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SMART Announces New Software for Use with iPad

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 16th, 2014

SMART Launches SMART Notebook Maestro Software

• New software enables teachers to use iPad® to remotely control and interact with Notebook content
• Designed for Notebook Advantage customers and users of Notebook for iPad app

Calgary, Alberta — October 15, 2014 — Responding to strong customer demand, SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), announces SMART Notebook® Maestro software, the latest addition to the SMART Notebook Software platform. The highly sought after feature allows teachers to remotely control and interact with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on any interactive display using an iPad equipped with the SMART Notebook iPad app. The app and the SMART Notebook Maestro add-on quickly and easily connect to the desktop version of SMART Notebook via Wi-Fi so teachers can change Notebook pages and add and manipulate objects while moving about the classroom, without disrupting the flow of the lesson.
In order to use SMART Notebook Maestro educators must have SMART Notebook software 14.2 or higher, an active Notebook Advantage subscription and the latest version of the Notebook for iPad app. SMART Notebook collaborative learning software is the world’s most powerful and widely used collaborative learning software. It helps make lessons more dynamic, engaging and effective while increasing creativity, interactivity and collaboration in a wide variety of teaching and learning environments. Notebook Advantage is a subscription service which enables schools and districts to access new features in SMART Notebook, along with a comprehensive suite of plug-ins, widgets, learning content and subject-specific add-ons. For information, visit smarttech.com/advantage. The Notebook app for iPad is available through the Apple App store.
“For more than 20 years the development of SMART education solutions has depended on feedback from teachers and administrators,” says Greg Estell, President, Education, SMART Technologies. “With the increased use of iPads in the classroom, teachers told us they wanted the flexibility of controlling their Notebook lessons from their tablets and we’ve responded with SMART Notebook Maestro, providing another effective tool for lesson delivery.”
Pricing and Availability
SMART Notebook Maestro software will be available as a free download from the SMART website on October 31, 2014. In order to use SMART Notebook Maestro customers must have Notebook version 14.2 or higher, an active subscription to SMART Advantage and the latest version of the SMART Notebook app for iPad. A one-year individual subscription to Notebook Advantage starts at US$54. Volume and term discounts are available. The Notebook app for iPad is US$6.99 through the Apple App store. Purchases of 20 or more by education customers qualifies for Apple’s Education Volume Purchase Program. An updated version of the SMART Notebook for iPad app will be available October 31, 2014.
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. SMART is a consistent innovator and the inventor of the SMART Board®, and SMART’s education software includes the revolutionary SMART amp™ 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 www.smarttech.com/education.

Reader’s advisory
Certain information contained in this press release, including availability dates of SMART Notebook Maestro software and the SMART Notebook for iPad app, may constitute forward-looking information or statements. By their very nature, forward-looking information and statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking information and statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking information or statements. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking information or statements. Any forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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For more information, please contact:

Laurie Long
Public Relations Manager – Education
SMART Technologies Inc.
+1.403.407.5085
LaurieLong@smarttech.com
smarttech.com

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.