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Talking Back at Conferences

A recent story in Biz Bash reports on new research from the International Association of Conference Centers. Among the more intriguing findings is how 80 percent of meeting respondents say access to interactive technology is going to become more important in the next five years. An astounding 92 percent of respondents say their dependency on wi-fi will continue to increase in the next three to five years.

Among the important meeting venue elements that event planners and producers will be focused on is leveraging the latest technologies to enhance the real-life attendee experience for live event audience participation.

For example, the article notes there is increased use of apps like Crowd Mics, which turn attendee smartphones into microphones, Convenient sure, but apps like this also take up enormous swaths of wi-fi speed when you have hundreds, or even thousands, of attendees downloading and using it simultaneously.

As we constantly strive to incorporate an easy-to-use interface for the comfort and benefit of our client’s attendees, we have embraced a more controllable technology for the execution of live event Q&As — namely Catch Box. This is essentially a high-quality mic that is housed in a soft, “Nerf” like device that literally can be tossed around the audience.

Catch Box allows for insertion of industry standard wireless microphone belt packs and microphones, and the inherent portability of being able to toss or throw the device to attendees reigning their hands with questions. With this technology, we can control the quality, volume, and selectivity needed for the attendees and executives on the receiving end, while maintaining some of the flexibility inherent with the phone app option.  We can easily brand these soft, devices with client or event logo branding. The Catch Box technology is particularly beneficial when the meetings are webcast or streamed and the quality of the spoken word can be greatly improved by using professional audio elements, rather than random phone microphone quality. In addition, the amount of bandwidth needed for a sizeable audience when using the phone App is negated with the use of the Catch Box units.”

Read the entire Biz Bash story here: https://www.bizbash.com/report-what-planners-want-now-in-meeting-rooms/los-angeles/story/34262

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Riverview Systems Group, Inc. Marks 30th Anniversary with a New Web Experience

Riverview Systems Group, Inc., the award-winning, full-service provider of engaging and innovative live events, has re-launched its corporate website. Unveiled in conjunction with the company’s 30th anniversary, the redesigned site boasts a heightened visual approach and renewed focus on the company’s impressive history of event design and production for top brands around the world.

Click here to experience the new website, and take a three-minute guided tour by clicking here.

The structure of the site offers visitors the opportunity to interact with Riverview through a new landing page, featuring vivid, technical case studies that showcase the company’s core strengths: Event Staging, Trade Show, Creative Services and Systems Integration. More user-friendly and interactive, the site also boasts enhanced filtering options (technology, brand category, etc.)

“In celebration of our 30 year milestone, we have revamped our site in a way that better shows the true expanse of our work over the past three decades, while offering an improved way for us to connect with the community-at-large and offer visitors to the site a more interactive experience,” Evan Williams, CEO/co-founder of Riverview Systems Group, Inc., says. “We hope the ultimate takeaway from the site is the overall power and versatility of Riverview Systems Group, and a deeper understanding of the technology involved in bringing our clients’ vision to life.”

Website Highlights:
The look of the new site emphasizes visual impact, clarity, and a more modern, interactive approach that empowers visitors via filtering options to drill down to specific Riverview business sectors or take a deeper dive into its thirty years of creative and technical achievement.

New Landing Page:
The springboard for the new site is a new landing page with a dynamic design and big, bold images reflecting significant work and clear, succinct headline text that feels both visually inviting and information rich that allows each visitor to the website a uniquely tailored experience geared to individual needs.

Project Search:
The focus of the site is the “Projects” core – a central hub that lets visitors easily scroll through the company’s entire portfolio and sort through it by selecting various core departments to easily identify a particular client, the project and the ability to read a brief description of its scope. Additional links enable visitors to unlock in-depth info, photos, key partners, as well as Riverview’s new, smart project tags feature, to discover the company’s work as it relates to a particular technology. For example, if you want to learn more about work with LED video technology, clicking through will reveal all of the projects with a LED video component.

Central Video Location:
Riverview videos are its most vivid and scalable storytelling tool and are now available for viewing in one central location. Videos range from announcements to documentary style case studies that showcase different high profile events. The new website interface permits sharing content across multiple social media platforms and cross-device adaptability that is scaled to deliver the same experience to viewers on multiple viewing platforms including notebooks, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

Our Story And Our Team:  
An ‘Our Story’ section is also included on the site that spotlights the company’s rich history of production experience via an interactive timeline and photos dating back nearly three decades. Similarly, the “Team” section introduces the world to the Riverview staff by department, as well as an expanded company history.

Riverview News:
An expanded news section is also featured on the new site for press releases, media coverage and a link to the Riverview corporate blog that offers staff profiles and insight into industry trends, new technology news, expert advice, and more.

About Riverview Systems:
Since 1987, Silicon Valley-based Riverview Systems Group, Inc., has been providing the world’s leading brands with the technical and production design expertise to successfully produce engaging and innovative live events The award-winning, full-service provider of audio-visual resources specializes in the rental, sale, design, installation and implementation of lighting, sound and video systems for corporate, retail, museum, and educational markets.

Recognizing that creative delivery of digital media is the new frontier of event staging today, Riverview offers a comprehensive array of technical and creative services, as well as an extensive inventory of state-of-the-art, well-maintained equipment including cutting-edge wide-screen projection, media server delivery, and LED display technology. Riverview works hand-in-hand with clients to share their expertise and accommodate any sized production to deliver extraordinary brand experiences.

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