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Promethean Becomes the Leading Brand of Interactive Flat Panel Displays in U.S. K12 Schools

Growth rate for the award-winning ActivPanelTM more than doubles the overall market
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Growth rate for the award-winning ActivPanelTM more than doubles the overall market

(ATLANTA – June 27, 2016) – According to data from Futuresource Consulting Ltd., an independent global research company that monitors demand for interactive displays, the Promethean ActivPanel is now the most preferred model of interactive flat panel display for K12 classrooms in the United States. The latest report from Futuresource, which reports worldwide shipments quarterly and for the past 12 months, confirms that U.S. K12 school demand for Promethean interactive flat panels grew 235.7 percent, a growth rate of more than double the overall market and represents the highest share of all interactive flat panel providers in the United States.

Many K12 schools around the world have modernized their classrooms with interactive flat panel displays. Futursource reports that worldwide demand for interactive flat panels in K12 classrooms grew 69.5 percent through March 2016. Demand in the United States grew 111.2 percent over the same period. With interactive flat panels displays, K12 schools realize the benefits of lower cost of ownership, higher resolution viewing, lower maintenance, and longer life versus projector-based display technologies. In addition to leading all providers in units shipped into K12 schools the United States, the Promethean ActivPanel is now also the leading brand among K12 schools in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the Caribbean, Middle East, Iceland and Estonia. 

“The award-winning ActivPanel is designed to meet the unique needs of educators, students and school IT administrators. The ActivPanel’s range of interactive HD and ultra HD displays promote interactivity and reveal crisp details to boost readability, ensuring the best collaborative learning experience," said Vincent Young, chief marketing officer at Promethean. “We are very proud that K12 schools around the world have expressed preference for the Promethean ActivPanel as a must-have technology for the modern classroom."

Last week, Promethean announced plans to introduce a newer version of the ActivPanel later this summer. The latest version of the ActivPanel will be powered by an externally accessible, upgradeable AndroidTM central processing unit (CPU) and will feature wireless and BlueToothTM connectivity, pre-loaded applications for mobile device mirroring, digital whiteboarding, and free collaboration software from ClassFlowTM.

For more information on the Promethean ActivPanel, visithttps://www.prometheanworld.com/ActivPanel.

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK, and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies. For more information, please visit PrometheanWorld.com.

Promethean Press Contact
Suzy Swindle
suzy.swindle@prometheanworld.com
(206) 661-0757

About NetDragon Websoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. (HKSE: 0777) is a leading innovator and creative force in China's mobile Internet industry. Established in 1999, NetDragon is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online, China’s number one online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China's most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless, which was sold to Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) in 2013 as the largest Internet M&A transaction in China at the time. Being China's pioneer in overseas expansion, NetDragon also directly operates a number of game titles in over 10 languages internationally since 2003. In recent years, NetDragon has become a major player in global online and mobile learning space as it works to leverage its mobile Internet technologies and operational know-how to develop a game-changing learning ecosystem. For more information, please visit NetDragon.com.

NetDragon Press Contact
Alvin Chan
alvinchan@nd.com.hk
+852 9484 0333

NetDragon Investor Contact
Maggie Zhou
maggie@nd.com.cn
+852 2850 7266 / +86 591 8754 3120

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

©Promethean 2016. All Rights Reserved. Promethean, the Promethean logo, ActivPanel and ClassFlow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Promethean Limited in the United Kingdom, United States, and other countries around the world.

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