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Use of Robots and Drones in Events

Technology is changing the world every minute, and the event industry is not excluded. One of the trends is robotification, or the process of replacing human tasks with machines. Clearly, technology developments have made our lives better in many ways. We are talking about mobile event apps, online event ticketing, event management software, virtual reality, 3D printing, IoT and so on. Whether you like it or not, new technology products are being made right now when you are reading this post.

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More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/use-of-robots-and-drones-in-events

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How Drones May Propel Your Event

Call it the up, up and away Peter Pan flight drive that exists somewhere in all of us, or just the wow of a new and dramatic technology that will impact our lives in a variety of perhaps unanticipated ways. Drones are providing thrills and new perspectives to events—if you’re willing to navigate what can be a jungle of obstacles.

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More information: http://www.meetingstoday.com/ArticleDetails/tabid/136/RegionID/0/ArticleID/26406/Default.aspx

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Projection Mapping: What Event Planners Need to Know

Projection mapping can range anywhere from requiring specialized software to just a regular projector with well-placed objects. Also known as 3D Video Mapping, projection mapping can use HD video, animation, graphic sources such as PowerPoint, live streams, and moving images to bring a static surface to life.

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More information: http://www.stagerightinc.com/what-event-planners-need-to-know/

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Projection Mapping for Events

Projection mapping isn’t a new technology, but it is becoming increasingly popular for high visual impact and shareability at a wide range of events. We take a look at the requirements and weigh up the value of whether projection mapping could be right for your corporate event.

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More information: http://insightps.com/projection-mapping/

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Next Generation Augmented Reality Will Transform Live Events

Imagine watching a basketball game and seeing all of the vital statistics surround your favorite player without taking your eye off the game. CrowdOptic aims to visually enhance the event experience through a heads-up display on an iPhone. Instead of marketing to consumers, however, CrowdOptic is able to charge event organizers, sports managers, and advertisers a (sizable) premium for hyper-detailed analytics of knowing which performers are most popular and when.

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More information: http://www.fastcompany.com/1752725/next-generation-augmented-reality-will-transform-live-events

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8 Northumberland Avenue & Eventopedia unlock the value of virtual reality for brand and venue marketers

Leading event technology and innovation partners 8 Northumberland Avenue and Eventopedia, this week announced the launch of London’s 1st immersive VR event experience to showcase how venue marketing can be taken to a new level, and how virtual reality can be a powerful tool for brand engagement.

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More information: http://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/event-technology-news/londons-first-immersive-vr-video-event-experience/

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D10e to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Blockchain Event With Virtual Reality

Vancouver, B.C. — The Vanbex Group and d10e are proud to announce a new partnership between the Vancouver-based professional services firm and international conference hosts d10e.

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More information: http://bitcoinist.net/d10e-blockchain-virtual-reality/

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Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) Announces First Standalone Event in November 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), the premier event for creators of immersive VR (and AR) experiences, today announced dates and location for its second edition – its first standalone event.  Bringing an expanded focus and new Advisory Board, the two-day event will bring together designers, programmers, business professionals, producers, artists, and audio practitioners to share best practices, demo new technology, create new business partnerships, and exchange ideas with innovators shaping the industry.

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More information: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/virtual-reality-developers-conference-vrdc-announces-first-standalone-event-in-november-2016-300288317.html

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Why VR events like the OnePlus 3 launch are here to stay

Despite the awful virtual reality launch of the OnePlus 3, I still think it is the future of mass events and launches.

Virtual reality used to be in the domain of science fiction, but now it is more accessible and affordable than ever. There is the HTC Vive and Oculus that are on the high end spectrum of things and the low-cost Google Cardboard clones on the other end.

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More information: http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/why-vr-events-like-the-oneplus-3-launch-are-here-to-stay-320688.html

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How to use audience response systems to boost event attendance and satisfaction

How to Use Audience Response Systems to Boost Event Attendance and Satisfaction Audience response systems, or ARS for short, have always formed a necessary part of the education process. From asking school children to raise their hands to giving a paper pop quiz, sending an email survey to cold calling to gather responses for a poll, gathering feedback is essential to learning and growth. But today’s ARS technology blows all previous methods away when it comes to real-time response, sophistication, universality of application and enjoyment.

