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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...
Top 5 Interactive Technologies to Boost Engagement
Apr 10, 2019 by
By their nature, industry events and trade shows offer a prime setting to engage audiences. You have a captive audience that’s already interested in what you have to offer. In fact, the Center for Exhibit Industry Research (CEIR) states that 99% of marketers believe trade shows offer unique value that other marketing mediums do not. But let’s face it, we’re all competing for attention on the trade show floor. So how do you make your exhibit stand out among a sea of other marketers who ...
The Role Of AI In The Meeting Room
Mar 27, 2019 by
This shouldn’t be surprising; most professionals feel meetings are a waste of time. In fact, of the 2,250 senior business professionals that were surveyed by Barco, 93% feel stress because time is wasted, and deadlines are missed due to business meetings. In fact, 12% think these discussions contribute to lost promotions and sales opportunities. All because information isn’t available or captured effectively. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is starting to show real promise in th...
ExhibitorLive 2019 Connected Event Marketers to Their Community and Technology
Mar 03, 2019 by
The theme for this year’s ExhibitorLive, “Connect with Your Species,” took engagement to another level. The annual event, which includes an exhibition of the top technology suppliers in the trade show and corporate event marketing space, wrapped up on February 27 in Las Vegas. While augmented reality, virtual reality and holograms were the stars of the show, there were plenty of other technologies on display to capture the imagination and business sensibilities of event marketers. E...
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...
IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Ups Its Game On Event Technology in 2018
Dec 19, 2018 by
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) held its annual meeting and exhibition, Expo! Expo!, in New Orleans, December 11-13. Of all the product categories represented on the exhibition floor and in the conference rooms, technology stood out in the 2018 edition of the event. IAEE programmers brought back the Tech Startup Pavilion exhibition floor and the Tech Startup Experience & Pitch Competition (a robot won). The conference this year also featured Te...
Best Business Laptops for 2019
Nov 01, 2018 by
A great laptop can make or break workforce productivity. If employees are waiting for apps to load, processing to complete or require IT maintenance support often, your company could be on the losing side of efficiency. While the market is flooded with laptops, not all are created the same. The key factors to evaluate are power, battery life, features, and value. All of the ones listed below, except the MacBook Pro, natively run Windows 10 Professional version. As you look ahead to 2019, w...
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, ...
Trending Topic: Facial Recognition at Events
Sep 10, 2018 by
Facial Recognition Technology: Is It Right for Your Event? Facial recognition isn’t a pipedream – it’s here and it’s powerful. With the ability to identify, personalize and pick up on attendees’ emotions, this software will be a game changer for most conventions and trade shows. Facial recognition is used today in social media, within smartphone payment apps and even at border security.  Most of us are being recorded daily, whether it is in an elevator, at the office, or on a convent...
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