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G&D to deliver prepaid wristbands for concerts and events

The entry and tap-and-pay wristbands can be a companion device to an existing account or a standalone option with prepaid funds for use at concerts or sporting events, G&D says.

For full details, read the press release in full here: https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/10/26/348085/gd-deliver-prepaid-wristbands-concerts-events/

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Contactless wristbands used for events

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, if you talked about something wearable at the Eurovision Song Contest, you were probably referring to the extravagant outfits, strange hats or unbelievable footwear worn by the contestants. But nothing stays the same – Australia is now, mysteriously, part of the annual European competition, and the something wearable is a nifty wristband that enables you to pay for drinks and snacks in the same way as you would with a contactless card.

More information: http://www.gemalto.com/financial/inspired/smartevents-contactless-wearable

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NFC VS RFID: WHAT APPLE PAY MEANS FOR RFID AT EVENTS

Apple’s launch of the iPhone 6 has generated a lot of media attention for various reasons, one of the main focal points being the phone’s NFC capabilities.  What does this move toward NFC mean for RFID?  Before we answer that, let’s look briefly at the actual technology behind the two. Both NFC and RFID refer to a data transfer process between an RFID or NFC device (a ‘host’) and a ‘reader’.

More information: https://intellitix.com/en/nfc-vs-rfid/

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EVENT PRODUCTION SHOW PANEL – “RFID & CASHLESS – SHOULD WE EMBRACE IT?”

With the dust finally settling on this year’s Event Production Show at London Olympia, we reflect on the topics raised during the insightful panel “RFID & Cashless – Should we embrace it?” led by Nicola MacDonalds, reporter of UK’s leading event magazine, Access All Areas. Intellitix’s Head Pilot, Serge Grimaux, discusses the role RFID plays in the current events industry.

More information: https://intellitix.com/en/event-production-show-panel-rfid-cashless-embrace/

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How to Use Surveys in an Event App

An event app can streamline so many aspects of your event. What used to require a stack of paper, or a spam-filter filling amount of emails, can now all be done with this handy little communication hub your attendees are carrying in their pockets. One of the most exciting aspects of an event app for an organizer is the ability to open up 2-way communication with their attendees during the actual event – and with Guidebook, it’s easy to distribute surveys.

More information: https://guidebook.com/mobile-guides/how-to-use-surveys-in-an-event-app/

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How to Max Your Event Revenue with Event App Sponsorships

Your event app is about to change the way that you generate sponsorship revenue. Scaring up sponsorships used to be a  tedious, tenuous process – but with an app it’s now measurable, repeatable, and about to cause you a lot less stress.

Event apps have revolutionized the way organizers communicate with their attendees, so it makes sense that they should do the same for organizer/sponsor relationships.

More information: https://guidebook.com/mobile-guides/max-your-event-revenue-with-event-app-sponsorships/

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The Route to Mobile Event App ROI [Infographic]

Measuring the performance of your mobile app is critical to evaluating the success of an event. But too often planners just look to hard numbers to tell the story. App success goes far beyond download rates, check-ins and time spent within the event.

Paint a bigger picture by looking at the return beyond metrics. Ready to get started? Explore this Route to ROI infographic.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/route-mobile-event-app-roi-infographic/

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Mobile is Here to Stay [Infographic]

Remember when Steve Jobs stood before the Macworld convention and touted the first-ever iPhone? Can you believe that was nearly 8 years ago? With more smartphones on the planet than people it’s fair to say mobile has come a long way since 2007.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/mobile-stay-infographic/

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The Most Important Question to Answer when Developing an Event App

You’ve just spent a great deal of time and money on creating a whiz bang mobile event app. Then, in the post-event analysis, you look at the stats and realize that few attendees actually downloaded or used it. What happened? The most likely cause for this non-behavior is that you didn’t answer the most important question attendees have, which is:

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/important-question-answer-developing-event-app/