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New Mobile Projectors from 3M Available Now

Brightest models in the range, super compact and ideal for group presentations

Bracknell, UK, 10 July 2012 – Widescreen resolution and triple-digit luminosity are among two new enhancements announced by diversified technology company 3M in the ongoing development of its award-winning mobile projection technology. The new additions include a battery-powered, office on-the-go, mobile projector for smaller group presentations and an AC-powered, palm-sized mobile projector for impressive big-screen presentations.

The 3M Mobile Projector MP220 is the first product in the company’s award-winning family of mobile projectors to offer widescreen (WSVGA) resolution. A strong, 65-lumen brightness helps the projector deliver high clarity while a 120-minute battery life allows users a complete mobile projection experience, staying brighter for longer. A robust, 1GB internal memory and expandable MicroSD card slot enables easy loading and storage of files directly on the projector.

Using the adapter cable to fit Apple devices, the Mobile Projector MP220 can easily connect with iPads or iPhones to display photos and videos and instantly share with others. It is also the first 3M Mobile Projector portfolio to utilise the intuitive Android operating system. Users can take advantage of the installed Documents to Go App to view Microsoft Office documents and other files. The versatility and portability of the projector therefore makes it the ideal companion device for the burgeoning mobile worker population, enhancing professional pitches and presentations, as well as offering instant entertainment.

The 3M Mobile Projector MP410 is the strongest AC-powered mobile projector for its size on the market today. The palm-sized projector outputs a crystal-clear, 300-lumen, HD image of up to 100inches diagonally, yet has just a 400 cubic centimetre footprint and weighs less than 375 grammes. Like all 3M Mobile Projectors, this model boasts an impressive 20,000 hour LED life, so no expensive maintenance or costly bulb replacement is required. The Mobile Projector MP410 arrives equipped with a VGA cable for quick and easy connection to laptops, as well as international power adapters for global portability. With a simple-to-use control menu and extensive user settings (including eco-mode and keystone correction), the projector is a portable powerhouse suitable for big-screen presentations and media viewing (straight out of its own pint-sized carry case, also included).

In addition to the impressive projection performance, the Mobile Projector MP410 can also be purchased with an optional USB Wi-Fi dongle. Once connected to the dongle, the projector can wirelessly project documents, photo slideshows or videos from any smartphone or tablet device capable of running the ‘MobiShow’ App (available on Android, Blackberry or iOS). When using a netbook or laptop, users can benefit from further ‘air-play’ functionality as the Wi-Fi dongle will project a mirror of the entire screen, as if connected to the projector by a cable.

Commenting on the Mobile Projector MP410, Ben Turner of The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management said, “Every sales professional needs to present value propositions on a regular basis. After seeing the 3M projector, the thought of ever using a larger projector seems ludicrous! Not only does the projector allow the sales professional to present their services in any circumstance, it also helps to create a modern and forward thinking environment to present. A must have for any sales pro.”

Professor Simon Vaitkevicius, Director and Professional Engineer, Lincs Training Ltd, also commented “I run a small technical training company and bought my MP410 projector to use when presenting to small groups of professionals and students. It has superb performance and is quiet, light and very easy to transport. It is versatile as well with the wireless connectivity. I would highly recommend the projector to business professionals as an essential tool to have when doing presentations.”

“The new Mobile Projector models demonstrate 3M’s commitment to the diverse needs of the modern, mobile business professional,” said Rob Green, Marketing Executive for 3M’s Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. “The Mobile Projector MP410 offers the ideal fit between mobility and productivity, enabling impressively bright PC-free projection with its 1 GB onboard memory, microSD Slot and USB port. The Mobile Projector MP220 is the innovative next generation in the portable family, delivering excellent brightness and battery life, plus WSVGA resolution with a high-quality, speckle-free image.”

The 3M Mobile Projector MP220 (retail price: £399) and Mobile Projector MP410 (retail price: £499) are available to buy from Amazon and Personal Projector.

Amazon:

Mobile Projector MP410 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-MP410-Mobile-Projector-Lumen/dp/B007DC89OW

Mobile Projector MP220 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-MP220-Pocket-Projector-Rechargable/dp/B007NU3QOM

 

Personal Projector:

Mobile Projector MP410 - http://www.personalprojector.co.uk/index.php/pico-projectors/3m-mp410.html

Mobile Projector MP220 - http://www.personalprojector.co.uk/index.php/pico-projectors/3m-mp220.html

 

For more information about 3M products and the wider 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions portfolio, please visit www.3M.co.uk/mobileinteractive

 

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Notes to Editors:

3M is a trademark of 3M Company

Apple, iPad, iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

MobiShow is a registered trademark of Awind Inc.

BlackBerry is a trademark of RIM Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco and used under license by Apple Inc.

microSD is a trademark of the SD Card Association.

Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Amazon is a trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.

Documents To Go is a trademark of. DataViz, Inc.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

 

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products.

Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies, creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.

With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 3,200 people across 19 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites.

Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.

For more information, visit www.3M.co.uk or follow @3M_UK on Twitter.

Press contacts:

Rob Green

3M United Kingdom plc

Tel: + 44 (0) 1344 857262

Email: rgreen@mmm.com

 

Beky Cann

Neesham Public Relations

Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180

Email: bekyc@neesham.co.uk

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