New collaboration solution delivers enhanced visual collaboration for business users
CALGARY, Alberta --- July 25, 2011 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces a global agreement with Alcatel-Lucent. Under the agreement, SMART’s business products are integrated with Alcatel-Lucent’s My Teamwork™ multimedia, multiparty business communications solution to provide a new visual collaboration solution for enterprise meeting spaces. The integrated solution is designed to deliver improved employee engagement and better customer service while reducing costs for true collaborative visual communications.
My Teamwork offers presence-based multimedia communications using instant messaging (IM), telephony, audio and video conferencing, and Web collaboration, supporting both planned and ad hoc interaction. It enables users to collaborate remotely from anywhere in the world, enhancing productivity and reducing a company’s carbon footprint. Products covered by the agreement include the wall-mounted SMART Board™ 685ix interactive whiteboard system, featuring an integrated, ultra-short-throw SMART UX60 projector and SMART GoWire™ auto-launch cable with SMART Meeting Pro™ 2.2 software. The integrated solution is available globally from authorized Alcatel-Lucent resellers.
“We provide our customers with the most advanced technologies, and our agreement with SMART enables us to bring them the cutting edge in visual collaboration. Our working relationship aligns with our strategy to work with best-in-class partners,” said Tom Burns, President, Enterprise & Strategic Industries, Alcatel-Lucent. “We’re focused on delivering open and standards-based solutions that give enterprises freedom of choice across all channels, including video.”
“As organizations of all sizes around the world increasingly embrace more effective interactive technology solutions to operate both locally and remotely, they require effective, efficient tools that will enable them to increase productivity and enhance collaboration in meetings,” says Tom Hodson, President and COO, SMART Technologies ULC. “We are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent to create this new integrated solution.”
My Teamwork – Presence-based multimedia communication using IM, telephony, audio and video conferencing, and Web collaboration to enable users to collaborate remotely from anywhere in the world
SMART Board 685ix interactive whiteboard system – The widescreen (16:10 aspect ratio) offers an 87” (221.3 cm) active screen area with fully integrated, ultra-short-throw SMART UX60 projector, which extends just 16” (41 cm) from the interactive whiteboard
SMART GoWire auto-launch cable – When connected, SMART GoWire – a 7' (2.13 m) cable – automatically launches SMART Meeting Pro software, enabling laptop users to connect with and control the in-room SMART Board interactive whiteboard
SMART Meeting Pro 2.2 software – Whiteboarding software specifically designed to support meeting management and enhance collaboration, enabling users to share documents and write over any application using digital ink
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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