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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/

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Converse With The Hologram Of A Former Gitmo Prisoner

In 2001 Mohammed el Gharani was arrested in Pakistan and shipped to the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was 14 years old when he was thrown behind bars, and he remained in U.S. custody for eight years until a District Court Judge finally ordered his release. El Gharani came of age inside the dangerous and oft-illegal grey area of the American war on terror; this weekend you’ll have the chance to meet him live via hologram.

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More information: http://gothamist.com/2015/09/30/gitmo_prisoner_hologram.php#photo-1