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Category: All About WiFi

Public Relations – Speed and Timing are Everything
Oct 01, 2015 by
The Internet has completely changed how we communicate. People from all over the world can connect with each other in the blink of an eye. And our ability to communicate and tap into the Web using technology gives us incredible opportunities in both our businesses and personal lives. For anyone in Public Relations, this unparalleled ability to communicate via technology can be an incredible asset. This also means that now, more than ever, timing and speed is everything in public relations. Be...
Easily Create a Private Network with a Wireless Array Station
Aug 25, 2015 by
The success of any event rests heavily on the quality of WiFi, including both access to the Internet access as well as speed, safety, and ease of use. No longer is it satisfactory to simply provide WiFi for attendees and exhibitors. Event attendees and exhibitors expect instant, safe access for not just one device, but for all their devices. Which means that event WiFi has to be designed and setup to handle the maximum number of devices at peak usage times. The truth is that most built-in venue...
The Allure of Free Wi-Fi and Why it can be Very Costly
Jul 29, 2014 by
Free Wi-Fi is so easy. You pull out your smartphone or laptop rental and up pops a number of Wi-Fi networks to connect with. No security keys to enter or charges to be incurred.  So what is wrong with this picture? The truth: Just about everything.  It turns out that hackers and scammers lurk in places where business travelers and attendees reside - hotel lobbies, trade show floors and airports. Most attendees have just gotten off a multi-hour plane ride, landed ground transportation...
How MiFi Screws Up Your Meeting in So Many Ways
Jun 09, 2014 by
Everyone has heard or used them: MiFi. HotSpot. Personal WiFi. But what you don't know is with everyone setting up their individual WiFi system in the meeting room or on the trade show floor, it can wreak havoc on your event WiFi solutions. Here is a definition of MiFi and what four event planners have say about it from an up close and personal point of view.  MiFi Defined A MiFi device can be connected to a cellular network and provide Internet access for up to ten devices. The MiF...
3 Active Steps to Make Certain You Have the Right Event WiFi Solution
May 30, 2014 by
With the plethora of technological choices available today, as well as, the constant churning of new offerings, is it any wonder that attendees and exhibitors alike yearn for the "shiny new penny"? While renting technology for technology's sake is not a good idea, the important thing is to understand what your meeting participants want to use and how they will use said technology. Once the technology needs are established, if you don't have enough bandwidth to support the ap...
5 Simple Items that Should be on Every Site Selection Checklist
May 02, 2014 by
  Your organization has decided to hold an off-site meeting and you are in charge. Whether it is a local meeting in a hotel or a large convention several hundred miles away, you still need to vet the location and make certain the venue will work, especially for your meeting participants. But where do you start? Here is a quick listing of the things to keep in mind when selecting a destination and meeting space. EVENT PLANNER CHECKLIST Take a hard look at the location. If you ar...
How One Little Device Can Screw Up Your Meeting Attendees’ Wi-Fi Experience
Nov 22, 2013 by
We have all been at a conference or meeting where we have experienced that infamous circle on the top of our smartphone screen or a statement that says "still loading" on our tablet device. And while we are checking our mobile device every few seconds to see if that important email was sent to the home office, we start cursing the venue or planner for making our Wi-Fi experience suck. But what if it isn't their fault? What if the blame lies with other attendees or exhibitors? ...
Wi-Fi? Li-Fi? Transmitting Data at the Speed of Light
Oct 21, 2013 by
Here is a truism: The more Wi-Fi networks are used, the slower they become. Why is this true? As you may or may not know, Wi-Fi signals are transmitted via radio waves and often times three things are happening simultaneously: 1) Complex data (such as video) is clogging up the pipeline 2) Radio signals are colliding with one another, creating noise and slowing down the signal even further and 3) If you rent iPads or other mobile devices, these units have weak antennas which means you ...
The Pressures and Promises of Second Screen Technology
Sep 30, 2013 by
With an estimated 80% of conference attendees having smartphones at their disposal, is it any wonder they are constantly distracted by them? Now smartphones and tablets have a cool name when it comes to presentations: Second Screen Technology. What is it you might ask and how can it benefit your meeting?  Second Screen Technology (SST) turns every attendee's device into an extension of the PowerPoint presentation equipment in the front of the room. It allows the user to see the slid...
How Google Glass Could Change the Meeting Industry
Sep 27, 2013 by
Everyone's talking about, yet no one really understands how it will be used. I'm talking, of course, about Google Glass. If this technology takes off, it will definitely have a place in the meeting and event industry.  Today, we will define what Glass is, provide you a short video to see how it can be used, prepare event organizers for this interactive technology and identify three uses of it.  GOOGLE GLASS DEFINED Google Glass is a hands-free, head-mounted intelligent ...
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