High-tech devices streamline everything from presentations to tracking attendance. These products help make meetings efficient, thereby maximizing dollars.
Kaon Interactive v-OSK: Kaon Interactive is the company behind v-OSK, a touch-screen presentation tool with 3-D imaging. In short, the technology allows users to manipulate virtual versions of real-life products, making for in-depth, interactive presentations. The device also demonstrates processes and displays data in three dimensions. Its functionality can help planners reduce the amount of staff, products, and equipment needed on-site. Additionally, content created for v-OSK presentations is easily leveraged for e-literature and web content, further extending the ROI of your investment. Learn more on Kaon’s website.
RFID location awareness: Radio frequency identification (or RFID) technology tracks an object’s location using radio waves with an RFID tag attached. Though RFID was initially used to track consumer products, inventory, and even animals, the technology is expanding to track people. Planners can use it to track the sessions people are attending, how long they’re staying, and the people they’re speaking with; however, the tool can be used for more than tracking movement: If used to its fullest potential, RFID can help planners better understand attendance and attendee interactions, drive networking, improve programs in real-time and tie into digital signage, which can be customized for each attendee.
Pocket projectors: These small, handheld devices, also known as pico or mobile projectors, enable users to project digital images onto any viewing surface, like a wall or screen. Typically, a pocket projector is used with a laptop, mobile phone, media player, or another device to display photos and video conveniently. They are ideal for informal gatherings at an event. Today’s pocket projectors offer theater-quality video and many features at affordable prices, generally in the $300 to $400 range.
Holographic projectors: Think “Star Trek” or “Star Wars” for this. With a holographic projector, images of products (and even people) can be displayed in full 3-D against a glass screen. The projectors are primarily used as eye-catching features at trade show exhibit booths. Still, a newer technique known as Musion Eyeliner technology allows event hosts, speakers, and instructors to be connected virtually to a stage presentation via a holographic projector.