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Five-Pound Digital Projector is Packed with Features

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M Visual Systems Division, the leading supplier in group communications and productivity solutions, today announced the availability of the new 3M(TM) Personal Projector MP7630. Ideal for traveling professionals, the 3M MP7630 is a lightweight solution that boasts a full set of features in a slim, five-pound package. 3M's newest projector incorporates powerful Digital Light Processing(TM) (DLP(TM)), a Texas Instruments technology, and true SVGA resolution with intelligent image scaling and digital keystone correction for clear, professional images every time. The 3M MP7630 also offers 700 ANSI lumens* in a unit with a footprint smaller than most laptop computers. Additionally, the 3M MP7630 is the first projector on the market to offer connectivity to satellite, cable and conventional television signals (with multimedia adapter) for instant and portable theater-style projections. The 3M MP7630 is a convenient and featherweight alternative for mobile business professionals who regularly need a reliable projector that is light, small and packed with features.

"Traveling presenters need a projector that is light enough to carry from one location to the next and powerful enough to illuminate a small- to medium-size conference room. With the 3M MP7630, presenters are getting the best of both worlds-a projector that integrates industry-leading technology, and compact enough to take anywhere," said Bob Richards, business unit manager for 3M Electronic Projection Systems. "3M wants to meet the needs of business professionals who are constantly on the go. The 3M MP7630 is an ideal solution to service those needs."

About the 3M MP7630-Light, Bright and Feature-rich

In addition to the convenience of its compact size, the 3M MP7630 features an array of options. Some of the 3M MP7630's industry-leading features include:

-- Compact five-pound design that fits virtually anywhere

-- Intelligent image scaling optimizes image quality for SXGA, XGA and VGA resolutions

-- DLP technology at true SVGA resolution (800 x 600) for sharp, bright images

-- 700 ANSI lumens* of brightness

-- Multimedia adapter (EP7630AVR) allows users to connect directly to a satellite tuner, cable or television antenna signal, VCR, DVD, or video camera for theatre projection anywhere

-- Built-in channel selector, speaker and volume control for ease of use with the multimedia adapter

-- Digital keystone correction for a perfect square image

-- VirtualMouse remote control with seven presentation tools: blank, laser pointer, freeze, timer, reveal, mouse emulation, and digital image magnification

-- Two-year warranty program

Pricing and Availability

The 3M MP7630 (without multimedia adapter) is available now with a suggested retail price of $4595. For a limited time, 3M is offering the 3M MP7630 with the accessory multimedia option (EP7630AVR) for the special suggested retail price of $4,899. For additional information about this projector or the entire family of 3M Multimedia Projectors, please call 800.952.4059 or visit the 3M Web site at http://www.3M.com/meetings.

About 3M Visual Systems Division

3M Visual Systems Division is a leading supplier of meeting and presentation solutions for the meeting room, training room and classroom. Products and services developed and marketed by the division include transparency films, overhead projectors, multimedia projectors, 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 $15.7 billion diversified manufacturing and technology company with operations in more than 60 countries. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3M makes a wide variety of products serving customers in dozens of markets, including industrial, electronic, automotive, telecommunications, health care, transportation safety, consumer and office. 3M is traded on the New York, Chicago, Pacific and Swiss stock exchanges under the symbol MMM. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and also is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at http://www.3M.com.

* Denotes peak lumen performance.