SMART Expands Investment in the UK with Westcon Group

  • Channel partners and customers to have increased access to SMART's team of experts
  • Westcon to assume UK distribution for the SMART's market-leading, education and enterprise solutions

LONDON --- March 23 2016 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has expanded its go-to-market (GTM) model for the United Kingdom. Westcon Group, the network infrastructure and unified communications distributor  will now supply SMART education and enterprise products and solutions throughout the UK.

SMART will work directly with channel partners, making it easier than ever to purchase SMART's market-leading collaboration solutions for both the enterprise and education markets. Westcon will now distribute the latest SMART products including the interactive flat panel, SMART Board 6075 and the 84 inch SMART Board 4048. Through this new GTM approach, SMART partners and customers will see streamlined access to SMART solutions and experts as well as the tools and support partners need to succeed.

"Our goal is to help our customers and partners be more successful, and we know what it takes to create a winning partnership," said Neil Gaydon, president and CEO, SMART Technologies. "Working with the Westcon team, we're excited to deliver the best in collaboration solutions and with this new model, we'll have a closer working relationship than ever before with our key stakeholders."  

"We are delighted to now represent the entire portfolio of SMART collaboration solutions in the UK," said Garry Boon, General Manager, Westcon Group UC&C. "SMART is revolutionising the education and enterprise market with software and hardware solutions that are differentiated by their deep understanding of true collaboration. We have the inventory in place and are excited to support UK partners with SMART opportunities with our broad set of sales and support services"

To learn more about partnering with SMART in the UK, visit http://home.smarttech.com

About SMART Solutions for Education
Nearly 70 million teachers and students around the world use SMART solutions for education to make learning more interactive, engaging, effective and fun. A consistent innovator and the inventor of the SMART Board® and SMART's Learning Suite (featuring SMART amp™, SMART Lesson Activity Builder, and the world's most popular collaborative learning software, SMART Notebook®). With a full range of interactive displays, including flat panels, projectors, whiteboards and the SMART kapp™ digital capture board, SMART helps educators achieve better learning outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com/education.

About SMART
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in collaboration solutions that are redefining the way the world works and learns. We are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and businesses around the globe. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Tom Shearer
LEWIS
+44 (0) 207 802 2626
tom.shearer@teamlewis.com

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Posted: March 23, 2016
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