The latest in event tech – have you got it covered?
The role of an event planner is almost entirely consumed with impressing clients and attendees. Including special elements in your show, whether it be a famous guest, impressive lighting and effects or good, old fashioned entertainment, can make or break the event and it is down to you, the planner, to make sure clients’ and attendees’ expectations are exceeded.
Today’s technological advances have opened up a whole new world of opportunities for event planners. We’ve picked out five which you may not be aware of but which may help ensure your attendees remain engaged.
1. LED lighting. LEDs are becoming more and more popular at live events, quite often replacing traditional lighting methods. They are more reliable and can be far better colour matched in order to lend a real sense of occasion to any event whilst still retaining the brand of whoever’s special evening it is.
2. Multi-image displays. Multiple projectors can now be employed in order to present on several screens. This lends gravitas to any presentation and provides almost limitless possibilities for displaying complex content to attendees.
3. Live video streaming. We’ve just introduced this at Precise, and it is a fantastic way to extend the reach of your audience. Those who can’t make the event for whatever reason can still enjoy it in stunning HD, from the comfort of their armchair or office.
4. Touch screens. Most of us now have them nestling in our pockets, but the usefulness of touch screens extends further than the humble smartphone. Event planners are using touch screen technology more and more in order to modernise events and provide real value to attendees. Kiosks, information centres and similarly interactive platforms can all benefit from touch screens.
5. Gesture media. This might be one for the not-too-distant future, but it is certainly something to keep in mind. The rise of the Xbox Kinect controller, which enables people to control games simply by making gestures, is a technology which is slowly making its way into the world of events. Rather than using laser pens or – worse still – pointing sticks, speakers can use gestures in order to interact with the content of their presentation. Sound futuristic? It might be nearer than you think…