The New Product Showcase highlights new, innovative products introduced at EXHIBITORLIVE. This year, 44 certified new products are in the showcase. They are listed below, honored with a New Product Showcase sign in their exhibit, and displayed on kiosks in The Square. All New Products will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges during the show, and the top products will win a coveted Buyers Choice Award!
Booth #869 1.8mm LED Tile
Ultra-high resolution LED products are at the top of many exhibit marketers' wish lists, but those looking for rentals are often left with less than cutting-edge equipment. Thankfully 4 Productions LLC has introduced the first LED tile with a pixel pitch of just 1.8mm that is geared specifically for the rental market. Each tile measures slightly less than 18-by-18 inches, weighs approximately 21 pounds, and is finished with a seamless, die-cast aluminum frame for long-lasting durability.
Streamline your exhibit's installation-and-dismantle process with the 360° Solution of modular frames from beMatrix USA. Instead of requiring exhibit builders to keep an inventory of unique frame components for walls, ceilings, floors, and other elements, the 360° Solution allows for using each lightweight aluminum frame separately for different applications, thereby increasing flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Available in standard and custom sizes designed to an increment of 62 millimeters, beMatrix's straight and curved frames also accommodate a near-limitless number of infill options, including mesh, slat wall, fabric, and hard panels. Frames can be assembled without tools for speedy I&D and lower labor costs.
The 3D LED screen offers numerous advantages over traditional 3-D projection systems, including increased brightness (the screen is bright enough to be used in full light), higher contrast, greater color purity, and little to no spatial requirement in front of the screen, allowing attendees to get up close and personal with your content. And unlike virtual-reality systems that are often restricted to one or two users, 3D LED screens, which have minimum dimensions of roughly 10-by18 feet, allow an entire room to share in the 3-D experience. Another bonus: The screen can be set up and taken down in just a few hours, making it ideal for trade show environments.
Enabling trade show attendees to explore and interact with a company's products can be a challenge for exhibitors, especially when the product in question is too large to fit in a booth or too complex for a one-size-fits-all demo. Enter the 3D Vue from Exhibitry, which creates interactive 3-D simulations that allow attendees to examine your product, whether it's an aircraft or a microchip, from any angle and focus on the features that most appeal to them. Content options include product models, videos, and other media that can be leveraged from existing files or created from scratch, and presentations can be tailored for use on a wide range of devices and platforms, such as touchscreen kiosks, tablets, smartphones, and laptops.
Minimize shipping and drayage costs with the 3-in-1 Monitor Stand from Tiger Presentations, which is a shipping case, branded desk, and a display stand for up to a 42-inch flatscreen all in one. The flatscreen, its accompanying monitor support, a custom fabric-graphic wrap, and a countertop all fit safely and securely inside the shipping case. (The case is also large enough to transport a small number of portable displays, including banner stands and tensioned-fabric structures.) On the show floor, simply screw the monitor support to the case, attach the fabric wrap and countertop via pre-affixed strips of hook-and-loop fastener, and install the monitor. Setup is completely tool free and takes less than five minutes.
Booth #869 55" Hydraulic Capacitive Multi Touch Table
As sleek as it is powerful, the 55" Hydraulic Capacitive Multi Touch Table from 4 Productions LLC would make an impressive high-tech addition to an in-booth conference room or VIP lounge. Featuring an embedded 55-inch touchscreen with 55 distinct touch points, a viewing angle of 178 degrees, and ultra-HD resolution, this powerhouse of a table also boasts an onboard i7 computer for nearly endless software applications and multiuser experiences. Also noteworthy: Its hydraulic legs allow it quickly go from the height of a coffee table to a regular conference table, greatly adding to its versatility.
It takes much more than a yellow brick road to draw attendees to your booth, which is where Brumark's LED Carpet comes in. Comprising super-thin, super-strong LED panels positioned underneath specially designed light-transmissive carpet tiles (available in four textures and 14 neutral colors), this patented system is easily scalable and can be installed over raised flooring, on top of a subfloor, or recessed into concrete floors. LED Carpet can run preprogrammed light displays showcasing moving or stationary text, custom logos, and other imagery, or users can create content and playlists, display a live information feed, and schedule content from a mobile or networked device.
