8 x frequently asked questions on how our smart badges work for live events:
The purpose of our smart wearable technology is to enhance the networking experience of participants at live face-to-face events.
1) What are the key USP's?
Paperless, sustainable and reusable. The one tap technology encourages networking. The action of tapping is a catalyst for conversation and networking.
2) Can the smart badges be branded?
Yes, the screen uses kindle-like technology. Branding can be included on the main page of the badge and within the agenda pages. The clients may also wish to include sponsors on the lanyards which you can source.
3) How do delegates access their own contact exchange reports?
One of two ways:
By accessing the Web Portal through their mobile/desktop browser.
The portal can be integrated into our Event App, so contacts can be viewed this way. If using a registration system - unique links can be emailed to people that attended the event.
4) Is there a risk of contact exchanges being ‘lost’?
No, the badge retains all the contacts on it. When within range of the Badge Hub, the contacts will upload to the cloud. In the unlikely event that a badge was broken the contacts can still be retrieved.
5) Can you check-in a delegate that is not registered as a last minute addition?
Yes – we can register last-minute additions. Approximately 45 to 60 seconds for first name, last name and email address only on our check-in tablets.
6) GDPR – where is the server for the data?
The technology is GDPR compliant. The server is hosted in Germany, Europe. The server is encrypted AES-256 bit with SSL data in transit security. Delegates can consent to sharing their data or appear anonymous in the reporting.
7) What are the venue requirements for the technology?
Check-in will require a registration desk with mains power and ideally an internet connection at the registration desk. Ethernet if possible, but if not Wi-Fi will be sufficient. The technology can run without an ethernet connection.
We will also require Wi-Fi access for all registration tablets.
For additional areas where contact exchanges are to be uploaded to the server - we will require a 3ft desk, mains power and internet access again preferably ethernet, but if not Wi-Fi will be fine.
A secure room to store valuable equipment overnight with power for charging.
8) Multiple meeting days for an event – best practices?
If the meeting is being held in the hotel where the attendees are staying, and you are confident your attendees will look after and return the badges at the end of the meeting then they could be advised to keep their badges overnight.
If there are multiple offsite hotels and the audience may not be inclined to return the badges, then it may be safer to advise that they return their badges at the end of each day and collect a new one the following morning. We will clean the badges for the next day.
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