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New Smartphone Apps Make Public Events Easier

Sennheiser, a Germany-based manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems, has partnered with researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute on a special project to develop smartphone apps that offer support for hearing impaired users via mobile applications for public events.

Anpassung der  Hörunterstützung mit den Sennheiser-Apps Cinema- und MobileConnect: Nutzer können einfach mit dem Finger über eine berührungsempfindliche Auswahlfläche fahren, bis sie ein gut verständliches Klangbild erhalten.  Adapting hearing support with the Sennheiser apps "MobileConnect" and "CinemaConnect": users optimize speech intelligibility and sound quality according to their individual hearing requirements.

See more at: http://www.hearingreview.com/2015/06/two-new-smartphone-apps-make-public-events-easier-hear/#sthash.nuRMc1wf.dpuf

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IBEACONS COULD MAKE A SPLASH IN THE EVENT INDUSTRY

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention you’ve heard the term iBeacon. Some of the world’s largest events have begun using iBeacons to engage their attendees and provide an interactive experience that has the industry buzzing. If you haven’t heard the term it’s time you caught up with this exciting new technology.

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More information: https://attendease.com/blog/industry/i-beacons/

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Projection Artworks and d3 in world’s largest projection mapping event for RWC

Projection Artworks used d3 technologies software to help stage the world’s largest projection mapping event at The O2 arena for the ‘Wear the Rose’ multimedia campaign for the Rugby World Cup.

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More information: http://www.installation-international.com/projection-artworks-stages-worlds-largest-projection-mapping-event-for-rwc-video/

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Sundance Film Festival showcases innovative 3D projection mapping

Rancho Cordova, Calif., USA – 4 April, 2013 – Visualization pioneer Barco supported Sundance Film Festival’s presentation of a unique 3D projection mapping show created by immersive video entertainment producer Klip Collective. The vignette completely wrapped the venue for the 2013 edition of “New Frontier” at the Festival, bringing an innovative twist to the iconic independent film event.

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More information: https://www.barco.com/en/News/Press-releases/Sundance-Film-Festival-showcases-innovative-3D-projection-mapping-with-Barco-large-venue-projectors-.aspx

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Using Augmented Reality for your events

If you regularly follow the latest news on technology trends, you’ll no doubt be aware that augmented reality (AR) is an ongoing topic of interest among industry professionals.

What started as a phenomenon that was used by only a few forward-thinking organizations is now a concept that has been rolled out across almost every industry.

However, have you been thinking about trying it out at your latest event, or as part of your marketing? If the answer is yes but you’re still not sure about it, let’s take a closer look at how AR can be used for events.

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More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/4-ways-using-augmented-reality-your-events

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First live pro sports event in virtual reality

The NBA will make history Tuesday as the league will become the first to broadcast a live professional sports game in virtual reality.

As the 2015-2016 season kicks off, the NBA, Turner Sports and NextVR will live stream opening night when the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans.

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More information: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/26/nba-to-broadcast-first-live-pro-sports-event-in-virtual-reality.html

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15 Responsive Church WordPress Themes For Event

Minimalism, readability and good user-experience – these are the qualities of a website that many designer aims for when developing a website for a church or religious group. For many years, church websites have issues keeping up with the latest website trends. Some churches don’t really pay so much attention to the value of website in reaching out to people and its ability to create a virtually community for their followers.

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More information: https://colorlib.com/wp/church-wordpress-themes/

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Audience microphones for event engagement

One of the most talked about topics in event management, attendee engagement is perceived to be one of the vital components of a successful conference, meeting or corporate event. Any host wants their guests to be stimulated and actively involved in the activities which they have spent so much time meticulously planning.

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More information: http://www.cievents.com/speaking-up-audience-microphones-for-event-engagement/

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Sendrato IoT smart festivals

Sendrato was one of the companies demonstrating solutions at the Munich Wearable Technologies conference and was the winner of the Innovation World Cup lifestyle category as well as the overall prize. RCR Wireless News had the opportunity to record a video overview of its technology while at the event. Sendrato bills itself as a company that designs wearable technology and wireless solutions for large-scale events: A new topic in the world of the “Internet of Things”  is using wearables to actually manage events.

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More information: http://www.rcrwireless.com/20150212/europe/emea-sendrato-iot-smart-festivals-tag11

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Innovative Smartphone App for your event

We are happy to announce the launch of the new XING EVENTS App today! XING EVENTS brings people together at suitable events based on Their Network:  Event discovery,  event participation,  Attendee discovery  and  Interacting withEvent participants  is now easy with the new XING EVENTS application.

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More information: http://blog.amiando.com/2014-01-13/innovative-smartphone-app-for-your-event-new-xing-events-app/

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Why It’s Time to Consider Drones

Stampede Presentation Products held its annual Vendor Summit on October 5 and 6, 2015 in Buffalo, NY, and without competition, there was one element on their agenda that stood out: drones. And there’s a good reason for this—of the listings of Stampede’s top categories this year, drones came first, followed by touch displays, unified communications, audio, hospitality, signage, and security.

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More information: http://www.avnetwork.com/entry/why-its-time-to-consider-drones/932

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The incredible 3D projection system that can make an ice rink disappear

  • Months before the show, technicians line up projectors in the right spot
  • They produce a computer model of court to plan out their light sequence
  • Sequence is then loaded on system to automatically play on game day
  • Ultra-bright projectors layer light to change colour of the sports stadium
  • In the future, infrared imaging can link movements of players to animations
  • The crowd could also someday change what they see using their mobiles 

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More information: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2941609/The-incredible-3D-projection-make-basketball-court-disappear-turn-lake-fire-transport-Katy-Perry-desert-island-superbowl.html

 

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10 coolest things happening with augmented reality

Facebook is eyeing augmented reality.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook was exploring augmented reality at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment City Summit this week in San Francisco,TechCrunch reported.