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More information: http://www.slideshare.net/meridiaars/how-to-use-audience-response-systems-to-boost-event-attendance-and-satisfaction

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Getting The Most Out Of Audience Response Systems

With Today’s technology, everything is about “instant.” We access information instantly, communicate in a flash anywhere in the world, and we can find out in real time what our audience is thinking and cares about.

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More information: http://www.iaee.myindustrytracker.com/en/article/86274/getting-the-most-out-of-audience-response-systems

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6 ‘Wow’ Factors of Your New Audience Response System

As live events compete with virtual meetings and easily accessible online resources, the race is on to provide attendees with value that goes far beyond watching a virtual event or simply reading an eBook. Even now, live event participants expect more interaction beyond passively sitting in sessions.

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More information: http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2014/07/29/event-polls-surveys-feedback-engage/

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Seamless Entry Management with RFID Wristbands

Thanks to mobile ticketing, we left paper tickets behind quite a while ago. No longer do we have to  rummage our pockets and handbags for that elusive piece of paper; instead, we can whip out our smartphone, open the Eventbrite app and present our digital ticket, ready to be scanned at the door. While digital tickets have no doubt helped reduce queues already, wait until we tell you about our latest solution for even more seamless entry management: RFID (radio-frequency identification).

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More information: https://www.eventbrite.ie/blog/seamless-entry-management-with-rfid-wristbands/

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RFID Scoring Big in the Sports World

It’s that time of year again, when stadiums are filled with baseball fans, greens are manicured for golfers and trails are rampant with runners training for the next race. All of these activities bring with them a wide range of opportunities to leverage the power of RFID. From enhancing the fan experience to precisely measuring race times, RFID is making a case for itself as an essential element to sports activities, teams and events.

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More information: http://rfid.thingmagic.com/rfid-blog/topic/access-control

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These Responsive Installations Made Us Feel Like Magicians

The New York Future Forward series took off with great success: We had a full day to celebrate three interactive installations with artist tours, panel discussions, and a nighttime party. The three design studios, Doris Sung, VT Pro Design, and Nonotak, traveled to New York to bring their sculptures to life and we finally got to see Drift, Reach, and Hoshi up close and personal, as well as talk to the artists firsthand. Check out our latest videos about their processes below. Join us this Saturday June 18 in Chicago for another free Future Forward event.

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More information: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/responsive-installations-magic-future-forward-nyc

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The self-service movement of interactive kiosks

Consumers today are more self-directed than ever. Few are bothered by self-checkout lanes in supermarkets or fast food restaurants, and the trial and adoption of these self-serve kiosks is growing rapidly. The growth in popularity and usage is partly due to companies getting better at implementing self-service technologies but is also due to the average consumer being more technologically savvy.

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More information: http://icxa.org/2016/05/the-self-service-movement-of-interactive-kiosks/

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Shenzhen International Self-service, Kiosk, Vending Show 2016

After thirteen years of being successfully held in Shanghai, the CVS will be held in Shenzhen for the first time. The Shenzhen International Self-service, Kiosk, Vending Show 2016 and the Shenzhen International Smart Cabinet Conference and Exhibition 2016 will be held from October 12 to 14 in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Together with leading companies in self-service industry, organizers will make a strong effort to bring the industry’s latest products, technologies and services within a professional perspective, and analyze the industry’s future trends.

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More information: http://events.ubm.com/event/3614/shenzhen-international-selfservice-kiosk-vending-show-2016

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This Japanese hologram pop star isn’t real, but she has a ton of fans

Hatsune Miku, who plays two shows at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, is the perfect pop star. In the studio she’s cooperative and never complains about polyps on her vocal cords. On the road she doesn’t screw fans with a bad show on an off night — she has no off nights, ever.

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More information: http://nypost.com/2016/05/26/this-japanese-hologram-pop-star-isnt-real-but-she-has-a-ton-of-fans/

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The Best Event Registration and Ticketing Software According to G2 Crowd Spring 2016 Rankings, Based on User Reviews

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Spring 2016 Event Registration and Ticketing Software Grid report to help businesses make the best event registration and ticketing technology decision.

