SMART kapp™ iQ Wins Top International Business Award

  • Revolutionary interactive display wins Gold Stevie® for Best New Business-to-Business Product
  • Judges describe kapp iQ as "Excellent Innovation" and "Money-Saver"

CALGARY, Aug. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions announces that SMART kapp iQ is the winner of a Gold Stevie Award for the Best New Product of the Year - Business-to-Business category - in the 12th annual International Business Awards (IBAs). The IBAs are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide - public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received over 3,700 entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

The most advanced member of the award-winning SMART kapp product family, kapp iQ is a sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables game-changing collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. SMART kapp iQ combines the simplicity of the "walk-up-and-use" practice of the original SMART kapp whiteboard with an incredible, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience. For more information, visit http://smartkapp.com/kapp-iq.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. Among the judges' comments about SMART kapp iQ:

  • "Excellent innovation"
  • "The innovation that would make a difference to most classrooms, meeting rooms and boardrooms. This gives Microsoft and other big names a run for their money."
  • "It changes the whole way professionals exchange information and ideas, saving hours of work, with less effort and money."

The IBA honor is the latest in a series of awards for SMART kapp iQ. Previously it was cited for three separate Best-of-Show Awards at Infocomm 2015, the world's largest event focused on the pro-AV industry.

"We are delighted to receive yet another award for SMART kapp iQ," says Neil Gaydon, president and CEO, SMART Technologies. "This latest recognition from the International Business Awards reinforces our confidence that SMART kapp iQ is going to revolutionize the collaboration experience in meeting rooms and classrooms around the world."

About SMART

SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. SMART products enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces by turning group work into highly interactive, engaging and productive experiences. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use.

About the Stevie Awards

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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SOURCE SMART Technologies Inc.

For further information:

Laurie Long
Public Relations Manager
SMART Technologies Inc. +1.403.407.5085
LaurieLong@smarttech.com
smarttech.com


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