Promethean Introduces All-New ActivClassroom at NECC

06.29.2009 – Washington, D.C. – June 29, 2009 – Promethean, a global leader in interactive education technology solutions, today unveils the long anticipated redesign of its award winning collaborative classroom learning solution: the ActivClassroom for Everyone.

In addition to transforming the ActivClassroom’s visual and experiential design, each major product line boasts significant upgrades and updates. Designed to cultivate immersive, collaborative learning environments by expanding its features, tools and resource integration capabilities, Promethean’s new series starts with the feature-rich ActivBoard 300 Pro, complete with integrated sound and dual input/user capability. When combined with Promethean’s new motorized height-adjustable stand and 3D-enabled DLP projector, the new ActivBoard+2 solutions represent a gateway to an unending universe of learning!

Breakthrough enhancements to ActivInspire, Promethean’s celebrated teaching and curriculum development software, combine with ActivExpression to empower students to learn at their own pace while giving teachers even more advanced, immediate assessment capabilities. The all-new ActiView camera, a visual presenter that facilitates the sharing of information and 3D objects, enables students to collectively engage in any lesson. Other new releases and updates include Promethean’s ActivSound, ActivArena, ActivPens, ActivSDK, ActivSlate and ActivWand.

“The ActivClassroom has always been much more than an Interactive Whiteboard or Learner Response solution, said Iwan Streichenberger, Chief Marketing Officer for Promethean. “The ActivClassroom speaks to proven research about what works in the classroom — integrating the most proven and effective solutions, with superior lesson design and delivery software, into one seamless system.”

Promethean’s new ActivClassroom, paired with the world’s fastest-growing interactive whiteboard community — Promethean Planet, as well as unparalleled professional development, empowers teachers around the world to better address the needs of modern day students.

ActivBoard: Promethean has tripled the number of ActivBoard options to ensure every teacher has a solution that meets their needs and budget. At the center of the new line is the ActivBoard 300 Pro, a feature-rich upgrade and direct replacement for the current ActivBoard. With built-in speakers, an integrated amplifier, and two USB ports, Dual User input, and ActivInspire Professional Edition, the ActivBoard 300 Pro transforms the classroom into a 360-degree educational environment.

The ActivBoard 300 is the perfect upgradable platform. Featuring Promethean’s classroom-tough electromagnetic surface, two newly designed ActivPens with full mouse capability and ActivInspire Professional software, the 300 can easily be upgraded to include speakers and Dual User functionality via an ActivArena 50 upgrade pack.
The ActivBoard 100 Range provides a simple, cost-effective option for schools planning to invest in educational technology for the first time or wishing to expand their current range of interactive technology.

ActivBoard+2: Also new are the ActivBoard+2 systems, (integrated ActivBoard, projector and mounting solutions) with enhanced design, available fixed or adjustable to suit. Both variations offer a choice of short-throw projectors — the PRM 20A (LCD) or the all new 3D-ready PRM 25 (DLP), each coming complete with a industry-leading 3,000 hour/3 year lamp warranty, and providing bright, crisp and crystal-clear images. The ActivBoard+2 (height adjustable) comes with a new completely motorized stand with a convenient hand control for raising and lowering the ActivBoard bringing interactivity to the fingertips of learners, and teachers, of every age range.

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