SMART announces launch partners for SMART kapp™ during initial three month rollout
LAS VEGAS, NV, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global
provider of visual collaboration solutions announces that 13 of its
North American resellers have been named select partners with a 90-day
sole right to sell SMART kapp™ digital capture board in North America, unveiled for the first time
yesterday at InfoComm in Las Vegas.
Designed to replace old-fashioned dry-erase boards and flipcharts, SMART
kapp is as easy and intuitive to use as its predecessors. But with
SMART kapp the user can instantly transfer what's written on the board
to any device, share this content in real-time via the mobile
application to anyone, anywhere in the world, and capture and save
anything written or drawn on the board in JPEG or PDF format, in the
cloud or to USB. In addition to all of its 21st century utility, SMART kapp adds a cool, clean, contemporary design
statement to any office or workspace.
"SMART kapp is unlike any product SMART has produced, or the market has
seen," says Neil Gaydon, CEO, SMART Technologies. "We looked to
partners who were equipped to handle pre-orders and early sales as we
ramp up production and distribution. After we hit mass production we'll
be looking to widen that partner group and onboard our entire channel
and new partners, too."
Early partners are offered a three-month sales exclusive in North
America with SMART kapp as well as support through training, marketing,
advertising and promotion.
SMART is proud to launch SMART kapp with its following partners:
Sharp's Audio Visual
The Whitlock Group
The Chariot Group
Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
"We're thrilled to be among the first to offer this breakthrough
product," says Jim Tierney CEO of SMART kapp Select Partner Tierney
Brothers Inc. "SMART kapp is a great piece of contemporary office
design and it is sophisticated collaboration technology that's easy and
intuitive to use. We are looking forward to deploying SMART kapp
throughout our organization."
As of today, SMART kapp is available for pre-order through any of the
SMART kapp Select Partners. Establishing a pre-order ensures that the
buyer will be one of the first recipients of the SMART kapp board when
they ship later this summer.
At the end of the three-month period, SMART kapp will be made available
to a wider range of channel partners.
For more information visit www.smartkapp.com or follow @SMARTcollab on Twitter.
About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired
collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning
group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive
experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software
and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and
remains a world leader in interactive displays.
Certain information contained in this press release, including the SMART
kapp digital capture board product and the impact of such product on
collaboration activities and on the dry erase board market, may
constitute forward-looking information or statements including product
release dates and product features. By their very nature,
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John Lee, Tall Grass Public Relations
Email: John.Lee@tallgrasspr.com, Phone: (917)-653-3444