Combination of SMART products and Microsoft Lync to enhance collaboration
CALGARY, Alberta --- March 22, 2012 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces its support for Microsoft Lync 2010 through its SMART Meeting Pro™ software and SMART Board® interactive whiteboards and displays, delivering an enriched collaborative meeting room experience. SMART’s visual collaboration solutions include industry-leading interactive whiteboards and displays, intuitive collaboration software, services and remote collaboration tools and can be combined with a variety of industry-specific applications. Microsoft Lync 2010 is a unified communication platform that connects users in multiple locations and allows them to communicate using a single application for real-time audio, visual and online collaboration. The combination of SMART’s visual collaboration solutions and Microsoft Lync 2010 will transform any meeting into an active, collaborative work session. Full details of this combination will be available closer to the release date in Q3 2012.
SMART is committed to working with industry-leading companies to meet the needs of business customers. With the combination of Microsoft Lync 2010 and SMART’s visual collaboration tools, users can connect to each other using video and audio and share information on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard or display. Together these products allow in-room and remote users to share data from any application, use digital ink to write notes in documents and capture ideas from all participants. Every individual can participate fully in meetings, regardless of location. For more information on SMART’s visual collaboration solutions, visit smarttech.com/business.
“SMART recognizes that unified communication products along with SMART’s visual collaboration solutions are key to meeting the needs of many business customers,” says Linda Thomas, Vice President, Products, SMART Technologies. “SMART products combined with Microsoft Lync 2010 will allow for real-time data sharing and visual collaboration in any meeting location.”
About Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010 offers a connected user experience, transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging and accessible from anywhere. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly secure and reliable system that works with existing tools and systems for easier management, lower cost of ownership, smoother deployment and migration, and greater choice and flexibility.
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.
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