Mimio has announced the forthcoming release of Mimio Studio 6 for Mac, coming late in June, 2009.
Mimio turns a whiteboard into an interactive teaching tool. The system is a combination of hardware and software — a sensor bar mated to a computer and video projector — that lets you convert a traditional whiteboard into an interactive interface. It’s primarily aimed at educational institutions.
Mimio Studio is the software that operates the Mimio Interactive System. It lets you choose from a content gallery equipped with lessons that are ready to use out of the box; lessons come in many subjects at a variety of grade levels, and can be edited or tweaked to suit your curriculum. You can import lessons from PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat into the software as well.
New to Mimio Studio 6 is support for multimedia files; they can be dragged and dropped or imported. Mimio Studio 6 supports audio, video and Flash — supported formats include SWF, FLV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, M4P and AIF.
The lesson gallery has been enhanced with the ability to create lessons quickly with material in varied subjects and grade levels. You can add pictures and backgrounds, and sort your lessons in a new nested folder structure to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. A live search feature has also been added.
The toolbar has also been redesigned to be slimmer, and you can make deletions using on-screen trash. You can also fix and layer components by locking or setting their transparency.
Mimio Studio 6 is currently available for Windows, but June will mark the Mac version’s release.