Interactive Whiteboard does not require in-ceiling wiring.

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Offered as all-in-one system, height-adjustable Activboard+2 incorporates short-throw Sanyo projector that can be operated by remote control only. Connections module is provided to link computer, VCR, DVD, document camera, and other peripherals via USB, RGB video (HD15), composite video (RCA), S-video, and RCA audio input and output jacks. Unit comes bundled with Activstudio or Activprimary lesson development software and can project logo at start-up.



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Promethean's New Activboard+2 Eliminates Need for In-Ceiling Wiring to Reduce Classroom Installation Costs



Versatile Interactive Whiteboard Adjusts for Teachers and Students

ATLANTA, July 7 -- Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technology, introduced to America today Activboard+2, a new short- throw mounted projector adjustable interactive whiteboard that eliminates the need for expensive in-ceiling wiring and installation that will yield savings for older schools as well as districts with new buildings.

Activboard+2 can be installed in less time than a standard system because it does not require in-ceiling wiring, a major consideration when retro- fitting older classrooms or specifying new classroom construction. The affordable all-in-one system is height adjustable for teachers and students and has advanced security features.

"Activboard+2 is an ingenious solution to reduce the expense of installing interactive learning technology in the classroom while making the interactive experience more accessible to students and teachers," said Promethean US President Mark Elliott.

In contrast to traditional projection systems, Activboard+2's short-throw Sanyo projector is mounted to the board by a strong steel arm positioned approximately three feet away from the board screen and can be operated by remote-control only, giving teachers complete control. The integrated short- throw projector also dramatically reduces the "shadow effect" that can distort content images on the board.

The flexibility of the stand's height setting also means the system can be used in most classrooms and can be simply adjusted to the appropriate height for both the instructor and class. It can also project the customer's logo at start-up which, combined with the color, provide subtle security features.

Activboard+2 is bundled with Promethean's award-winning Activstudio or Activprimary lesson development software that is compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) or Mac OS X. Activprimary, the leading whiteboard software designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten, has large, easy-to-use tools located at the bottom of the screen, allowing young learners to more easily interact with activities on the Activboard. Special teacher tools on the top of the screen and a huge resource library make lesson development quick, easy and fun. Promethean users also have access to thousands of ready-made flipchart lessons aligned to state education standards in a searchable database that can be queried by state, subject area, grade level and keyword at www.prometheanplanet.com/ .

The Activboard+2 features a connections module to conveniently link a computer, VCR, DVD, document camera and other peripherals via USB, RGB video (HD15), composite video (RCA), S-video and RCA audio input and output jacks. For added security, a wall-mounted lockable security cage for the projector is available as an optional extra.

The combined investment not only represents cost-savings when compared with separately sourced interactive whiteboard/projector systems, but also significantly increases both the ease and speed of installation minimizing disruption and implementation costs to schools.

About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles.

The company supplies Activboard, the world's most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. It also offers hand-held Activotes that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils' comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.

Promethean is headquartered in Blackburn, in the United Kingdom. In the US, it is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com/ .

CONTACT: Ivy Le, Fleishman-Hillard, +1-404-739-0130, ivy.le@fleishman.com , or, John Deaver, Fleishman-Hillard, +1-404-739-0111, deaverj@fleishman.com , both for Promethean

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