(Calgary, Alberta–July 5)– SMART Technologies Inc. announces that it is the interactive whiteboard segment share leader in Germany with 70.4 percent as at December 31, 2005. Company sales data, in conjunction with independent studies, indicates SMART leads the German market.
SMART has sold products in Germany for approximately 13 years and maintains a marketing, sales and service office in Bonn that allows its staff to be closely and directly involved with German resellers and end users. SMART’s customers in Germany include institutions such as the Hamburg Institute for Teacher Preparation (Landesinstitut, Hamburg) and the Stephen-Hawking-Schule in Neckargemuend. SMART has been recognized in Germany with awards such as the Comenius Medal for the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard, presented by the Society for Pedagogy and Information (SPI) in Berlin.
“Our schools started installing SMART Board interactive whiteboards more than four years ago, and we will continue equipping our rooms with SMART products,” says Manfred Treiber, ICT coordinator, Stephen-Hawking-Schule in Neckargemuend. “SMART is a great company with which to work, not only because of its amazing products, but also because SMART incorporates feedback from our educators into its new products.”
“Leadership comes from consistently developing and delivering high-quality solutions that meet customers’ needs,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s president and co-CEO. “We have been working closely with education institutions as well as businesses and government authorities in Germany, and our market segment share provides us with excellent feedback that our strategies and performance are on track.”
About SMART Board interactive whiteboards
The award-winning SMART Board interactive whiteboard is the most widely installed interactive whiteboard in the world. Simply by touching the large display, users can access and control any computer application or multimedia platform, including the Internet, CD 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 in another location. Feature-rich software and intuitive functionality make the SMART Board interactive whiteboard the number one choice of educators, presenters and trainers in upwards of 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com/smartboard.
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