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Category: AV Event Solutions

10 High-Tech Ways to Make your Holiday Party Shine
Sep 24, 2019 by
If your employees didn’t share photos from last year’s company holiday party on social media, did it even happen? Don’t let your holiday party fall victim to the stereotypical “same-old-same-old” corporate gathering. From the tried and true to the new and novel, here are ten audio-visual technologies that are sure to wow guests at your upcoming party or special event. 1.Festive Lighting Creative lighting can be used to take almost any venue from ho-hum to whoa! Even the coo...
ESPORTS Business Summit- Get Your Game On
Sep 24, 2019 by
Earlier this month ABCOMRENTS and SmartSource showcased some of their gaming solutions and event technology at the ESPORTS Business Summit in Las Vegas. The Esports Business Summit brings together all sectors of the Esports ecosystem for three days of networking, education, and inspiration! The power of Esports is spreading faster than a wildfire, and as a result, events as we know them need to be bigger and better. ABCOMRENTS and SmartSource understand this unique arena and what it takes...
Punch up your Next Presentation with this Event Projector Guide
Sep 18, 2019 by
We recently spotlighted projection screens and all that goes into choosing the ideal screen for your event. But of course, even the latest and greatest projection screen would be useless without the right projector.  So let’s take a look at what you need to know in order to choose a projector that will help increase engagement and elevate your next meeting or event presentation. Resolution A projector’s resolution is the color, clarity, and quality of the images it is capable of r...
Esports: The AV Industry’s Next Adventure
Sep 09, 2019 by
For decades the AV industry has grown up around three basic marketplaces: trade shows and conferences; concerts and sporting events; and more recently experiential marketing events, like pop-up stores, road shows and national activation events. But there is a new marketplace on the frontier, one that is evolving so fast that only proven AV experts can compete, eSports. Esports, or electronic sports, is a billion-dollar baby born of the video gaming industry. It’s growing so fast and unexpec...
Event Projection Screens: Sizing Up Your Options
Jul 11, 2019 by
With so much focus put on preparing high-quality content for a presentation, and pairing it with the right projector to deliver that content in the most impactful, effective way, the projection screen often becomes an afterthought. However, the screen is a crucial element in ensuring a visually compelling presentation. Here’s what you need to consider. Venue & Audience Size The size of your room will have a major impact on what screen you choose. For larger venues, you might opt...
Take Your Exhibit to the Third Dimension
Jun 19, 2019 by
Using basic booth design elements can lead you to a very clean and functional design—something two dimensional. But if you want to add another dimension, one offering light, movement and interactivity, SmartSource and ABCOM Technology Group have come together to offer a suite of the industry’s most innovative technology solutions. Made You Look The 27” Giant iTab kiosk (it comes in a 42” size also) looks like an oversized smartphone. It acts like one too. Featuring a native var...
LED Solutions For Your Booth Guaranteed To Get Noticed
May 07, 2019 by
One could argue that the sole purpose of a trade show exhibit is to attract attention. To do that, booth designers rely on basics, such as furniture, walls, carpeting and graphics. Some also turn to mood-enhancing components, such as lighting, color and sound, to draw in, even motivate attendee prospects. One category of booth fittings straddles the line between booth infrastructure and aesthetics. The growing selection of light-emitting-diode or LED solutions can make a booth stand out from...
A Meeting Planner’s Bill Of Rights For Choosing An AV Company
Jan 30, 2019 by
Meeting planners have lots of choices to make when placing their events in hotels. Some of the demands that hotels make are non-negotiable. Using an in-house audio-visual service provider is not one of them. In most cases, planners are entitled to utilize the services and expertise of a preferred, third-party AV contractor. They have certain “rights” which they can express during the contract negotiation process. PLANNERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO: Ask the hotel whether or not the use of a...
Make Graduation Memorable with These Tips for Planning your Commencement
Jan 24, 2019 by
A milestone in our lives, Graduation season is right around the corner. With roughly 7,000 higher learning institutions planning these ceremonies twice a year along with department receptions, campus festivities, career fairs, and seasonal galas, it can be challenging to create a memorable experience for the graduates, families and faculty. Want to make this event even more special? Make it shorter? Less stressful? Follow these ideas over the next several months to meet these objectives....
5 Must Have AV Technologies for Film Festivals
Jan 11, 2019 by
Film festivals big and small have proven to be an economic boon for the localities that host them. Take for example the Sundance Film Festival, which over an 11-day period in 2017 generated $151.5 million for the Utah economy. Even lesser known festivals can draw tens of thousands of attendees, like the International Palm Springs Film Festival, which attracts over 160,000 attendees to the small city of Palm Springs, whose resident population is less than 50,000. While few festivals have t...
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