Promethean: Promethean’s ACTIVstudio sets new standards for group learning

April 18, 2001

London — Promethean announces a world first in interactive whiteboard systems, further demonstrating its commitment to providing innovative and robust solutions for the education marketplace.

The new Network version of its established ACTIVstudio software now includes embedded digital curriculum resources, a world first that is set to change in-classroom teaching. Teachers can have instant access to appropriate resources, and even the novice can quickly deliver electronic teaching proficiently. Another new feature provides centralised user profiling and resource management facilities; all content, customised flipcharts and other prepared lessons are available to any whiteboard in the network; maximising access to resource sharing and reuse opportunities. In addition, Promethean has included ‘Calligrapher’, an innovative handwriting recognition system that requires no training to use. Calligrapher caters for a mixture of freehand cursive, single character and symbolic recognition giving teachers a greater degree of flexibility.

Stephen Jury, Managing Director of Promethean said, “For some time the education marketplace has looked to vendors to supply pre-prepared digital resources relevant to the curriculum. We are the first whiteboard company to offer this in an integrated fashion. ACTIVstudio is at the cutting edge of cross-curricular use of ICT (Information Communications Technology). We aim to provide our customers with the very best technology solutions available”.

ACTIVstudio also contains seamless support for the new ACTIVote handsets and hardware, this involves all members of the class in the lesson using two-way radio communication between the voting units and the ACTIVboard, Promethean’s ACTIVboard Product Manager, Peter Lambert, said, “Our customers tell us that ACTIVote makes learning so much more interesting and fulfilling for children, the interaction keeps their attention and makes teaching fun”.

ACTIVstudio is designed specifically for classroom teachers and trainers. It is intuitive, utilising the natural advantages of pen operation, its array of features offers a direct substitution of traditional presentation devices such as OHP/acetates, flipcharts and slide projectors.

About Promethean

Promethean is dedicated to the development and supply of ICT solutions as teaching tools in the classroom to accelerate learning gains across the whole curriculum. Based around the world’s most advanced whiteboard/software combination, Promethean’s systems create an interactive teaching environment that enables multimedia delivery to whole class groups.

Solutions include:

Videoconferencing (codecs and peripherals), Interactive Whiteboards, Wide format displays for data and video, Multimedia software, all encompassing solutions for presentations, education, training, collaborative working, distance and flexible learning.

Contact Information

Donna Shaw, Marketing Communications, Promethean Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1254 298511 e-mail: Rachel Argyle, BlueBird Associates Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1491 842940 e-mail: WWW: