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Promethean and BOXLIGHT Announce PartnershipPromethean’s ActivInspire included within Boxlight’s interactive classroom solution
12 March 2013 – Atlanta, GA – A partnership between BOXLIGHT (Belfair, WA), a leading manufacturer of interactive projectors, and Promethean (LSE: PRW), a global education company, gives educators increased choices to turn any space into a collaborative, 21st century learning center where teachers have the flexibility to design and deliver differentiated lessons filled with rich, hands-on activities that motivate and engage students.
Under the agreement announced today, a range of BOXLIGHT interactive projectors joins the list of products certified to work with Promethean’s industry leading educational authoring software, ActivInspire. As a result of this certification, BOXLIGHT will have licensing rights to provide customers throughout the Americas with ActivInspire. This will greatly enhance how BOXLIGHT interactive projectors are used by teachers and escalate the transition to collaborative learning environments.
“We are excited to be partnered with Promethean to offer their award-winning ActivInspire software coupled with our ProjectoWrite and OutWrite interactive products. ActivInspire is the most robust interactive learning software; in combination with resources available through Promethean Planet online, our customers will have access to an incredible amount of curriculum,” said Hank Nance, BOXLIGHT President. “As a company, we strive to offer solutions to our customers through our innovative interactive technologies, audio enhancement products and strategic partnerships that create and empower an engaged learning environment.”
The partnership brings together the best interactive software with leading interactive projector technology, allowing for even more choices for educators, but with the assurance that the new platform will support their efforts to easily build collaborative interactivity in the classroom. Each purchase will also be backed by world-class customer support offered by both companies giving customers the confidence that they will get the most out of their investment and ensuring educators a great user experience.
“Technology alone doesn’t change the classroom. Real transformation of teaching and learning starts when educators have the tools to deliver the right content at the right time to help improve student engagement and academic achievement. Our work with BOXLIGHT will help educators raise the interactivity in the classroom, but it will also help them meet students’ expectations of a 21st century education,” said Promethean CEO Jim Marshall.
Promethean software enables educators to create a 21st century learning environment and collaborative interactivity in any classroom using digital content from Promethean Planet, an online community of 1.6 million members. BOXLIGHT customers will also have access to Promethean ActivOffice, a new innovative software solution that adds a range of interactive features to Microsoft Office PowerPoint®.
BOXLIGHT introduced the first interactive projector in 2007 at CES and has received numerous awards for product innovation, 24/7/365 customer support, and exclusive, industry-leading lamp warranty programs. A leader in the projection industry for nearly 30 years, today BOXLIGHT’s primary focus is providing complete interactive solutions. The newly launched ProjectoWrite6 is the first-ever integrated, dual-pen, wireless interactive projector. Ancillary solutions include the SoundLite+ audio speaker featuring high-efficiency speaker with a wireless microphone, and add-on modules that convert any projector into a full function interactive projector. The majority of BOXLIGHT’s products are offered with an optional ‘Lamps for Life’ warranty that allows for a lifetime of replacement bulbs. BOXLIGHT interactive products with ActivInspire will be available exclusively through BOXLIGHT partners throughout the Americas.
About BOXLIGHT BOXLIGHT has been developing and manufacturing award winning projectors since its inception in 1985. We pride ourselves in offering industry leading technical support and ISF Certified® service available 24 hours / 7 days per week / 365 days per year – for the lifetime of the product. BOXLIGHT operations encompass sales in the United States and worldwide. Headquarters are located in Belfair, Washington with offices in Mexico City, Taiwan and China. For more information, visit www.boxlight.com.