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Category: Event Planning

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...
What To Consider When Buying An Event Check-In App
Sep 10, 2018 by
6 Key Features of an Event Check-In App Speed. Security. Integration. Hardware. Distribution. Cost.     Conference registration is a two-part process. Registration software lets event organizers know which individuals plan to attend. Check-in software and devices confirm their arrival. In recent years, event check-in apps have flooded the market, such that it’s becoming more difficult to choose among the many options available. Due diligence in some key...
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...
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...
SmartSource Takes to the Road in Minneapolis
Mar 15, 2018 by
For those SmartSource® clients that don’t know, a big part of our business is serving the entertainment industry with IT rental and service needs. Since anything entertainment has high general appeal, we thought we would write an article about some of the fun projects we engage in, not only in Los Angeles but nationwide. One of these projects is working with the cast and crew of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as part of their road show, which took place in Minneapolis for the Super Bow...
Digital Kiosks: Choosing the Right Ones for Your Event
Mar 07, 2018 by
Self-service digital kiosks are everywhere these days. They make it faster and easier to do things like withdraw or deposit money, order a train ticket, print a boarding pass, check out groceries, and so many other daily tasks once associated with long lines. Digital kiosks are so useful that it’s no wonder they’ve become one of the best interactive tools for elevating events and trade shows. Kiosks are an automated, user-friendly way to promote business and interactively connect event at...
Live Streaming 101: All You Need to Know for Your Next Event
Feb 21, 2018 by
Over the course of the last 18 months, broadcast video has grown by leaps and bounds. Corporations have found it to be a cost-effective way to reach remote employees, and associations think it’s a great way to increase exposure to members and non-members. In fact, one virtual event technology company, Digitell, found that 30% of individuals who watched a live stream event came to the in-person meeting or conference the following year. Still not convinced live streaming will help? Here ar...
The ABCs of Gamification Laptops
Feb 16, 2018 by
  It’s no secret that video gaming is wildly popular in the United States. In fact, two-thirds of American households regularly play video games, according to a recent study by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Perhaps even more interestingly, gamers age 18 or older represent 72 percent of the video game-playing population, and the average gamer is 35 years old. But how does that carry over to the events industry? Well, for those of us who strive to engage audiences ...
CES 2018 – Crossover Tech Trends for the Event Industry
Feb 09, 2018 by
The general theme for consumer technologies most likely to cross over into the event industry is flexibility.  The ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment is at the core of successful event planning. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), we saw new technologies applied to old event technologies to make them more dynamic and responsive, raising the bar for what event attendees will expect in the near future.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) Two leaders in ...

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