Epson interactive projectors now available with SMART Notebook software worldwide

Collaboration brings together advanced teaching solutions to enhance classroom learning

Epson interactive projectors now available with SMART Notebook software worldwide

Epson and SMART Technologies Inc. today announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson EB-500 Series interactive projectors. Creating a powerful combination for interactive learning, it is now easier than ever for educators to obtain a world renowned learning software package along with market-leading collaborative displays.

“Educators are seeking the best hardware and software solutions to help them teach effectively, and to drive student engagement and learning outcomes,” said Paul Wilson, business manager – Visual Instruments, Epson UK. “This partnership speaks directly to the needs of teachers to create engaging, impactful and fun lessons, as well as to respond to the needs of learners in real-time. By bringing together these leading interactive classroom technologies, we are providing the tools to meet those needs.”

The new agreement builds upon the already established software relationship between the two companies, which has enabled Epson to sell SMART Notebook software along with its interactive projectors in certain global markets since 2013. Epson will now bundle SMART Notebook software, including a SMART Notebook Advantage subscription during the first year, with Epson interactive projectors as standard on a worldwide basis. The subscription lets customers upgrade to any new versions of Notebook software in that first year, as well as access technical support and unlock premium features within Notebook.

“We’re delighted to extend the reach of our long-standing partnership with Epson to a global offering,” said Greg Estell, Solutions President, SMART Technologies. “SMART Notebook allows educators to easily create engaging, interactive learning in a way that’s natural to both teachers and students, and now they can do so on any Epson interactive projector.”

This winning combination allows educators around the world to use the number-one selling interactive projector1 with collaborative learning software to create visually compelling, engaging and interactive learning experiences. Epson’s complete interactive projector line is tested and fully authorised by SMART for use with SMART Notebook software, and SMART Notebook fully supports Epson interactive features such as dual pen and finger-touch. Both Epson and SMART will provide customer support and training for their respective products, giving educators full confidence as they bring more collaboration into classrooms and other learning spaces.

Availability

Epson EB-500 Series interactive projectors with SMART Notebook software entitlements will begin shipping in April 2016.