SMART Opens New Research Center and HQ


 SMART Technologies has opened its new 211,000-square-foot headquarters and research center in Calgary, Canada. The building is a candidate for Gold certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, as it produces 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions relative to a typical office building. Environmental features include waterless urinals (I personally HATE the […]

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SMART Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against NextWindow


SMART Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against NextWindow Ltd. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, to enforce SMART’s Digital Vision Touch (“DViT”) technology patent portfolio. In its complaint, SMART alleges NextWindow has infringed several of SMART’s DViT technology patents.  SMART is seeking an unspecified amount of damages […]

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Futuresource Says SMART Technologies is Making a Killing

Close to 600,000 Interactive Whiteboards were sold worldwide last year, generating nearly $1 billion of revenue, according to a new market report from Futuresource Consulting. In the 66 countries covered within the report, Messenger calculates there are over 31 million classrooms: a huge market potential for companies operating within this sector.  A whistle-stop tour of […]

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SMART Makes Five New Product Announcements at InfoComm

SMART Technologies announced two new interactive whiteboards, new interactive pen displays, an upgrade to Bridgit conferencing software and GoWire, an auto-launch cable. The new interactive whiteboards are the SMART Board 6000i and 690. The 6000i combines the SMART whiteboard with a new Unifi projector with built-in audio. The projector mounts on the wall above the […]

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