iMARK Distribution, a fully integrated convergence technology distributor, today announced their participation at GITEX Technology Week 2008. The company plans to showcase SMART Technologies’ state-of-the-art products such as interactive whiteboards and other innovative ICT tools designed for the corporate and education segments. Senior global executives and product managers from SMART Technologies will be present at iMARK’s stand to meet with customers and demonstrate the features and benefits of their latest technologies.
“GITEX is the top ICT event in this region and a very important one for us. It is an ideal forum for us to reach our existing and potential customers and partners from across the Middle East under one roof. We are planning to showcase SMART Technologies’ innovative solutions at our stand,” says Elhamy Kamel, CEO, iMARK Distribution. “We are happy that SMART Technologies has been able to create a huge impact in the Middle East market, both in the corporate as well as education sectors. Not only did SMART invent the world’s first interactive whiteboard, it has led global sales in every quarter since the product’s introduction. Today, SMART has expansive product lines providing better collaborative learning tools and we want to highlight these products at GITEX.”
iMARK is the regional distributor for SMART Technologies, the industry pioneer and market leader in developing collaborative products for classrooms and meeting rooms. Since introducing the first SMART Board interactive whiteboard in 1991, SMART Technologies has led the way in introducing interactive ICT tools for more productive collaboration whether in the classroom or in a meeting room. It has been the category leader by a distance with the largest installed base of interactive whiteboards globally in educational institutions. iMark introduced the Smart Board in the Middle East markets since 1998 and enjoys more than 75% market share of the region.
Currently in its sixth generation, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard line has grown to include models integrated with projectors and other tools. SMART’s focus has expanded to include a variety of supporting hardware, software and content to create complete classroom and meeting room solutions.
Among the products exhibited at GITEX will be four new product platforms, SMART Custom Solution, SMART Meeting Pro, SMART Hub SE and SMART Hub PE, specifically targeted at corporate users who view collaboration as a business imperative. These products combine with single or multiple SMART Board interactive whiteboards and SMART Board interactive displays to create connected meeting rooms where dispersed staff can instantly set up a data conference, write in digital ink over any application and save their work, share desktops and notes, and participate as if they were in the same room.
“We are happy to participate in GITEX, which is a perfect platform for us to demonstrate our breakthrough technologies to decision makers from across the region. Together with iMARK, we have taken up a sizeable stand that sports an innovative design. We will also use the opportunity to interact with our existing customers as well as meet potential customers and partners,” says Mr. Patrick Lelorieux, VP for EMEA at SMART Technologies.
iMARK has a dedicated channel distribution base across 30 countries in Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific that sells converged video, audio, data and collaborative technologies into corporate and educational segments. iMARK provides unprecedented level of solution support to its customers through its strong channel partner network.
“Our solutions offer unmistakable value in enhancing effective collaboration. Through our partnership with iMARK, we have been quite successful in reaching out to our Middle East customers. It’s rewarding to know that a growing number of customers have come to appreciate the product’s benefits We want to do better this year especially in the corporate segment and our participation at GITEX through IMARK should set the stage for that,” Mr. Patrick Lelorieux concludes.
iMARK Distribution and SMART Technologies are exhibiting at Stand No. A3-42 in Hall No. 3 at GITEX Technology Week 2008
About iMARK Distribution
iMARK Distribution (imarkcom), formerly known as Intmark Distribution, is a global Convergence Technology Distribution house committed to enabling organizations to increase their productivity and to work smarter with converged video, audio, data and collaborative technologies.
iMARK offers cutting edge technology solutions in four distinct channel segments based on the standard industry segmentation. The company offers products and services through limited distribution agreements with qualified and trained channel streams in Visual Communication Channels, Unified Communication Channels, Mass Communication Channels and System Integration Channels.
With affiliations with key partners across 30 countries in Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, the company represents a major force in the technology market today and has more than 200 trade customers who enjoy unprecedented solution support and high performance technology solutions.