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Future-Proof Your Classroom

The ActivBoard 500 Pro is a state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard with pen and intuitive multi-user, multi-touch functionality. Designed to foster a true collaborative learning experience, the ActivBoard 500 Pro enables up to four students to work together simultaneously. Images can be easily moved, scaled and rotated with finger touch, while pen functionality offers the ideal tool for real-life pen tasks, such as solving a math equation.

Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire software unlocks an exciting world of rich, open content and teaching resources, such as math tools, sounds, templates and gesture touch applications. Promethean ActivOffice, an ActivInspire plug-in for PowerPoint®, incorporates the collaborative features of Promethean’s ActivInspire into PowerPoint® slide shows to create interactive, engaging presentations. Promethean Planet’s 80,000+ free teacher resources and online professional development give teachers everything they need to create more active, inspired and engaged classrooms.

The ActivBoard 500 Pro system is an all-in-one interactive solution with a choice of 78”, 87” or 95” widescreen boards, integrated sound system, Dual-User functionality and Promethean’s award winning software. It is available as a Fixed, Adjustable, Mount or Mobile System with a choice of extreme short, ultra short or short throw projectors.

Why ActivBoard 500 Pro?

Make the most of today's technology . . . and tomorrow's
Applications and operating systems, such as Windows 8, are beginning to explore new ways to take advantage of both pen and multi-touch capabilities by assigning different roles to each. Touch is used for navigating, manipulating objects and pan/zoom activities, while pen/stylus is used for precision, annotating and hover capabilities. ActivBoard 500 Pro's combination of touch and true mouse/pen technology ensures a best-in-class user experience, compatibility with future software and excellent return on investment for years to come.

Next generation applications
The ActivBoard 500 Pro is designed to deliver a new generation of applications, emerging technologies and resources to a new generation of learners. Invigorate lessons with Promethean applications created specifically to work with the ActivBoard 500 Pro and other programs designed for multi-touch with multiple users. 

New and extended learning opportunities
Bring hands-on activities to life with the ActivBoard 500 Pro’s powerful multi-pen and multi-touch capabilities. Teachers and all types of learners will benefit from the intuitive and natural way of working with the ActivBoard 500 Pro. Utilize the ActivPen to ensure precision and take advantage of the touch capability to easily manipulate objects.

Connect and share
USB power plus an accessible USB port simplifies connection to your computer.

Complete, integrated solution
ActivBoard 500 Pro works seamlessly with Promethean software, student response systems, interactive tools and content to transform your classroom into an interactive, integrated environment.

ActivBoard 500 Pro is available as a 78", 87” or 95” widescreen board and comes complete with an integrated sound system, Dual-User functionality and a choice of Promethean’s ActivInspire Professional Edition or Promethean ActivOffice software.

Works With
ActivInspire, Promethean ActivOffice, ActivExpression, ActiVote, ActivEngage, ActivEngage2, ActivPanel, ActivSlate, ActiView, ActivPen and ActivWand.

Available as Fixed, Adjustable, Mount, or Mobile System with extreme short, ultra short or short throw projector. Mobile System includes extreme short throw projector.

USB with supplied 3m (9ft) data cable.

Operating Systems
Windows, Mac and Linux

ActivBoard 500 Pro requires installation by a Certified Promethean Installer. Operation of the ActivBoard 500 Pro requires installation of the driver included with the ActivInspire Professional Edition software. Find specifications and access to ActivInspire Professional Edition on Promethean Planet. A user with administrator/privileged access rights is required to install driver and software.

View ActivBoard 500 Pro Specification Sheet for more details.
View ActivBoard 500 Pro Adjustable Specification Sheet for complete details.
View ActivBoard 500 Pro Fixed System Specification Sheet for complete details.
View ActivBoard 500 Pro Mobile System Specification Sheet for complete details.
View ActivBoard 500 Pro Mount System Specification Sheet for complete details.
View Projector Specification Sheet for complete details.

What is included with the ActivBoard 500 Pro system?

  • One ActivBoard: 78" (587), 87” (587) or 95” (595) version
  • Choice of extreme short, ultra short or short throw projector
  • Four ActivPens (two Teacher, two Student)
  • ActivInspire Professional Edition Software, Promethean ActivOffice and Promethean Applications software
  • Cables and hardware (reference Specification Sheet for details)

How does the ActivBoard 500 Pro differ from Promethean’s other ActivBoard Systems?
The ActivBoard 500 Pro combines the precision of pen-operated interactive whiteboard technology with the latest advancements in intuitive multi-touch capability. ActivBoard 500 Pro supports Promethean applications created specifically for the ActivBoard using Windows 7 functionality.

Why develop an ActivBoard with multi-touch and pen?
Students today expect the ability to engage interactively with information and technology. The ActivBoard 500 Pro allows for real-life pen tasks such as writing and drawing across the whole surface, as well as touch capability, promoting an engaging, interactive experience for today’s learners. In addition, applications and operating systems, such as Windows 8, are increasingly taking advantage of both pen/mouse and multi-touch capabilities, assigning different functions to each. ActivBoard 500 Pro's unique combination of intuitive touch and true pen/mouse capability allows you to take full advantage of these applications and operating systems in a way that other interactive displays can't.  


Thoughts from an Educator

 Listen to one teacher's experience using ActivBoard 500 Pro in the classroom.
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