Over the last few months, tradeshow and exhibition companies have introduced a number of new products and services to the industry. This merchandise ranges from mobile technology platforms to paper badges.
ExpoDisplays adds Jumbo Quad for MultiQuad System
ExpoDisplays announces the addition of the Jumbo Quad for the MultiQuad Exhibit System. At 46-by-46 inches, the Jumbo Quad is four times the size of the 23-inch by 23-inch Standard Quad that has been used since the launch of MultiQuad in 2008. Quads are the unique square panels that attach with magnets to MultiQuad frames to create the MultiQuad Exhibit System.
Since size is the only difference, the new Jumbo Quads offer the same features as the Standard Quads, just in a larger format. Jumbo Quads are also interchangeable and can be any color, any graphic, or one of the eight wood grains exclusive to MultiQuad. Since one Jumbo Quad covers the same area as four Standard Quads, the already quick Quad installation time is reduced by 75 percent. And the larger-sized Quads give exhibitors even more of a custom look that many exhibitors are after.
Speakerfile launches first online marketplace of speakers
Speakerfile, a new technology platform for connecting a global community of corporate experts to the meetings and conferences industry, has successfully completed its initial phase and is officially launching to event organizers. The company provides the first-ever online marketplace giving conference organizers a free, comprehensive resource to discover, evaluate and book fresh, talented public speakers. More than 3,000 speakers in over 70 countries have now registered profiles on Speakerfile. The site features both professional (paid) speakers, as well as industry speakers from across 190 industry sectors.
Unique to Speakerfile is an events listing feature that allows conference and meeting organizers to publish requests for speakers for a variety of opportunities, from keynotes to panels, to corporate training, author appearances and more. Speakerfile’s flexibility allows event organizers to publish “open-calls” for speakers down to detailed session-specific requests that provide the best match possible.
AmpliVox introduces expanded line of illuminated acrylic lecterns
AmpliVox has expanded its acrylic lectern offerings to include a stunning line of 14 different styles to meet the needs of any speaker or presentation facility.
The AmpliVox Acrylic Lectern line is designed with modern style and durability to offer an unobstructed view of the speaker, adding clarity and light, while opening up the room space. The new line of lecterns, perfect for corporate events, religious settings, hotels, meeting rooms and board rooms, are cut from thick acrylic sheets to enhance durability.
- Reading Surface: 27-by16-by-1 ½ inch lip
- Height: 42-inch backside, 47-inch front side
- Material: ¾-inch thick base; ½-inch column and reading surface
- Logos: Etched available
- Ships fully assembled
- Large Tops
- Custom Plexiglas Available
Float releases iPad web browser for tradeshows
In a nutshell, RabbleBrowser 2.5 allows a facilitator to lead an unlimited number of people through a Web browsing session or demonstration connected through a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. Specifically designed for social settings, it’s interactive, collaborative’ and the ideal tradeshow tool.
Version 2.5 includes features like:
- Participant voting on viewed content in real-time
- Screen locking for consistent scroll and zoom positions
- URL log, chat log, and file transfer saving for later use or sharing
- Enabling and disabling of private chats
- Content sharing via Google+, email and social media
- Document printing with AirPrint
ITN International introduces first paper NFC Badge
ITN International has introduced the first paper NFC attendee badge at a B2B event. Attendees of WIMA NFC Monaco, which took place April 11-13, were issued NFC-enabled paper badges that could be read by an app running on attendees’ and exhibitors’ smartphones.
Until the event, all NFC badges used at B2B events have been plastic. Production of the paper badges was made possible because ITN International integrated an NFC encoder into a standard badge printer, capable of printing thermal paper badges continuously.
The paper NFC badges used at WIMA NFC Monaco filled a variety of demands for information exchange:
- The event producer controlled access to conference sessions and provided event participants an allowance for food and beverage purchased on site.
- Exhibitors captured and qualified leads using smartphones.
- Attendees swapped business cards using their NFC phones.