See You Next Year at EXHIBITORLIVE 2017
Conference: March 12 - 16, 2017
Exhibition: March 13 - 15, 2017
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
55” OLED Flexible Signage
Dazzle attendees with LG Corp.’s 55” OLED Flexible Signage, available for rental to the trade show and event markets exclusively through ABCOMRENTS. Not only is this .5-inch-thick monitor one of the thinnest OLEDs on the market, but it is also designed to curve in both landscape and portrait orientations. Multiple monitors can be connected to create awe-inspiring concave, convex, or flat video walls that are virtually seamless. On top of offering state-of-the-art color reproduction, lightning-fast motion-picture response times, and a wide viewing angle, the screen’s self-lighting pixels switch off completely to create genuine black with no light bleeding, resulting in unparalleled contrast and lifelike images.
Itasca, IL, 630-250-9393
Adjustable Molded Monitor Case
Practically every trade show exhibit contains at least one monitor or touchscreen, and keeping these marketing mainstays safe during transit — while minding the bottom line — is top of mind for exhibit managers. Philly Case Co.’s line of Adjustable Molded Monitor Cases relieves both of these concerns, thanks to a system of plastic and foam inserts that allow for 2-inch incremental adjustments in the cases’ interior height and width, meaning that a single unit can accommodate a range of monitor sizes. For example, the smallest of the five cases can protect a monitor measuring anywhere from 32 to 50 inches. (The largest case can hold up to a 70-inch monitor.) Additional features include a sturdy but lightweight polyethylene body, recessed wheels, and heavy-duty bumpers. A wider option that can store two monitors at once is also available.
Philly Case Co.
AuraScape LED Event Lighting
Add another dimension to your tensioned-fabric displays with the AuraScape LED Event Lighting system from Makitso USA. When placed on the floor in front of or behind a fabric element, these roughly 29-inch-long and 2.5-inch-square “light bars” project 16 preset colors and 22 patterns onto the textile’s surface, resulting in a magnetic effect that is sure to draw attendees to your exhibit. A smartphone app allows users to change the color and pattern via Bluetooth signal, and an audio-sensitive setting produces a light show that pulsates to the beats and rhythms of ambient music. Multiple units can be linked together to create identical lighting effects on any number of fabric elements simultaneously.
Concierge Digital Kiosk
Featuring a 21.5-inch, 10-point touchscreen, built-in Android interface, and multiple input ports (e.g., HDMI, USB, and VGA,), the Concierge Digital Kiosk from Makitso USA is a convenient tool for enabling attendees to explore your company’s digital content. The front of the Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled unit is encased in tempered, scratch-resistant safety glass, the underside of which can be printed with custom graphics for a one-off aesthetic. A built-in motion detector brings the kiosk to life only when attendees are near, a feature that greatly extends the operating time of the internal rechargeable battery. The 55-pound kiosk comes with a hard shipping case, and accessory options include a Plexiglas header, shelving, literature holders, and side-mounted banners.
The Digital Fishbowl from SocialPoint is a streamlined way to incentivize attendees to provide their contact information and/or take a survey, which is perfect for smaller trade shows and events at which badge scanners are not suitable or unavailable. Using an iPad or tablet-based computer, showgoers input their data in a custom, gamified program to be entered in a prize drawing either at the end of the day or the end of the event. The Digital Fishbowl program is compatible with SocialPoint’s Audience Engagement Platform and Event Manager Portal, which allows users to set up, measure, and report results from multiple shows and events in one system. Results can be compared across different locations, days, and teams from a single dashboard and easily exported for sharing with management.
Experienced exhibitors know that what’s underfoot can make just as much of an impact as eye-level elements. So make the most of your exhibit’s “fifth wall” with Display Flooring from Logo Mats LLC. These 5-by-10-foot panels are less than .25 inches thick and feature a dye-sublimated, full-bleed print on polyester fabric backed by nitrile rubber. Available in seven highly detailed imprints, including marble, grass, barn board, and rustic wood, Display Flooring is easy to clean and simple to transport and install; plus, it can be supplemented with .5-inch-thick Comfort foam for all-day walkability.
Logo Mats LLC
LaGrange, GA, 888-628-7462
ExhibitPower is a Software as a Service (SaaS) system that eases many of the administrative, physical, and logistical burdens endemic to the trade show industry, resulting in better communication and efficiency for both suppliers and exhibitors. Exhibit suppliers benefit from improved workflow thanks to robust inventory, warehouse, freight, work order, and time management features. Meanwhile, exhibit mangers are able to place job orders (including selecting exhibits, graphics, and collateral from their company-owned assets in storage), browse their inventory, upload graphic files, sign off or give feedback on design proofs, receive work-order updates in real time, view staging and show-floor photos, and communicate directly with members of their supplier team — all through one easy-to-use platform.
