3M Privacy Screen Protectors for Tablet PCs Previewed at Infosecurity Europe 2011

3M, the diversified technology company, will address increasing business user demands for visual security on media tablets by previewing its new range of 3M Privacy Screen Protectors on Stand C82 at Infosecurity Europe (19-21 April, Earls Court, London). The new product range will be shown for the first time alongside 3M’s portfolio of laptop and desktop privacy filters. Available now in gloss finish, 3M Gold Privacy Filters for laptops offer a narrower viewing angle but only for the authorised user positioned directly in front of the screen.

“According to a recent Gartner report(1), by 2013 80 per cent of businesses will support a workforce using tablets, said Nick Hughes, Marketing Manager, 3M Mobile Interactive Solutions Division. “In anticipation of this dramatic growth, we will be launching a new range of 3M Privacy Screen Protectors for tablets in the summer of 2011. Visitors to the Infosecurity Europe stand will see an early demonstration of how effective they are in safeguarding on-screen data from unauthorised viewing and helping to achieve visual data compliance.”

Also on the stand will be the 3M Gold Privacy Filter for laptops and existing black privacy filters, which are also suitable for desktop monitors in an office environment. The new gold models are designed to offer IT security executives and business professionals a combination of style, enhanced security and market leading clarity and brightness.

The black and gold filters are simple, reliable protection tools that fit neatly over laptop screens, and can be readily removed and stored when privacy is not required. They are specifically designed to restrict anyone positioned to the side from seeing private data on the user’s screen while travelling or working in a public environment.

The first 250 visitors that register at the 3M stand will receive a gold or standard black filter for free (they will need to be carrying their laptop, or a record of their laptop size, make and model, or they can check on the 3M Product Selector via www.3M.co.uk/privacyfilters).

For more information about 3M Gold Privacy Filters and the company’s diverse range of mobile projection, privacy and protection products, please visit www.3M.co.uk/mobileinteractive.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.

The $27 billion diversified technology company has, since 1902, 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 80,000 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 more than 3,500 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.

(1) Gartner’s Top Prediction for IT Organisations and Users, 2011 and Beyond: IT’s Growing Transparency (www.gartner.com/predicts2011)

Press contacts:
Nick Hughes
3M United Kingdom plc
Tel: + 44 (0) 1344 858 576
Email: nhughes1 [at] mmm.com

Beky Cann
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
Email: bekyc [at] neesham.co.uk

Source: 3M