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

23rd June 2006 at 01:00
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

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now