eXpoReality on Technori

On Tuesday, March 17th, Origin Development founder and president Matt Wren went on WGN Radio’s Technori podcast to talk about eXpoReality, the augmented reality mobile application for trade shows. Host Scott Kitun got to see a brief demonstration of the mobile application moments before the recording session began. During the interview, he stated that while he’d Read more »


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CEU Tracking with Augmented Reality and WiFi

A recent SmartSource Rentals article argues that using beacon technology to track Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for meeting attendees is superior to any manual method. Manual methods, such as an attendance sheet or a bar code scan, are cumbersome and prone to human error. While this article is correct that beacon systems can be more efficient Read more »


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Facebook for Live Streaming Events?

Recently we’ve been asked several times about streaming live to Facebook or YouTube vs. using a custom or commercial content distribution network (CDN). This article, by DaCast – a commercial CDN that resells Akamai services – does a great job explaining the pros and cons of FaceBook and YouTube streaming versus using a commercial CDN. Read more »


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How Much Bandwidth Do I Need?

This is one of the most common questions we get when figuring out the size of an Internet service for an event. We’ve seen a number of online calculators that claim to be able to do the math for you, but a little understanding can go a long way toward avoiding costly mistakes. Ultimately, the Read more »


Why You Should Learn to Use Encryption

Why Not? There really aren’t a whole lot of reasons why you shouldn’t learn how to use encryption, but let’s just eliminate some to get started. We’ll define encryption as the ability to secure information that you transmit using the internet so that only the intended recipient can understand it. First, there are free tools Read more »


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2016 and the Birth of Virtual Reality

There is no doubt: Virtual Reality (VR) has finally arrived. Although there has been a renewed interest in recent years, 2016 saw the birth of commercial VR with Oculus finally releasing its first consumer Rift model, CV1, and HTC/Valve directly competing with the HTC Vive. Later in 2016 we saw Sony jumping into the VR arena Read more »