Leading Education Companies Join Forces to Bring Greater Interactivity to Classrooms
LONG BEACH, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 15, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, and Mimio, one of the world’s leading providers of interactive teaching technologies, today announced a partnership to sell MimioStudio™ classroom software with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors. This agreement gives schools more options for bringing advanced collaboration and interactivity into the classroom, delivering learning environments that inspire, connect and motivate students.
“In today’s classrooms, interactive lessons are an ever-increasing necessity to engage students in the learning process,” said Keith Kratzberg, senior vice president, Epson America, Inc. “School districts want to select the best interactive hardware and the best interactive software tools independently that suit their needs and budgets. This partnership delivers on that request and seamlessly brings together Mimio’s highly acclaimed interactive software with Epson BrightLink, the top selling line of interactive projectors in the world1.”
Under this agreement, Epson will sell MimioStudio software licenses with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors through its reseller network. The software may also be purchased separately by existing BrightLink customers who wish to create collaborative and engaging classrooms. Both Epson and Mimio will provide customer support for their respective products, giving educators full confidence as they bring more interactivity into classrooms and other learning spaces.
“We are very enthusiastic about our partnership with Epson,” said Manny Perez, Mimio’s president and chief operating officer. “Both teams have done a terrific job of seamlessly integrating the two products and bringing the Mimio experience to the Epson brand of interactive projectors.”
Shipments of Epson interactive projectors with MimioStudio software licenses will commence in May 2014 in the United States and Canada. MimioStudio software licenses will be available for existing Epson customers through Epson and Mimio resellers. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/education.
About MimioStudio Software
MimioStudio software is designed to be used with interactive projectors, with support for pens, single touch, multi-touch, and gestures. The intuitive MimioStudio software allows teachers to create collaborative and interactive lessons for both whole-group and small-group learning. The software also includes the powerful Collaborate feature, which allows students to work interactively in small groups using multiple mobile devices at the same time, including both Apple and Android tablets and smartphones that are enabled with the MimioMobile™ application.
About Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors
The award-winning Epson BrightLink line of short-throw and ultra short-throw interactive projectors, including the new BrightLink 575Wi, 585Wi and 595Wi, offers 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 built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to interact directly with a projected image from a variety of sources.
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. Our award-winning, innovative, and affordable hardware and software increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in K-12 classrooms. For more information, visit www.mimio.com. Follow Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and “Like” us on our Facebook page at .
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.
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1 Based upon Q4 2013 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.
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