EventsAIR, one of the world’s leading global hybrid event management platforms, today announced a new addition to its technology suite that gives event planners a more cost-effective way to manage audiovisual setup for hybrid events of any size from anywhere in the world.
The company made the announcement at IMEX America 2021 in Las Vegas, the mecca of the global business meetings and events industry, attracting more than 3,300 global buyers and over 2,250 exhibitors.
With this new capability, the EventsAIR Hybrid Event Solution Suite now allows event organizers to effectively take control of cameras, projectors, audio tools and more from any location in the world, and virtually eliminates the need for high AV production costs.
Using the EventsAIR suite, event organizers arrive onsite and set up affordable and innovative equipment such as PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras, projectors, LCD panels and more to create accessible and professional productions viewable both by in-person and virtual attendees.
Once set up and connected to EventsAIR, all these cameras, audio feeds, projectors and more are controlled by the award winning AIRCast Studio, allowing event hosts and producers to control and use this equipment for all scheduled sessions.
Joe Ciliberto, EventsAIR Global Sales & Marketing Director, said the ability to remotely manage equipment is a huge step forward for the events industry.
“The new AV management technology allows event planners to organize and produce professional hybrid events of all sizes on smaller, more affordable budgets,” Mr Ciliberto said.
“It represents a step forward in terms of giving both virtual and in-person attendees the ability to connect, engage, and participate in one seamless hybrid event experience, with all the buzz of the real-world experience.”
The EventsAIR Hybrid Event Solution Suite includes an innovative mobile attendee app where in-person attendees can communicate, engage, socialize, network, and connect with their virtual counterparts.
“For the first time, both in-person and virtual attendees share a common session experience, asking questions and polls, networking with each other, and earning points with the included gamification platform,” Mr Ciliberto said.
“Exhibitors can also connect at the same time with in-person and virtual attendees, engaging in activities, conversations and meetings.”
More than 2 million event attendees already use the EventsAIR flagship OnAIR virtual portal, which has been leading the way in online events since May 2020, with innovation after innovation.
“Our team has been working round-the-clock to design and deliver innovative and creative solutions to help event planners produce in-person, virtual and hybrid events,” said Trevor Gardiner, EventsAIR CEO. “Now we can add cutting-edge remote AV management to our existing built-in and affordable streaming solution and our powerful production environment, AIRCast Studio.”
The EventsAIR platform includes an exciting suite of Accessibility tools that bridge the divide between inperson and virtual attendees. The company recently added real-time simultaneous translation, enabling language translators to access the platform from anywhere in the world to deliver live interpretations, as well as closed captioning and sign language options.
“These accessibility options are available to both in-person and virtual attendees using either the OnAIR portal or the mobile attendee app,” Mr Ciliberto added.
Renee Elliott, EventsAIR Global Director of Customer Success, said the response from IMEX delegates had validated the company’s technology roadmap.
“For the first time, event managers producing hybrid events can now offer the same level of professional broadcasts that until now were the exclusive province of professional AV production houses,” Ms Elliott said.