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Next generation SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

Convenience and affordability hallmarks of new SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

CALGARY, Alberta — January 9, 2008 — SMART Technologies announces the new SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system, SMART‘s most convenient and affordable interactive whiteboard system. This second-generation integrated system combines the SMART Board 680 interactive whiteboard with the new Unifi™ 45 projector and will cost 25 percent less than the original system.

Launched in 2006, the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system quickly became one of the most sought-after classroom solutions. Its short-throw, high-offset projector reduced shadows cast onto the more

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Height-adjustable wall mount for 600i system available

CALGARY, ALBERTA — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the new height-adjustable wall mount for the SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system is now available. Using the smooth-sliding counterweight mechanism, teachers can easily raise or lower the 600i system to any desired height within a 20-inch (50 cm) range. more

SMART Board software 9.7 now available

CALGARY, ALBERTA — May 29, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that SMART Board™ software 9.7 for Windows®, Mac OS and Linux® operating systems is now available. The newest version of SMART Board software offers teachers more digital resources and a number of user-friendly new features. Enhancements to the world’s most widely used interactive whiteboard software make it easier for educators to create and manage all their digital learning materials within one easy-to-use content platform. SMART Board software adds features that refine users’ whiteboarding experience and improve system administration. Version 9.7 supports more languages than any other interactive whiteboard software on the market including 4 languages in Mac OS, 9 languages in Linux and 36 languages in Windows. A vertical text flow feature is also available to support Asian language text. Full Release

Senteo interactive response system now shipping

CALGARY, Alberta— May 31, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the Senteo™ interactive response system is now shipping. The system includes a remote control device for each student in a classroom and a receiver that allows teachers to send information to each device and receive student responses. The Senteo interactive response system increases one-to-one interaction by allowing teachers to survey and engage students and to personalize the learning environment. The learning curve for the system is short and a variety of product features, some exclusive to SMART, have been built in. Extensive feedback from educators has been incorporated into the design of this latest product, ensuring it is flexible and user friendly. Full Release

SMART leads interactive whiteboard segment with 65 percent of sales

CALGARY, Alberta — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces its global installed base of 650,000 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards. A recently released report from Decision Tree Consulting (DTC), an industry-leading UK research company that has been documenting interactive whiteboard sales for seven years, states that the global installed base for all manufacturers is estimated to be 1,000,000 units as at December 31, 2006. This figure results in SMART‘s market share being estimated at approximately 65 percent of sales worldwide. SMART, a privately owned company, has had a cumulative annual growth rate of 26 percent over five years, and 41 percent over 10 years. It has led the market segment since it introduced the world‘s first interactive whiteboard in 1991. Full Release

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SMART unveils new features for 600i interactive whiteboard system

CALGARY, Alberta — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the SMART Board™ 600i interactive whiteboard system now offers even more flexibility, thanks to an optional firmware upgrade. This upgrade, available to SMART customers at no charge, enables control of the existing RS232 port in the system‘s built-in projector. more

Gallery Publisher facilitates sharing of digital content

CALGARY, ALBERTA — June 8, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that Gallery Publisher software will be available in August for Windows® operating systems. Gallery Publisher software enables publishers and educators to optimize their multimedia content for Notebook™ collaborative learning software and then import it into the Gallery, Notebook software‘s searchable repository of thousands of digital images and multimedia resources. Designed specifically for education publishers who want to convert large banks of learning objects to Notebook software format, Gallery Publisher speeds up the production and distribution of digital resources for SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards. This is a significant step forward as interactive whiteboard adoption in education escalates and as teachers need more and more curriculum-based digital content. SMART is the only interactive whiteboard provider to support the development and integration of content in this way. Full Release

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SMART Classroom Solutions streamline technology implementation

CALGARY, ALBERTA — June 18, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces the availability of three SMART Classroom Solutions. The solutions consist of a variety of product and service configurations that support different teaching and learning styles. SMART has designed interactive and collaborative products for over 17 years, and SMART Classroom Solutions represent the most popular product and service configurations, providing educators with easy-to-adopt suites of technology tools and services. Training specific to each SMART Classroom Solution is also available. Full Release

SMART products improve students‘ performance and teachers‘ lives at University of Virginia

CALGARY, Alberta — June 19, 2007 — SMART Technologies Inc. announces that researchers at the University of Virginia have concluded that SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, when used with appropriate pedagogy and digital resources, can lead to improved student learning outcomes and quality of life for teachers. The three-year study, now entering its third year, examines how to best prepare teachers to effectively incorporate technology into their daily teaching in a way that fosters greater student understanding. Lead researcher Joe Garofalo points to results demonstrating that the majority of students in a class taught with SMART Board interactive whiteboards outperformed students taught without one on a variety of test and quiz items. Full Release

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