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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...
PCMA’s Future of Face2Face Delivers
Mar 15, 2018 by
Convening Leaders, the annual meeting of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), has—as is its modus operandi—iterated a centralized hub for technology and non-traditional learning for several years. The hub has changed names and programming in keeping with the fast pace of technology and expanding interest levels of attendees. In Nashville this year, attendees were exposed to a range of opportunities at the “Future of Face2Face.” One can only describe the Future of...
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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