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mimio® Provides Complete Inte ractive Classroom Solution with 3M Vikuiti™ Super Close
                                       Projection Systems

CAMBRIDGE, Mass./AUSTIN, Texas – July, 2008 – mimio®, a leading provider of interactive
and digital whiteboard 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 with either mimio® Interactive or mimio® Interactive + Capture. 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 experience.
      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 schoo l systems simplify the process and cost
from order to installation meaning more students across the country can enjoy an enhanced
learning experience.”

3M Super Close Projection Systems will be offered by mimio beginning in August 2008 through
its website as well through resellers and distributors. mimio 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 app lying 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

About mimio and Newell Rubbermaid Technology
mimio is a leading provider of interactive and digital whiteboard 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 Spec ialty 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 (

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®.


Karyn Martin
Emerge PR
(617) 729-3173
Molly Ryan
(612) 392-7604
Lorin Robinson
3M Public Relations
(651) 733-6582

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