Exhibitry AR Vue Xray
Give attendees an in-depth look at your products’ inner workings with AR Vue Xray, a turnkey augmented-reality app from Exhibitry. The latest AR technology allows staffers to escort attendees to a physical product model in the exhibit and give them a look inside via the screen of practically any tablet device, smartphone, or laptop — no more kiosks, tracking systems, or other external hardware. Content can range from a view of internal components to 3-D simulations of complex mechanical processes, all synced to the users’ position around the model. Attendees can even download the app for use on their personal devices.
Exhibitry Mixed Reality Kiosk
The Mixed Reality Kiosk from Exhibitry makes it possible to include virtual-reality activations in even small booths. A portable, self-contained VR station, the kiosk features a minimalist design, a mere 3-by-2.5-foot footprint, a plug-and-play VR-compatible computer system, a 12-inch touchscreen monitor, and an exhibitor’s choice of VR hardware. On-site setup, management, and maintenance is a breeze, as the unit arrives fully calibrated and programmed by Exhibitry’s team of design and software experts to deliver an immersive experience.
Exhibitry Tactile VR-AR
Virtual- and augmented-reality systems are becoming more and more commonplace on the trade show floor, but their complicated assortment of control buttons, joysticks, and touchpads can prove to be overwhelming and confusing to the average attendee. Enter Tactile VR-AR, a wireless, interactive controller and presentation device for VR and AR activations that is easy for any attendee to master. Comprising a 13-inch-diameter Lazy Susan-type turntable, the Tactile VR-AR system allows VR headset wearers to manipulate objects in the virtual world by rotating the turntable and touching the buttons on the device. (Users see a virtual version of the device in their headsets.) For AR applications, the turntable becomes a brandable display pedestal and projector for AR objects that respond to attendees’ input.
Exhibitry VR Kiosk
Sometimes virtual-reality activations are a little too virtual, i.e., they comprise minimal physical components and therefore offer little aesthetic allure. The Exhibitry VR Kiosk is a self-contained VR station that solves this problem through its sleek design and custom, edge-lit acrylic branding opportunities. Its 4-by-2.5-foot footprint includes a 55-inch touchscreen, a VR-compatible computer system, and an exhibitor’s choice of VR hardware. Exhibitry’s team of designers and programmers make sure each kiosk ships preloaded with your custom VR content, resulting in simple plug-and-play setups.
HSI 3D LED Video Wall in 2.5mm
Showcase your brand’s content in stunning resolution while minding the bottom line with the HSI 3D LED Video Wall in 2.5-mm pixel pitch from Haverford Systems. Comprising approximately 19-inch-square LED tiles with innovative Chip-on-Board (COB) technology, Haverford’s video wall is scalable to practically any size and offers several advantages over conventional Surface-Mounted-Device (SMD) tiles at a lower cost. Users can expect improved contrast and color grades, wider viewing angles, and reduced maintenance compared to SMD system. And thanks to a crystal-clear 2.5-mm pixel pitch, large groups of attendees can share an immersive, virtual-reality-like experience without cumbersome headsets.
Downingtown, PA, 800-486-5276
Innovate Portable Kiosk
The Innovate Portable Kiosk from ABCOMRENTS frees exhibitors from electrical constraints while offering multiple options for storing practically any type of media. Measuring roughly 3.5 feet tall and 10 inches wide, the unit features a 15.6-inch, 10-point projected-capacitive (aka PCAP) touchscreen and built-in audio. Content can be stored on an internal Windows-based PC, media player, or USB drive. But this kiosk’s most distinguishing differentiator is an internal battery that allows it to operate anywhere in an exhibit without electrical drops or unsightly cords. While the battery can run for up to seven days on a single charge thanks to a motion sensor that activates the unit when an attendee is in proximity, the unit can also be powered by an AC adapter.
Itasca, IL, 630-250-9393
One only needs to search Twitter for #CESBlackout to see what impact a loss of electricity can have on a show floor. Whether you want to protect yourself from a similar trade show disaster, get electric service in a hard-to-reach part of your booth, or find an alternative to noisy generators at an outdoor event, the Joule Case is a high-wattage battery system capable of powering a small exhibit for an entire day. Comprising stackable energy modules that allow exhibitors to customize the scale of their power supply, the Joule Case offers multiple AC and USB outlets and can be completely recharged in less than 2.5 hours via an integrated 200-watt charger. New to this year’s models is a solar-charging system perfect for keeping the electricity flowing during outdoor events.
