The decision to rent or buy a conference microphone system is a big one.
There are certainly good reasons to own and build up an impressive microphone collection, or even a complete conference microphone system. But this can be time-consuming and difficult to assemble without specialized knowledge of conference audio.
Simultaneous interpretation is usually contrasted with consecutive interpretation. That said, the adjective “simultaneous” may be a misnomer in that, although the interpreter is still in the booth wearing headphones and speaking into a mic, the interpreter needs to wait until the sentence is understood and processed before interpreting.
Nonetheless, a simultaneous interpreter is listening and translating one idea out loud while parsing the next. Simultaneous interpretation is actually seen as more challenging because any impediment to fluid translation, (e.g., searching for a language’s countervailing idiom) means missing out on the next idea, lagging behind and ultimately not performing well.
I know this post is going to cause a stir. It is long-overdue. Having worked with a vendor in this space, I got to know the way event ticketing works and I feel like sharing it with you aficionados. Moreover, I get the “What’s the best event registration software?” question a lot, therefore it is right about time to answer.
Bloomfield Knoble Inc., Harbor and StreamZap teamed up to create software that would enable the iPad to be used as a self-service kiosk for end users across a series of events. The primary goal was to have the iPad serve as digital signage, but enable users to click through the modified iPad for additional information.
Are you worried that you’re not delivering relevant content to your attendees? You’re not alone. Arranging speakers and choosing session topics 12 months in advance is a challenge. Delivering quality, up-to-date content to your attendees isn’t always as simple as highlighting trends, buzzworthy topics, or celebrity speakers. Attendees not only want to participate in the activity, they also want to play a part in deciding what that activity is. Audience response technology allows planners to gather feedback in real time submitted from mobile devices rather than having to rely on cumbersome paper surveys.
In ancient Greece, a stranger passing outside a house would be invited inside by the family. The host would wash the stranger’s feet, offer him or her food and wine, and only after the guest was comfortable would the host ask their name. While today’s greeting practices have changed, this early relationship between host and guest is an example of the lengths we can go to in order to make one comfortable in an unfamiliar environment and deliver a personalized experience.
During Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX), a comic book convention held last week in Salt Lake City, Utah, Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID technology was used to reduce the length of lines in front of the venue’s entrance, as well as to prevent fraud and collect information regarding attendees during the event.
The event organisers are realising the value of building an event around the audience and their needs. They have started leveraging the crowd-sourcing potential via different tools before, during and after the event in order to increase engagement, knowledge learning and networking.
Audience response systems and Q&A platforms are one of those tools that help you pull the audience into your event and let them co-create it in real-time with their active participation.
Many of our clients are requesting special features for TweetWall Pro. As most of you are probably aware of now, TweetWall Pro broadcasts tweets during your events (that’s the buzz tool) but we can do more!
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.