(Pictured above: Shenzhen SYTON Technology’s AI, infrared, face-recognition thermometer)
Astrologists claim that within the uncertainty of a Mars retrograde, you can also find opportunity. The same could be said for the tradeshow industry. As we enter the third quarter of a pandemic-hit industry, event marketing professionals across the planet continue to innovate and push the envelope, despite the uncertain climate.
Down Under, the Australian government has been taking the pandemic very seriously, and the ensuing restrictions forced many businesses to cancel or postpone crucial in-person events. In response, Brisbane-based digital conferencing firm, EventsAIR launched a virtual and hybrid event solution to bridge the gap.
Supporting a range of virtual conferences, meetings and events, OnAIR offers customers a secure online environment where attendees can meet, share ideas, interact and do business via an intuitive web interface. OnAIR has already supported a record-breaking 100,000 virtual attendees, plus 300,000+ registrations, and hundreds of events.
“We are proud of what our team at EventsAIR has achieved in such a limited amount of time,” explains EventsAir CEO Trevor Gardiner, “and how it has helped our customers connect and engage with businesses through these challenging times.”
While in the Asia Pacific region, Shenzhen SYTON Technology Co. Ltd., of Shenzhen, China, has developed an AI, infrared, face-recognition thermometer for use at show entrances. The app-based technology is fully non-contact, using a camera mounted to the device to scan users before they step foot on the show floor. But that’s not all. The invention can quickly measure human body temperatures and outward physical conditions, meaning any unusual findings will be reported in moments.
Back in the U.S., Connecticut-based event management software provider Aventri recently launched the Aventri Virtual Event Platform. Dubbed a “breakthrough solution,” the new platform is fully integrated in the Aventri Event Management Solution, and is the first solution to enable event and marketing professionals to manage virtual, hybrid and in-person events on a single platform.
“We built this solution hand-in-hand with customers,” explains Shane Edmonds, CTO at Aventri. “Since our Beta launch in June, we’ve added powerful capabilities based on their feedback. In focus groups, surveys and one-on-one conversations, customers have said the most important thing is the ability to pivot from virtual to hybrid to in-person events.”
In Illinois, venerable design and build firm Moss Inc., has started producing surgical masks developed to meet ASTM performance standards. Utilizing the firm’s high-speed, automated production lines, Moss is already producing hundreds of thousands of the masks each month, but is planning to triple capacity to produce several million units per week. Partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute Production Technology of Aachen, Germany, Moss’s proprietary mask-making equipment is not only effective and internationally tested, but unique as a product entirely manufactured in the U.S.
“Beyond the ongoing emergency needs of this pandemic, Moss production is changing the landscape for medical PPE,” says Moss President and CEO Dan Patterson. “Organizations that have had to worry about procuring surgical masks for daily use, surge supply and inventory, now have access to a tested, timely and reliable mask supply. It’s a better way forward for preparedness and efficiency.”
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