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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...
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...
Your TV Pilot is Approved! A Guide to Selecting the Right Technology
Jul 10, 2018 by
Technology for the 2018-2019 Pilot Season The pilot season is upon us. When the network gives you the green light, everything and everyone must quickly shift into gear. If you are a new production assistant, or this is your first pilot, the thought of ordering equipment may be a bit overwhelming. We’re here to help. There are two key areas to focus on -- the accounting office and writers’ room. Below is a list of equipment needed in each area. In addition to the hardware, it’s vita...
The Technology behind the 21st Century Legal War Room
Jun 25, 2018 by
Essential Legal War Room Technology Collaboration Applications & Devices. Reliable Internet Access. Best-in-class Presentation Tools. Basic Office Equipment. Legal War Room Software. “War Room,” a term made famous by Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister during the Second World War,[1] is a staple of the legal profession. Legal teams set up these temporary workplaces to delve deeply (without the usual distractions of an office) into the strategy and mechan...
Beyond Code, Why Summer Tech Camps are on the Rise (Part 2)
May 31, 2018 by
Believe it or not, summer tech camps have been around since the late 1970s. They were originally geared toward young men who were entering their senior year of high school and interested in the field of computer science. They were primarily on the east or west coast of the United States. Back then, you had displays attached to large computer systems or card readers that generated programming printouts. No games, no collaboration and most importantly…no fun. Fast forward to 2018. Summer t...
Trends in Display Technology
May 04, 2018 by
Display technology seems to have taken a notable leap forward. Conceptual design and fabrication innovation finally came to fruition in a way that will redefine what we expect from displays in the future, both at home and in business.  While the science and innovation behind the newest displays differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, together they foretell some exciting trends in display technology that will no doubt impact the event industry.  Here’s what we can expect: High Contrast Def...
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...
Your Guide to Selecting a Copier or Multi-function Printer
May 03, 2018 by
Years ago, in order to efficiently stock your organization’s “copy room,” you would need to buy or lease separate machines for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. But today’s multi-function machines can handle all of that and more. With so many features and functions built into a single machine, how do you choose which one is right for your business? Analyze your applications The first step in the decision-making process is to realize your goals for your new copier. This requi...

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