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SAFARI Montage & Promethean Activboard Now Integrated

Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2008) - SAFARI Montage, the award-winning, Video-On-Demand and Digital Media Management system for school districts, can now integrate with Promethean’s Activclassroom, enabling teachers to enjoy the combined power of two of the industry’s premier K-12 technology tools.

Mark Elliott, President of Promethean, states, “An increasing number of teachers are using the Promethean Activclassroom as a hub for classroom instruction. SAFARI Montage enhances the visual instruction capabilities of our solutions and gives teachers access to excellent video content to enhance their curriculum.”

SAFARI Montage supports the Promethean Activboard, the industry-leading interactive whiteboard for K-12 educators, with the ability to freeze frame video and annotate over it by using the pen to write notes and highlight information. And now, SAFARI Montage provides teachers with the ability to easily save, meta tag and share Promethean lessons, saved on flipcharts, on their district’s central server, which can be accessed within their school or district’s private network.

“Promethean has shown great interest in collaborating with us in order to make the teacher’s use of technology as pleasant as possible and thereby insuring the best possible result in the classroom,” said Andrew Schlessinger, CEO of SAFARI Montage. He added, “Given the substantial investment school districts are making in interactive whiteboards, we believe this type of integration is critical for optimizing the return on that investment.”

Both the flipcharts and annotated frozen video image files can be integrated into playlists which serve as multimedia lesson plans. These customized playlists can be saved and shared with all the classrooms and all the teachers in the school district, and can make lesson plans fun and engaging for students.

Mike Horan, Director of Instructional Technology at Sarasota County Schools, reports, “We are thrilled to provide our teachers with these first-rate technology resources to enhance next generation learning in our classrooms. We’ve been long-time users of Promethean’s products and SAFARI Montage really enhances the impact of visual learning. Furthermore, SAFARI Montage is assisting us in providing an online collection of district flipcharts that can be quickly searched by our teachers. This effort will help provide a missing link of teacher flipchart storage in our district effort.”

About SAFARI Montage

SAFARI Montage is the award-winning, broadcast-quality, Video-On-Demand solution for schools and districts that comes preloaded with educational video titles from the industry’s leading video publishers, including Schlessinger Media, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Scholastic, Disney Education, BBC, Sesame Street and more. SAFARI Montage WAN Manager — the only Wide Area Network Digital Media Management solution — provides maximum flexibility for a school district to control and manage all of their district’s digital video from a central location. This ground-breaking product gives school districts the ability to upload their own video content at the district level and easily disseminate it to all classrooms throughout the district. For more information about SAFARI Montage, please visit

About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students’ attention and accommodate different learning styles.

Promethean Activclassroom solutions are helping educators teach and students learn worldwide with Activboard, the world’s most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. It also offers wireless hand-held Learner Response Systems that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils’ comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment, while also hosting the world’s largest online interactive whiteboard community,

Promethean is headquartered in Blackburn in the United Kingdom. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries.

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