Points West Audio Visual Press Release

Stanford University Study Finds Strong Economic Advantages in Using SMART Collaboration Solutions

Points West Audio Visual’s – Design Review Showcase provides local Architects, Engineers, Construction & Design professionals an opportunity to see SMART collaboration solutions firsthand.

Kelowna, BC – July 10, 2013 – A research study conducted by the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University shows that using SMART collaboration solutions in construction and design companies can be easily justified as a good investment. The study provides examples of estimated net income increases of up to 20 percent and estimated paybacks on investment ranging from one week to two months of implementation. The economic impact study focused on construction and design companies and was conducted by CIFE on behalf of SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions. The study involved 54 participants, which included companies from the construction and design industry and students in the building information modeling (BIM) course at Stanford University. The Stanford study notes that the participating organizations experienced several benefits from using SMART solutions, including an estimated $3 million cost reduction for one of the general contractor companies and an estimated $300,000 savings for a design company.

“SMART collaboration solutions offer great benefits to architecture, engineering and construction organizations by allowing them to intuitively collaborate using common industry software applications, such as Computer-Aided Design and Building Information Modeling applications,” says Scott Brown, President, Enterprise, SMART Technologies. “The Stanford University research documents and quantifies these benefits to further demonstrate how SMART products help customers improve collaboration, increase productivity and efficiency, and experience cost savings.”

Points West Audio Visual is giving members of the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Design industry in Kelowna an opportunity to learn firsthand about SMART collaboration solutions. On July 17th, they are hosting a SMART Design Review Showcase at Spider Agile Technologies (Dirtt Environmental Solutions) with representatives from SMART Technologies Inc. This event is geared towards using software such as Autodesk Navisworks, Tekla BIMSight, Autodesk Revit and Adobe illustrator, and is free to attend. Space is limited, so secure your spot by registering at http://pointswestav-smartaec.eventbrite.com .

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.

About Points West Audio Visual

Points West Audio Visual provides collaboration and presentation solutions to forward thinking educators and business professional. We have provided professional audio visual equipment to the schools, government and businesses of British Columbia for 20 years. Staying at the forefront with product knowledge, sales, training, design and installation of all our product lines is an integral part of what we do. Many lines are well represented from SMART Interactive White Boards and accessories, LifeSize HD Video Conferencing systems, NEC displays and projectors, Chief mounts and audio visual carts, and a variety of sound systems, microphones, projector screens, projector lamps, visual presenters, and commercial grade plasmas and LCD displays. Our service and support extends to our customers throughout BC, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.


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Points West Audio Visual Contact:
Tracey Cochrane
Ph: 250-861-5424




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