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More information: http://www.techinsider.io/microsoft-and-google-are-just-a-few-creating-awesome-things-with-augmented-reality-2015-10

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Virtual reality: Microsoft experiments with multi-user technology

Microsoft is experimenting with multi-person virtual reality that allows people to interact and share virtual worlds with other people for the first time, according to reports. The Comradre project (pronounced “comradery”), led by Jaron Lanier, has already involved several projects in which more than one person experiences and interacts with the same object in virtual reality.

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More information: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/virtual-reality-microsoft-experiments-multi-user-technology-codenamed-comradre-1523566

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Holograms could soon help boost Catalina Island’s revival

Chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. opened the Avalon Casino in 1929 as a public showcase devoted to the first-ever movie theater for “talkies” and a ballroom with gleaming maple floors, jazz bands and panoramic views of the Pacific.

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More information: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-catalina-casino-holograms-20151012-story.html

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10 WAYS STADIUMS & VENUES ARE USING TECHNOLOGY TO DELIGHT FANS

HOW FAN-CENTRIC COMPANIES ARE REDEFINING LIVE EVENTS AND CONVERTING SPECTATORS INTO SUPERFANS

Data and new technology are changing fan experiences at stadiums and venues like never before. Teams and venues are using data, apps, beacons and digital innovation to improve operations, player performance and fan experiences. The top priority is to bring fans to stadiums, put them in the center of the action and create experiences that keeps them coming back.

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More information: https://www.umbel.com/blog/publishers/10-ways-stadiums-are-using-technology-to-delight-fans/

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XING EVENTS launch XING ExpoManager

XING EVENTS has expanded its registration and ticketing software in the form of XING ExpoManager, an advanced platform to meet the complex requirements of trade fairs and their exhibitors. In line with XING EVENTS’ consistent 360-degree approach, exhibition organisers can now use this powerful tool to manage their ticket quotas.

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More information: http://eventindustrynews.co.uk/event-technology-news/xing-events-launch-xing-expomanager-a-new-platform-for-exhibition-organisers/

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Indianapolis Colts Tap LiveU Backpack, SmartPhone App to Cover Live Events

LiveU has partnered with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts this season to provide live video technology solutions to the team. The Colts use LiveU’s LU500 backpack transmission unit to easily and rapidly cover exciting live events such as press conferences, player arrivals, and interviews. In addition to the LU500, the Colts utilize LiveU’s LU-Smart smartphone application so reporters or staff can use their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices for live streaming.

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See more at: http://sportsvideo.org/main/blog/2015/09/indianapolis-colts-tap-liveu-backpack-smartphone-app-to-cover-live-events/#sthash.1tETEJ4W.dpuf

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Mapping the Attendee Journey in Real Time with ExperienceGuru

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about companies mapping their “customer journey”—those key touchpoints throughout a customer’s interaction with a company—to figure out what’s working, and where the gaps between what customers want and what the company is giving them are. It’s only natural that this should migrate over into the event world—it feels pretty old school to wait for a post-con survey to see what worked and what didn’t over the course of the event, doesn’t it?

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More information: http://meetingsnet.com/blog/mapping-attendee-journey-real-time-experienceguru

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Drone World Expo Will Shed Light On Cinematography

Creative aerial imaging has been driving mass adoption of camera drones and Eric Cheng, director of aerial imaging at DJI and general manager of DJI SF, will lead a dynamic session at the upcoming Drone World Expo focusing on this new innovation in cinematography. The session, “Getting the Shot: Innovative Imagery & Filmmaking Using Drones,” will take place the opening morning of Drone World Expo, on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the San Jose Convention Center.6

More information: http://www.pobonline.com/articles/97830-aerial-imagery-cinematography-to-be-featured-at-drone-world-expo

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Projection Systems Play Critical Role In United Nations’ Global Goals Launch

The UN’s ‘Global Goals’ are a series of ambitious targets to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. According to the initiative, if the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. Middle Tennessee-based video production and projection mapping company, DWP Live, played a critical role in last week’s launch of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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More information: http://livedesignonline.com/briefing-room/dwp-live-s-projection-systems-play-critical-role-united-nations-global-goals-launch

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IMAX with laser: Superb contrast, 4K resolution, and huge color gamuts

LONDON—At the Empire cinema in Leicester Square this morning, IMAX unveiled Europe’s first “IMAX with laser” digital projection system. As the name implies, the main difference is that laser-based IMAX uses a laser light source rather than a stupendously powerful (15kW) xenon arc lamp. This results in a brighter, sharper picture, along with a wider colour gamut and blacker blacks. The first film to be projected via lasers will be The Walk, starting tomorrow. Perhaps more excitingly, both the upcoming Bond film Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown on the IMAX with laser screen at the Empire cinema.4

More information: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/10/imax-with-laser-superb-contrast-4k-resolution-and-huge-colour-gamuts/

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Why augmented reality is the future

Tim Kring is making the most of new technology with the reboot of his hit NBC TV series, Heroes Reborn.

Heroes Reborn creator Tim Kring is embracing augmented reality and video games to allow fans to delve deeper into the show’s universe, beyond the 13-episode TV series run.

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More information: http://fortune.com/2015/09/30/tim-kring-on-augmented-reality/