Klik Magic Podium
When it comes to booth setup, many exhibitors have higher priorities than worrying about assembling complicated reception desks and other ancillary elements. Thankfully the Klik Magic Podium from Fusion Imaging can be erected and ready to go in less than 60 seconds. Featuring proprietary hinge and magnet systems, the lightweight frame ships fully assembled and with an exhibitor’s custom tensioned-fabric graphics attached. Simply lift the top of the frame (which collapses to a mere 4 inches thick for shipping) to its full 42-inch height, make sure the leg joints are set in place, drop in the interior support shelf, and add the countertop.
Kaysville, UT, 800-943-5200
Klik SEG Frames
Reduce the setup time of your silicone-edge graphic components by up to 75 percent with Klik SEG Frames from Fusion Imaging, which use proprietary Klik magnets to allow for fast, tool-free assembly. Available in depths of either 4 inches or 7 inches, these lightweight aluminum frames can be wall mounted or made freestanding with the addition of feet that attach with a simple bolt and knob. Custom SEG fabrics can be backlit on one or both sides, and the entire system breaks down for easy shipping and drayage.
Kaysville, UT, 800-943-5200
Lead Capture CONNECT
Streamline your lead-collection process with Lead Capture CONNECT, which turns any tablet or smartphone into a badge- and business-card-scanning device. Available for iOS and Android devices, the software auto-populates predetermined data fields; allows staffers to enter additional qualifying information such as product needs, timeline, and budget; and includes an easy-to-use demo- and meeting-scheduling platform. Collected leads can be retrieved in real time on the show floor and fed automatically to an exhibitor’s customer relationship management (CRM) or marketing automation platforms for timely follow-ups.
LED Wall Wash Track Head
Nearly endless lighting options are available via the ST-500 LED Wall Wash Track Head from Step 1 Dezigns. Crafted from die-cast aluminum and available in either a white or black finish, the ST-500 is compatible with Step 1’s H-style track system or can be mounted to a tripod or portable light stand. The unit’s 5.75-by-2.8-inch head is capable of rotating 90 degrees vertically and almost 360 degrees horizontally, enabling it to cast its 21-watt, 5,000K glow in practically any direction. And with an operating lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, this is an illuminating instrument that won’t need to be replaced any time soon.
Step 1 Dezigns
Costa Mesa, CA, 949-270-0250
LED video walls can be an intimidating topic, but beMatrix USA’s LEDskin system simplifies installation and maintenance by integrating LED panels into the company’s b62 frame system. Each proprietary LED tile casing is designed to fit perfectly inside a frame and be installed without tools. Wire management is a cinch, thanks to the b62’s internal holes that hide electrical connections beneath an exhibitor’s choice of silicone-edge fabric graphics or hard-panel rear infills. Snap-on covers can be applied to the tile edges for a clean, professional finish, while a 3.1-millimeter pixel pitch results in crisp visual presentations, even at close distances.
Norcross, GA, 770-225-0552
As trade show floors become more and more inundated with attention-grabbing technologies, getting jaded attendees to focus on your key messages is an escalating challenge. Enter the Magic Book from PeopleVisionFX, a fully integrated system that allows an exhibitor to tell its story through the power of dimensional projection. Comprising a sculpted projection screen that mimics an opened tome, a dimensional projector, and a solid-state media player, the Magic Book turns viewing text, images, animations, and videos into a proverbial page-turning experience. Content is rear-projected onto the screen, and users dive into your company’s story by turning the “pages” with a wave of their hands. This immersive system is scalable to practically any size, and content can be easily updated to accommodate changing marketing messages.
Roselle, NJ, 973-509-2056
New Analytics for the Brumark Sensor Floor Powered by Sencorables
Exhibit managers are constantly attempting to track metrics, from the number of attendees who entered their exhibits to how long those booth visitors lingered in the stand. While the means of capturing this data have improved, badge scans and exit surveys don’t always provide a complete picture. The Brumark Sensor Floor powered by Sencorables removes several of the variables of measuring booth traffic via a concentrated network of pressure-sensitive sensors embedded in a layer of polypropylene. The system is quickly installed under almost any type of flooring and tracks attendees’ footsteps to measure the number of visitors, their traffic patterns, how long they remain in the exhibit, and where they spend their time. This data can be made available as a post-show report or in real time, enabling exhibit managers to analyze peak traffic periods, how attendees move through their exhibits, and what displays or areas attract the most (or least) attention — and to change their exhibiting strategies accordingly.
