When you have vehicles displayed at a show, attendees want a glimpse under the vehicle's body almost as much as they do a look under the hood. Show Crib Pyramids are a stylish way to get your vehicles off the ground for viewing access, as each textured block has a sleek, tapered shape and will support 1,500 pounds when placed under a tire.
Pyramids are 20 inches long and 18 inches wide at the base, with a concave top that cradles a tire for maximum stability. Crafted of black, high-density polystyrene, each block weighs just 9 pounds and will raise a vehicle 12 inches off the floor. Contact: Brute Industries – Race Ramps, Escanaba, MI, 906-786-0585, www.raceramps.com
The LightOmatic photo booth from Dazler gives show goers a one-of-a-kind photo that they create with light-painting technology. To create an image, attendees go into the darkened 5-by-8-foot photo booth with LED light sticks in various colors and, once inside, "draw" in the air with the tiny beams of light. At the end of the preset time, a bulb flashes to illuminate photo-booth occupants, and the resulting image is a combination of their LED drawings and them posing for the flash. LightOmatic contains all the technology needed to photograph occupants and print images on site for attendees to take home, which can be branded with your company name and message. Contact: Dazler, Lyon, France, 33-6-14-48-48-60, www.dazler.org
Raise the Bar
Serving beverages in an exhibit is a good way to draw a crowd, but finding the counter space for a bar can be a hassle. Displays2Go has designed a compact, portable solution with its 40-inch-wide bar that sets up in less than two minutes and includes an ice bin, cutting board, nine-bottle rack, and a shelf for supplies, and is on rolling castors. The bar is roughly 4 feet tall and 2 feet deep, and is wrapped in custom graphics that can have integrated LED lighting.
Contact: Displays2Go, Bristol, RI, 800-572-2194, www.displays2go.com
Two new monitors from Philips Electronics North America Co. are changing the power-hungry image of displays with PowerSensor technology that controls screen brightness based on whether people are viewing it. The LED-backlit monitors have built-in sensors that transmit and receive harmless infrared signals to determine if a user is present, automatically reducing monitor brightness when viewers step away from the immediate area.
The embedded technology, available on 24- and 27-inch screens, can cut energy costs by up to 80 percent and prolong monitor life. Displays are mercury free and Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold certified, making them the most eco-friendly monitors on the market. Contact: Philips Electronics North America Co., Andover, MA, 877-835-1838, www.usa.philips.com