SMART Board software supports latest Mac operating system

SMART Board software compatible with Mac OS X Leopard

CALGARY, Alberta — January 15, 2008— SMART Technologies announces SMART
Board software 9.7 supports Mac OS X Leopard, Apple’s latest operating
system. For users of the new Leopard operating system, the familiar
interface of SMART Board software is newly available in Spanish. Other
supported languages are English, French, Gaelic (Scottish) and German.
SMART Board software also supports Mac OS version 10.4.

SMART Board software is the power behind every SMART Board interactive
whiteboard, Sympodium interactive pen display and AirLiner wireless slate.
Version 9.7 makes creating, managing and using digital content easier.
SMART Board software can easily bring together ideas, content and
interactivity to create fun and engaging interactive digital lessons,
particularly when used with a market-leading SMART Board interactive

“Growing numbers of teachers are using Apple products in their classroom,
and we are committed to supporting them with compatible products,” says
Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “For Mac customers who have upgraded to the
Leopard operating system, SMART Board software 9.7 is the ideal solution
for the classroom.”

Pricing and availability

The latest version of SMART Board software is now available to SMART
customers at no charge. SMART encourages schools to standardize on SMART
Board software and actively sells it for use on non-SMART products. School
officials, administrators and teachers who do not own SMART products and
are interested in purchasing SMART Board software should contact SMART or
their local authorized resellers.


SMART Technologies is an industry pioneer and global education market
segment leader in user-friendly ICT products and group collaboration tools.
The award-winning line of SMART Board interactive whiteboards is the most
widely installed in the world because of its unsurpassed product quality,
versatility and ease of use. The SMART Board interactive whiteboard is used
to teach over 18 million students in more than 600,000 classrooms in more
than 100 countries around the world.

SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 1,000
people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with assembly
facilities in Kanata, Ontario and offices in Bonn, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai,
New York City, Chicago and Washington, DC. SMART has been issued and
maintains a broad portfolio of patents with numerous U.S., Canadian and
other patents pending. In 1992 SMART formed a strategic alliance with Intel
Corporation that resulted in Intel’s equity ownership in the company. SMART
products are sold through dealers across North America and distributors
worldwide. To learn more about SMART visit (