The world's 2 largest shows: CES in Las Vegas and CeBIT in Hannover (tomorrow actually) gather 250,000 attendees or more in their annual tradeshow. Although untested, this event management app "probably" can't handle that kind of crowd, yet. That would be too good to be true, right? So far however, our users have managed to support up to 1000 attendees. The 6 second check-in speed is far superior than any known system, but one of our customers managed to use the barcode scanner to check in guests in less than 1 second each. He modified the Raffle Ticket template to print the name badges, and mailed them to registrants ahead of the event. Upon arrival, he used the handheld scanner to scan the barcode, and set the app to SEARCH mode. One scan will instantly bring up the guest. He can then confirm the arrival, or enter additional information. Now, use your imagination and perhaps you too, can come up with some brilliant ideas.
Do you know that Wall Street Journal has a great section on Workplace Technology? Yesterday an article written by Alexandra Samuel spoke of "The Power of Conference in a Social-Media Age." She suggested to add a nice touch in your gatherings by giving a little sticker to your new contacts. You can be creative with your stickers by printing QR code that links to your blogs, twitter account, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, or directly to your LinkedIn profile. One of the best kept secrets of our app is the ability to print small stickers, on demand. You can create a template to print 1 or 100 small stickers using Brother's DK-2210 label rolls. It is an instant gratification, at a cost of less than a penny per sticker. Next time when you print a name tag, why not print a pack of 10 small stickers for your guest as a souvenir?
Here is a fun fact: for some reasons Brother's nomenclature for their label rolls, or even printers can be different in US vs. other part of the world. For example, the DK-22251 in UK is the same as DK-2251 in the US. That is close. But the DK-2205 in the U.S. is DK-44205 in Europe. These 2 labels are actually identical, both 62mm wide and 100ft long. Fortunately our Name Badge app does not discriminate the label rolls based on its name. So if you do not see your DK-xxxx among the list of templates, don't panic.
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