Event Tech: Seven tech stories

Event rounds up seven new event tech stories, including news from Intellitix, VCode and Sli.do.

VCode enables consumers to interact with brands in one click
VCode enables consumers to interact with brands in one click

A series of event technology workshops, pitching competitions and hackathons, including Event Tech Lab's #EventTechHack challenge, took place across the capital as part of London Technology Week (15-21 June).

Organisers of the annual Snowbombing music festival in Austria worked with Intellitix to install RFID-enabled cashless payments and access control for the first time. To ensure signal coverage across the festival's main venues, an RFID antenna was positioned 1,250 metres above Mayrhofen.

A new 2D barcode system known as VCode enables consumers to interact with brands in one click. It operates by granting users access to unique content within the barcodes, which are displayed on marketing materials such as shop windows and billboards.

Event technology conference Meet The Future took place at Central Hall Westminster on 9 June. Attendees enjoyed practical demonstrations and interactive workshops, where content was determined through crowd sourcing.

Sli.do has launched Live Slides, which allows organisers to share presentations with audiences in real time. Participants can view the slides using any device and bookmark those that are most relevant to them.

Emerging event technologies were the focus of one-day event, Blitz/GES, at the Science Museum in London. Experts and speakers from companies including Touch2View and Eventmetrics discussed how technology can add value to live events.

Complete with seven screens, the new on-board immersive simulator from TGA Hartnell delivers immersive experiences at events and exhibitions.

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