Mimio Global Press

New Mimio® Interactive Classroom Technology Helps Teachers Engage Students with Multimedia Lessons

Mimio® Studio 6 Software and Mimio® Pad Wireless Tablet to Debut at National Educational Computing Conference

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - June 25, 2008 - Mimio , a leading provider of interactive and digital whiteboard technology, today introduced Mimio® Studio 6 software, a major upgrade that delivers full support for rich multimedia content, as well as a new user interface and gallery that make it easier to create and present interactive lesson plans in the classroom. The company also announced Mimio® Pad, a wireless tablet that gives teachers control and access to the interactive whiteboard throughout the classroom. The products will debut at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), which convenes June 29 in San Antonio, Texas.

New Mimio® Studio 6 software lets teachers easily create and present engaging, rich multimedia lessons, with integrated audio, video, and Flash animations. Multimedia files can be directly embedded and controlled from within the Mimio® software. Users can also instantly import existing lessons from PowerPoint, Word, and PDF documents into the software.

"We know that kids today expect multimedia content - it's what they live with in their day-to-day activities. By making it easier to incorporate dynamic material into a lesson, teachers may be able to reach more students and help them retain lessons more effectively," explained Mel Jackson, Mimio general manager. "More compelling content can also help energize the classroom, creating more individual student interest and overall class involvement."

The software includes many new features centered around ease of lesson creation including a new compact toolbar and a new content gallery with real-time search. The content gallery is loaded with ready-to-use lessons for a variety of grade levels and subjects.

Other features in Mimio® Studio 6

  • Transparency - Objects may be set to any opacity level
  • Locking - Objects may be locked to a fixed location or size
  • Trashcan - Users can easily delete objects from within the software by dropping them into an on screen trashcan

Mimio® Pad
New Mimio® Pad allows teachers to control interactive whiteboard content from around the classroom giving added flexibility to the Mimio® system. Teachers are free to walk about the class or engage with students individually while maintaining control of the interactive lesson material as they move – up to 30 feet (10 m) from the master computer. The large 8" X 6" working area provides ample space to write and work with the results showing on the interactive whiteboard.

Using Mimio wireless technology, the small USB receiver is plugged into the computer and Mimio® Pad is ready to go. With 16 soft keys that provide easy access to the most commonly used functions of the Mimio® system, Mimio® Pad works out of the box with no complicated setup required. It features an integrated rechargeable battery for up to 16 hours of wireless operation and can also be charged by USB. Additional Mimio® Pads can be added to a single Mimio Interactive system – up to 50 on one receiver.

Mimio® Studio 6 software for Windows will be available in July 2008 as a free update to existing users of Studio 5. Mimio® Pad will be available in October and retails for $499. Mimio® products are available through educational resellers and distributors in over 30 countries around the world. Visit Mimio .com for more information, educational grant details or to find a nearby reseller. See a demonstration of new Mimio® products at NECC booth 2254.

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 Specialty Printing and Labeling Platform includes DYMO® label/CD/DVD printers and file scanning software (www.dymo.com) and RHINO Industrial Labeling Systems (www.rhinolabeling.com). The Analog to Digital Platform includes CardScan® business card scanners and contact management software featuring CardScan At Your Service™ (www.cardscan.com), and DYMO File™, software that transforms paper documents into organized archives of electronic files (www.dymofile.com). The Internet Postage Platform includes Endicia™ online shipping, mailing and customized postage solutions (www.endicia.com) and (www.pictureitpostage.com). The Classroom Technology Platform includes Mimio® interactive whiteboards and digital ink recorders (www.Mimio .com). 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®.

Stephanie Fallon
Emerge PR

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