SMART Technologies announces its continued leadership in the global interactive whiteboard product category with a 48.2% share for 2009. According to Futuresource Consulting, an independent global research company that has tracked interactive whiteboard sales for more than nine years, SMART's share for all of 2009 was more than twice its nearest competitor. SMART sold just over 360,000 SMART Board interactive whiteboards in 2009, a record yearly total for the company and an increase of more than 60,000 interactive whiteboard sales versus the previous record established in 2008.
Sales of SMART Board interactive whiteboards continued to be strong in the United States, where the company sold nearly 200,000 interactive whiteboards in 2009 and attained a 60.9 % product category share. In major geographies around the world, SMART's category share also remained strong. SMART was the leading interactive whiteboard provider in the Americas (North America, Latin America and South America) with a 61.8% category share, in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with a 41.6 % share and in Asia-Pacific with a 23.3% share. Additionally, the company attained an 82.5 % product category share in Canada, 77.9 % share in Mexico, 63.5 % share in the United Kingdom and 58.3 % in Australia.