DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies Launches New MimioClassroom™ Product Suite

Innovative and Time-Saving New Technologies Enhance the DYMO/Mimio Product Suite, Enabling Teachers to Simply Teach

Jun 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from DYMO/Mimio ITT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The new DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies (ITT) company announced today the launch of the MimioClassroom system, an integrated and easy-to-use suite of interactive teaching tools and services tailored-specifically to educators. After much observation, interviews and listening to teachers regarding what they need, the company created the MimioClassroom product suite, a collection of innovative and affordable interactive teaching products, purpose-designed and built to enable teachers to do what they do best: simply teach.  

The MimioClassroom suite of easy-to-use, teacher-friendly interactive whiteboard devices, student assessment systems, document cameras, accessories and software seamlessly work together or on their own. The MimioClassroom solution helps educators teach creatively and gives students even more opportunities to interact during their lessons.

"With the new MimioClassroom products, we are continuing our tradition of bringing teachers teaching tools that save them time and reduce hassles while engaging their students – something they have come to expect from us," said Manny Perez, co-founder of DYMO/Mimio ITT. "Our focus is to build products that are easy, fun to use and provide real benefit to the classroom. The technology is simply a means to an end."

This product suite and the company's new name, DYMO/Mimio ITT, both debut today at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2010 in Denver, one of the premier conferences within the education industry. To find out more about DYMO/Mimio ITT at ISTE, please visit mimio.dymo.com/iste2010.

The recently-expanded MimioClassroom family of easy-to-learn and easy-to-use tools includes:

  • MimioTeach™ System The heart of the MimioClassroom suite, the MimioTeach system transforms any dry erase whiteboard into a fully-interactive whiteboard to enable interactive learning. Rechargeable, wireless and not much bigger than a ruler, the MimioTeach system is the company's most advanced, next generation interactive whiteboard solution that instantly turns any dry erase whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard.  With an integrated stylus and user-friendly software, it is easier than ever for teachers to use.
  • MimioVote™ Student Assessment System Inspired by teachers and students, the MimioVote system is the easiest, most accurate way for teachers to assess student comprehension. The rechargeable MimioVote system provides real-time assessment and immediate feedback with flexible options designed for the way students think, with intuitive software and intelligent auto-illuminated buttons that eliminate student error – making assessment, test taking, grading and analysis much easier and time efficient for both teachers and students. Plus, with devices that are intelligent enough to renumber themselves when returned to the tray, this system further reduces common errors in today's conventional assessment systems.
  • MimioView™ Document Camera The model of simplicity, the MimioView product is the most integrated and easy to use document camera available on the market. MimioView technology and MimioStudio software offer useful editing and storage features such as copy, cut, freeze, highlight, rotate, save and live video markup and the ability to drop images and video into lessons and tests. Roughly the size of a tissue box, the MimioView document camera uses a single mini USB cable and has one-button activation, autofocus and lighting correction. The MimioView camera easily integrates with the MimioTeach and MimioVote systems through the universal MimioStudio software.
  • MimioCapture™ Ink Recording System Considered best-in-class, the rechargeable MimioCapture system allows real-time capture of dry erase whiteboard notes and drawings. Handwritten notes can be instantly transformed into text-based fonts so students can pay attention to the subject matter on the board instead of taking notes. Teachers can also share notes with students and parents or even incorporate them into later lessons.
  • MimioPad™ Wireless Tablet – Slim and light, the MimioPad product is a wireless tablet that allows teachers and students to collaborate and interact with a MimioTeach-enabled whiteboard from up to 30 feet away. The rechargeable MimioPad tablet features 16 shortcut keys for ready access to the most popular MimioStudio software features and requires no special training for the user.
  • MimioStudio™ 7 Software – With the innovative new MimioStudio 7 Software, educators can capture, create and present engaging classroom content with images, multimedia files and more that can be integrated into lesson plans. An easy-to-use Mimio Gallery provides teachers fast access to ready-to-use lesson plans, images, objects and content.  MimioStudio software features drag-and-drop convenience for Flash, audio and video files and is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other popular software applications.

DYMO/Mimio ITT has been a part of the Newell Rubbermaid family of companies since 2006. With the new DYMO umbrella brand name, it further supports Newell Rubbermaid's commitment to the future of DYMO/Mimio ITT, allowing for more research, development and continuous innovation.

For more information on DYMO/Mimio ITT, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/Mimio ITT on Twitter @mimiotechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com.

DYMO/Mimio ITT was voted 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 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 are comprised of 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® Interactive Teaching Technologies are comprised of 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®, Technical Concepts™ and Aprica®.

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