LONG BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide 1, today announced Promethean's ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson's industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121130/LA21891LOGO) "Teachers are continually looking for robust tools and resources to increase student participation and enhance learning in the classroom," said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Projector Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "By offering Promethean's intuitive software with our popular BrightLink interactive projectors, we are helping to transform classrooms across North America." Epson is now selling Promethean ActivInspire with a suggested retail price of $299, either when purchased with an Epson BrightLink interactive projector or for existing BrightLink customers, providing educators more options as they transition to collaborative, interactive classrooms. Both Epson and Promethean will provide their world-class customer support for their respective products, giving educators full confidence and support as they convert classrooms and learning spaces into interactive environments. "Our partnership with Epson provides educators with quick, easy and integrated platforms and interactive tools to create next generation lessons that engage students," said Cathy Zier, vice president of strategic alliances, Promethean. "Epson is an important partner and the combination of their projectors with ActivInspire will support collaborative and active learning, allowing teachers to conduct real-time assessments and allow all students to flourish." For more information, visit www.epson.com/BrightLink. About Promethean ActivInspirePromethean software provides educators with a flexible and easy-to-use authoring and presentation platform that they can use to design differentiated lessons filled with rich, hands-on activities that captivate students' attention, and is supported by Promethean Planet, an online community of 1.5 million members. Promethean's award-winning teaching and learning software ActivInspire is used by millions of educators world-wide, including members of Promethean Planet, an online education community where teachers can share and access instructional content, lessons and supplemental resources for an interactive learning environment. Epson customers will also have access to Promethean ActivOffice, a new innovative software solution that adds a range of interactive features to Microsoft PowerPoint ®. About Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors The award-winning Epson BrightLink line of short-throw and ultra short-throw projectors offers an interactive projector and pen combination with advanced connectivity options to project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface. BrightLink interactive projectors offer dual pen support and boast built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to instantly interact directly with a projected image from a variety of sources beyond the PC, including tablets, document cameras, Blu-ray players, VCRs, and more. This cost-effective BrightLink models deliver a large interactive learning area with variable image sizes from 53 to 116-inches diagonal (WXGA) and includes HDMI connectivity.