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The rise of retail interactive displays

With advances in the world of technology, the consumer expectation and level of comfort with interactive touchscreens in the retail space has gone up and it’s in all time high, in fact, consumers experience is defined by the content that a retail store has to offer with the retail’s goal that the experience stays with the consumer.

Large screens for retail

In the last 6 months we have installed and tested a few ways to deliver high quality content using our video wall, touchscreen kiosks and interactive wall mounted screens and the results are amazing, we are seeing an increase of 30% in sales related to digital content displayed on the screens and 50% user interaction with touch kiosks, leading also to more sales and user capture and future engagement.   

mounted touchscreen kiosk at greenfig / Yotel
 

The trend is only going to grow and create more opportunities for retail chain to educate and engage even more with the consumer on higher digital level and that’s why interactive digital solution will play even a larger role in brand’s marketing in the next few years. to learn more about our retail solutions and ways to expose your brand in this digital interactive edge click here.

It’s “Go Time” in Event Planning – The month of May in the event world is what December is to retailers

Every year in the event world, event planners and producers gear up for May, also known as the Super Bowl of the event and trade show season.

As spring is upon us and the weather is warming, we are reminded that trade show season is here. Annually, May brings the largest event and trade show numbers; it’s no different this year for our team here at Popshap. On average, Popshap handles about 7-10 events and trade shows each month. In May, we triple the amount of projects, providing our touch screens, touch kiosks and touch tables all over the world – from NYC to Singapore and everywhere in between.

So why is May such a perfect month for events and trade shows? It’s simple, almost everywhere in the U.S. you will find the most agreeable weather of the year. The ease of travel increases the chance of a successful event that much more. The second reason is the fact that each event – when planned correctly – takes time to plan, and normally brands start the planning around January or Q1 of each year.

27 inch Touchscreen kiosk

In May of 2019, Popshap will be renting over 150 touch kiosks, 80 touch tables and over 20 video wall setups. Year after year we look to our amazing partners to manage the work, and we would not be able to get it all done without them! Stay tuned for amazing images and also a video reel showcasing the month of May.

Popshap is live at HIMMS 2019 in Orlando!

Typical Health care conferences consist of the normal exhibitors and attendees, but this year is different. We’re noticing about a twenty percent of the exhibitors are displaying exciting and new innovations. This includes technology from robotic surgical arms, all the latest healthcare technology, to the new wave in touch screen kiosks utilizing our stand up and table top interactive kiosks.

Popshap is here informing the healthcare industry that it’s not about just having a booth at HIMSS, it’s about making your booth a destination. Custom touch kiosks make a difference at large conferences like this.

All the talent, innovation and experience here today will create strategic partnerships between individuals and exhibitors attending that will culminate in solutions that can only be dreamed of.

Come check us out! We are at booth 2687

Event Check-In Kiosks: Why Every Event Should Have One

The Forgotten Part of Event Planning

There are many components to events. There’s the logistical planning beforehand, searching for the proper venue, hiring the right catering crew, compiling the guest list (and making sure no one was forgotten,) and providing the ‘wow factor’. There’s one aspect which many people tend to overlook and that is how to check their guests into the event.

There are many ways you could solve this dilemma. You could set several computers up on a table and have the event attendees input their information or you could check the guest’s names off of a list as they enter, or use another method.

None of those are ideal options. Typing your name out on a computer and checking names off not only takes time away from your guests enjoying the event, but it also creates long lines with restless people.  

But what if we told you Popshap could provide an acceptable event check-in method and your event’s ‘wow factor’ rolled into one idea?

Enter, Popshap’s Event Check-In Kiosks!

 

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What is an Event Check-In Kiosk?

What is an Event Check-In Kiosk? That is an excellent question. An Event Check-in Kiosk is a digitally interactive device that makes checking into an event a breeze. What makes this touchscreen unit unique to checking in is that it provides guests with several options to to check in.

The first two options are relatively standard, entering in an email address or confirmation number. But the third method is which makes this device stand out. Since the Check-In Kiosk has a built-in camera, the guest would receive a QR code on their phone which they could then flash in front of the camera and be checked in in under 30 seconds!

The Layers Behind the Kiosk

How does the Event Check-In Kiosk operate? That is also a great question! There are a handful of steps our development team and the event planners have to take even before the digital touch screen kiosk comes into the picture. First Popshap’s development team would create a special event tab within their admin website. Once the tab is created, the client hosting the event uploads all the necessary information on their end such as name, time, location, description, and media to accompany the text.

After the main information is detailed, the client uploads their guest list from a spreadsheet and the data is automatically converted to an email list, which is then distributed. The guest receives an email and a text message with the time, date, and, location, in addition to a link to the website. Once this is created, the guest will receive a link to the website where they can input their name, email, and company name. They would get an email that includes their unique confirmation number and QR code.

event check in screenshot

At the event, a guest would approach the touchscreen Event Check-In Kiosk and either scan their QR code or input their confirmation code or email. Then, depending if the host wants it or not, a name tag sticker would print out next to the kiosk and the guest is successfully checked into the event.

Why are Event Check-In Kiosks important?

As discussed before event check-in is an area of event planning which people tend to neglect. In reality, this part of the process is actually quite important. By checking in the guests, it marks down who actually attended the event, which is key for analytics later on after the event.

