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How To Offset The Cost Of Wireless Internet Access At Public Events
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Jul 21, 2016 by
Providing wireless Internet connectivity for a public event—a home and garden show, film festival, or the Olympic Games—is an expensive proposition. There are, however, a number of ways for event organizers to offset the cost of WiFi. To set the stage for good WiFi coverage and create opportunities to recoup some of the expense, event organizers have some work to do: Approximate the number of attendees and devices that have to be accommodated Determine the needs of internal producti...
4 Creative Ways to Use Charging Stations at Events
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Jul 14, 2016 by
Smartphone charging stations are one of the most in-demand amenities for trade shows and conferences. After all, there are only so many wall outlets to go around, and not every attendee brings a charging cable with them to the event. But, charging stations do much more than charge electronic devices. They add value in lots of settings. Charging kiosks come in a variety of sizes and shapes (including secure lockers). They are equipped with all of the connectors needed to accommodate popular ph...
Primer: Event Management Software
Jun 22, 2016 by
There are a myriad of reasons to use software—purpose-built software, i.e. not Excel spreadsheets or other makeshift business tools like Google Drive—to manage events. With so many options, though, it can be hard to decide which applications to use for what purpose. Here’s a rundown of event software categories, the problems they solve, and the real prize for an event planner: Event Registration Event registration software automates and simplifies a process that used to require mail-...
Event Beacon Technology for Better Decision Making & Revenue Growth
Jun 21, 2016 by
Beacon technology in the event industry is picking up steam. While it was originally designed in conjunction with event mobile apps (and many providers still deploy beacons that way), it can also be implemented (sans app) using a wearable. Either way, beacons deliver actionable data, which can translate into more compelling customer experiences and revenue opportunities. Exhibitor App collects in-booth data; beacon readers placed around show area capture activities in common areas; everything...
IT Best Practices: Rent vs Buy Technology for Projects?
Jun 09, 2016 by
If you’ve ever had to scale up an IT project on short notice, you’re probably familiar with the following dilemma. You need 100 laptops by month’s end, so you tap a national computer distributor for a big, juicy purchase. You’ll soon be the proud new owner of a mountain of equipment, you’ve delighted the distributor’s sales rep, and it seems like your staff is ready to sit down at the keyboards once the equipment arrives. (The project could be anything, really – like a major...
How to Choose a Large Display for Business
Jun 01, 2016 by
  The demand for large, visually stunning, and multi-functional displays for business is increasing. After all, we live in a content-driven, increasingly more sophisticated, global society in which the medium really is the message. That’s why choosing the right display for the right purpose is important. Here’s a brief primer on what to look for in large-screen displays and how to evaluate the options that are available. To ensure success at your meeting, there are factors you mus...
Summer Series Part 3: How to Use Video Walls at Outdoor Events
May 25, 2016 by
Video walls aren’t only used indoors during conferences, trade shows, or business meetings. They’re highly effective outdoors too. But creating video walls outside in the elements and sunlight in temporary settings like festivals, concerts, or sporting events requires more than hauling monitors out of the office and onto the fairway. With the right technology, event producers and participants can achieve some amazing results projecting their content onto video walls made for the outdoors...
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