SMART unveils next generation interactive flat panel for education

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of interactive displays and an innovator in collaborative education software, announces the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel (IFP) for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, the 6065 IFP establishes a new benchmark for interactive displays with improved image quality and features that make the technology easier than ever to use. Measuring 65 inches (165 cm) on the diagonal, the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel offers ultra-HD 4K resolution, providing images that are crisp and bright for all students regardless of the angle of the display or the distance from it. A smooth, low-friction surface enables teachers and students to smoothly manipulate objects on the screen or write with great ease. The SMART Board 6065 supports up to four touches simultaneously and automatically detects the difference between a finger, pen and eraser meaning users don’t have to interrupt the flow of a lesson to manually change modes. And with the Pen Identification feature, two users can work simultaneously and independently with different colored pens or distinct tools, ensuring that technology never interferes with pedagogy. For more information visit www.smarttech.com/6065.

As with all SMART interactive displays, the SMART Board 6065 IFP includes the award-winning SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and a one year subscription to Notebook Advantage, enabling schools and districts to have access to a comprehensive suite of plug-ins, widgets, learning content and subject-specific add-ons while using the latest version of SMART Notebook software. The SMART Board 6065 also includes access to the SMART Exchange™ website, where educators can connect, share and download over 60,000 digital resources.

“We are thrilled to launch our next generation of interactive flat panels as the new 6065 IFP incorporates over 20 years of education experience in front-of-classroom displays coupled with the very latest technologies and exciting new features” says Greg Estell, President, Education, SMART Technologies. “This product marks the launch of a new line of interactive displays that are set to change the world of education. When coupled with our Notebook software it provides a remarkable teaching tool, built to stand the rigors of life in a classroom environment and offering unrivalled value.”

Pricing and availability

The SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel will be available globally in June 2014 with a suggested education price of US$4,499. Pricing in countries outside the United States will vary. For more information, please contact a SMART authorized dealer.

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.  www.smarttech.com