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DYMO/Mimio Expands Global Appeal with the Next Generation of MimioStudio™ Software

Newest version of integrated software connects entire classroom with enhanced tools and personalization

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 27, 2011 - DYMO™/Mimio® announced today the launch of MimioStudio™ 8 software, the newest generation of the software powering the MimioClassroom™ product suite. The enhanced software debuts today at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in Philadelphia.

Now available in 31 languages, including Catalan, Basque, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian and UK English, the software's expanded toolset offers more flexibility for teachers to develop engaging interactive lessons for students of all grade and skill levels.

A truly universal solution, MimioStudio 8 software is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems for use in classrooms all over the world. Visitors to mimio.dymo.com/mimiostudio8 can sign up to receive an e-mail notification when the software is available for download later this year.

"MimioStudio 8 software improves upon our award-winning MimioStudio 7 software, which was recently named a winner in the CODiE Awards," said Laurence Huntley, general manager for DYMO/Mimio. "Our software engineering team spent countless man hours collecting feedback from teachers around the world to refine and enhance the MimioStudio software. We're pleased to offer teachers tools that let them produce even more creative interactive lessons for use with MimioClassroom products."

MimioStudio 8 software seamlessly integrates with the MimioClassroom suite. Used with the MimioTeach™ interactive system, which converts any dry erase board into a fully-interactive whiteboard, or any combination of elements from the product suite — the MimioVote™ assessment system, MimioView™ document camera, MimioPad™ wireless tablet and MimioCapture™ ink recording system — teachers can create interactive lessons with easy-to-use technology.

New MimioStudio 8 software enhancements include:

Expanded MimioVote Question Customization – With the addition of universal questions, users can now provide images as answer choices, as well as offer "no-answer" options for opinion-based questions. Users also have the ability to print out self-paced tests without being connected to the system hardware.

Brush Pen Stylized Writing – With this additional brush pen option, teachers can draw Asian calligraphy and stylized writing. Strokes created with the brush pen have a thickness dependent on how quickly the pen is moved.

Enhanced Drawing Tools – The new shape recognition tool saves time by transforming freehand shapes, such as circles, ellipses, rectangles and squares, into perfect shapes that can be filled, resized and re-colored. An improved line tool lets students and teachers choose from solid, dashed and dotted lines for lessons.

Free-Form Screen Clipping Tool – Students and teachers can use the new screen clipping option to draw around any image and paste it into lessons.

Custom Color Tools – The customizable color palette and color picker tool allows teachers to create and save their own personal set of colors for reuse in all current and future content creations.

Optimized Toolbar and Keyboard Shortcuts – With the touch of a button, teachers and students can navigate, zoom in and pan information on the whiteboard. The enhanced toolbar includes easily recognized icons and promotes frequently used tools for simplified access.

MimioStudio users can also download MimioStudio-compatible lessons from the MimioConnect™ community website, an online forum where educators can share content and ideas with their peers, as well as participate in online training in a variety of languages. Since its launch less than two years ago, the MimioConnect community has already amassed more than 75,000 members worldwide and has more than 4,600 lessons available for use.

To learn more about DYMO/Mimio, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com, and view helpful how-to videos by Mimio Masters on the DYMO/Mimio YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/dymomimio.

DYMO/Mimio ITT was named the 2011 "Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application" in the CODiE Awards, a 2011 red dot Award winner for product design, a 2011 IDEA Awards finalist, Scholastic Administrator's "Best in Tech 2009 & 2010," one of District Administration's "Top 100 products of 2010," Scholastic Instructor's Teacher's Pick "Best of 2009," and the 2009 ECOO Vendor Excellence Award winner in both "Best Education Solution" and "Best Technology Product."

About Newell Rubbermaid Global Business and Technology Solutions

DYMO is the master brand name for the Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions portfolio. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.

Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:

  • DYMO® / Labeling Identification Solutions include DYMO hand-held label makers, PC connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling tools (www.dymo.com).
  • DYMO™ / CardScan® Contact Management Solutions include CardScan business card scanners and contact management software (www.cardscan.com).
  • DYMO™ / Endicia® Postage Technologies include Endicia online shipping and mailing services (www.endicia.com), as well as customized postage (www.pictureitpostage.com).  
  • DYMO™ / Mimio® ITT (Interactive Teaching Technologies) include Mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content (www.mimio.com).

These global technology brands complement Newell Rubbermaid's strong portfolio of global brands, which also includes Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®.

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