Although useful, badge scans and radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags only provide a glimpse of attendees' journeys through an exhibit. Brumark Sensor Floor gives exhibitors the full picture by providing real-time data on the number of attendees in a booth, as well as their location, movement, and dwell time. The data comes courtesy of force sensors imbedded in a double layer of 100-percent recycled polypropylene that can be easily installed under almost any flooring without the use of special tools. Using this information, exhibitors can then analyze how attendees move within their booths and make informed, strategic decisions on how to improve performance.
Whether your product is too difficult to bring to the show floor or its amazing features come in a mundane package, the enVision virtual showroom from enVu makes it easy to engage with, educate, and captivate attendees. Comprising an interactive and highly customizable touchscreen kiosk that can accommodate a monitor ranging from 24 inches to 46 inches, enVision allows exhibitors to create virtual environments to showcase their products and services using dynamic, interactive media (think product-demo videos and live web content) while also giving attendees the control to engage and navigate these products and services based on their individual interests.
Adding adequate accent lighting is a perennial budgeting and logistical challenge for exhibitors. Now that burden has been eased with the Forester mobile light pylon from Aluvision Inc. This 10-foot-tall, freestanding unit, which is available in either a powder-coated black or anodized gray finish, comes with six 3,000-lumen LED spots that produce a warm color temperature of 3,000 Kelvins. The LEDs are mounted on a three-phase rail for easy positioning, making the Forester capable of eliminating dark corners and highlighting multiple focal points without the use of suspended structures and expensive rigging.
Booth #1063 HoloHost Interactive and HoloHost Presenter
Attract - and keep - attendees' attention with the HoloHost Presenter and HoloHost Interactive units from Exhibitry, which create life-size "video cutouts" of a presenter who greets customers and tells them about your offerings. These compact kiosks leverage ultra-short throw-projection technology to create completely self-contained presentation systems in a 3-by-3-foot footprint. The Presenter model delivers content on a loop or at preset intervals, while the Interactive model can convey information and answer questions tailored to attendees' interests based on what they select on the unit's interactive touchscreen. Exhibitry.com's production team customizes every presentation, including the script and the casting of the host, to fit each client's needs, and it offers turnkey delivery - much to the relief of trade show managers.
Increase the efficacy of staffer/attendee interactions with IdeoVox by Nomadic Display, a touchscreen program that fosters collaboration and information sharing. IdeoVox's proprietary software provides a customizable digital canvas for sharing images, videos, PDFs, product demonstrations, and more on 55- or 65-inch wall-mounted screens (larger sizes available by special order). Multiple users can wirelessly connect to the screen to sketch ideas, take notes, and email documents all on one platform. The system's badge-scanning app for Apple mobile devices enables staffers to upload attendees' contact information, and exhibit managers have their choice of logo locations and a spectrum of background color palettes.
Measuring just 1.63 inches thick above its sturdy base, the Innovate 4K Digital Kiosk from ABCOMRENTS is supermodel thin but packs a powerful punch, courtesy of its built-in PC and Ultra-HD display capable of showcasing vivid content with near-lifelike clarity on either 40-inch- or 58-inch-tall 4K screens. Options include displays with 10-point multitouch capabilities, various types of shelving and banners, and a high-gloss black or white finish. (Units can also be wrapped in custom graphics for a truly one-of-a-kind presentation.) And thanks to its minimal weight - the larger model tips the scales at a mere 165 pounds - and single power cord, the Innovate kiosk combines portability with ease of use.
Virtual reality may be stealing most of the headlines, but augmented-reality systems are no less capable of capturing attendees' attention. Take the Kaon AR, which leverages Google's Tango technology platform to combine virtual 3-D objects with real-world environments. Using a Tango-enabled device, such as the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone, attendees can place a virtual product model in various locations in the physical booth, walk around the model (thanks to stereoscopic cameras and sensors that track a user's position relative to the digital object), and explore product options, functions, and features via the device's touchscreen.
