Let’s Talk Event Tech

Let’s Talk Event Tech

By Stephanie Davis Smith, November 2, 2016

Incorporating the latest event tech will not only enhance your attendees’ experience, but also will give the tech geeks in the crowd some gnarly stuff to flip out over. Here, seven products and services on the cutting edge.

VR HEADSETS

Expect to see these total immersion devices more frequently at events. They make experiences feel so real, attendees forget they’re wearing a computer and they’re in a convention center. The headset creates a 3-D virtual environment eliminating boundaries for product demos, virtual site visits, training videos or branding experiences.    

MAGISTO

Your less-than-stellar smartphone photos and video of a conference will suddenly look like Steven Spielberg documented it with this video app. It’s one of a handful on the market using AI to enhance everyday video. Create short recaps of sessions, document sponsorship activation or create themed video albums.

RFID WRISTBANDS

Access into an event, cashless payments for goods and services, social media integration, heat mapping to change traffic flow—futuristic RFID (radio-frequency identification) wristbands have allowed for significant improvements in theft, fraud, and security at events and festivals in the last few years by eliminating human error. The technology doesn’t require batteries and allows attendees to tap their wristband onto scannable readers throughout events.

SAVIOKE ROBOT

Because a hotel’s layout is standardized and learnable, it makes the perfect playground for artificial intelligence. The hospitality industry is on the frontlines of using robots like Savioke’s Relay robot, which is already delivering items to guests at Residence Inn in Los Angeles. The ability to break down event space isn’t far behind.

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