Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration
company and global provider of interactive displays for enterprise,
announces several new additions to the SMART
Room System™ for Microsoft® Lync®.
Enhancements include interactive sharing that enables touch and inking
into any software application; integration with SMART Meeting Pro PE™
(Personal Edition) software and the introduction of unbound workspace,
as well as new display sizes and combinations to bring collaboration to
more work spaces. These additions further differentiate SMART in the
Lync Room System (LRS) category and are being unveiled for the first
time at the Microsoft Lync Conference 2014 which opens today in Las
"We have seen tremendous market response to the SMART Room System for
Microsoft Lync and demand is growing from business users around the
world," says Scott Brown, President, Enterprise for SMART Technologies.
"We have taken customer feedback and expanded collaborative capabilities
both in-room and with remote users, and introduced new sizes so there is
a SMART Room System for virtually every size of meeting room in an
organization. These additional features demonstrate our ongoing
commitment to Lync users and reinforce our position as the leading
provider in the Lync Room System category with a customer-first approach
ensuring meetings are intuitive, productive and collaborative."
Freedom to interactSMART is changing the way users engage
with and capture content in a Lync meeting. With the introduction of
interactive sharing, users now have the freedom to work with any content
directly on the display without being restricted by a mouse and
keyboard. The multi-touch capabilities enable natural interactio with
any application, letting users easily collaborate using familiar
With the addition of SMART's leading collaboration software, SMART
Meeting Pro PE, the collaboration experience has been extended. Users
are no longer restricted to only making annotations into PowerPoint or
the Lync whiteboard. Now notes can be made onto any software
application, including popular applications such as Microsoft Word®,
Excel® and PDF files and saved directly into the files in the
native format for future reference or editing in real time. SMART
Meeting Pro also includes unbound workspace, the revolutionary
whiteboard application that allows for panning and zooming to any level
of detail, regardless of the complexity of the content to promote
free-flowing, comprehensive collaboration sessions. This feature has
already proven to be a game changer for data-intensive industries and is
now available as part of the SMART Room System experience. No other Lync
Room System offers this outstanding level of collaboration.
Largest range of room sizesThe SMART Room System was
originally announced with the largest array of interactive display
options with three room sizes including both 70" (177.8 cm) and 84"
(213.36cm) display combinations. Now, the company has added two new
sizes, including single and dual 55" (139.7 cm) displays, to offer even
more selection for enterprise customers. The range of choices
accommodates room sizes ranging from 50 ft2 to 300 ft2,
suitable for 2 to 16 participants. The additional sizes make the SMART
Room System the only LRS offering smaller screen sizes suitable for
executive offices and informal workspaces, as well as extra-large sizes
for formal board rooms and auditoriums.
Pricing and availabilityThe custom-designed SMART Room
System for Microsoft Lync is shipping globally and includes one or more
SMART Board interactive displays, integrated components comprising a
codec, camera, speakers, a room control console and table-top
microphones. New 55" displays are expected to ship at the end of
February and interactive sharing; including integration with SMART
Meeting Pro Personal, is expected to become available in June 2014. For
local pricing, purchasing information, specifications and a list of
authorized SMART resellers, visit smarttech.com.
Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that
are redefining the way the world works and learns. SMART products
enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces by turning group
work into highly interactive, engaging and productive experiences. SMART
delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services
designed for superior performance and ease of use.
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