New ActivPanel™ with Android Functionality Launched at Bett 2016

19 January 2016



(London – Jan. 20, 2016) – Global education technology solutions company Promethean, continues to lead the way with innovation in the interactive flat panel market by launching the new ActivPanel which will help to future proof schools’ investment in education technology and provide the latest features for a modern classroom environment.

Showcased on Stand B99 at Bett 2016, the enhanced ActivPanel range now offers a choice of full HD and 4K Ultra HD displays which are designed to enhance the classroom viewing experience and interaction amongst students. Building on the core capabilities of the ActivPanel, this next generation release has focused on creating a display solution which can keep pace with the rate of development in the computing world by specifically addressing the demand for Android functionality devices in classroom displays.

Ian Curtis, Head of Europe, Africa and Australasia, explains: “Many schools looking to invest in flat panels with internal computing devices have the expectation that the technology will not need to be refreshed for 5 to 10 years; however, the rate of innovation around computing processing power on average doubles every two years. This means there is a high likelihood that the processing power may be generations behind after a short period of time, leaving schools with dated technology and without options.”

In direct response to this challenge, Promethean has developed a new external, upgradeable Android device that offers an innovative experience and intelligent design. By combining the ActivPanel with this solution, teachers have access to a powerful interactive teaching device without any need to connect to a computer.

Ian continues: “Ease of use and efficiency continue to emerge as key requirements in the education sector. In doing so, we’ve succeeded in addressing these whilst at the same time designing an upgradeable solution which will protect the investment which schools make in the ActivPanel displays.”

Supporting up to 10 simultaneous touch points, a further enhancement to the ActivPanel user experience is the new Promethean Digital Pen. This enables teachers and students to write, annotate and hover in addition to performing typical touch screen commands.

Increasing the level of choice across the range, the ActivPanel series will now be offered as 55”, 65”, 75” Full HD and 65”, 75” and 84” 4K interactive displays. Available as a fixed wall mount or with a mobile stand, there is now an ActivPanel solution to suit virtually any teaching environment. Offering further flexibility in the classroom, a variety of connectivity options are available which include HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0 and 4K open pluggable specification (OPS).

The latest generation ActivPanel still features the ActivGlide™ surface; constructed from extremely durable glass, ActivGlide provides a smooth and seamless user experience whilst also eliminating the risk of finger burn from prolonged use.

Supplied as standard with ActivInspire Professional Edition software, the ActivPanel can be used to create a Modern Classroom environment with the use of Promethean’s award-winning ClassFlow™ learning platform. Teachers can register for a free ClassFlow account at www.ClassFlow.co.uk.

Promethean will showcase the newest range of ActivPanels at Bett 2016 on stand B99. To learn more about Promethean at Bett, visit www.prometheanworld.com

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the NetDragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies.  For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com.

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Suzy Swindle, Promethean
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About NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKSE: 0777) is a leading innovator and creative force in China's mobile Internet industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online, China’s number one online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China's most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless, which was sold to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) in 2013 as the largest Internet M&A transaction in China at the time. Being China's pioneer in overseas expansion, NetDragon also directly operates a number of game titles in over 10 languages internationally since 2003. In recent years, NetDragon has become a major player in global online and mobile learning space as it works to leverage its mobile Internet technologies and operational know-how to develop a game-changing learning ecosystem. For more information, please visit www.netdragon.com.

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©Promethean 2016.  All Rights Reserved. Promethean, the ActivPanel, ActivInspire, ActivGlide, ClassFlow and the Promethean logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Promethean Limited in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries around the world.

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