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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...
Summer Series Part 2: WiFi for Production Services Outdoor
May 19, 2016 by
Getting wireless Internet access to an outdoor event (sometimes out in the middle of nowhere) is a multi-dimensional challenge. Simply tapping into the main Internet access point is only the first obstacle. Making sure that the individual user groups—production, medical services, media, vendors, security, ticket sales, food service, and others—get reliable, exclusive connectivity is more complex. Luckily, there’s a way to make sure that every group gets what it needs without wasting a sing...
Summer Events, Part 1: Elevate Attendee Experience and Engagement with RFID Technology
May 04, 2016 by
When it comes to summer events, radio-frequency technology—whether it’s RFID or NFC—is the new black (or tie dye). Whether you’re planning a music festival, a maker faire, or a lawn and garden show, wearables with embedded RF chips or tags open up a world of possibilities for organizers and attendees. The Basics: RFID vs. NFC Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC) work similarly: When Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is used, inf...
Best Practices: Apps vs The Cloud, Which is Right for Your Events?
Apr 19, 2016 by
When you’re setting up a temporary work environment in a meeting space or an office, software is critical. But whether you choose a native application, commonly referred to as an “App,” or a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), aka “Cloud” software, solution depends on your security demands, data storage requirements, output (reports, survey results, documents, etc.) goals, and budget constraints. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of both options can help you make better software...
How to Hold a Great Technology Summer Camp
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Apr 18, 2016 by
When you think of summer camp, visions of campfires, outdoor activities and s’mores probably dance in your head. But when you think of technology camps, something different probably appears – which may include nerdy boys sitting in front of a computer screen all summer long. While Technology Camps don’t usually encompass the great outdoors, they also are not targeted exclusively to programmers and gamers. In fact, they DO have many of the same objectives as your typical camping environm...
5 Things to Know About WiFi for Outdoor Events
Apr , 2016 by
In the last year, WiFi has gone from being a “nice to have” to a necessity. But you have probably already figured that out, along with the fact that getting WiFi for an outdoor event is way different than getting it for an indoor event. Here are 5 things you need to know about WiFi for outdoor events that may help bring bigger success to your next event: There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to WiFi. How the WiFi is being used dictates which technology option is best and m...
The Best Meeting Planners Pay Attention to Learning Styles
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Apr 08, 2016 by
If you are holding a corporate training session or a conference with hundreds of attendees, it is best to recognize that individuals learn and carry away the information in different ways. Today’s blog post will address Neil Fleming's Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic (VARK) model and the tools you can use to drive home a crystal clear understanding of the content.   4 Learning Styles   Visual Visual learning is a style in which content is associated with images. Ac...
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