Promethean Wins Major Spanish Tender
on: March 17, 2010, 7:39 am
Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global
market for interactive learning technology, has been awarded a
multi-million euro contract to install 4,550 of its ActivBoard+2
interactive whiteboards, together with ActivInspire, Promethean's
specialised teaching and learning software, in 1,900 schools in the
Spanish region of Andalucia. This represents around a 70% share of the
total number of interactive whiteboards available under this tender.
With over 8 million inhabitants and over 6,000 primary and secondary schools,
Andalucia has the largest population of Spain's 17 autonomous regions. Completion
of this roll-out of IWB
systems will see some 8% of the estimated 78,000 classrooms in Andalucia equipped
with interactive whiteboards*. This project is being funded through the Spanish
Government's Escuela ICT 2.0 programme, one of a number of financial stimulus
packages targeted at education technology currently being
implemented across the EU.
Beyond the classroom, teachers are able to join PrometheanPlanet.com, the world's
largest online community for users of interactive display system technology.
Promethean Planet is available in ten languages, including Spanish, enabling more
than 530,000 members from around the world to connect and exchange ideas, share new
and innovative lesson resources and access a wide variety of professional
development materials such as interactive whiteboard tools.
Paul Berry, Promethean's President of European Sales and Marketing, said: "We are
delighted with this significant contract win, which follows a comprehensive tender
process and demonstrates Andalucia’s preference for Promethean's interactive
learning solutions. We believe that one of the key reasons for our success was the
quality of our integrated ActivClassroom offering, which brings together our
ActivBoard interactive whiteboards, ActivInspire
educational software and training, and our teacher community, Promethean Planet.
This contract is further evidence of the growing adoption of interactive learning
technology in Europe, which is a key growth market for Promethean."
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Notes to editors:
*Calculation based on average number of classrooms per school in Spain. Source:
Ministry of Education, Spain.
Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and
training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing,
supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology, including
IWB, and by encouraging the growth of the world's largest online teacher community
in this field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of
21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers
The market for interactive learning technology is fast growing and global. In this
market, Promethean is a world leader. Developed for teachers, Promethean's
ActivClassroom brings together its interactive display systems (ActivBoard), its
learner response systems (ActiVote and ActivExpression), and its suite of
specialised teaching software (ActivInspire). They change how teachers and classes
engage and interact, how students learn and how they are monitored and assessed.
Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and,
with over 500,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet is the world's largest online community for
users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium
content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.
Headquartered in the UK, with offices in nine countries, Promethean's technology is
today helping educate over 12 million individuals in over 500,000 classrooms in some
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