SMART kapp wins Best New Product at InfoComm 2014
Audio-visual industry influencer rAVe also names SMART kapp as Best New
SMART kapp named in multiple "Best of InfoComm" coverage
CALGARY, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies' new SMART kapp
digital capture board has earned multiple awards since debuting at
InfoComm 2014, North America's largest audio visual trade show. After
reviewing thousands of products from over 700 vendors, the influential
AV industry publication rAVe honored SMART kapp with two of its "Best of InfoComm 2014 Awards" Best
Overall New Product and Best New Presentation Product.
A dramatic upgrade to the dowdy dry erase board and flip chart, SMART
kapp lets users share work sessions in real-time and to save the work
at any point to be shared in the cloud or by email. In beta testing now
and available for pre-order with select channel partners, SMART kapp is
scheduled to ship in September, 2014.
"Our staff members comb the InfoComm floor looking for the best and most
interesting products. We talk to attendees about what they saw,
reviewed and liked as well." said Sara Abrons, Editor at rAVe Publications. "SMART kapp was our consensus winner for Best Overall New
Product. It was one of the products attendees were all talking about
and were most excited about this year."
Industry buzz around SMART kapp had started even before InfoComm opened.
Telepresence Options included SMART kapp in its preview article "15 Hot Exhibits You Need to
See at InfoComm," writing "we're so excited to see SMART Technologies
new SMART kapp digital capture board."
After the show Wainhouse Research featured SMART kapp in its "InfoComm14
Topline," writing, "SMART Technologies drew an impressive crowd with
its new SMART kapp system, a very simple whiteboard/ink marker system
that captures, saves, and pushes content to mobile clients in real
Corey Moss, blogging in rAVe, highlighted the SMART kapp launch in "Disruptive at the InfoComm—My
Top Ten," calling it "A product launch of a different kind at InfoComm
and fun to watch…SMART kapp digital capture board is as easy and
intuitive to use as a dry-erase board, but delivers much more with
features designed for today's workplace."
Tech Target's Gina Narcisi wrote "SMART is focused on giving users a familiar,
standalone tool that enables quick collaboration, while including
remote employees, too."
Educators also recognized the potential in SMART kapp. Dennis Pierce,
Editorial Director of eSchool News included it his "Top new AV product worth noting" with the headline
"SMART kapp 'disrupts' the traditional dry-erase board." In a Tech Decisions article entitled "Why K-12 Should Take a Look at SMART's Latest
Product: SMART kapp," Chrissy Winske wrote "this combination of
dry-erase board and interactive learning app offers exciting
possibilities for small group instruction."
"We are gratified to see the enthusiastic response SMART kapp is getting
from these influential commentators," said Neil Gaydon President and
CEO, SMART Technologies. "It really was a thrill to be at InfoComm, to
preview the product to attendees and to see their eyes light up when
they realized just what SMART kapp can do, when they see the magic
Priced at $US899 MSRP, the 42" SMART kapp will be shipping in September
2014 (a larger size board will be available later in the year).
Customers can pre-order SMART kapp today via www.smartkapp.com and be one of the first to own a SMART kapp board as soon as shipping
View images of SMART kapp.
For more information visit www.smartkapp.com or follow SMART kapp on Twitter at @SMARTcollab.
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