Pulse Brandable VR Modules
Virtual reality remains one of the face-to-face marketing industry’s hottest buzzwords, but the technology’s inherent sophistication leaves many exhibitors unsure of how to incorporate it into their programs. Pulse Studio LLC offers a streamlined solution with its Brandable VR Modules, a set of six predesigned VR activations formatted for Oculus Rift or Vive systems. The modules’ game-based formats range from an escape-room challenge to a snowboarding experience, all of which can be tailored for a specific audience with custom branding, virtual objects, and video content that convey key product and marketing messages. The Brandable VR Modules are available for rent regardless of the level of customization, making them an ideal solution for exhibitors looking to dip their toes in the VR pool.
Pulse Studio LLC
Lisle, IL, 630-796-2894
Pulsetracker Sales & Marketing CRM
Exhibit managers at small- and medium-sized businesses frequently have responsibilities that reach far beyond the show floor, including administering their companies overarching marketing programs. Pulsetracker’s Sales and Marketing CRM (customer relationship management) is an all-in-one Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that simplifies a range of marketing and sales functions. Capable of seamlessly integrating with an exhibitor’s existing CRM system, Pulsetracker includes a suite of features, such as email and website visitor tracking, sales and list management, lead-form integration, and powerful analytic tools for studying a range of metrics. Harried exhibit managers will also appreciate Pulsetracker’s daily or weekly “digest emails” that provide an overview of lead counts, web traffic, and other key measurements.
Knoxville, TN, 865-248-3048
Professional hosts and hostesses at the reception desk of a large exhibit sometimes struggle to connect attendees to appropriate staffers, as they often don’t know the sales reps, what they look like, or if they’re currently in the booth — or even at the show. REP Connect, an add-on module to Reality Engineering Solutions’ lead and digital-literature management platform, offers a way to speed up these crucial in-booth engagements. After a receptionist scans an attendee’s badge or inputs key data points (e.g., territory, product line of interest, etc.), REP Connect displays the name, photo, and contact information for the most appropriate sales rep. The system can then send that rep a text message alerting him or her to meet the attendee at a designated area of the exhibit. What’s more, sales reps can use REP Connect to check in and out from breaks and meetings, ensuring that no attendees are left waiting for face-to-face interactions.
Reality Engineering Solutions
Camas, WA, 360-448-6361
SGS-6000 Battery LED Light Stand
Brighten any part of your exhibit without cords or needing to pay for electric labor with Prism Lighting Group’s SGS-6000 Battery LED Light Stand. Its telescoping aluminum pole quickly adjusts from 4 feet to 8 feet tall, and a sturdy 1-foot-square metal base prevents tipping. Each of the four rechargeable light heads measure roughly 8 inches long and can be individually positioned at a wide number of vertical and horizontal angles. Exhibitors can select one of three color temperatures (warm, natural, and pure white) and set the light intensity via a dimming dial. On a single charge, the lighting heads can operate for approximately 11 hours at full intensity and up to 100 hours at the lowest dim setting, making this illuminating instrument a true powerhouse.
Prism Lighting Group
Rochester, NY, 866-620-1380
Sslab Jr Interactive Table
Companies participating in or staging their own consumer-facing events often overlook a critical part of their audience: children. But the Sslab Jr Interactive Table from Makitso USA makes it easy to engage with this valuable demographic via a kid-friendly height of 16.5 inches, a durable outer shell available in five colors (black, blue, green, red, and pink), and an impact- and spill-resistant monitor overlay. Each table comes with a 32-inch, 10-point touchscreen; rechargeable battery; and built-in Android interface capable of showcasing games, apps, and branded content. For increased versatility, the tables can be placed on their sides in either portrait or landscape orientation, and the touchscreen is removable for wall mounting.
Tech Tablet Chair
It’s a given that corporate-event attendees will need to charge their mobile devices, and CORT Events’ Tech Tablet Chair makes it possible to address that necessity while also offering comfort and style. Each 30.5-inch-wide chair is upholstered in gray vinyl and features a chrome base, an under-the-seat shelf, generously sized armrests, and an optional swiveling table that can be branded with corporate logos or graphics. A suite of three USB ports at the rear of one armrest and an additional AC outlet at the base of the chair allow attendees to charge their cellphones, tablets, and laptops simultaneously. An equal boon to event organizers: Up to five chairs can be daisy chained together, minimizing concerns about electrical access and wire management.
