Oxford University Press, one of the leading educational publishers in South Africa, has begun a trial rollout of Epson projectors to be used by the organisation’s sales representatives and training staff around the country.
Producing a wide range of quality, curriculum-compliant educational material, Oxford’s range of educational books range from Grade R to Grade 12 as well as higher education textbooks, general literature titles, dictionaries and atlases.
Oxford has more than 1,500 locally published books in 11 languages, written by more than 700 South African authors.
According to Lourens Kruger, National Marketing Manager: Schools at Oxford University Press, the trial rollout will initially see Oxford deploying 15 Epson EB-W8D projectors into its sales force.
Oxford approached Inchbrook AV, a leading supplier and integrator of commercial audio visual communication infrastructures, looking for a mobile projector that included a built-in DVD player and speakers.
“The reason we needed such a specific projector model is that our sales representatives utilise a demo DVD when presenting to potential customers. Providing each rep with his/her own mobile all-in-one projector unit will make delivering their presentations a lot easier and much more professional,” he says.
Francois du Plessis, CEO of Inchbrook AV, immediately recommended the Epson EB-W8D all-in-one projector for its ability meet the requirements from Oxford.
“In addition to sales presentations, Oxford staff will also be able to use the projectors in teacher training workshops, where teachers are trained on their respective curricula and on how to implement the curriculum in their classrooms using our books,” he explains. “Oxford aims to reach around 12,000 teachers in this initial rollout of projectors.”
Hugh Davies Epson SA’s Business Development Manager based in the Western Cape, says that the Epson EB-W8D all-in-one projector is ideal for Oxford to use as an easy and exciting multimedia teaching and presentation tool.
“Specifically designed to meet the needs of the education sector, the EB-W8D projector provides practical features that virtually eliminate the burden of using IT equipment and external cables, so that presenters can focus on what they do best – getting their messages across effectively.
“Bright and mobile, with powerful integrated speakers and a DivX-compatible DVD unit, this is the most advanced multimedia projector available,” he adds.
Feedback from Oxford on the rollout of Epson EB-W8D projectors has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Apart from their ease of use and compact design, Epson overall build quality, combined with the attractive 3-year warranty on both the device and the globe made the EB-W8D a logical choice for Oxford,” Kruger says.
“With a lower cost of ownership and the improved professionalism these projectors have given our sales and training staff, we’re confident that this trial will expand in the coming months with a nation-wide rollout of these projectors,” he concludes.