Audience response systems are one of many vital components to town hall meetings and corporate events, especially today. In fact, it is commonly believed that this is the absolute best way to increase engagement and get feedback from your audience. ARS systems are one type of wireless equipment that can be used to collect feedback, such as on web polls. These systems can also be used for a variety of other real-time response data collection such as; dial-testing, perception analysis, an audience response meter and more.
Audience response systems (ARS) have been around for a long time, but were often out of reach for many event planners. It often involved renting devices that would allow attendees to ask questions, respond to polls and fill out evaluations via those devices. Today, options are available that eliminate the need for special devices.
A tour guide system is a portable wireless communication system that allows a person to speak to a group of people. A system consists of a transmitter with a microphone for the presenter, receivers with headphones for the audience, and (often) a charger storage case.
There’s no doubt that Apple is one of the most innovative companies today, with its every product and technology scrutinised all over the world. One of the company’s latest gadgets, in fact, could be set to shake up the event management game.
Apple’s iBeacon technology was released at the very end of 2013, with attention, awareness and use around it picking up over this year. While most focus so far has been placed on its retail and shopping applications, it holds immense potential for event organisers as well.
Beacons have captivated the attention of tech media world over. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.
It seems like everyone is talking about iBeacon these days. Since this technology first became available, we have been testing and experimenting with it here at QuickMobile. It’s a very exciting technology built around Bluetooth, which has been around since the 90’s (in fact, location-based services and location aware products aren’t new. Just look at GPS and WiFi Access Points geolocation services from Google a few years ago). So what is it exactly that makes iBeacon so buzz-worthy? And more importantly, what relevance does it have to meeting professionals?
DJI has just announced a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, an oddly-named quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera, 25 minutes of flight time on one charge, and a special follow mode that lets your drone become a flying stalker cam.
The 12-megapixel camera takes 2.7K HD video and includes a gimbal that will keep things steady. You can stream the video to a phone as you fly and record it with a flick of a switch. It also includes GPS and Wi-Fi.
An inevitable user group for aerial imaging is the wedding photographers and videographers. Let’s face it—RC multi-rotor aircraft were pretty much made to carry a camera. With GPS flight control systems, they can stand and hover in a fixed position on their own, and they are highly maneuverable. Of course, since wedding shooters are typically involved in what is considered commercial work, the legality of using UVAs remains somewhat murky in the US. However, things are rapidly shifting in the small-time UAV operator’s favor.
Learning to develop for virtual reality can be a daunting task. There are so many new things for a developer to consider that it makes the learning curve quite steep. Tony Parisi, one of VR’s preeminent experts, is looking to solve that with his most recent book, Learning Virtual Reality.