Photo Release -- New SMART Table(R) 442i Inspires Collaborative Learning

Photo Release -- New SMART Table(R) 442i Inspires Collaborative Learning

Latest Innovation From SMART Engages Early Learners and Students With Special

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SMT)
(TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions and the company that
pioneered interactive learning tables, introduces their newest innovation –
the SMART Table^® 442i collaborative learning center. Publicly unveiled at the
British Education Technology Conference in London today, the SMART Table
features an engaging 360 degree, multitouch surface with a brilliant 106.68 cm
(42") high-definition 1080p LCD display. The SMART Table enables up to eight
students to interact simultaneously and actively collaborate to achieve shared
learning goals.

 SMART Table inspires collaborative

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Educators can access over 1,500 ready-made activity packs from the
award-winning SMART Exchange^™ website, or create their own engaging lesson
content using the included SMART Table Toolkit. Teachers can also import
ready-made lessons and 3D multimedia content, with award winning SMART
Notebook^™ collaborative learning software (included with the SMART Table).

The SMART Table is designed for durability in active classrooms, and is
supported by a virtually untippable pedestal base that makes it easy for all
students, including students in wheelchairs, to engage in active discussions
and small group collaboration activities.

Multiple USB ports allow educators to easily integrate the SMART Table with
other classroom technology, such as the SMART Document Camera^™ to capture and
display live images, video and 3D content. SMART Sync^™ classroom management
software (included) enables educators to easily transition from small-group to
whole-class learning by sharing SMART Table content on a SMART Board^®
interactive display. To learn more about the SMART Table 442i collaborative
learning center, visit

For more information, watch this video and view these images of the SMART
Table 442i collaborative learning center.

"The SMART Table collaborative learning center transforms classrooms by
providing a platform which allows educators to create an inspirational
learning environment," says Warren Barkley, Chief Technology Officer, SMART
Technologies. "We continue to be committed to developing innovative products
that encourage student centered collaboration and increase educational


Simultaneous multitouch capability – Enables eight students to collaborate on
lessons at the same time. It also supports touch gestures such as rotate, toss
and zoom.

Extensive content and resources – Over 1,500 ready-made activity packs are
free to download from the SMART Exchange website. Educators can create new
activities using the SMART Table Toolkit and import content into SMART
Notebook files.

High-definition display – 106.68 cm (42"), LCD, 1080p display with no shadows
and virtually no glare.

Rugged design – Sturdy pedestal that is virtually untippable and can support
200lbs on its scratch- and spill-proof surface.

SMART product integration –SMART Sync software is included and enables
educators to share SMART Table content on a SMART Board interactive display.
Educators also have the ability to connect a SMART Document Camera to capture
and display images and video.

Built-in sound – Includes four headphone jacks and table speakers with
individual volume control.

Easy setup – Can go from the box to being in use in 30 minutes.

Mobile design – Designed to fit through standard doorways. Optional casters
are available.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) friendly – Can accommodate students with
special needs and provide multiple ways for learners to interact with lesson
content and express understanding.

Built-in Wi-Fi – Enables educators to connect directly to SMART Exchange or
their learning authority's (district's) network.

Pricing and availability – Education

The suggested education list price for the SMART Table 442i collaborative
learning center is GPB£4,875 in the United Kingdom, and US$7,749 in the United
States – this includes one year of software maintenance (updates, upgrades,
live support). Prices vary by country and may include applicable taxes, duties
and import costs. Information on suggested education list price is available
from local authorized SMART resellers. The SMART Table is expected to begin
shipping globally in Q2 2013. For purchasing information, specifications and a
list of authorized SMART resellers, visit

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that
enable inspired collaborationin schools and workplaces around the world by
turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive
experience. SMART delivers an integrated solution of hardware, software and
services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a
world leader in interactivedisplays.

The SMART Technologies logo is available at

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© 2013 SMART Technologies. SMART Table, SMART Exchange, SMART Notebook, SMART
Document Camera, SMART Sync, SMART Board, smarttech and the SMART logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of SMART Technologies in the U.S. and
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CONTACT: Laurie Long
         Influencer Relations Manager
         SMART Technologies Inc.

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