Step into the future with Kaon VR, a virtual-reality program that places users in a simulated environment and enables them to explore and configure digital 3-D product models in real time to meet their unique specifications. For example, an attendee at a medical design and manufacturing show could use Kaon VR to select equipment for his or her surgical suite and place these models, which look and behave just like the actual products, anywhere they wish in the virtual space. Users can even view integrated marketing messages and product animations. While the product is currently configured to function with Oculus Rift hardware and software, expect additional VR platforms, including HTC Vive and Samsung VR, to be available soon.
Bring movement and interaction to your in-line booth graphics with the LEVEL exhibit system from ExpoDisplays. Each 10-foot-wide base unit is composed of lightweight aluminum and houses a collection of GraphicGlide panels printed with the exhibitor's custom graphics. The panels are set at different depths, or levels, within the display and can be manually slid in and out of sight, allowing an exhibitor to alternate between showing text- and image-heavy graphics as needed during a presentation. Text and images can be printed on both sides of the GraphicGlide panels, which can be rotated in seconds for even more graphic space. Meanwhile, recessed LED tape strips ensure your messages are easily visible.
Eye-catching, interactive exhibit flooring is often prohibitively expensive and requires complicated installation, but The Inside Track Inc.'s Liquid Floor Tiles make a big impression without breaking your budget. These 20-by-20-inch PVC tiles are filled with small amounts of colorful liquid that react to the pressure of attendees' footsteps, making your floor a dynamic and engaging element that is sure to leave an impression and increase dwell time. Available in eight rainbow-bright hues, the floor tiles can be easily installed over carpeted or hard surfaces, are safe for outdoor use, and can withstand the weight of a forklift.
Monitor stands often have all the appeal and personality of generic office furniture. Brighten up your exhibit with Exhibitry's LumaKiosk, which matches flexibility with flair. Available in a variety of packages ranging from a standalone base unit to a comprehensive system complete with a 55-inch high-definition touchscreen, media player, and LED-lit acrylic header, the LumaKiosk boasts two key differentiators. The entire system can be disassembled, packed into a single rolling case, and checked as standard luggage (units with touchscreens require two cases). And to help your exhibit stand out in the crowd, the kiosk's base lights up in any number of hues courtesy of internal LEDs that can be controlled by remote.
Add an air of intrigue to your digital product presentations with the Magic Cube from Exhibitry. A 12-inch block with a mirrored black surface, the enigmatic Magic Cube doesn't reveal its purpose until attendees approach its accompanying touchscreen, which springs to life when the cube comes within a certain proximity. The Magic Cube then serves as an interface through which attendees can explore a virtual model of your company's product. As users flip or spin the cube, their view of the product on the screen is synced with the movement. Users can also use the touchscreen to bring up information on the product's features and benefits.
Reducing shipping and drayage costs is top of mind for many exhibitors, which is what makes the Magnecore Panel System from Apple Rock Advertising and Promotion Inc. so appealing. Made of recycled plastic and available in any number of custom sizes and shapes, these lightweight panels go through a patented finishing process that gives them a magnetic charge on their edges, enabling them to be quickly assembled into product displays, counters, and more. The panels, which can be printed with custom colors and graphics, can also be used in conjunction with wood and other materials to create sturdy exhibit elements capable of supporting up to 200 pounds.
Apple Rock Advertising and Promotion Inc.
Greensboro, NC, 336-232-4800 www.applerock.com
Booth #1670 ONU One VR
The ONU One VR system makes it possible for an exhibitor to bring its entire product line to a trade show in virtual form using just a computer, virtual-reality headset, and handheld controllers. The VR system, which is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, and Google Cardboard hardware, takes computer-aided design and similar files and optimizes them for virtual space. Users are able to see and interact with a product in a VR environment while accessing photos, informational literature, and video content. Meanwhile, an easy-to-use dashboard allows exhibitors to make changes to animations and other digital media that are reflected in real time.
