|[January 22, 2014]
Promethean Integrates Light Blue Optics' Touch and Pen Technology into New Range of Interactive Classroom Products
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
At Bett 2014, a leading global learning technology event, Light Blue
Optics (LBO) and Promethean today announced the integration of LBO's
advanced Light Touch™ technology into ActivWall - Promethean's newest
digital classroom projection offering.
Showcased at Bett 2014, Light Touch™ technology provides the opportunity
to transform teaching, using the vertical surfaces in the classroom not
only as a point for whole class instruction, but as the focal point for
small team collaboration.
The ActivWall is a stunning interactive digital surface that may be
positioned both "front and back" in the classroom. In order to design
digital classroom surfaces that allow multiple groups of students to
simultaneously collaborate, the new ActivWall features Light Blue
Optics' unique Light Touch™ technology that supports differentiated pen
(i.e. the system identifies whether the contact is a pen or touch and
operates accordingly) and up to 20 simultaneous touches.
Jim Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of Promethean said, "The new
ActivWall represents a significant enablement in the classroom learning
environment. Interactive classroom interfaces that can simultaneously
recognise multiple user inputs can unlock completely new opportunities
for collaborative learning. We are delighted to be working closely with
Light Blue Optics, one of the world's most innovative touch echnology
providers, to bring these new learning experiences to connected
classrooms around the world."
Andy Dennis, President, Solutions Equipment Division of Promethean said,
"Coupled with Promethean's interactive whiteboard system designs,
integrating "Light Touch™ provides a highly scalable solution that
allows us to develop exciting new experiences while also ensuring a
rapid introduction of new products to market. Working together with the
Light Blue Optics' expert team has been highly productive and we look
forward to collaborating with them on new product opportunities in the
Barak Maoz, CEO of Light Blue Optics said, "Two years after pivoting our
company around the market opportunity for our touch technology, the
first product is being launched. We are very proud to be working closely
with our partners at Promethean to bring exciting new interactive
technology to the classroom. Promethean truly understands how to delight
teachers and students with interactive experiences and we are glad to be
part of their success."
In addition, ActivWall features HD images and stereo sound, making the
quality of the viewing experience equal to that of a flat panel display.
For simplicity, the ActivWall self-calibrates within a couple of seconds
when a pc/computer is attached. A live demonstration of Promethean's new
ActivWall with Light Touch™ technology can be viewed at Promethean's
stand (C116) at Bett 2014 from January 22-26.
About Light Blue Optics
Light Blue Optics (LBO) develops and supplies advanced software and
hardware architectures powering interactive displays of all sizes. We
work with partners who deliver interactive displays to sectors such as
education, training, corporate and digital signage.
Light Blue Optics is headquartered in Cambridge UK and has a technology
and sales centre in San Mateo California.
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning
productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st
century learning environments that make everyone more engaged,
empowered, and successful. The company is headquartered in Blackburn in
Lancashire, England, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For
more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com.
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