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Blackbaud – Event Registration Form Enhancements

The release of NetCommunity 6.64 is here, and we’re excited to announce some new features that you have requested to the Event Registration Form part!

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More information: http://www.blackbaudknowhow.com/blackbaud-netcommunity/blackbaud-netcommunity-6-64-new-features-event-registration-form-enhancements.htm

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New event registration software

After months of rigorous testing and fine-tuning, Weemss has finally arrived in all its purple-ish glory!

Weemss is a ticketing and event registration software that helps event professionals create, promote, sell, and manage events. The main mission of Weemss is to give event organisers full control over their events, thus making a huge difference to how they approach the registration process.198

More information: http://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/event-technology-news/new-event-registration-software-gives-event-professionals-control/

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Brightest projection mapped easter egg

The London-based studio created a 360-degree projection mapped luxury egg in the windows of the famous department store, in the process making it the world’s brightest projection mapping show and crossing quite a few technical frontiers in retail display.197

More information: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/interactive-design/take-look-at-worlds-brightest-projection-mapped-easter-egg/

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“Evangelion Projection Mapping” Attraction Opens

The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, is welcoming a new attraction beginning on April 25, 2015: the Evangelion Projection Mapping event.196

More information: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/06/evangelion-projection-mapping-attraction-opens-at-fuji-q-highland

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Augmented reality promises ‘superpowers’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The future is closer than you think, and it’s currently on display in this Northern California suburb.

More than 3,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors on Tuesday packed the latest edition of the Augmented World Expo, a virtual-world extravaganza that has grown ten-fold since its modest debut six years ago.195

More information: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/09/tech-expo-spotlights-our-augmented-future/28754693/

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Terminator-vision and the complex questions

For folks in my generation—those born in the late 70s or early 80s—the definition of “virtual reality” is informed by decades of popular entertainment and includes at least a few strong Lawnmower Manimages. Virtual reality, as it’s been sold to us by the combined forces of Hollywood and consumer electronics companies, is the experience one gets when one straps on a head-mounted display and slips into a computer-created world.194

More information: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/07/terminator-vision-and-the-complex-questions-behind-augmented-reality/

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Magic Leap Demo

In the latest “OMG, I want one!” news, startup Magic Leap on Thursday teased its advanced augmented reality tech.

Unable to attend this week’s annual TED conference in Vancouver, the company instead released a video showcasing an in-development game that will have you wiping drool from your chin.193

More information: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2478526,00.asp

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The Google Glass We All Wanted

While Google Glass is on a temporary hiatus, researchers in the U.K. have developed a new augmented reality headset that just could be the headset that everyone wanted from Google Glass.192

More information: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/65673/20150702/augmented-reality-headset-google-glass-wanted.htm

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Leap Motion’s Augmented-Reality

WE HAVE A habit of filling new technologies with old ideas. Television borrowed from vaudeville in its early days. Personal computers were built around familiar pre-digital concepts like inboxes, file folders, and desktops. So before coming technologies like augmented and virtual reality give us entirely new worlds to explore, we can expect them to extend and expand the one we already know. This demo, in which a standard desktop computer is reimagined as a three-dimensional workstation of the future, offers a glimpse of what that might look like.191

More information: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/leap-motion-glimpse-at-the-augmented-reality-desktop-of-the-future/

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Change How People Play

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is the top venue for companies to announce new video games, but the event’s big news this year is how mobile devices and virtual reality will reshape those digital fantasies.190

More information: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/06/16/e3-virtual-reality-mobile-games-change-how-people-play

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‘Paranormal Activity’ to Live on

The scare won’t be over when the sixth and final “Paranormal Activity” movie hits theaters this fall: Come May 2016, horror fans will be able to gain a whole new perspective on the horror series with a video game that will give them the illusion of being amongst the haunted, thanks to virtual reality (VR) technology.188

More information: http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/paranormal-activity-to-live-on-as-virtual-reality-game-1201534458/

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Microsoft Wows Build

HoloLens project head Alex Kipman serves up an eye-popping showcase of Redmond’s augmented reality tech.

Several years ago, Microsoft released a video called “Productivity Future Vision (2011),” which showed a business traveler navigating a city overlaid with useful information and holographic media presenting itself on any glassy, flat surface available—car windows, buildings, even credit card-sized mini-devices.

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More information: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2483455,00.asp

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5 Other Awesome Holograms

Michael Jackson may have invented the moonwalk, and he certainly inaugurated his signature strut as a hologram — and the MJ hologram was certainly the talk of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. But the King of Pop was not the first artist to perform 2D on a 3D stage. From Tupac’s 2012 Coachella resurrection to M.I.A. and Janelle Monae’s bicoastal duet last month, here’s five other awesome holograms that preceded Jackson’s return to (virtual) form.185

More information: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6091999/billboard-music-awards-michael-jackson-holograms

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3-D touchable hologram technology

A research team at Bristol University developed a way to actually touch, feel and interact with 3-D holograms. The device can eventually help surgeons interact with CT scans and feel tumors.

