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Event Tech Outlook: What to Expect in 2020
Dec 23, 2019 by
As we set out to embark on a new decade, we look forward to a year filled with technological advancements that promise to make our events even more personalized, interactive, and engaging than ever before. The latest buzz surrounding fully immersive experiences made possible through multisensory stimulation and the creation of mixed reality environments will continue to gain traction in 2020. Here are some of our predictions for the tech trends the event industry can expect in the coming year. ...
2019 in Review: The Year’s Hottest Event Tech Trends
Dec 16, 2019 by
Here we are, on the verge of wrapping up not only 2019, but an entire decade loaded with technological innovation. Event tech has certainly evolved over the last decade. The first iPad was released back in 2010, which is when event planners were just starting to make use of wireless handheld devices to simplify audience participation. Projection screens were also just coming into their own at that time, though certainly not with the advanced capabilities of today’s screens. Fast forward to...
The Business Case For Multisensory Booth Design
Dec 06, 2019 by
There is science behind the benefits of designing a booth display that delivers sensory experiences five different ways: sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch. Engaging some or all of the senses focuses an individual’s attention, evokes strong emotions, and calls to mind pleasant memories (think Grandma’s fresh baked cookies). Exhibition displays also have important work to do: influence a sale, educate attendees, and deliver brand messaging. There is evidence that multisensory booth desig...
Conducting Meetings in the Digital Age
Oct 30, 2019 by
We hear it all the time: today’s business leaders are expected to do more with less. That often means taking on more responsibility and producing better results with less staff, budget, and time. Luckily, there are a myriad of innovative technologies available to help them achieve these lofty expectations. Meetings – which have gained a reputation of being too lengthy, frequent, and unfocused – are one aspect of life in an office setting or at a trade convention that could use an efficienc...
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...
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