5 Companies Creating High-Tech Classrooms

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The British Import

Smart's biggest challenger is Promethean USA, which is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company, a subsidiary of a British firm, says its Activboards are more intuitive than Smart's system. The Activboard technology is supported by a website that shares innovative curriculum ideas among 200,000 registered users, and it is priced in the same range as Smart's product line. Between January and September 2008, Promethean USA sold 54,000 boards.