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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...
Rock Your Holiday Party with these Tips for Stunning Audio Visual
Nov 16, 2018 by
With the holidays right around the corner, party, gala, and special event planning is in full effect. From the food to the music to the entertainment and ambiance, you’ll want to set the stage for a fun and sophisticated event – without going over budget. A key component in taking your party from drab to fab is the use of audio visual technology such as lighting, LED video walls and displays, and a top-notch sound system. Lighting With the addition of intelligent lighting, an ord...
Considering an LED Video Wall? Five Things to Think About
Oct 18, 2018 by
Whether in trade shows, installations and events, stadiums and convention centers, or churches and houses of worship, you’ve probably seen some futuristic, jaw-dropping LED video walls popping up over the past few years. This cutting-edge display technology is becoming more common, and investing in video walls for your organization or event is a savvy way to enhance your aesthetics, production value, and “wow” factor instantly. Like any AV technology, when you choose an LED video wall, ...
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...
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...
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