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Safely Step Into Face-to-Face Events Again 
Jun 04, 2021 by
Attendees are excited to get back to in-person events.  However, many attendees are still wondering, “how does the event organizer plan to keep me safe?”   States have moved closer to lifting all restrictions on businesses and gatherings as vaccination campaigns have progressed. According to the CDC, as of May 23, 2021, 50.8 percent of the U.S. population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 40.9 percent had been fully vaccinated. Several states have decla...
Hybrid Press Conference for Bosch Rexroth
Aug 11, 2020 by
When it came to showcasing its innovative, award-winning ctrlX AUTOMATION in a hybrid press conference, Bosch Rexroth turned to an industry leader known for its technical expertise and extensive inventory of leading-edge technologies, SmartSource®, an ABCOM Technology Group company. SmartSource was called upon to implement a hybrid press conference which included multiple presenters, a production staff and all attendees – 63 participants in total — teaming up remotely from their homes fo...
Outsourced Business IT Solutions Deliver Real Benefits
Jul 01, 2020 by
Today, more and more businesses recognize the value of working with an outsourcing partner to help address various Information Technology (IT) needs. The top benefits businesses derive from outsourced IT solutions include significant cost savings, access to the most up-to-date, leading-edge IT solutions, alleviating internal staff of certain tasks enabling them to focus on tasks reflecting their core competencies, and the ability to optimize internal IT operations. All outsourcing IT partners, h...
Professional Web Presentation Kits Elevate Virtual Conferences
Jul 01, 2020 by
By now, we have all participated in numerous online conferences, working remotely. The data suggests that the number of virtual conferences and meetings have been steadily increasing since the pandemic forced the shutdown of thousands of businesses, schools, and retail operations. Remote working and long distance learning have prevailed across the world. On April 9, 2020, Microsoft Teams reported that it observed a new daily record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one day, representing a 200...
Offering Help to Temporary Emergency Field Hospitals
May 08, 2020 by
ABCOMRENTS and SmartSource® Join the “Live for Life” COVID-19 Coalition Offering Help to Temporary Emergency Field Hospitals Hauppauge, NY… ABCOM Technology Group companies, ABCOMRENTS and SmartSource®, leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and interactive technology solutions for businesses and events, are again stepping up to address urgent needs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, the companies have joined the “Live for Life Live-Event Industry COVID-19 C...
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...
Expo! Expo! 2019: Fewer Event Tech Companies, But Lots of Innovation
Dec 12, 2019 by
Another Expo! Expo!, the annual conference and exhibition of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, has come and gone. The “Show of Shows” was held December 3-5 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The annual event epitomized where event technology finds itself as 2019 comes to a close. Digital attendee marketing is coming of age Not long ago, the attendee-marketing stack was dominated by traditional tools, such as email, direct mail, and print adve...
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...
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