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More information: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2016/05/18/best-event-registration-and-ticketing-software-according-g2-crowd-spring-2016-rankings-ba#axzz4BBRxV8KM

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The Event Planner’s Guide to RF Wireless Simultaneous Interpretation

This guide helps you evaluate if a simple-to-operate, tour guide style, wireless portable RF system is the right solution for the type of event you are planning. The alternative is a conference interpretation system with amore powerful stationary transmitter.

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More information: http://iprobesolutions.com/learn/the-event-planners-guide-to-rf-wireless-simultaneous-interpretation

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Event Tech: 3 New Tools to Make Your Event More Fun

Conferences, speaker sessions and other events have an exciting world of new tools that can help their events achieve that holy grail of good events: audience engagement.

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More information: http://www.tintup.com/blog/event-tech-3-new-tools-to-make-your-event-more-fun/

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Event Center: Managing Event Audio

When scheduling your event, you will need to consider which audio options you want to use to communicate with participants. For example, you can allow attendees to call in, receive a call back, participate in the audio conference using their computers, or hear audio broadcast over the internet.

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More information: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-1025

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Boffins shake up smartphone with motion-sensor as microphone

University of Illinois boffins have proved that someone who steals your phone can perform hardware hacks on it.

As a maker-hack, The Register can’t help but admire the work done to create the “VibraPhone” (even the pun is better than average). As a security vulnerability, we’ll file this under “if you lose your phone, you’re p0wned anyway”.

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More information: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/09/boffins_shake_up_smartphone_with_motionsensor_as_microphone/

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Elevate Attendee Experience and Engagement with RFID Technology at Summer Events

When it comes to summer events, radio-frequency technology – whether it’s RFID or NFC – is the new black (or tie dye). Whether you’re planning a music festival, a maker faire, or a lawn and garden show, wearables with embedded RF chips or tags open up a world of possibilities for organizers and attendees.

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More information: http://www.tsnn.com/news-blogs/elevate-attendee-experience-and-engagement-rfid-technology-summer-events

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Christophe & Co. Armill Is $150,000 Self-Powering Smart Bracelet Designed By Pininfarina With Upgradeable Tech

The smart watch and wearables segment is evolving quickly and has us extremely curious to know how the luxury industry will find a space within an area they historically have very little experience – digital technology. New brand Christophe & Co. began with a very simple premise – to create an ultra high-end wearable that incorporated elements of high tech while focusing on exclusivity as a jewelry product for men.

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More information: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/christophe-co-armill-150000-self-powering-smart-bracelet-designed-pininfarina-upgradeable-tech/

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RFID Smart Wristbands Streamline the Process of Identification and Access Management

As people see, RFID smart wristbands are a kind of smart radio frequency irregular tags that are convenient and durable to wear on the wrist, and they have been extensively used into a variety of applications, including festivals, events, hospitals, personnel identification and so forth. For better management, DAILY RFID, a leading professional RFID products manufacturer, has recently released a series of smart RFID wristbands/bracelets with silicone materials.

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More information: http://www.rfid-in-china.com/news-detail-678.html

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Intel brings AR Rahman and a hoverboard butler on stage at CES 2016

Tech companies appear to already be at fever pitch even before the gates of CES 2016 are officially thrown open. Intel joined in the fray with their recent press event, during which they demonstrated everything from smart clothes, to all-seeing drones, to “personal transporters” (Intelspeak for hoverboards) and more.

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More information: http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-intel-brings-ar-rahman-and-a-hoverboard-butler-on-stage-at-ces-2016-2162873

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We Attended the Hatsune Miku Expo to Find Out if a Hologram Pop Star Could Be Human

If an ordinary show’s affinity is to theater, Hatsune Miku’s is to film: both are coldly automatic, non-spontaneous, even projected, with bleeding-edge invention, onto a vast and gleaming silver screen. One sees Hatsune Miku perform live in much the same way one sees Iron Man fight Captain America in a Marvel movie.

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More information: https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/hatsune-miku-expo-feature