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Category: Event Planning

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...
Industry Predictions: 2019 Breakthrough Event Technology
Jan 03, 2019 by
2019 Event Technology Trends This past year saw many advancements in event technology, and 2019 promises to improve on some of the most cutting-edge solutions. Lately, there’s been buzz about facial recognition, block chain, RFID, immersive experiences, live streaming, and using social media in innovative ways. Here’s a sneak peek at what we believe the industry can expect in the coming year. Facial Recognition As we mentioned in our last blog post, facial recognition is one trend that ...
Technology Recap – 2018’s Most Popular Trends
Dec 21, 2018 by
Earlier this year, we gave you the rundown on must-have technology trends for 2018. Now we have the benefit of hindsight to identify the top trends that have been the most popular at events around the country. Technology such as touchscreen displays and video walls have now become the norm, and are being joined by newer solutions that have been more widely and effectively used during the past 12 months. Let’s take a look at what worked in 2018, and how you can implement trending technology...
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...

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