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Sanford Brands Announces Macintosh OS X version of Mimio Studio software for EXPO Mimio® Whiteboard Solutions

New Release Delivers Achieves Dual Platform Functionality

CAMBRIDGE, MA - December 01, 2006 - In another demonstration of its ongoing commitment to provide educators, trainers, collaboration teams, and presenters with the best performance and value in interactive whiteboard software, Sanford Brands - Mimio today announced the release of Mimio Studio, its powerful and versatile suite of interactive software tools and resources, for use with Apple Computer's Macintosh OS X operating system. With this release, Mac users of Mimio now have access to the rich capabilities previously available only on the PC.

Users will find upgrades to Mimio Studio Mac in both its feature set and interactive usability. The application allows users complete control over the interactive whiteboard session while standing at the whiteboard itself. In addition, the underlying technology has been improved by bringing the overall solution to the latest generation of Mimio 's software platform. For instance, shapes are now implemented as objects, allowing users to directly edit their appearances to better suit their needs during presentations.

Existing Mimio Mac users will experience a dramatic escalation of power and functionality in their interactive whiteboard experience with the addition of new content creation tools, curriculum content and template galleries, interactive presentation tools and a versatile array of new screen capture options. With Mimio Studio for Mac OS X users will be able to:

  • Emphasize areas on-screen using the new Spotlight and Reveal features
  • Use a versatile array of pen, highlight, text and graphic tools for page creation and rich mark-up and annotation of any document or screen display.
  • Acquire images and background templates from any displayed digital source and collect them for organization and re-use in custom content Galleries.
  • Assemble, organize and present material in the Mimio Studio Notebook.
  • Embed hyperlinks for shortcut page navigation or linking to other files, applications or web pages
  • Easily upload Notebook pages to websites as HTML or save to multiple file formats including PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF and others.
  • Mount the Mimio Xi capture bar in any corner of the whiteboard.
  • Utilize Mimio systems with the new Mimio Mouse Interactive Stylus and user select its two button functions.
  • Select "at-the-board" interactive functions for the buttons of the Mimio device from the Settings menu of Mimio Studio.

"While previous versions of Mimio for Mac users have delivered compelling value, some valueable features enjoyed by our PC-based users have been unavailable on the Mac until now" said Jaemes Shanley, Director of Sales for Sanford Brands-Mimio . "With this release, educators and other Mimio users will have the full featured functionality of an advanced Interactive Whiteboard with their Mimio systems, regardless of their computer platform preference for Mac or PC."

This highly anticipated software release is the result of Mimio 's continuing commitment to producing powerful, yet affordable interactive and digital capture whiteboard solutions to enhance learning and communication effectiveness. Upgrading to the new version will be provided to existing Mimio users free of charge via download from its website at www.Mimio .com and can be used with Mac OS X versions 10.3 or higher.

About EXPO Mimio
EXPO Mimio® is a brand of Sanford Brands, a Newell Rubbermaid Company. Sanford Brands is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and marketing of writing instruments, art products and office organization, including such well known brands as EXPO®, Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Parker®, Waterman®, uni-ball®, Rolodex®, DYMO®, and Cardscan®. Mimio®, launched in 1999, has emerged as a leading interactive whiteboard and collaboration technology enabling 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 25 industry awards and are now standard tools in classrooms, offices and conference rooms around the world. For more information, visit www.Mimio.com.

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Claire Spina or Terri Slater; PerkettPR Inc. for Sanford Brands - Mimio
(781) 842-3381 or (561) 487-7037
Mimio @perkettpr.com