Make your booth graphics pop with the PAL25XL LED Display Arm Light from Prism Tradeshow Lighting, which casts a bright-white beam while generating no radiant heat. These powerful lighting accessories feature a streamlined design and use AD/DC rectification technology that allows up to six sets of 11 arm lights to draw electricity from a power strip connected to a single outlet. Measuring 21 inches long from end to end, the fixtures can be modified with "barn door" light deflectors, colored gel sheets, and a warm-light filter for a wide range of lighting effects. A universal slide base plate is designed to be compatible with both Prism's proprietary brackets and most common fastening hardware.
Immerse attendees in a virtual 3-D world courtesy of the PanoVue Theater from Exhibitry. While scalable to almost any size, the standard model fits comfortably in a 20-by-20-foot booth and offers a 15-foot-wide panorama with a 210-by-75-degree field of view. The projection unit is a self-contained device placed within the footprint of the theater's dome, eliminating the worry about positioning a separate projector in the exhibit. Programming can present a company's products contextually in their native environments or through 3-D graphics, 360-degree photos and videos, and interactive overlays. Attendees interact with presentations via a handheld controller or a touchscreen-embedded station that enables them to manipulate objects in the scene, move the camera view, and travel around the virtual space.
Make your in-booth video presentation leave a lasting impression with the Photon HoloImager from PeopleVisionFX. This turnkey system includes all the necessary technology, software, installation, and technical support to literally add a new dimension to conventional video: holographic images. Scalable from a tabletop display to a full theater installation, the Photon HoloImager uses hologram emitters positioned in front of a monitor or theater screen to supplement the 2-D content with 3-D animations, product models, charts, and more. So when attendees are watching a video describing the features and benefits of your newest widget, a lifelike hologram of your product will appear in front of the screen - an effect that will make a big impact regardless of its size.
Connecting attendees with the optimal staffer in a large, crowded exhibit can be like finding a needle in a haystack - and often leaves hot prospects cooling their heels. TurnoutNow's Pinpoint system, a real-time staff locater powered by wearable Bluetooth beacons, solves this problem by enabling exhibit managers to find their ace employees in seconds, thereby increasing booth efficiency and reducing the number of handoffs an attendee experiences. A real-time dashboard also allows exhibit managers to track multiple data points, view a heat map of their booths to see what areas are attracting the most interest, and send staffers text messages.
Thin is definitely in, as evidenced by the Poly-55 Bright lightbox system from Aluvision Inc., which uses edge-lighting LED technology in lieu of traditional LED panels to achieve a narrow, 2.16-inch profile while preventing shadows and hot spots. Ideal for use as a wall or ceiling element, the Poly-55 Bright can also lighten an exhibitor's load - literally. When it's time to dismantle an exhibit, the system's fabric infill can be folded and its aluminum-extrusion profiles disassembled into four separate pieces, allowing the Poly-55 Bright to be compactly shipped and stored.
The ProjectionVue Kiosk from Exhibitry is a practical way to bring the magic of projection mapping to your exhibit while sidestepping the expensive technical setup and large space requirements the technology typically requires. The entirely self-contained system comprises a touchscreen-embedded stand and an exhibitor's choice of either a custom or standard projection-mapping surface, both of which rest upon a circular base. Exhibitry's team of producers, artists, and animators handles the technological concerns and delivers a turnkey interactive presentation that animates your product's functions, features, and benefits. The kiosk can be set up in a matter of minutes, and its compact, 3-by-3-foot footprint means that projection mapping is no longer restricted to trade show Goliaths.
Exhibitors, especially those in the construction and mining industries, who are searching for a unique traffic builder need look no further than the ProjectionVue Sandbox from Exhibitry. This 80-by-26-inch waist-high case is a literal sandbox, but one with an augmented-reality twist: a topographic map that is projected onto the sand. As users dig into the sand using small tools or even their bare hands, the 3-D map changes by revealing areas of ground water and subsurface anomalies, such as a horizontal oil well or dinosaur fossils. Small cameras within the sandbox capture the small-scale excavating and feed the footage to a pair of overhead monitors so passersby can view the earth-moving action.
