SMART Names Tech Depot™ an Authorized Reseller for the United States

1,200 Field Representatives to Support Business and Higher Education Customers
By: Jennifer Fortney, Cascade Communications for SMART
 
Nov. 3, 2011 - PRLog -- CALGARY, Alberta --- November 2, 2011 --- SMART Technologies Inc.  (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that Tech Depot has been appointed an authorized SMART reseller for the United States. A division of Office Depot® , Tech Depot specializes in technical business solutions through its approximately 1,200 field representatives dedicated to providing a high level of sales and technical support to customers nationwide. Tech Depot joins a network of more than 280 authorized SMART resellers.

With more than 1,600 retail stores throughout the United States, Office Depot supports a wide variety of business and higher education needs. The entire range of SMART solutions for business and higher education will be available through Tech Depot, which is SMART certified to train its staff on installation and technical support of SMART products. In addition, Tech Depot staff will receive ongoing training on SMART solutions and access to resources from SMART, to ensure that they will be able to provide the highest level of customer support. With products available through Tech Depot locations across the United States, SMART is well positioned to continue to meet the growing needs of both business and higher education customers, from purchase, to installation, to support. For more information on Tech Depot and SMART business solutions, visit SMART.techdepot.com.

“We are pleased to be named as an authorized reseller for SMART solutions in the United States,” says Bill Rigby, Senior Director and General Manager, Tech Depot. “We look forward to working with SMART Technologies because we know it has the ideal collaboration tools to meet the varied needs of our business and higher education customers.”  

“As business and higher education customers throughout North America continue to adopt SMART solutions, an extensive network of resellers is required to support the needs of our growing U.S. customer base,” says Patric Nagel, Vice President, Sales, Americas, SMART Technologies. “The appointment of Tech Depot as an authorized reseller in the United States addresses this need and will enable us to continue to provide comprehensive support for our business and higher education customers through its customer base and experienced sales and technical support staff.”

About SMART
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns. We believe that collaboration and interaction should be easy. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, we bring more than two decades of collaboration research and development to a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, so collaborating and learning with digital resources are more natural.

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For more information, please contact

Marina Geronazzo
Manager, Public Relations      
SMART Technologies Inc.
Phone +1.403.407.5088
Email MarinaGeronazzo@smarttech.com
smarttech.com

© 2011 SMART Technologies. The SMART logo and smarttech are trademarks or registered trademarks of SMART Technologies in the U.S. and/or other countries. Tech Depot is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Office Depot, Inc. All other third-party product and company names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Please note that SMART is written in all capital letters.

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SMART Technologies introduced the first SMART Board interactive whiteboard in 1991 with touch control of computer applications and annotation over standard Microsoft Windows applications. Their technologies have made an impact on education and business.
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Source:Jennifer Fortney, Cascade Communications for SMART
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