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3M Highlights Flexible Offering of Electronic Projection Systems at Infocomm '99 in Booth #1601

Portability, Power and Clarity Make 3M's Newest Electronic Projection Systems Shine

ORLANDO, Fl., June 10 -- According to a recent survey conducted by 3M, 83 million people meet each day  --  creating a strong need for effective, smart meeting solutions.  Whether it is Post-it(R) Notes and Post-it(R) Easel Pads, multimedia projectors or an online information resource, 3M is the only company ready to meet the professional world's meeting challenges.

At Infocomm '99, 3M Visual Systems Division will showcase five new multimedia projectors that will fit every presenter's need, from a powerful tool for large-group presentations to light weight solutions for the road warrior.  Emphasizing its role as the leading supplier of group communications and productivity solutions, 3M introduces the 3M(TM) Multimedia Projector MP8750 and the 3M(TM) Multimedia Projector MP8725, two new products which utilize the latest in technology to provide the best presentation for any audience.  3M will also preview three of its upcoming solutions, the 3M(TM) Multimedia Projector MP8780, the 3M(TM) Multimedia Projector MP8635 and the 3M(TM) Multimedia Projector MP8670.

"We realize that meetings and presentations are becoming as individualized as the presenter," said Bob Richards, business unit manager for 3M Electronic Projection Systems.  "3M is committed to providing the most effective solutions to fit each presenter's style and meeting need.  Our newest multimedia projectors represent our commitment to provide a diverse range of electronic projection systems to meet every need."

About the 3M MP8750

The 3M MP8750 is the first projector in the 3M family to utilize Digital Light Processing(TM) (DLP(TM)) technology from Texas Instruments.  It is also one of the highest ANSI lumen projectors for large-group presentations with over 1,500 lumens.  Weighing in at 16 pounds, the 3M MP8750 is the ideal, large-group solution for corporations, universities and convention facilities. The 3M MP8750 includes a wide range of features, making it easy for professionals to deliver a winning presentation to any large audience.  Some of these industry-leading features include:

  •       DLP technology with 16.7 million colors at true XGA resolution (1024 x 768) for a crisp, high definition image

  •       1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness to illuminate large venues

  •       Powerized image shift eliminates keystoning

  •       Compact, lightweight design does not compromise performance and can be easily moved among conference rooms

  •       Intelligent image scaling optimizes image quality for SVGA resolution, XGA resolution and video

  •       1.8:1 zoom lens for short or long throw distances

 About the 3M MP8725

The 3M MP8725 is one of 3M's newest ultraportable electronic projection. systems.  It weighs only 9.8 pounds and provides business travelers with an affordable, high-quality projector which can be easily taken on the road. While the 3M MP8725 projector is lightweight, it is not light on features.  In fact, this latest innovation from 3M offers the features and the functionality traditionally found in larger, room-based projectors that cost thousands more. Some of these industry-leading features include:

  •       Light weight portable packaging/design (9.8 pounds, with built-in handle)

  •       700 ANSI lumens of on-screen brightness

  •       Active-matrix TFT LCD technology with 16.7 million colors at true XGA (1024 x 768 resolution)

  •       Intelligent image scaling technology (optimizes images for SVGA and VGA resolution and video)

Pricing and Availability

The 3M MP8725 and the 3M MP8750 are available globally and have estimated street prices of $6,800 and $8,000, respectively.  For additional information about these projectors and the entire family of 3M electronic projection systems, please call 800-952-4059, or visit the 3M Web site at http://www.3M.com/meetings

Coming Up...

3M will preview the three newest additions to its line of meeting tools --  the 3M Multimedia Projector MP8780(A), the 3M Multimedia Projector MP8635(A) and the 3M Multimedia Projector MP8670(A).

The 3M MP8780 is a fully-featured, super bright XGA projector which makes it ideal for boardrooms, convention centers, training seminars, religious gatherings and other large audience environments. For a more portable projector, the 3M MP8635 will join the ranks of effective tools for road warriors.  The 3M MP8635, weighing 9.8 pounds, features SVGA display technology and packs 800 ANSI lumens of brightness to project clear images.  Its lightweight design and compact footprint makes it the ideal meeting tool, wherever a presentation may take place.

An impressive addition to the product line, the 3M MP8670 provides the important presenter with super bright SVGA display technology with intelligent scaling to XGA resolution and 1500 ANSI lumens of brightness.  The brightness, portability and features of the MP8670 produce maximum presentation results within any hotel, convention center, training facility or corporate environment. Other features of the MP8670 include picture-in-picture, a universal power supply and electronic keystone correction.

3M Meeting Network

For further information about how to have better meetings and presentations, explore the 3M Meeting Network, a comprehensive online resource for professionals who are looking for better ways to conduct meetings.  The site provides information on meeting-related products and services, and highlights effective business processes and new meeting practices.  Visit the 3M Meeting Network  --  located at http://www.3M.com/meetings.  Demonstrations of meeting "best practices" will also be available at 3M's booth #1601.

About 3M Visual Systems Division

3M Visual Systems Division is a leading supplier of group communication and productivity solutions for the meeting room, training room and the classroom.  Products developed and marketed by the division include transparency films, photo quality ink jet paper, overhead projectors, LCD panels, electronic projection systems and the 3M Meeting Network, a comprehensive, online meeting information resource.  3M Visual Systems Division, established in 1960, is based in Austin, TX.

About 3M

3M is a diversified manufacturing company with annual sales of more than $15 billion in 1998.  With operations in more than 60 countries and employing more than 73,000 people worldwide, 3M sells products in more than 200 countries around the world.  3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. And manufactures a wide variety of products serving industrial, commercial and consumer markets.

NOTE(A):  Specifications subject to change

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