Awards Piling Up for SMART kapp

  • Revolutionary Digital Capture Board Wins 2015 Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards Program in Product Category
  • SMART kapp cited for creativity, innovation and ease-of-use

BARCELONA and CALGARY, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions and a consistent innovator announces that SMART kapp is the Product Category winner of the 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards Program, which were announced today at Mobile World Congress. Designed to highlight the most innovative products and applications leveraging Bluetooth technology, the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards are judged by a panel consisting of CNET, other sponsors, and Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) staff. The judges chose SMART kapp over five other finalists, lauding the digital capture board for its ease-of-use and its ability to make meetings more convenient, efficient and smarter, adding that SMART kapp exemplifies an innovative product using Bluetooth Smart technology.

SMART kapp is a Bluetooth enabled dry-erase board that allows content to be captured digitally and shared to any browser-enabled device. To connect to a SMART kapp board via Bluetooth, users simply download the free SMART kapp app (Android and iOS) and scan the QR code or tap the NFC tag located on the board.

"We are proud to name SMART kapp as the winner in the Product category of our Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards for its creative use and first-class implementation of Bluetooth Smart technology to make our lives smarter and more convenient," said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. "Our winners epitomize the ability of Bluetooth wireless technology to drive innovation and redefine the possibilities in a connected world - from health and fitness to smart home and across the Internet of Things." 

"We are thrilled to see the overwhelmingly positive reviews SMART kapp gets from everyone who uses this magical new product," said Neil Gaydon, CEO and President, SMART Technologies. "We have invented a new product category for people who want a no-nonsense, simple, profound, cost effective replacement for their tired old dry erase board and flip chart."

The award from Bluetooth SIG is just the latest honor for SMART kapp. It won two awards at InfoComm 2014, including Best of Show from rAVe Publications, and was awarded the 2014 New Product Award in the Interactive Whiteboard Market from industry analysts Frost & Sullivan. And most recently, kapp earned a Best of Show Award from Tech and Learning UK at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam.

More About SMART kapp

SMART kapp will be featured at Mobile World Congress ShowStoppers.

The original 42" version of SMART kapp is now available in North America and several countries in Western Europe. A new 84" version will be available later this spring. To purchase a SMART kapp, please visit one of SMART's channel partners listed here: www.smartkapp.com. The SMART kapp app is available for download in the Apple App and Google Play stores.

About SMART
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in collaboration solutions that are redefining the way the world works and learns. We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and businesses around the globe. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.

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For further information: Laurie Long, Public Relations Manager, SMART Technologies Inc., +1.403.407.5085, LaurieLong@smarttech.com, smarttech.com

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