As a technology innovation partner to Podge Events, who celebrated their 25th Birthday in 2019, SharpEnd was asked to look at how the Internet of Things will affect the events industry over the next 25 years. As part of this ongoing experiment, for their Digital Podge, we wanted to reimagine event registration and ensure a special moment was delivered to attendees as soon as they arrived.
Using our io.tt platform we designed and built a free-standing unit which analyses the attendees face, references their event profile and checks them into the event (along with printing of badges) while at the same time logging the entry for the organisers. Attendees can also see associates who have 'checked-in' and received wayfinding guidance.
Operating at a speed of 0.05 seconds per recognition, we are immensely proud of the solution and look forward to rolling it out across events in 2020 and beyond. Here's to the next 25.