Award-winning SMART kapp Digital Capture Board Selected by
Industry-Leading Office Products Manufacturer and Marketer
CALGARY and LAKE ZURICH, IL, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global
provider of visual collaboration solutions, and ACCO Brands Corporation
(NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded school, office and consumer
products, today announced that ACCO Brands will be marketing a
co-branded version of the SMART kapp® digital capture board in North America. ACCO Brands is a $1.7 billion
company with more than 2,000 partners in its North American network,
and the synergies between SMART kapp and ACCO Brands' traditional
office products market are at the heart of this agreement. The
co-branded solution, Quartet® SMART kapp®, will be sold through ACCO Brands' proprietary sales force and
Designed to revolutionize traditional dry-erase boards and flipcharts,
SMART kapp is a Bluetooth® enabled dry-erase board that is as easy and intuitive to use as any
other white board, but reinvented. SMART kapp is lightweight, easy to
install, and a true plug-and-play solution. Customers simply secure the
board to a wall, plug in the power supply, and begin using SMART kapp
immediately - no need for IT integration or internet connections. SMART
kapp enables users to:
Share in real time by inviting remote participants to view content on
smartphones, tablets and computers as it happens using any browser
Easily save anything written on the board in JPEG or PDF formats
Automatically save snapshots to shared accounts like Evernote™®or Google Drive™ or OneDrive™
"Quartet® SMART kapp® is a perfect fit for ACCO Brands' focus on delivering exceptional value
by providing unique, leading-edge, branded school and office products
via our distribution networks," said Jed Peters, VP of Commercial
Marketing and Sales, ACCO Brands. "We carry a broad selection of
dry-erase boards and our branded version of Quartet® SMART kapp® will be a premier solution in our dry-erase line."
"We need strong marketing partners, like ACCO Brands, who are able to
reach a wide array of consumers with our inimitable and revolutionary
SMART kapp product," said Neil Gaydon, CEO, SMART Technologies. "We are
thrilled to be able to leverage ACCO Brands' unmatched brand
recognition and extensive customer reach to bring SMART kapp to North
In addition to ACCO Brands, SMART kapp is available in through SMART's
channel partners and several online retailers. For more information
visit www.smartkapp.com, watch this video, and follow @SMARTCollab on Twitter.
About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in
simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration.
We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that
inspire collaboration in both education and enterprises around the
globe. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO) is one of the world's largest
suppliers of branded school, office and consumer products and print
finishing solutions. Our widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones® and many others. We design, market and sell products in more than 100
countries around the world. More information about ACCO Brands can be
found at www.accobrands.com.
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limited to SMART's intention to supply SMART kapp® products to ACCO Brands, ACCO Brands' intention to market SMART kapp® products successfully, and the marketing and co-branding of Quartet® SMART kapp®, may constitute forward-looking information or statements. By their
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SMART Technologies Inc.
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ACCO Brands Corporation