SMART Technologies Inc. announces that the SMART LightRaise projector mount now supports additional projectors from InFocus, EPSON and Toshiba. This innovative wall-mounted projector system simplifies installing, maintaining and using a projector in classrooms and meeting rooms. The LightRaise projector mount can now be used with the EPSON PowerLite(R) 800p and 810p, InFocus LP280 and LP290, and Toshiba TAIS TDP-T3 and TAIS TDP-S3. As a result, SMART customers and systems integrators have more options to meet their projector and multimedia integration needs, while accommodating a variety of budgets and performance specifications.

Designed to accompany the industry-leading SMART Board(TM) 560 and 580 interactive whiteboards, the patent-pending LightRaise projector mount enhances collaboration and presentation environments. The projector mount includes a telescoping projector boom and a multimedia console that attach to the wall, freeing up valuable work space while keeping equipment secure yet accessible.

The projector boom mounts to the wall above the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and can be easily lowered for access to the projector. It has a sleek, streamlined appearance and includes a cable-management system, effectively hiding all projector cables. The multimedia console mounts below the interactive whiteboard and allows users to conveniently operate the projector. It holds both a computer and a VCR or DVD player and includes cabling for a guest laptop. The multimedia console also features an audio system, integrated control panel and the SMART X-Port(TM) 20 multimedia switch, which enables the user to move smoothly between input sources, such as between a computer, VCR and DVD player.

"The SMART LightRaise projector mount gives SMART customers a simple, affordable solution for integrating a projector, a SMART Board interactive whiteboard and a multimedia cabinet into meeting rooms and classrooms," says Nancy Knowlton, president and COO of SMART Technologies Inc. "The system's ability to support a wide variety of projectors means customers have more flexibility in choosing equipment that meets their instructional, presentation and meeting needs."

Other Supported Projectors:

* BOXLIGHT(R) CD600M and CD750M

* BOXLIGHT SP50M

* BOXLIGHT XP60M

* Dukane ImagePro 8043 and 8753

* IBM(R) iLV200

* InFocus(R) LP(R)500 and LP530

* Toshiba(R) TLP250, TLP550 and TLP560

For the most recent list of supported projectors, visit www.smarttech.com/lightraise.

Pricing and Availability:

The SMART LightRaise projector mount is currently shipping and has a suggested retail price of US$3,499. The multimedia console may be purchased separately at a suggested retail price of US$1,999. For additional information, specifications or authorized resellers, visit www.smarttech.com/lightraise or call 1.888.42.SMART. Educational institutions may qualify for a grant worth 25 percent of the suggested retail price through the SMARTer Kids(tm) Foundation. The grant amount may be applied against the retail price quoted by a SMART authorized reseller. For grant inquiries, visit the SMARTer Kids Foundation Web site at www.smarterkids.org or call 403.228.8565.

SMART Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and market leader in easy-to-use interactive technology products. SMART products include the family of award-winning SMART Board interactive whiteboards, as well as multimedia furniture, whiteboard cameras and software. Using SMART products, groups can access and share the information they need to meet, teach, train and present. SMART customers include NASA, Texas Instruments, BMW, Fujitsu, DaimlerChrysler, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, NTT, Los Angeles Lakers, Novartis, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, British Telecom, Disney Imagineering and Harvard University.

SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 380 people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with offices in Bonn, Tokyo, New York City and Washington, DC. In 1992 SMART formed a strategic alliance with U.S. company Intel(R) Corporation that resulted in joint product development and marketing efforts, and Intel's equity ownership in SMART. SMART products are sold through dealers across North America and through distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com.