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Mimio® Studio 6 software for Linux will be available in Spring 09 as a free update to existing users.

Interactive Classroom Technology Supports to All Major Platforms

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - January 14, 2008 - Mimio , a leading provider of interactive and digital whiteboard technology, today previewed Mimio® Studio 6 for Linux, making new features for rich multimedia content, new user interface and gallery available to the Linux community. Mimio represents one of the first vendors to offer full cross platform support, making it easier for more teachers to create, present and share interactive lesson plans in the classroom and across all platforms.

"In recognition of its increasing importance within educational communities worldwide, we are excited to deliver Mimio support for the Linux OS," said Mel Jackson, general manager, Mimio. "Thousands of higher education institutions and school districts globally have chosen Mimio to enable their Interactive whiteboard curriculum and encourage students to learn in new and exciting ways. Now, with a fully integrated Linux solution based on our award winning Mimio Studio software, all Mimio users will benefit from a common user interface and the ability to share feature rich materials with colleagues across Linux, Windows and Mac platforms."

Linux has been well regarded as a smart way for educational institutions to lower their per classroom student IT costs. In fact, earlier this year, several key markets in Europe have mandated Linux in tender specifications as part of multi-platform compliance. With the Linux version of Mimio Studio, Mimio now offers products for every operating system, including Windows, Mac OS and dramatically expands its market opportunity in Europe and the US. As one of the first interactive classroom technology vendors to support the Linux operating system with a converged solution, Mimio Studio for Linux supports both the Linux device driver and true, cross platform capabilities, to deliver the full Mimio Studio experience and enabling users to share Studio created resources.

Mimio® Studio 6 software, introduced in July 2008, lets teachers easily create and present engaging, rich multimedia lessons, with integrated audio, video, and Adobe® Flash® animations. Multimedia files can be directly embedded and controlled from within the Mimio® software. Users can also instantly import existing lessons from Microsoft® PowerPoint Word, and Adobe Acrobat documents into the software.

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

Availability
Mimio® Studio 6 software for Linux will be available in Spring 09. Mimio® products are available through educational resellers and distributors in over 30 countries around the world. Visit www.Mimio .com for more information, educational grant details or to find a nearby reseller. See a demonstration of new Mimio® for Linux products at the British Education and Training Technology 2009 Conference booth K59.

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 25 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. 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®.

Contact:
Katrien Talpe
MIMIO Marketing EMEA
Office: 0032 3 7788571

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