Founded in 1987, Smart Technologies is best known as the developer of the Smart Board interactive whiteboard.
Smart Technologies introduced the first Smart Board interactive whiteboard in 1991, which was the first interactive whiteboard to provide touch control of computer applications and annotation over standard Microsoft Windows applications.
In 2003, Smart developed and later patented DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology. This camera-based touch technology for interactive whiteboards and interactive displays uses digital cameras and proprietary software and firmware to detect finger or pen contact with the screen. That contact is then interpreted as finger or pen activity.