SMART Receives Silver in 2016 Edison Awards

SMART kapp iQ™ honored with the Living, Learning and Working Environments Award

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – April 25, 2016 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announces that SMART kapp iQ™ was selected to receive silver in Communication and Collaboration, a subcategory of Living, Learning, and Working Environments in the 2016 Edison Awards. The Living, Learning, and Working Environments category pays homage to Thomas Edison’s design of interior spaces and ultimately honors organizations that have helped develop spaces and work environments that are conducive to fostering innovation.

The Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world since 1987. They symbolize the persistence, excellence and creativity embodied by Thomas Edison. Finalists were announced on April 22 in New York City at the Edison Awards gala.

SMART kapp iQ, is a sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables game-changing collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. It combines the simplicity of the “walk-up-and-use” practice of the original SMART kapp whiteboard with an incredible, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience.

The Edison Award is the latest in a series of awards for SMART kapp iQ. Previously it was cited for three separate Best-of-Show Awards at Infocomm 2015, the recipient of a Gold Stevie Award for the Best New Product of the Year – Business-to-Business category, raVe On Demand Readers Choice Award, and the ISTE 2014 best of show award.

“Receiving a Silver Edison Award from the Edison Universe organization is a testament to the innovative nature of SMART kapp iQ,” said Warren Barkley, CTO of SMART Technologies. “In this age, our challenge is to find tools that are simple but cater to today’s digital, device-dependent and dispersed users. With the SMART kapp board series, we elevated the traditional whiteboard to the 21st century.”
For more information on the Edison awards, visit http://www.edisonawards.com/.

About SMART Technologies Inc.

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. 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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Jeff Lowe
403-407-5330
VP of Marketing
SMART Technologies Inc.
JeffLowe@smarttech.com

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Posted: April 25, 2016
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