB speakers addresses sound quality issues, ensuring that everything that needs to be heard is heard.

About SMART
SMART Technologies is an industry pioneer and global education market segment leader in user-friendly ICT products and group collaboration tools. The award-winning line of SMART Board interactive whiteboards is the most widely installed in the world because of its unsurpassed product quality, versatility and ease of use. The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is used to teach over 18 million students in more than 600,000 classrooms in more than 100 countries around the world.
SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 1,000 people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with assembly facilities in Ottawa, Ontario and offices in Bonn, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, New York City, Chicago and Washington, DC. SMART has been issued and maintains a broad portfolio of patents with numerous U.S., Canadian and other patents pending. In 1992 SMART formed a strategic alliance with Intel® Corporation that resulted in Intel’s equity ownership in the company. SMART products are sold through dealers across North America and distributors worldwide. To learn more about SMART visit www.smarttech.com.

For more information, contact
Corinne Cryan Tatlow
Public Relations Specialist
SMART Technologies
Phone +1.403.802.2595
Fax +1.403.228.2500
CorinneCryanTatlow@smarttech.com
www.smarttech.com

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