Make your exhibit's product-display walls truly one of a kind with the Slattile system from QLEVO. Simply screw each roughly 12-by-12-inch baseboard onto the desired vertical surface and then pop on the front panels, which are available in approximately 12-by-6 inch and 6- by-6-inch sizes. The resulting gridded design is compatible with standard statwall display hardware and QLEVO's proprietary line of accessories, including peg hooks, shelves, hanging baskets, and more. The system's front panels are available in three standard colors (black, gray, and white) and can be printed with custom graphics for a mosaic-like effect that will turn heads on the trade show floor.
City of Industry, CA, 626-964-0602 www.qlevo.us
Booth #1961 SEG Popup
Setting up an in-line or island exhibit is a breeze with the SEG Popup system from Bannermate Exhibition System Co. Ltd. Simply open the white powder-coated pop-up frame (available in a variety of widths), set up the silicone-edge graphics channel bars, and insert your custom SEG panels. Frames can be linked together in a wide variety of configurations, and the ability to create single- or double-sided panels with or without end caps makes the system ideal for island exhibits. The optional Max LED backlighting system means your graphics will truly stand out on the show floor, and the entire lightweight system breaks down quickly and easily for reduced shipping and drayage costs.
Offering attendees an immersive experience in a theater-like setting typically requires a massive exhibit and a proportionately sized budget to cover shipping and drayage. But the Sensory Dome from Exhibitry delivers an interactive viewing experience in a 100-square-foot space and can be packed into a modestly sized carton thanks to its inflatable screen. (A rigid model is also available for longer-term and permanent installations.) The concave structure offers a 180-degree view of real-world or simulated environments that can be manipulated via a hand-held device or a touchscreen-embedded stand.
Evaluating which trade shows to attend is a crucial - and time-consuming - responsibility for exhibitors. Thankfully Derse's web-based ShowPoint tool does much of the legwork for you by putting years of industry benchmarking data at your fingertips. Simply select your exhibiting objectives from an expansive range of options and answer a few basic questions about the show. ShowPoint then provides a "fitness score" of 1 to 4 and a "Go" or "Don't Go" determination that can help decide which shows are the most favorable to your goals. The system's reporting function enables easy analysis of evaluated shows and aggregates data that can be sorted by industry, target market, etc.
Booth #1323 SmartFabric and SmartFabric Exhibit Rentals
As vibrant as it is budget-friendly, SmartFabric from Freeman is a triple-layered seamless fabric made of 100-percent polyester that is ideal for custom printed graphics. SmartFabric can be used on rental exhibit panels, self-standing banners, printed booth furnishings, and more. And at trade shows where Freeman is the official services contractor, SmartFabric exhibit rentals include installation-and-dismantle labor and material-handling fees. At the end of the show, exhibitors can take the fabric with them to be reused in the future.
Prize wheels, a perennial favorite among attendees, come into the 21st century courtesy of SocialPoint Audience Engagement's virtual rendition, which can be displayed on touchscreens ranging from a tablet to large-scale monitors. After entering their contact information and any other customizable data fields of an exhibitor's choosing, attendees can give the virtual wheel a spin to see what they win. The system's software monitors prize inventory so it doesn't give away prizes that are out of stock, and it also tracks what each attendee wins to enable exhibitors to provide highly personalized post-show follow-ups. In addition, the game allows attendees to set the level of follow-up they desire, helping the exhibitor find the most qualified leads.
Crafted from high-grade, powder-coated aluminum, Swift Stands from TADD Innovations Display Products can function as easy-to-assemble, standalone product displays or be combined with TADD's T Works Display System to create larger booth setups. Measuring approximately 94 inches tall and 35 inches wide, the units are available in two configurations: a model with four 8-inch-deep shelves and a three-shelf model with a bracket and mount for a 30- to 32-inch flatscreen monitor. Both models come standard with fabric graphic toppers, LED accent lighting, and a transport case. Optional accessories include side-mounted fabric graphic banners, a garment pole for hanging items, and a tablet holder.
