In our last discussion on event technology, we delved into the newer, more sophisticated options for giving presentations, but there are plenty of other types of event tech that are revolutionizing the meeting industry. While there’s definitely some spectacular new innovations being made in everything from event drones (yes,really) to apps, today we’re going to talk “wearables.”
With more and more smartphones coming out equipped with Near Field Communication chips, or NFC, more people are getting aware of the existence of this promising technology. But only a few actually know what exactly NFC is and that it can be used for many things – including events.
We recently developed and released smartphone apps for the 2011Sturgis Falls Celebration and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from festival organizers and those attending this annual event held each June in Cedar Falls, IA.
CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – July 16, 2014) – Imagine you are at a Romeo Santos concert at Yankee Stadium, or about to watch Lionel Messi and the two-time World Cup champions Argentina take on Mexico at Soldier Field. You can’t wait to get to your seats, buy Cheladas, hot dogs and chips with guacamole and start to enjoy either some pulsating Bachata or high-level soccer action with your friends and family.
Beacons (small battery-powered transmitters that can be detected by smartphones) are seeing increased adoption in live events, where they’re helping organisers communicate with audiences more intimately than ever before.
Periscope added GoPro support earlier this year, allowing drone owners to mount one of the cameras and live stream to the service. If you own one of the more recent DJI drones though, Periscope will now natively connect to the drone’s remote to broadcast footage live.
CinemaCon took place Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event is the largest and most important gathering of movie theater owners from around the world, attracting over 5,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries.