Press Release: March 24, 2010
3Ms much anticipated MPro150 Pocket Projector features built-in memory, removable micro SD card, all-in-one application suite and an intuitive user interface
Bracknell, UK, 24 March 2010 Business, IT and creative professionals across all fields need look no further the longed-for gadget that will change the way they store, share and present information at home, in the office, with a customer or while travelling has arrived. Complementing the second generation MPro120 Pocket Projector launched in 2009, the new MPro150 from diversified technology company 3M offers integrated memory, file sharing capabilities and a full suite of applications in an entirely cable-free, ultra-portable device. For the first time, mobile professionals can leave their laptop and heavy briefcase of presentation accessories at home. Sign up to 3Ms recently launched mobile.u web site for a free coffee house meeting(1) and the chance to win an MPro150 in the Project Yourself competition.
The launch of our MPro150 Pocket Projector combined with the mobile.u online campaign presents a major new development for travelling professionals, commented Nick Hughes, Marketing Manager for 3Ms Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. With the mobile.u site we are raising awareness of the diverse range of mobile projection, privacy and protection products available from 3M that are designed to make life on the move easier, safer and more enjoyable. By registering to the site, visitors will have the opportunity to keep up to date with our exciting product ranges, test new products and access our latest promotions.
The MPro150 is the first in 3Ms range of Pocket Projectors to eliminate the need of a pass-through device such as a laptop, netbook, smartphone, digital media player, digital camera, camcorder, games console or other multimedia device. It includes 1GB of built-in memory and a 2GB interchangeable micro SD card for additional storage. Presentations, videos, music and photos can be pre-loaded onto the projector itself via mini USB, VGA and composite video inputs.
Boasting one of the most robust feature sets of any pocket projector currently on the market, the MPro150 supports projection of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Adobe PDF, as well as photos (BMP and JPG) and videos (MPEG-4 and H.264) directly from the device. It has a vibrant on-screen interface with colourful icons for easy navigation to stored files and organisation of favourites for quick access. An integrated MP3 player and audio output jack enables business professionals to listen to music via personal headphones or the two half-watt stereo speakers if theatre style sound is required.
Measuring only 130mm x 60mm x 24mm and weighing 160 grams the MPro150 is an ideal, highly versatile hand-held projection tool for use in any business or home environment. Users can project VGA images up to 50-inches at 15 lumens brightness and with 100 per cent HD colour. It has a robust battery life of two hours and an LED light source means there is no need for a replacement bulb.
The MPro150 is ready to use straight out-of-the-box featuring a variety of input cables, a removable tripod and an integrated flip stand. Optional accessories, including customised adapter cable for Apple products and car charger, are sold separately. It has a stylish, soft touch, high-gloss finish and comes with a protective pouch.
The product is available now and has a recommended selling price of £349.99 including VAT. Please visit www.mobile-u.co.uk for more information. The Project Yourself competition will run for one month and 10 lucky MPro150 winners will be selected from a shortlist of entrants. The overall winning entry will be filmed and will also receive £500 worth of iwantoneofthose vouchers.
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3M is a $23 billion diversified technology company which, since 1902, has been 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.
3M employs some 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. It produces tens of thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets and its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life. The company has applied its expertise in RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to map and locate underground utilities; it has used its understanding of the healthcare industry to develop innovations that help the early diagnosis of heart and lung conditions; and its range of pocket projectors are the ultimate presentation devices for business people on the go.
The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,500 people across 17 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.
(1) Free Starbucks voucher applies to first 1500 visitors to sign up and recommend three colleagues to mobile.u
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