Epson Now Offers Promethean Software to Deliver Complete Interactive Learning Solution for K-12 Classrooms Promethean ActivInspire Software Now Available for New and Current Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector Customers

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced Promethean's ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson's industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.

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"Teachers are continually looking for robust tools and resources to increase student participation and enhance learning in the classroom," said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Projector Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "By offering Promethean's intuitive software with our popular BrightLink interactive projectors, we are helping to transform classrooms across North America."

Epson is now selling Promethean ActivInspire with a suggested retail price of $299, either when purchased with an Epson BrightLink interactive projector or for existing BrightLink customers, providing educators more options as they transition to collaborative, interactive classrooms. Both Epson and Promethean will provide their world-class customer support for their respective products, giving educators full confidence and support as they convert classrooms and learning spaces into interactive environments.

"Our partnership with Epson provides educators with quick, easy and integrated platforms and interactive tools to create next generation lessons that engage students," said Cathy Zier, vice president of strategic alliances, Promethean. "Epson is an important partner and the combination of their projectors with ActivInspire will support collaborative and active learning, allowing teachers to conduct real-time assessments and allow all students to flourish."

For more information, visit www.epson.com/BrightLink.

About Promethean ActivInspire

Promethean software provides educators with a flexible and easy-to-use authoring and presentation platform that they can use to design differentiated lessons filled with rich, hands-on activities that captivate students' attention, and is supported by Promethean Planet, an online community of 1.5 million members. Promethean's award-winning teaching and learning software ActivInspire is used by millions of educators world-wide, including members of Promethean Planet, an online education community where teachers can share and access instructional content, lessons and supplemental resources for an interactive learning environment. Epson customers will also have access to Promethean ActivOffice, a new innovative software solution that adds a range of interactive features to Microsoft PowerPoint®.

About Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors

The award-winning Epson BrightLink line of short-throw and ultra short-throw projectors offers an interactive projector and pen combination with advanced connectivity options to project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface. BrightLink interactive projectors offer dual pen support and boast built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to instantly interact directly with a projected image from a variety of sources beyond the PC, including tablets, document cameras, Blu-ray players, VCRs, and more. This cost-effective BrightLink models deliver a large interactive learning area with variable image sizes from 53 to 116-inches diagonal (WXGA) and includes HDMI connectivity.

About Epson 

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. 

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

1 Based upon Q4 2012 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BrightLink is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

SOURCE Epson



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