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Year: 2018

Tips for Choosing a Projector for your Outdoor Event
Aug 16, 2018 by
The goal of any presentation is to provide attendees with an engaging, informative, and enjoyable experience. When your event is being held outdoors, there are certain features to look for in a projector to ensure that your presentation is a success. Images produced by a projector that is equipped to work indoors in an environment with controlled lighting will look pale and milky on an outdoor screen. Therefore, a model that can produce enough brightness and contrast to overcome most light p...
Top 10 Ways to Efficiently Rein in Your Meeting Spend
Aug 08, 2018 by
Ten Tips for Saving Money on Meetings Your annual conference is several months away, yet you are already feeling the pressure from management to reexamine the financials, one more time. In my twenty years of experience in this arena, here are ten creative methods anyone can use to keep their event investments in check. Review Last Year's Expenses and Cut at Least One Item by 10-15 Percent. Rank Order Your Expenses and Remove the Last Item. Identify General Budget Ranges and Sha...
5 Winning Charging Station Strategies for Indoor & Outdoor Events
Jul 27, 2018 by
Imagine experiencing one of the following scenarios… …You are at the end of your conference day and heading to the trade show floor. However, your cell phone is registering 7% battery life and you are faced with a choice: either return to your hotel room to recharge it or let the phone die. To complicate matters, you have a mandatory work conference call at 7 p.m. -- ninety minutes from now. …You are at a festival or outside event for several hours. You’ve been taking photos, p...
Your TV Pilot is Approved! A Guide to Selecting the Right Technology
Jul 10, 2018 by
Technology for the 2018-2019 Pilot Season The pilot season is upon us. When the network gives you the green light, everything and everyone must quickly shift into gear. If you are a new production assistant, or this is your first pilot, the thought of ordering equipment may be a bit overwhelming. We’re here to help. There are two key areas to focus on -- the accounting office and writers’ room. Below is a list of equipment needed in each area. In addition to the hardware, it’s vita...
Choosing The Best Projector For Your Meeting and Budget
Jul 09, 2018 by
What Projector Is Right for Me? Choosing a projector for an event is more complicated than it used to be. While the lamp-based technology of the 1990s is still in extensive use and cost-effective, it doesn't offer as much in the way of image quality compared to other types. On the other hand, the laser light source and digital light processing (DLP) models offer a wide range of performance and image-quality benefits, but they can eat through a budget. Choosing the best projector requires an und...
The Technology behind the 21st Century Legal War Room
Jun 25, 2018 by
Essential Legal War Room Technology Collaboration Applications & Devices. Reliable Internet Access. Best-in-class Presentation Tools. Basic Office Equipment. Legal War Room Software. “War Room,” a term made famous by Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister during the Second World War,[1] is a staple of the legal profession. Legal teams set up these temporary workplaces to delve deeply (without the usual distractions of an office) into the strategy and mechan...
Beyond Code, Why Summer Tech Camps are on the Rise (Part 2)
May 31, 2018 by
Believe it or not, summer tech camps have been around since the late 1970s. They were originally geared toward young men who were entering their senior year of high school and interested in the field of computer science. They were primarily on the east or west coast of the United States. Back then, you had displays attached to large computer systems or card readers that generated programming printouts. No games, no collaboration and most importantly…no fun. Fast forward to 2018. Summer t...
Trends in Display Technology
May 04, 2018 by
Display technology seems to have taken a notable leap forward. Conceptual design and fabrication innovation finally came to fruition in a way that will redefine what we expect from displays in the future, both at home and in business.  While the science and innovation behind the newest displays differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, together they foretell some exciting trends in display technology that will no doubt impact the event industry.  Here’s what we can expect: High Contrast Def...
Which LED Display Technology is Best for your Event?
May 03, 2018 by
The advancement of LED technology has given those in the events industry the ability to create high-quality displays with stunning visuals and remarkable versatility. The brightness and seamlessness provided by LED tiles imparts a vibrancy that captivates audiences and makes a greater impression than video walls. From graphically engaging booth signage to high-impact walls to dynamic product display and jaw-dropping presentations, the availabil  ity of a such a vast array of LED displays and ti...
Your Guide to Selecting a Copier or Multi-function Printer
May 03, 2018 by
Years ago, in order to efficiently stock your organization’s “copy room,” you would need to buy or lease separate machines for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. But today’s multi-function machines can handle all of that and more. With so many features and functions built into a single machine, how do you choose which one is right for your business? Analyze your applications The first step in the decision-making process is to realize your goals for your new copier. This requi...
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