SOURCE: mimio

September 10, 2008 10:27 ET

mimio Provides Complete Interactive Classroom Solution With 3M Vikuiti™ Super Close Projection Systems

CAMBRIDGE, MA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - mimio, a leading provider of interactive classroom technology, announced today that it will offer a complete interactive classroom package by pairing its award-winning interactive whiteboard solutions with the 3M's Vikuiti™ Super Close Projection System SCP712. This powerful combination will allow educators to affordably and quickly transform their space from a traditional learning environment to the classroom of tomorrow.

"We share mimio's commitment to provide classroom technology and solutions that are well suited to the needs of teachers and students alike," said Mark Colin, general manager, 3M Projection Systems Department. "Pairing our projector systems with mimio technology ensures that everyone will enjoy the best interactive learning experience possible."

3M's new SCP712 projector will be offered in a variety of configurations including a folding or fixed wall mount. Teachers who choose to package their mimio® interactive whiteboard with the 3M Super Close Projection System will benefit from advantages including:

--  Reduced shadows -- making the board viewing area more visible to all
    classroom participants, helping improve the student interactive learning
--  Minimized glare -- making the whiteboard surface less reflective and
    easier for students to see the day's lesson.
--  Excellent image clarity -- optimizing the results of mimio® Studio
    software's multimedia capabilities for enriched student learning.
--  Higher and closer proximity between board and projector -- when
    mounted on the wall or ceiling, helping decrease instructor discomfort by
    removing the need to look into the bright light of a projector lamp when
    facing a classroom.
--  Simple installation -- quickly and cost-effectively transforming a
    classroom into an interactive learning environment.

"3M is a well respected name in school technology products and we are proud to partner with them to provide schools with the whole classroom technology solution," explained Mel Jackson, mimio general manager. "This relationship helps school systems simplify the process and cost from order to installation meaning more students across the country can enjoy an enhanced learning experience."

Pricing and Availability

3M Super Close Projection Systems will be offered by mimio beginning in August 2008 through its website as well as through resellers and distributors priced as follows:

--  712.M1 Projector and swing arm mount: $2230 MSRP
--  712.M5 Projector, swing arm mount with integrated audio system and
    wall mounted I/O module: $2595 MSRP
--  712.M7 Projector and fixed mount: $2136 MSRP

mimio's products, including the recently released mimio® Studio 6 software and mimio® Pad, are available through educational resellers and distributors in over 30 countries around the world. Visit for more information, educational grant details or to find a nearby reseller.

About 3M Projection Systems Department

3M Projection Systems Department provides innovative projection solutions that enable unique visual communication experiences. For more information about 3M Projection Systems and our products, visit

3M, Vikuiti, Vikuiti Super Close Projection are trademarks of 3M.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms -- often in combination -- to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.

About mimio and Newell Rubbermaid Technology

mimio is a leading provider of interactive classroom technology that enables teachers, trainers, presenters, and collaborative teams to capture, manage, share and interactively create and present information and ideas. mimio® technology products have won more than 28 industry awards and are used in classrooms, offices, and conference rooms around the world. Part of Newell Rubbermaid's innovative global technology brands, these solutions enable businesses, educational institutions, and consumers to more efficiently capture, share, manage and organize information.

These global technology brands are organized around four platforms. The Specialty Printing and Labeling Platform includes DYMO® label/CD/DVD printers and file scanning software ( and RHINO Industrial Labeling Systems ( The Analog to Digital Platform includes CardScan® business card scanners and contact management software featuring CardScan At Your Service™ (, and DYMO File™ software that transforms paper documents into organized archives of electronic files ( The Internet Postage Platform includes Endicia™ online shipping, mailing and customized postage solutions ( and PictureItPostage® personalized postage solutions (

The Classroom Technology Platform includes mimio® interactive whiteboards and digital ink recorders ( These technology brands join a rich heritage of brands at Newell Rubbermaid including Calphalon®, EXPO®, Goody®, Graco®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Paper Mate®, Parker®, Rolodex®, Rubbermaid®, Sharpie® and Waterman®.

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