Las Vegas, 888-267-8937
The Thought Bubbles kiosk from enVu offers a unique and engaging way for exhibitors to share their messaging with attendees walking past their exhibits. When passersby activate the kiosk’s motion-tracking sensor, they appear on the unit’s 55-inch monitor. Augmented-reality software then places thought bubbles over their heads that move with them until they step out of view. The thought bubbles’ content is created by the exhibitor and can be either humorous or informative, depending on the exhibitor’s objectives. Each roughly 6.25-foot-tall kiosk comes with plug-and-play setup and can be customized with header and footer graphics to further convey key messages.
Dayton, OH, 877-394-0402
The Tiger Beacon from Tiger Presentations is sure to draw a crowd and leave an impression at your next exhibit or corporate event. Comprising a flexible, custom-printed substrate mounted to a sturdy base, these battery-powered tubular lightboxes can operate for up to 14 hours and are available in 38-, 52-, and 86-inch-tall models. Internal LEDs are capable of generating more than 16 million colors and any number of preset and custom color-changing patterns, all of which can be controlled by a smartphone app. For a truly head-turning light show, activate the units’ “disco mode” and watch them react to ambient music. Optional accessories such as literature racks, raffle boxes, and directional-signage toppers add to the Beacon’s functionality.
Westborough, MA, 866-206-9405
WaveLight Backlit Display
Makitso USA’s line of WaveLight Backlit Displays allows exhibit and event managers to deliver eye-catching graphic messages with ease. Available in 3-, 5-, 8-, and 10-foot widths, each 8-foot-tall freestanding display is composed of a 2-inch-diameter aluminum-pipe frame that can be set up in mere minutes and collapses into a few modestly sized nylon bags. An array of LED lights attaches quickly to the frame and provides bright, evenly diffused illumination behind a pillowcase-style, dye-sublimated fabric graphic. A zipper on the lower back of display allows quick access to the power cables.
WaveLight Inflatable Backlit Counter
Make a memorable first impression with a square, rectangular, circular, or triangular WaveLight Inflatable Backlit Counter from Makitso USA, which packs flat and inflates to its full size (roughly 38 or 20 inches tall, depending on the model) in less than 15 seconds. Comprising a plastic core, internal LEDs, a silicone-edge, custom-printed fabric shell, and a plastic countertop available in a black, white, or wood-grain finish, the counter can be powered by either a standard electrical plug-in or a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The fabric graphic remains attached to the counter even when it’s deflated, making setup a cinch.
WaveLight Inflatable Backlit Tower
The WaveLight Inflatable Backlit Tower from Makitso USA puts your exhibit in the best possible light. This 90-inch-tall, 23.6-inch-diameter tower packs flat and can fully inflate in less than 20 seconds with a simple push of a button. Internal LEDs (powered by either a direct electrical cable or rechargeable battery) cast a bright glow onto your custom silicone-edge fabric graphics, which remain attached to the frame for fast, easy setup. Optional shelving turns the WaveLight tower into an illuminated product display that is sure to capture attendees’ interest.
WaveLine Inflatable Bench
Exhibit seating options are often bulky, generic, and expensive to ship and dray. Not so with the WaveLine Inflatable Bench by Makitso USA. This ingenious system goes from flat to fully inflated in less than 20 seconds thanks to a self-locking air valve that operates at the push of a button. Each lightweight, 47.25-inch-long bench can be wrapped in a custom fabric graphic for instant branding, while a stable core is capable of supporting the weight of multiple attendees. Individual units can be linked in multiple configurations to suit a variety of spaces, and the system even allows exhibitors to integrate countertops, flags, and signage for added utility.
The WaveLine MonitorStand by Makitso USA is a compact, portable solution for displaying digital content. Its two-piece aluminum pole inserts into a roughly 24-inch-diameter hemisphere base that can be wrapped in a custom fabric graphic and filled with water or sand for improved stability. Meanwhile, an adjustable universal LED monitor mount supports up to a 55-inch flatscreen display. Accessories include a black or clear keyboard shelf and a three-tray brochure holder, and the entire system can be packed in an included nylon bag for easy shipping.
Exhibit and event managers are accustomed to having more than a few balls in the air, and WorkTrip is designed to help these multitasking masters stay on top of it all. This Software as a Service (SaaS) system serves as a hub for organizing the deluge of documents and information involved in staging corporate events and attending trade shows, including travel reservations, agendas, schedules, contracts, expenses, and more. Changes to documents and event details are reflected in real time across all devices (e.g., personal computers, smartphones, and tablets), and users can even send push notifications to alert stakeholders of important updates, such as a cancelled flight or a last-minute change of venue.
Durham, NC, 919-808-4699