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Promethean has unveiled what it describes as its new generation of whiteboard technology

Interactive whiteboard manufacturer Promethean has unveiled what it describes as its new generation of whiteboard technology, the Activboard+2, pictured here being used in Bramcote Lorne School, Retford in Nottingham, by Anne Gould and her class. The integrated short-throw (1 metre) projector is fixed to the board by a metal arm and the pairing is height-adjustable.

Projector manufacturer Sanyo has provided a secure model, the XE40. It is bright orange and features a remote control, without which it can't be operated. Promethean says that the key advantages are: being able to move the board up and down when needed; no longer requiring a ceiling mount for the projector; no longer needing calibration; less glare and shadow for teachers; improved security features; and reduced installation time. The system also includes Promethean's Activprimary or Activstudio software, a set of speakers, an amplifier and, as an optional extra, a wall-mounted lockable cage for the projector for added security.

Prices range from pound;2,495 for the 64-inch version to pound;2,695 for the 78-inch. Promethean claims that this should save schools money when compared to buying a separately sourced interactive whiteboardprojector system. www.promethean.comuk

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