The T Works Display System from TADD Innovations Display Products offers a modular and scalable exhibiting solution for trade show professionals who value versatility. A framework of interchangeable, high-grade aluminum extrusions is finished with silicone-edge graphics, tensioned-fabric elements, and preset shelving to construct a wide range of structures, such as towers, display cases, storage closets, counters, and reception desks. Available in both preset and custom designs (including such options as overhead and accent lighting, sign toppers, and grid panels), the system can be reconfigured into multiple layouts and be scaled up or down to accommodate a variety of footprints.
Personable booth staffers can turn a good show into a great one, but fast and effective methods of teaching this elusive quality are hard to find. Thankfully, TRADE SHOWS ON STEROIDS has made its learning sessions, which were previously only available in person, more accessible to exhibit managers through The Online Training, a collection of digital learning modules designed to help staffers become more comfortable engaging with attendees. Options include full-length and condensed pre-show training sessions for individual staffers and teams, as well as on-site training that can be done in the booth the day before a show opens. Exhibit managers are able to monitor their staffers' progress and receive a training manual and other resources to help ensure the program's success.
Touchscreens are all well and good, but complex interfaces can detract from an exhibitor's message and products, and their ubiquity can leave attendees more mild than wild. The Touch Anything kiosk from Exhibitry solves both problems in one fell swoop. The system integrates sections of scaled models of an exhibitor's product - or, when possible, the actual products themselves-in the kiosk stand's surface and transforms them into an interface using capacitive touch technology. A tap of a finger or a brush of a hand on the embedded object can trigger content ranging from video playback to interactive presentations that keep attendees cognitively and tactilely engaged with your products.
Virtual reality is one of the trade show industry's biggest buzzwords, and Exhibitry's VR Vue system offers many unique features, chief among them the ability to sync real-world items with their virtual counterparts. Simple, physical objects called VR Vue Sculptures come to life for users wearing the VR headset. As users walk around the sculpture, their view of the virtual model changes in kind. Users can interact with the sculpture, as a wave of a hand or the touch of a finger can prompt virtual content highlighting the product's features. The VR Vue system also lets bystanders get in on the action without a headset via the optional VR Vue-r tablet stand or simply watch the proceedings on display screens.
The VR Vue Examiner from Exhibitry allows attendees to engage in virtual- and augmented-reality experiences without costly headsets. The system is available in two configurations: a freestanding touchscreen monitor and a handheld wireless device, or as a wired handheld device with a built-in touchscreen. Users can simply point the handheld device at a designated area of the booth - a product display, for example - and with a click of a button activate the monitor to bring the virtual product to animated life. Tapping the 29-inch touchscreen can trigger pop-up infographics, switch the display to X-ray mode to allow users to see inside the product, and even operate the virtual representation to better understand how it functions. And as users swivel and tilt the monitor, their motions are synced in the virtual world on the screen.
Portability meets practicality in the Xtension.squared fabric pop-up system from Duo Display USA. Available in four configurations ranging from 2.5 to 10 feet wide, making it perfect for attention-grabbing backdrops and a dimensional alternative to banner stands, Xtension.squared features a collapsible aluminum frame that can be set up in less than one minute thanks to powerful magnetic connectors. The wrinkle-free, dye-sublimated fabric graphic stays attached to the frame via a hook-and-loop system for easy setup, and the system is designed for optimal surface tension for smooth, straight edges. Optional LED lights can be added to the top of the frame to highlight your graphics, and a rear fabric panel can be installed for a double-sided message.
Mobility is the name of the game with Zuant iPhone 2.0, a lead-capture app that puts powerful tools right in staffers' hands. In addition to allowing users to scan badges, barcodes, and business cards, the app includes a Showroom feature that enables staffers to display a company's entire library of product literature and email it directly to attendees. Contact information for top prospects can be forwarded to sales reps for immediate follow-up, and simple, customizable menus make the system easy to learn and use.
Zuant Mobile Lead Capture
Bracknell, England, 44-1344-350-250 www.zuant.com