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News FOR RELEASE DECEMBER 12, 2011

3M QUEST TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES NEW SERIES OF INTEGRATING SOUND LEVEL METERS —3M™ Sound Examiner SE-400 Series Sound Level Meters from Quest Technologies measure noise levels in highly variable environments. 3M™ Detection Management Software DMS is shipped free of charge with SE-400 series sound level meters through June 30, 2012. — St. Paul, Minn. – December 12, 2011 – Quest Technologies, a 3M company, is pleased to introduce the 3M Sound Examiner SE-400 Series sound level meters. These advanced instruments compute the average sound pressure level (LEQ/LAVG) over the run time, in addition to measuring maximum, minimum and peak levels. The Sound Examiner is available in two models: the SE-401, a Class/Type 1 sound level meter that offers remote capability using a removable preamp, and the SE-402, a Class/Type 2 sound level measurement. Both Class/Type 1 and Class/Type 2 meters are available in kits that include calibrators. The NEW 3M™AcoustiCal AC-300 calibrator replaces the QC-20 for calibration of Class/Type 1 microphones. Purchase of the SE-401-AC3 Sound Examiner Kit will include the AC-300 calibrator. The SE-402-10 Sound Examiner Kit includes a Class/Type 2 microphone and the QC-10 calibrator. DMS Supports 3M Sound Examiner SE-400 Series The Sound Examiner uses the NEW 3M Detection Management Software DMS. DMS is the next generation of 3M Quest instrumentation software, and is intended to replace 3M™ QuestSuite™ Professional-II (QSPII) for use in managing and analyzing information collected by 3M Quest data logging instruments. A DMS software CD will be shipped free of charge with SE-400 Series sound level meters and all new 3M Quest data logging instruments shipped through June 30, 2012. www.3M.com/DMS Figure 1 3M Sound Examiner SE-400 Series sound level meter with 3M AcoustiCal AC-300 calibrator

Optional Portable Printing Capability Enforcement of local noise ordinances requires measuring noise levels and documenting results, particularly when a citation is issued. The easy-to-use SoundPatrol portable digital printing capability requires minimal training, so it can be easily deployed in the field by law enforcement personnel. Both rugged, high-quality devices meet applicable accuracy and performance requirements for sound level meters as defined by ANSI S1.4, ANSI S1.43, IEC 61672, IEC 61010, and IEC 61000-4. Additional Information To stay informed about 3M’s full line of detection and hearing conservation products, please visit www.3M.com/Detection. Visit www.3M.com/OccSafety/PressBox for the latest press releases and downloadable imagery. About 3M and 3M’s Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division 3M OH&ES Division is a global leader in respiratory, hearing, fall protection, detection and environmental products. A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $25 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com. 3M is a trademark of 3M Company, used under license in Canada.


Contact: Colleen Harris 3M Public Relations http://www.3m.com/PressContact From: 3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications 3M Center, Building 225-1S-15 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000


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