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Applied Electronics Appointed as SMART kapp™ Select Partner for New Digital Capture Board in Canada

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  • Applied Electronics to be among the first to offer the revolutionary SMART kapp™
  • SMART kapp™ replaces the old fashioned dry erase board and flipchart


Mississauga, Ontario – June 18, 2014 – Applied Electronics Limited, a leading Canadian solutions designer, supplier and integrator of professional audio visual, broadcast and data management technology, is pleased to be appointed as a SMART kapp™ Select Partner by SMART Technologies Inc., a leading collaboration company and global provider of visual collaboration solutions.

As one of two SMART kapp Select Partners in Canada, Applied Electronics will provide commercial accessibility to the new SMART kapp digital capture board product line upon its launch on June 18-20, 2014 at InfoComm in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are very excited to offer this revolutionary product to the Canadian marketplace,” says Mike Dalton, Vice President of Applied Electronics’ Audio Visual Systems Division. “This innovative digital capture board will not only improve collaboration between remote participants but will also provide an effortless and intuitive means of capturing and disseminating information from the whiteboard. This unique collaboration device complements the existing SMART Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions currently offered by Applied Electronics.”

While SMART kapp is just as easy and intuitive to use as the dry-erase board, it accomplishes so much more with features made for today’s digital world.  SMART kapp users write, draw and brainstorm using an ink marker, just as they would with the old dry-erase board. But with SMART kapp, co-workers and clients can follow the process in real-time on their mobile devices, the work can be saved in stages and as a final product as PDFs or JPEGs, easily sent to anyone, anywhere, instantly. 

“We are excited to partner with Applied Electronics in the launch of SMART kapp and include them in our roster of Select Partners,” says Scott Brown President, SMART Enterprise “They understand how technology can foster true collaboration and have the right marketing savvy to introduce this completely new and original innovation to their many clients and to new customers as well.”

With a tempered glass work surface framed in sleekly-styled lines, SMART kapp adds a contemporary design statement to any office. The price point is attractive, too: $955 CDN MSRP.

SMART kapp is now available for pre-order from Applied Electronics. Establishing a pre-order ensures that the buyer will be one of the first recipients of the SMART kapp board when the units ship later this summer.

  • Learn More about on the SMART kapp™ Digital Capture Board and see more photos and videos about the new product as well as get details about SMART's Photo Contest.
  • Get a Quote or Pre-Order Now from Applied Electronics.

For more information visit www.smartkapp.com or follow @SMARTcollab on Twitter.

About Applied Electronics:

Applied Electronics Limited is Canada’s leading solutions designer, supplier and integrator of professional broadcast, audio visual and data management technology. Providing specialized services including technical consultation, sales, system design, installation, programming, and after-sale support, Applied Electronics has the resources and expertise to support projects of any scale. Founded in 1958, Applied Electronics maintains strong relationships with industry leading technology manufacturers and has extensive experience and innovative solutions to improve workflows, communication and collaboration for companies with media integration requirements. Applied Electronics is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with regional operations in Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. For more information, visit www.appliedappliedelectronics.com.

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.

Reader’s advisory:
Certain information contained in this press release, including the introduction date of the SMART kapp digital capture board product and the impact of such product on collaboration activities and on the dry erase board market, may constitute forward-looking information or statements including product release dates and product features. By their very nature, forward-looking information and statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks that predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking information and statements will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of important factors could cause the actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking information or statements. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking information or statements. Any forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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Applied Electronics contact:
Lily Costa, Marketing Manager
Email: lcosta@appliedelectronics.com

SMART Technologies contact:
John Lee, Tall Grass Public Relations
Email: John.Lee@tallgrasspr.com, Phone: (917)-653-3444
 



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