Promethean’s ActivPanel Recognised as Best in Education

Published: December 9th, 2015

(Blackburn, 4th December 2015) – Global education technology solutions company Promethean continues its history of success in the coveted Bett Awards. The company’s ActivPanel interactive display was named as a finalist in the 2016 Digital Devices category. Promethean is known for its background in education and experience in pioneering technology solutions that enhance teaching and learning environments. With a focus on the education market, Promethean developed the ActivPanel in response to growing global demand for interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) that specifically address the needs of educators and students.

The ActivPanel incorporates a range of unique design features that focus on improving the user experience in educational settings, such as the anti-glare, anti-reflective surface making it suitable for wide viewing angles as well as unique technology to eliminate the risk of finger burn. Promethean’s award-winning ActivInspire interactive teaching software for interactive whiteboards is optimised for use on the ActivPanel and supplied as standard. ActivInspire gives teachers access to a wealth of teaching activities, tools, sounds and templates designed to inspire lesson delivery in the modern-day classroom.

Ian Curtis, Head of Western Europe, Africa and ANZ, commented: “Our experience creating innovative, effective technology solutions for education has helped us to quickly establish Promethean’s ActivPanel at the forefront of the market – evidenced by our share increases quarter on quarter. The response to the ActivPanel has been phenomenal from educators and also our channel partners who have played a fundamental part in its success to date.”

In just two years, Promethean has become a major player in the IFPD market – evidenced by Futuresource Consulting figures that show Promethean’s market share increasing by over 576 per cent, when comparing Q2 in 2015 with Q2 in 2014.

Curtis continues, “It’s been a great year for the ActivPanel, especially in the UK market. We’re looking forward to unveiling the latest generation of ActivPanel at Bett 2016 and our involvement in some exciting new developments ahead.”

The Bett Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony that is taking place at the Brewery Central in London, on 20 January 2016. In addition, Promethean will showcase the latest generation ActivPanel at Bett 2016 on stand B99. To learn more about Promethean at Bett, visit

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the NetDragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies.  For more information, please visit

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