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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...
Who Does and Who Should Attend Tech Camps and Why (Part 1)
May 01, 2018 by
If you're looking for ideas for summer camps, tech camps are one of your best options for a popular, relevant attraction that will enrich the lives of your campers and their families. As recently as a few years ago, most tech camps were geared toward high school males interested in coding. Fast forward to today, where these camps are intended for all genders, ages and interests. It’s expected that more than six million children will attend camps across the United States this year, and many ...
More Ways To Save Money On Event AV
Apr 26, 2018 by
There are some tactical measures event planners can take to develop an AV budget that accurately represents the event program. But from the moment the planner receives the production company’s proposal until he or she pays the bill, there is work to be done to keep costs for event AV in check, without compromising on quality. Go over the event AV proposal item by item. Performing a detailed review of an AV proposal seems like obvious advice, but not every event planner has an encyclopedic kn...
6 Significant Things You Need to Know Before April 12
Apr 09, 2018 by
What is the significance of this date? It’s Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), of course! For the third consecutive year, meeting planners and suppliers will gather at educational, networking and virtual meetings to shine a light on the value of meetings on businesses, communities and the worldwide economy. There will be over 120 events in six continents. SmartSource® Rentals has offices in fourteen of the twenty-four states planning events on this special day. This year’s theme...
5 Must-Haves for Every Training Program
Apr 03, 2018 by
Whether you are training medical conference attendees, launching a new scientific product or teaching IT staff about new software technology, it’s important to provide participants with a space that promotes learning, engagement and collaboration. While the usual training rentals are still relevant, we have seen an uptick in requests for Virtual Reality and gaming systems as a fresh way to immerse participants into the training material. Here are five items that require special attention wh...
Legaltech 2018 – Tech Trends in the legal Industry
Mar 15, 2018 by
In case you have never been, Legaltech® is the event for those interested in technology for the legal industry. The conference is attended by law firm partners, legal technology and innovation architects, legal operations, inside council, marketing and talent acquisition, as well as suppliers to the legal industry. And, for those companies that service customers in this vertical market, it is a show not to be missed. From a technology perspective, cyber security and data privacy remain c...
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...
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...
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