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Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

By Laura Devaney
November 16th, 2015

Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms

interactive-projectorEpson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors.

“We’re delighted to extend the reach of our longstanding partnership with Epson to a global offering,” said Greg Estell, Solutions President, Smart Technologies.

The Smart Notebook Advantage subscription lets customers upgrade to new versions of Notebook software in that first year, as well as access technical support and unlock premium features within Notebook.

“Educators are seeking the best hardware and software solutions to help them teach effectively, and to drive student engagement and learning outcomes,” said Keith Kratzberg, Senior Vice President, Epson America, Inc. “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.”

Building upon the already established software relationship between the two companies that has enabled Epson to sell Smart Notebook software along with its interactive projectors in certain global markets since 2013, the new agreement allows Epson to bundle Smart Notebook software, including a Smart Notebook Advantage subscription during the first year, with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors as a standard offering on a worldwide basis.

This combination allows educators around the world to use the interactive projector with collaborative learning software to create visually compelling, engaging and interactive learning experiences. Epson’s complete BrightLink interactive projector line is tested and fully authorized by Smart for use with Smart Notebook software, and Smart Notebook fully supports BrightLink 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.

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors with Smart Notebook software entitlements will begin shipping in North America in November 2015 and throughout other regions of the world in early 2016. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/brightlink.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura