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    promethean lies about multi-touch?????

    So, I see Promethean advertising on their website, at conferences, etc about being the first interactive whiteboards to enable multi-touch... but they are WRONG. How is it that they can blatantly lie? They seem to constantly put out their marketing materials in such a falsifying way... they mention 'touch' in their advertising, but it is touch with a pen - but they try to prey off the idea of touch like a SMART Board...

    Oh, and by the way - the Rear Projection SMART Boards (like the 2000i) have had multi-touch/multi-inputs available for years...

    So, how can Promethean just lie to people in what they say? I have a lot of trouble with them, as they seem to be making statements to boost their awareness, but they are not wholely true most of the time...

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    Re: promethean lies about multi-touch?????

    Be careful what you say please. There is a diffeance between 'lie' and 'marketing'. Promethian do use this site and I for one do not want to be on the receiving end of a nasty letrter from them. Please list examples stating EXACTLY what it is you find that they are saying which is untrue. It keeps it nice and legal then.

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    Re: promethean lies about multi-touch?????

    Quote Originally Posted by outeast
    they mention 'touch' in their advertising, but it is touch with a pen
    It's still touch, isn't it?

    If you have a grievance with their advertising, I recommend you contact the Avertising Standards Authority giving as much detail about the advert you mention and they will look into it.

    Personally, we haven't had a lot of trouble with Promethean though and now have around 35 ACTIVboards.

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    Re: promethean lies about multi-touch?????

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by outeast
    they mention 'touch' in their advertising, but it is touch with a pen
    It's still touch, isn't it?

    If you have a grievance with their advertising, I recommend you contact the Avertising Standards Authority giving as much detail about the advert you mention and they will look into it.

    Personally, we haven't had a lot of trouble with Promethean though and now have around 35 ACTIVboards.
    Promethean's multi-input looks ok, but the pens suck. Hitachi has rolled out a pretty nice multi-touch board (supports up to 2 contacts). I got to see it 1st hand at the LA Convention Center. StarBoard FX Duo 77

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    Re: promethean lies about multi-touch?????

    Well, yes, sometimes the pens suck. What do you expect when manufacturing has been shifted to China...? Generally, though, our teachers really love the Promethean stuff.

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