Interactive Whiteboard uses Sanyo XE40 projector.

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Height adjustable for all users and their audiences, Activboard+2 includes Activprimary or Activstudio software, set of speakers, and amplifier. Attached to board by steel arm, BECTA-approved Sanyo XE40 projector is positioned just 1 m away from board and operated by remote control only. Short-throw projector minimizes shadow effect, which can obscure content on board. Optional wall-mounted, lockable security cage for projector is available.

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Promethean Launches the Next Generation in Interactive Whiteboard Technology

LONDON, June 14/ --Promethean, a global leader in interactive learning technology, today revealed what the future of teaching will look like with the launch of its Activboard+2 solution, the next generation in interactive learning. An affordable all-in-one system which dramatically reduces shadow effect, it is height adjustable for all users and their audiences, has advanced security features and can be installed in less time than a standard system.

Promethean's long standing relationship with Sanyo, the worlds leading developer and vendor of projectors and projection systems, facilitated the successful development of the product. The resulting BECTA-approved Sanyo XE40 projector, easily identifiable by its orange casing, was designed specifically for use with the Activboard+2 system. Attached to the board by a strong steel arm, and in contrast to traditional projection systems, it is positioned just one metre away from the board and operated by remote-control only, giving teachers complete control. It can also project the customer's logo at start-up which, combined with the colour, provide subtle security features.

Activboard+2 is packed with great features - the integrated short-throw projector dramatically reduces the 'shadow effect' which can obscure content 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 user and audience. The system also includes Promethean's industry-leading Activprimary or Activstudio software, a set of speakers, an amplifier and, for added security, a wall-mounted lockable security cage for the projector, which is available as an optional extra.

The combined investment not only represents cost-savings when compared with separately sourced interactive whiteboard/projector systems. It also significantly increases both the ease and speed of installation, minimising disruption to schools and ensuring continuity of teaching time.

"Having listened to feedback from teachers and schools it became clear that we could improve the usability of our technology through integration, and partnering with Sanyo to achieve this seemed a natural fit," said Promethean CEO Stephen Jury. "The Activboard+2 offers much more flexibility within the classroom and will allow teachers to ensure even more pupils are engaged and motivated when learning".

John Boyle, Sanyo UK Group Sales and Marketing Director, comments: "The projector component of the Activboard+2 system represents a major breakthrough for Sanyo in having developed a short throw projector that is affordable for education. We are delighted to have worked exclusively with Promethean in the development of this product and believe the Activboard+2 is the most compelling interactive whiteboard system on the market."

The Activboard+2 is available to order from today exclusively through Promethean and its authorised channel partners.

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. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries.

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Donna Shaw, Group Communications Manager, Promethean Technologies, Tel:+44-(0)1254-298-511, Email:

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