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Exertis announces partnership with global learning giant SMART Technologies

Partnership will extend Exertis’ interactive software offering in the UK

Exertis, today announced the addition of SMART Technologies, the pioneering maker of interactive displays and software designed specifically for learning and collaboration, to its Pro AV portfolio.

SMART’s products target education, business and government sectors, providing simple, intuitive and connected solutions. SMART’s technology allows for the ultimate in productivity, such as interactive board displays, delivering an unparalleled collaborative experience; the ability to turn meeting rooms into connected workspaces for business; and software for training and decision making, connecting people with vital information worldwide.

The SMART portfolio is helping educators and businesses succeed all over the world, empowering classrooms and corporate teams to learn and collaborate in innovative ways, and inspiring breakthroughs – from improved learning outcomes to moving businesses forward.

Ian Neale, Exertis General Manager Pro AV & UC, said, “Exertis’s Pro AV business is an unrivalled distributor of AV/IT solutions within the UK, and the addition of SMART to our offering enhances our already extensive range of interactive solutions. The ‘new normal’, in which we all find ourselves, now dictates new ways of learning, collaborating and achieving. Interactive solutions play a big part in this approach, and as a market leader, SMART is a natural fit to the Exertis portfolio; enabling new customers, solutions and business outcomes. Overall, this partnership is a SMART move for both parties, and we look forward to working together.”

SMART is the inventor of the SMART Board® interactive display and the developer of SMART Notebook®, the world’s most popular collaborative learning software which is part of the SMART Learning Suite. Exertis will have access to SMART’s full portfolio of products and solutions.

Angela Townsend, SMART UK Channel Director, said, “SMART is delighted to launch our education and enterprise portfolio of products with Exertis. It is a pivotal time at SMART with the innovation in both our hardware and software offering: SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) supports remote and blended learning. Exertis is ideally positioned to take this proposition to market offering a full solution to both our reseller partners and end users. SMART have developed a robust channel strategy to support the reseller community, and partnering with Exertis will provide our partners with choice to help further develop our business.”

About Exertis

Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from pioneering technology brands, playing an integral role in supplying the world with cutting-edge tech. Over forty years Exertis has distributed the technology that transforms societies and facilitated the world’s transition to digital. These days Exertis distributes everything from AV solutions to AI-powered smart-tech.

Exertis is powered by the mantra ‘our people, our customers, our business’. In 2020 it won ‘Best Company to Work For’ at the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards and had a turnover of £3.913 billion. Exertis, a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company, represents more than 700 brands in the UK alone and continues to grow. As technology evolves, so does Exertis. www.exertis.co.uk

About SMART Technologies

SMART is a world leader in education technology, providing interactive solutions to help every person discover and develop the greatness within them. A consistent innovator for over 30 years, SMART is the inventor of the SMART Board® and the developer of SMART Notebook®, the world’s most popular collaborative learning software, and part of the SMART Learning Suite. With their full range of interconnected displays, software, and accessories, used by millions in education and business, SMART helps students, colleagues and teams around the world achieve better outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.

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