NextWindow Earns Coveted Windows 8 Logo Certification

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — NextWindow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), announces the NextWindow DesktopTouch 6S optical touch product has passed the requirements for Windows 8 Certification. The DesktopTouch 6S is innovative new technology that meets the requirements for supporting the Microsoft® Windows® 8 touch-enabled operating system. With six cameras delivering consistent touch response across the entire display, users experience enhanced interaction on PCs and monitors. The DesktopTouch 6S is available in screen sizes ranging from 15" to 30" (38 to 76 cm).

NextWindow’s attention to price, performance and reliability has resulted in strong working relationships with major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs). Its screens are integrated into all-in-one PCs and monitors produced by leading OEMs including Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and NEC. NextWindow also develops large-format touch screens up to 120” (305 cm).

“The DesktopTouch 6S significantly enhances user experience with PCs and supports Microsoft Windows 8’s new touch interface,” says Rusty Stapp, VP Marketing, NextWindow. “NextWindow has a strong relationship with the world’s top PC manufacturers and we look forward to seeing our solutions in their products in the near future.”

About NextWindow

NextWindow, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMART Technologies Inc., is a supplier of optical touch panels and touch-screen components to electronics manufacturers. With accurate, cost-effective solutions designed for easy integration into all-in-one computers, computer displays and large-format screens, NextWindow develops the hardware necessary to bring touch-screen technology to life. Founded in 2000, NextWindow has offices in New Zealand, Taiwan, the United States, Singapore and Korea, with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. SMART Technologies is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that transform the way the world works and learns.

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For more information, please contact David Villarina Marketing Manager NextWindow dvillarina(at)nextwindow(dot)com

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