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
"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
"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
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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