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SITA’s next-gen APC kiosk

SITA, the global provider of border security and IT solutions to governments, airlines and airports, announced that McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the first to deploy Phase 4.0 automated passport control (APC) kiosks, speeding more international travelers through the customs and border process. Now, business or tourist visa holders, Mexican travelers with border crossing cards, and airline crew members will be able to use the kiosks upon arrival in the U.S.

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See more at: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/67452/sita-s-next-gen-apc-kiosk-offers#sthash.qBEI4Va8.dpuf

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Smartphone application debut this football season

Wildcat fans now have a new smartphone application and weekly food trucks to look forward to this football season. And if they’re lucky, they could even score a photograph with coach Pat Fitzgerald.

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More information: http://dailynorthwestern.com/2015/09/05/campus/smartphone-application-tailgate-food-trucks-debut-this-football-season/

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Turkey’s big player in iBeacon technology

Being set up in stores, hospitals and institutes, iBeacon provides information to customers and visitors’ smart-devices within range as well as sends individual perks that creates two-way communication. The Istanbul-based startup Blesh is now one of the pioneers in this game, exporting iBeacons to 30 countries

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More information: http://www.dailysabah.com/features/2015/08/31/blesh-turkeys-big-player-in-ibeacon-technology

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Experts Discuss 3D Projection Mapping Consultation Boom

Chicagoland-based projection mapping firm Chicago Projection Mapping has announced a recent increase in the demand for consultation services, a trend that seems to be both accelerating and spreading. The nature of the consultation can range from audits of the content and construction of a 3D-mapped project, to assisting with the completion and installation of that project.7

More information: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12906332.htm

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Angus park to host augmented reality performance

A FOREST park in Angus is to host the UK’s first live ­theatrical performance featuring augmented reality (AR) technology.

By downloading an app, ­audiences will be able to spot magical creatures through their smartphones and capture them on camera, before sharing the images with friends and family on social media.

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More information: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/angus-park-to-host-augmented-reality-performance-1-3878899

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Virtual reality system called The Void puts player in the game

A virtual reality theme park has begun testing an attraction that fully immerses users into Aztec temples and faraway alien laboratories from the comfort of suburban Utah.

The Void, a company working to create the experience at their facility in Pleasant Grove, recently allowed a journalist from Tech Insider to go through two levels of what it calls ‘the future of entertainment’.

In the game, players don a headset and suit and are armed with a virtual gun as they adventure around complex imaginary worlds while walking around a ‘real world’ warehouse with a setup of walls and sensors.

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More information: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223789/Is-future-video-games-one-year-away-New-virtual-reality-called-Void-puts-player-game-plans-open-summer.html

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Tupac hologram team want dead rockstars

One of the companies involved with the Tupachologram” that “performed” at Coachella in 2012 wants businesses to use dead musicians and film stars to promote their brands.

HologramUSA‘s Alki David is hosting an event in London next week to outline the details of his company’s content plans to “resurrect” the late stars.

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Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a666788/tupac-hologram-team-want-dead-rockstars-to-endorse-your-brand.html#ixzz3kwYhXEEm

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Ticketmaster Boosts Festival And DIY Ticketing Services

Ticketmaster is continuing to expand its ticketing offerings in the festival and DIY verticals through two separate transactions to acquire festival ticketer Front Gate Tickets and DIY ticketing platform Universe. These strategic acquisitions will allow Live Nation to greatly expand its services in the rapidly growing festival and DIY event markets, while accelerating its strategy to provide its clients across all verticals with the largest and most flexible distribution network through which to engage fans and sell tickets.

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More information: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ticketmaster-boosts-festival-and-diy-ticketing-services-through-acquisitions-of-front-gate-tickets-and-universe-300096738.html