Ed tech company acquires touch screen designer

SMART Technologies announces the acquisition of New Zealand-based NextWindow (Next Holdings Limited), designer and manufacturer of optical touch technology for integration into all-in-one computers, computer displays and large-format screens.

NextWindow supplies optical touch components to manufacturers of PCs and other interactive displays. Its touch components are used in PCs and monitors sold by Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Medion, NEC, Samsung and Sony.