More information: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/bristol-university-creates-3-d-touchable-hologram-technology-article-1.2033702

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Is the universe a hologram?

The ‘holographic principle,’ the idea that a universe with gravity can be described by a quantum field theory in fewer dimensions, has been used for years as a mathematical tool in strange curved spaces. New results suggest that the holographic principle also holds in flat spaces. Our own universe could in fact be two dimensional and only appear three dimensional — just like a hologram.183

More information: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150427101633.htm

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A Removed Snowden Sculpture

Having presided briefly over Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Monday morning atop a column, a 100-pound bust of Edward J. Snowden was shrouded by parks workers, removed and stashed in a city storage facility somewhere.182

More information: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/nyregion/a-removed-snowden-sculpture-inspires-a-hologram-in-its-place.html?ref=topics&_r=0

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A working 3D holographic display

Since “Help me, Obi Wan, you’re my only hope” hit the big screens in 1977’s “Star Wars,” we’ve been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn’t easy, though. We’ve seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but the tech world wasn’t quite up to the challenge of true 3D yet.181More information: http://www.cnet.com/news/graphene-produces-a-working-3d-holographic-display/

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Using Mobile GIS System

Yehliu Geopark is one of the well-known ecological scenic attractions in north east Taiwan. Its unique sea coast scenery attracts millions of tourists. As the number of applications for use with smart devices has increased, Yehliu Geopark plans to strength Yehliu e-Tour System using GIS for supporting Android and iOS devices and therefore stimulating the interaction between tourists and the e-tour service system.180

More information: http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/using-mobile-gis-system-to-offer-useful-tour-guide-for-android-and-ios-user/360596

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Chiayo tour-guide system

TAIWAN: Leading Taiwanese manufacturer Chiayo has been honoured again with a Taiwan Excellence Award for its DCT-511/DCR-511 2.4G digital two-way tour-guide system. The accolade marks the 11th time that Chiayo has won the award, which is judged equally across five key criteria: R&D, design, product quality, marketing, and the fact that the winning product is made in Taiwan. Crucially, each entry is evaluated for the innovation that it represents.

More information: http://www.proaudio-central.com/articles/pro-audio-asia/Chiayo-tour-guide-system-wins-Taiwan-Excellence-Award

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Sports events accessible to visually impaired

March 5, 2015 · Old Lyme, Conn. – Disability charity ASA asbl has launched Belgium’s first audio description services for sports events. The charity uses Sennheiser’s Tourguide system to narrate soccer matches for visually impaired fans.

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More information: http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/asa-asbl-makes-sports-events-accessible-to-visually-impaired-fans-with-sennheiser-tourguide

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Can tour guide systems replace interpreting equipment?

Tour guide systems (TGSs) were originally developed for factory and museum tours, and consist of a microphone and headset receivers. The museum guide speaks into the microphone and listeners hear everything via their headsets, meaning that they are free to move around and the speaker has no reason to disturb other visitors by shouting. The appeal of this solution is clear: only those who wish to listen have to, and anyone wanting to hear can do so (at a volume that they choose).177

More information: http://www.peschel-communications.de/en/can-tour-guide-systems-replace-interpreting-equipment/

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Audience Response Systems For Business Exhibitions

Businesses are now capable of putting forward their latest ideas and projections for the future through detailed exhibitions. This unique form of marketing gives businesses the opportunity to connect with their audiences, share opinions and gain a further understanding of what their target market is looking for. 176

More information: http://www.clikapad.com/blog/benefits-audience-response-systems-business-exhibitions/

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Audience Response Systems at Events

Clikapad’s audience response systems are great at capturing the enthusiasm of an audience, so much so that they prove to be extremely successful at events and other marketing shows. Not only are they great for bringing an audience together, they also provide you with the opportunity to collect reliable feedback that you can produce as constructive research.175

More information: http://www.clikapad.com/blog/audience-response-systems-events/

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Audience Response Systems for Risk Assessment Workshops

Any risk management program requires a mechanism for highly effective risk assessments. By organising a workshop with your employees, your organisation will be able to capitalise on any events that may occur in future.174

More information: http://www.clikapad.com/blog/audience-response-systems-for-risk-assessment-workshops/

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Excelerated Apps and ID&C at Event Technology Awards

Social media based system providers Excelerated Applications and RFID wristband and badge suppliers ID&C have teamed-up to deliver a real-time, contactless voting system at the inaugural Event Technology Awards.

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More information: http://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/festivals-outdoor-event-news/excelerated-apps-idc-deliver-live-contactless-voting-system-event-technology-awards/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20event-industry-news%20(Event%20Industry%20News%20-%20An%20online%20magazine%20and%20news%20blog%20for%20people%20within%20the%20events%20industry)