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Philips PicoPix ticks all the boxes for Smart Works Reading

Philips PicoPix
Philips PicoPix

Smart Works helps women on low incomes to re-enter the job market by providing them with interview coaching, styling advice and smart clothes for interviews.

The charity has five centres, in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Reading. Set up in October 2015, Smart Works Reading has already helped more than 200 people look for work, with a success rate of 73%.

A big part of its working day is taken up with training, both of volunteers and of the women it assists, so the ability to display and share visual material quickly and easily is essential.

Sarah Burns, Co-chair & Founder of Smart Works Reading, found what she was looking for in the diminutive form of a Philips PicoPix PPX4010 projector.

“What we needed was a small, portable, efficient projector that we could use in the office and out and about. We have little storage at Smart Works, so it had to be small and portable. We also wanted to ensure we presented ourselves in a professional light. The Philips PicoPix projector ticked all the boxes,” she said.

About the size of a computer mouse and weighing just 83g, the PPX4010 slips easily into a laptop bag, handbag or coat pocket, yet can still deliver bright 100 lumens images up to 120 inches in size.

Set-up is quick and easy, using an HDMI cable to connect to a range of devices from laptops and notebooks to DVD players, TVs and games consoles. Using different HDMI adapters, Smart Works can also connect the projector to tablets and smartphones.

“We’ve just had our Volunteer training day when we managed to use both a laptop and an iPad to project different presentations easily and effectively onto our limited wall space,” explained Burns. “There was great excitement at the mini size of projector and how easy it was to set up and use.”

The nation’s favourite Smart Works Reading is not the only fan of PicoPix projectors. According to GFK Reports 2016, four out of five pico projectors purchased in the UK are Philips PicoPix models. Its analysis shows that in Q2 2016, Philips’ market share within the pico projector market rose to an all-time high of 81%, with the Philips PicoPix PPX3414 a clear best seller.

In 2016, XGEM strengthened its range with three new models, the PPX3417W, PPX4835 and PPX4935, offering higher resolution (720HD), brighter images and wireless connectivity with smartphones or tablets.

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