SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has signed a distributor agreement with Australia and New Zealand’s leading audio visual distributor of technology solutions, Midwich ANZ. Midwich will support SMART’s new go-to-market model and will ship product to resellers beginning mid April 2017. SMART will provide Midwich with a range of hardware and software offerings to support its reseller partners with unique solutions for education and corporate markets. The agreement will further enable SMART to work with channel partners in an expanded capacity.
Via Midwich, SMART will offer its complete product solutions including the best-selling 4000 and 6000 series interactive flat panels as well as SMART Learning Suite™, an integrated educational software platform designed to enable natural and student-centred collaborative learning experiences. In addition, by June 2017, SMART’s 2000 and 7000 series interactive flat panels will be available within this market, presenting education and enterprise institutions with a comprehensive suite of products and solutions to assist in enhanced and effective collaboration within the classroom, workplace, and beyond.
"This is another significant step forward in the reinvigoration of our Australia and New Zealand channel presence," commented Peter McAlpine, APAC Region Manager for SMART Technologies. "With this new partnership, we will be poised to accelerate our new channel and solutions strategies. Working with Midwich is vital to reach organisations looking to capitalise on software and hardware for impactful collaboration."
"We are delighted to have signed this agreement with SMART to distribute its whole product portfolio in both Australia and New Zealand," added Michael Broadbent, Managing Director, Midwich ANZ. "SMART has developed an all-in-one software solution that’s integral for success in today’s classroom, alongside a range of products that have valuable roles to play in both business and education. SMART is working with us not only on products, but also on education and enablement — to ensure that all customers can make a meaningful impact in their business or classroom environment."
Using specialist resellers across industries, customers can access SMART solutions, including the SMART Learning Suite, featuring SMART amp™, SMART Lesson Activity Builder (lab)™, and the world’s most popular collaborative learning software, SMART Notebook®. With a full range of interactive displays, including flat panels, whiteboards, the SMART kapp™ digital capture board, and the kapp iQ all-in-one solution for education, SMART helps educators achieve better learning outcomes.
About SMART Technologies
SMART Technologies is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. An innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and businesses around the globe.
Over 2.8 million K-12 classrooms in 175 countries around the world use SMART solutions and SMART Learning Suite software for education to make learning more interactive, engaging, effective and fun.
With over 3.2 million SMART Board® interactive whiteboards, interactive displays and interactive projectors installed internationally, SMART has been a consistent innovator since creating the first interactive whiteboard in 1993.
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