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
- Collaboration Solutions
- Tierney Brothers
- The Whitlock Group
- Smarter Systems
- Presentation Products
- Data Projections
- Applied Electronics
- The Chariot Group
- AVI Systems
- 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.
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, forward-looking information and statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking information and statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking information or statements. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking information or statements. Any forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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