Epson Now Offers Promethean Software to Deliver Complete Interactive Learning Solution for K-12 Classrooms

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

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling
projector brand worldwide^1, 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

Website: http://www.Epson.com
Contact: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., 562-290-5683,
Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com; Kati Elliott, KEH Communications, 410-975-9638,
kati@kehcomm.com
 
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