Epson and SMART Technologies have extended their working relationship to help provide teachers and lecturers in Europe with added flexibility in providing effective interactive learning. Epson’s interactive projectors sold in those regions can now be used with SMART Notebook™ software to provide educators with a collaborative learning solution. The new agreement underlines Epson’s on-going commitment to delivering world-class technology to enhance education around the world and is part of SMART’s software accessibility strategy.
Epson’s interactive projectors can be used in a classroom environment to allow educators to create collaborative and interactive lessons. This new agreement means teachers and lecturers can now select an Epson interactive projector complete with industry-leading SMART software.
Graeme Davidson, manager Product Management, Epson Europe said: “This combination of SMART Notebook software and an Epson interactive projector will provide educators with further flexibility to create impactful lessons that bring learning to life and give students a more effective and collaborative learning experience.”
Under the new agreement, Epson will sell SMART Notebook software to customers purchasing an Epson interactive projector through its reseller network. Existing Epson customers will also be able to purchase the SMART Notebook software separately.
In 2013 SMART, for the first, time granted distribution rights for its proprietary collaborative learning software to a third-party hardware manufacturer, allowing Epson to offer Notebook software with projectors sold in North, Central and South America. This latest agreement extends that reach to EMEA.
David Lapides, Director, Software Strategy and Channels, SMART Technologies, said: “SMART’s strategy is to make the world’s most popular collaborative learning software available to more schools, teachers and students around the world and we are excited to be working with Epson, and its leading line of projectors, as a step towards realising this goal.”
SMART Notebook software licenses will be available to purchase with Epson’s interactive projectors from 1st February 2015 across EMEA. SMART Notebook software licenses will be available for existing Epson customers through Epson and SMART resellers.