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Press Release  |  May 13, 2009

Providing Additional Solutions to Improve Classroom Infrastructure

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 13, 2009) – To help put technology at the center of the classroom, 3M is set to debut the SCP716, one of the most advanced and cost-efficient short throw projection systems on the market. The new projector will debut in May. The 3M SCP716 uses 3M’s Vikuiti™ Super Close Projection, DLP™, and BrilliantColor technologies to project the same size image from three-and-half feet that a conventional digital projector does from 10 feet. Combined with the patented 3M Folding Wall Mount with Integrated speakers, the above board, off-axis of the SCP716 Projection System eliminates presenter shadowing and optimizes use of classroom space. When used with an optional 3M Annotation Sensor Module, and 3M SCP I/O Module, the SCP716 can turn any ordinary whiteboard into a fully interactive digital whiteboard and can connect multiple media devices to enhance the technology.

“Since the debut of our original overhead projector in 1950, 3M technology has been a fixture in classrooms across America,” said John Griffiths, strategic planning manager, projection systems department, at 3M. “In 2009 we’re excited to provide our proven technology to help improve the overall new generation classroom learning experience.”

The 3M SCP716 has a maximum brightness rating of 2400 lumens, meeting or exceeding the minimum brightness requirements for projector acquisition in most United States school districts. With a 5,000-hour lamp life, multiple modular options, an install and setup that takes less than 2 hours and a suggested unit price as low as $1,599, the SCP716 Projection System boasts a low total cost of ownership that is desired by most education technology buyers.

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