5 Trade Show Essentials You Can’t Afford to Leave Behind

If you are attending a trade show soon, then you need to have the right gear and mindset in order to make it a success. A trade show can be a great way to engage your market, but you need to avoid common pitfalls that come with failing to bring the right tools. Here are Read more »

2017 Chicago Ideas Week: Hello Booths

Chicago Ideas Week Hello Booths

A New Twist on Video Chat How many of us haven’t used Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts to have a live video chat with a friend, colleague, or loved one?  With modern cell phone and internet technology, this isn’t something new. But what if your goal is to bring together people with different opinions on 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 »