iOS devices, such as iPhones and others, have been given a new way to gain location-based information. Through Apple’s wireless Bluetooth low-energy technology called iBeacon, these devices have access to the information and services that will send notifications, special offers, and security alerts to the device when they enter a certain area.
Once again Apple has triggered an event-industry innovation streak. Its iBeacon—a small piece of hardware that transmits signals to a smart device—has sparked the imagination of leading mobile app developers, several of whom have announced beacon-enabled features for their existing event apps.
If you’re in the Pro AV space, or are familiar with streaming and recording live events, you’ve no doubt heard of drones. And if you’re curious about using drone technology in your next live production, you’ve come to the right place.
Technology is forever changing its course as well as its medium. With event producers preferring projection mapping for grabbing maximum eyeballs, most events are likely to feature cutting edge audio, video and lighting advancements in events making them even better.
Have you ever heard of the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive? Surely the Google Glass? If you haven’t, allow us to explain. These are all virtual reality and augmented reality headsets making waves this year. With virtual reality proving to be big in the world of technology, it is important to know how it could impact the event planning industry.
Let’s start from scratch. What is virtual reality anyway? Virtual reality is literally a virtual reality. It is a beautiful piece of technology that can create a world of discovery and interaction. This is made possible by so-called ‘stereoscopic’ goggles . Notable examples include the Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift.
NBC has promised to broadcast 85 hours of the 2016 Rio Olympics in virtual reality. The opening and closing ceremonies, plus men’s basketball, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, and fencing events will all be available for the Samsung Gear VR headset, through a special section of the NBC Sports app.