Promethean on Friday introduced Activboard+2, a projector-based interactive whiteboard that its maker says eliminates the need for in-ceiling wiring. It works with Mac OS X and Windows. Pricing was not announced.
The Activboard+2 is part of a collaborative teaching system that lets teachers and students interact with graphical content projected onto a whiteboard in a classroom.
The new Activboard+2 uses a short-throw Sanyo projector that is mounted on a metal arm connected to the board, positioned about three feet away. The teacher can optionally operate the device by remote control only. The stand is also height-adjustable.
The Activboard+2 is bundled with Promethean’s Activstudio or Activprimary lesson development software, which is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. Teachers can also download flipchart lessons from the
The Activboard+2 features a connections module that lets you link to a computer, VCR, DVD, document camera and more. It sports USB, RGB video (using an HD15 connector), composite video, S-Video and RCA audio input and output. It can also be secured using a wall-mounted lockable cage.
Promethean’s Web site had not been updated with information about the Activboard+2 as Macworld posted this news.