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SMART Shows Interactive Displays For Broadcasters at NAB

SMART Board interactive whiteboards used to explain scenarios and news items (April 17, 2005)

SMART Technologies Inc. announces that a range of its state-of-the-art interactive displays for broadcasters will be shown at its booth, #SL4423, at NAB 2005. The trade show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 18-21.

SMARTs booth will feature three interactive scenarios that fit easily into regular programming: a sports analysis of football, a news spot on a forest fire and a feature story on a mission to Mars. Each sequence allows on-screen presenters to move icons and write over the content and live video displayed on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. For example, a football analyst can set up a typical play on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard using the icons available, write digital notes over the play and then switch to live video, pausing it at any time to highlight players or the play routes in digital ink. There will also be demos of broadcasting and business applications, other SMART products and the award-winning SMART Board software that comes with each SMART Board and Sympodium product.

The interactive scenarios will be displayed on a number of SMARTs interactive whiteboard products:
- Rear Projection SMART Board 3000i interactive whiteboard
- Rear Projection SMART Board 4000i interactive whiteboard
- In-Wall Rear Projection SMART Board 2865 interactive whiteboard
- SMART Board for Flat-Panel Displays interactive whiteboard
- Sympodium ID250 interactive pen display
- Actalyst interactive digital signage

?In our increasingly visual world, SMART Board interactive whiteboards provide broadcasters with the ability to write over video, charts, and images to explain scenarios in a way that captures and retains the attention of viewers, says Nancy Knowlton, SMARTs president and co-CEO. ?SMARTs booth at NAB 2005 will exhibit all of the SMART products interactive features and demonstrate their dynamic contributions to all forms of broadcasting.

About SMART Board interactive whiteboards
The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is the worlds leading interactive whiteboard. Simply by touching the large display, users can access and control any computer application or multimedia platform, including the Internet, CD-ROMs and DVDs. With SMART Board software, users can write over applications in digital ink and then edit, save, print or post their notes to a website for future reference. SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used in classrooms, briefing rooms and boardrooms around the world, helping people to collaborate effectively whether they are in the same room or at another location. Feature-rich software and intuitive functionality make the SMART Board interactive whiteboard the number one choice of educators, presenters and trainers in more than 75 countries. For more information, visit

About Sympodium ID250 interactive pen displays
The Sympodium ID250 interactive pen display, with its flexible design and 15" (38.1-cm) display, can be placed on top of a podium, desk or table so presenters can face their audience while using the battery-free tethered pen to control computer applications, write over any application in digital ink and save work to a single file. The ID250 is an interactive pen display that can connect directly to a projector and simultaneously display a computer image on its screen and a larger presentation screen for everyone to see. Unique pen-tool buttons make it easy for teachers to change pen colors or erase notes, and function buttons provide convenient access to features such as the on-screen keyboard, floating tools menu and screen capture tool. Notebook software, included free, allows users to save digital notes and screen captures of other applications or websites. Presenters can adjust the tilt-stand for maximum comfort and rest their hand on the screen, without interference, while using the tethered pen to interact with digital material. The ID250 features all the interactive capabilities of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, SMARTs flagship product. For more information, visit

About Actalyst interactive digital signage
Actalyst interactive digital signage attaches easily and securely to a large plasma or LCD panel and transforms it into an interactive display, retaining its original brightness and clarity. Users can simply touch the display surface to access and control any multimedia content, computer application, website, CD-ROM or DVD. Actalyst interactive digital signage is for ideal interactive information stations in retail stores, office buildings, real-estate developments, museums, hotels and shopping malls. SMART offers interactive digital signage for 15 popular brands of flat-panel displays, in sizes ranging from 37" (94 cm) to 65" (165 cm). For more information, visit

SMART Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and global market leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. SMART products include the family of award-winning SMART Board interactive whiteboards, as well as interactive pen displays, interactive digital signage, multimedia cabinets and software. Using SMART products, groups can access and share the information they need to meet, teach, train and present. SMART has been issued and maintains a broad portfolio of patents with numerous other U.S., Canadian and foreign patents pending. SMART customers include NASA, Texas Instruments, BMW, Toyota Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, NTT, the Los Angeles Lakers, Novartis, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, British Telecom, Disney Imagineering and Harvard University.

SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 600 people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with assembly facilities in Ottawa and Calgary, and offices in Bonn, Tokyo, New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1992, SMART formed a strategic alliance with Intel(R) Corporation that resulted in joint product development and marketing efforts, and Intels equity ownership in SMART. SMART products are sold through dealers across North America and distributors worldwide.

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