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Promethean, Simtrol Use Activeboard To Manage Classroom Devices

Promethean and Simtrol have announced an exclusive partnership that will integrate device management software from Simtrol with Promethean's Activeclassroom technology. The partnership will give classroom teachers the ability to control a variety of separate devices from a single interface on Promethean's Activeboard, doing away with the need for multiple remote controls.

Devices that can be controlled by the system include PCs, projectors, and document cameras, among others. Additionally, administrators will be able to manage technology assets remotely, providing benefits that include, according to the companies, reduced energy and maintenance costs, as well as extended hardware life.

"Educators are increasingly leveraging multiple technologies to enhance teaching and learning within the classroom. Our partnership with Simtrol reinforces our commitment to providing integrated solutions for education and establishes the Promethean Activclassroom as the unifying platform for integrating these technologies and simplifying the lives of teachers and administrators," commented Mark Elliott, President of Promethean, in a prepared statement.

The new solution will be built on Simtrol's Device Manager platform. As of this writing, a release date has not been announced.

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