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SMART Technologies Cuts SMART Board 500 Series Prices

20 percent cut results in prices of $1,599 and $1,999 (October 03, 2001)
SMART Technologies Inc. announces a 20% price decrease on its front-projection SMART Board 560 and 580 New suggested U.S. list prices for the SMART Board 560 (60" diagonal) and the SMART Board 580 (72" diagonal) are $1,599 and $1,999, respectively. SMART is also offering three-year warranties upon registration of all 500 Series SMART Boards purchased after October 1, 2001, and continues to offer free software upgrades to all SMART customers.

With the SMART Board, the user can control computer applications simply by pressing on the Board's touch-sensitive surface. When a pen is selected from the SMART Pen Tray, the user can write over top of any application using either his finger or a stylus -- no special tools are required to operate the SMART Board. Powered by SMART Board Software, the SMART Board has been the leading interactive whiteboard on the market since 1991.

The suggested U.S. list prices for the SMART Board 560 and 580 are $1,599 and $1,999, respectively. The 47" diagonal SMART Board 540 is now available at a suggested U.S. list of $999.

Qualified educational institutions, museums and libraries may apply for a grant through the SMARTer Kids Foundation for 25% of the suggested list price of the above-mentioned SMART Boards. For more information, phone 403.2288565 or visit

The three-year warranty is now available for all SMART Board 500 Series models upon registration. The warranty covers parts and labor for the entire product and includes SMART Board Software upgrades. A four-year warranty is available for US$250.

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