Why Are You Still Using Wires?

July 21, 2017

Consider how consumer technology has changed over the years: Most households no longer use a phone hooked to the wall and few people bother to connect a laptop to the internet using an Ethernet cord. The natural evolution of technology has consolidated around wireless hardware solutions, freeing users from tethers and allowing them to move as they please.

With this in mind, why would you still use wires in your event planning? Whether you’re helping a client put on a tradeshow, continuing education class or business conference, the experience you design should embrace mobility and avoid being tied down by outdated technology.

Wireless strategies extend far beyond simple Wi-Fi, including a vast array of new technologies ready to be implemented in event planning, making the experience you create more immersive and user-friendly than ever before.

New wireless technology in your events
When you set up an event, you don’t want attendees tied to certain locations. Going wireless improves the flow of your event, not to mention the aesthetic, and allows attendees and presenters to take full advantage of the event space while avoiding ugly tangles of cords.

When going wireless, consider the following options:

  • Holograms: Demonstrations with hologram technology provide that wow factor, no cord required. They’re one of the hottest trends in event and entertainment tech today.
  • Chargers: Event attendees are likely to arrive equipped with a number of personal electronic devices, including tablets, laptops and smartphones. You don’t want guests grouped around outlets fighting for the opportunity to charge their phones. Providing designated and accessible charging stations, as well as dispersed outlet hubs, will keep main areas clear and avoid congestion.
  • Speakers: To ensure that guests can hear everything that’s going on, you would traditionally need powerful speakers which require meters and meters of wires connecting them to a main mixing board and power source. But with wireless speakers, you can make sure that your sound equipment is positioned at ideal locations without worrying about where they can be plugged in. Wireless digital mixers further simplify this process, making it possible to tweak levels and activate microphones remotely.
  • Lights: As with speakers, lights are another necessity that you can’t run an event without. When used throughout the space, wireless lights allow you to focus your attention on creating the right ambience rather than hiding wires.

Wireless tech improves the flow and flair of your event, but it also eliminates the risk of accidents caused by tripping on wires. While securing wires to limit this risk has long been the purview of event planners, getting rid of them altogether can help you create a safer experience for your clients and their guests alike.

Eliminating the wires used in your technology can make your event simpler and more efficient.

Event applications for wireless tech
Wireless technology has numerous other applications when it comes to planning and executing events. For example, it simplifies your setup. You no longer need to worry about finding outlets, packing extension cords or blowing circuits when preparing for your event. And if you decide that you should move a wireless speaker or light, you can just pack up and move it without unplugging and coiling up wires. These options will make the day-of work less stressful and give you more flexibility as you design the room. Additionally, the ability to remotely operate light and sound presentations eliminates the need for a centralized control hub, freeing up space and giving event organizers a better sense of the dynamics in the room.

Using wireless tech also demonstrates to your clients that you’re on the cutting edge of event design. People have come to expect the latest technology in most every aspect of their daily lives, including the events they attend. Bundles of wires suggest that the company putting on the event is behind the times, which can hurt the organization’s credibility with its guests and, in turn, make services appear less appealing.

By saying goodbye to wired technology, you can create a better event experience for your clients and establish yourself as a leader in the event planning industry.