With the provided examples of event check-in, the first two provide the data but are highly inefficient when it comes to managing the long lines. Since Popshap’s interactive touchscreen Event Check-In Kiosks allows the option of scanning a QR code, it dramatically shortens the wait time, thus making this digital device efficient in both collecting analytics and optimizing the guest’s time.

If you would like to see more about how Popshap’s touchscreen Event Check-In Kiosks work, please visit https://popshap.com/kiosk-software/event-check-in/ to learn more!   

Popshap at HIMMS 2019

Each year the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, (better
known as HIMSS) conducts a conference/trade show bringing together over 45,000
health information and technology professionals, executives, market suppliers and
clinicians from all over the globe. This year, HIMSS 2019 is being held from
February 11, 2019 through February 15, 2019 at the Orange County Convention
Center in Orlando. Industry leaders will gather to display, meet and discover new
ways to utilize innovative information and technology aimed at continuing the
advancement of the healthcare industry on all levels. Attendees will have the
opportunity to take part in over 300 educational sessions and meet with over 1300
exhibitors/vendors, giving them the chance to discover and become knowledgeable
on all of the cutting edge products and innovations.

As the industry evolved, providers have learned that better interaction with patients
and visitors is of paramount importance. Through the use of interactive touch
screen technologies, providers have made an increased effort to keep patients and
visitors better informed. By using both tabletop and stand up interactive
touchscreen kiosks, hospitals can now provide patients and visitors with locations
map/way finders, doctor and facility biographies and other important
announcements and information. Hospital staffs now have the ability to change
information, as desired and needed from their desks. Customized interactive touch
screen kiosks are also being utilized to permit patients to check-in, schedule follow
up appointments and make payments on their own, freeing up nurses to better
assist doctors in their practices. Industry research has concluded that when patients
are better informed and educated, not only in diagnosis and treatment but in the
overall experience, that knowledge will create a happier patient and a less stressful
environment for health care providers.

When attending HIMSS, stop by booth #2687 and check out our new technologies.
Discuss with our medical division, how we can design a custom, engaging and
interactive touch screen experience to assist your hospital and/or doctors office
utilizing table top and standing touch screen interactive kiosks to bridge the gap,
between provider and patient, now and for the future.

Popshap 2018: A Year in Review

2018 Has Been a Huge Year for Popshap

One of the key dates on the Popshap calendar is the month of September. A number of years ago, a new digital interactive kiosk rental company called Popshap popped up on the radar and took the New York community by storm. Now, in 2018, we have further developed our clientele and increased our inventory tenfold to continue to bring you the utmost quality for your events.

This past year has been very exciting here at the office. With clients like Nielsen, Tytocare, DJI, Unisys, Elf, Webair, SHRM, Cognizant, DSWS, and many more, we have been able to put to the test and truly display our team’s capabilities. To learn more about our clients and projects visit our website.

popshap kiosk projects 2018

Client Relations is the Key to Any Success

We have been able to achieve these feats because of our superior mindset and exceptional staff. At Popshap, we personally care about our clients and projects. Our employees put 110% into customer relations and customer service to ensure that at the end of the day, our clients are completely satisfied with what we provided them.

However, it is not solely our superior customer care that got us to where we are now. The kiosks we rent out is truly what gives value to our company.

Our Products Provide Value

Our state-of-the-art equipment has given us the opportunity to grow so much over these past years and work with such amazing clients. Popshap employees can be as supportive and helpful as possible, but it is ultimately the product that drives customers to keep returning for our services.

Popshap interactive kiosks 2018

It is evident from the projects we worked on and the industries we worked in, that we have provided exceptional service to our clients on both fronts. Based on our prosperous previous year, we cannot wait for what the upcoming year has in store for Popshap!

The Best Time for Hosting an Event Is…?

Hosting an Event in the Fall is better than the Spring

When you think of a prime season for hosting an event, your mind probably jumps to the spring. The temperature is beginning to get warmer, there is more activity outside, people’s moods are shifting from dull to excited. All this may be true, but there’s another key time for event hosting, and it’s closer than you think.

The fall—from September until the last few weeks in November— is also just as perfect of a time for hosting an event due to its convenient placement on the calendar. Let’s quickly break down the specifics:

In September, the summer has just ended and everyone is back in the office, refreshed and ready to go for another exciting corporate season.

In October and November, there’s not much need to worry about running into major holidays. With Halloween at the end of October and Thanksgiving at the end of November, that leaves plenty of time for you to schedule and/or attend an event.

The only question left unanswered is: how do you go about properly preparing for your events? How will I make an engaging event for my guests?

Exciting Event Solutions Provided by Popshap

We here at Popshap have a simple solution: Interactive Touch Kiosks and Digital Signage.

hosting an event in fall

With our state-of-the-art touch kiosk technology, you can truly impress your guests and give them something interactive to keep them entertained. Our touch kiosks can serve many functions at events such as, interactive quizzes and games, a stand with information dynamically displayed, a sign-in station, a digital signage display to show off your brand, and much much more. With our exceptional team of designers and programmers, any idea you could come up with is possible.

Each Event is Different

We have a variety of styles to offer, each geared towards a specific purpose. We could provide you with kiosks for corporate event solutions, trade show event solutions, fundraiser event solutions... any kind of event you could think of, we have you covered.

It is never too early or too late to book your engaging event-stopping interactive kiosks. Call or email us with any request you have!

Unisys Captivates Audience with Popshap’s Touch Screen Tables

Unisys Demonstrates Cyber Security Capabilities with Popshap’s Touch Screen Tables

During this year’s Black Hat cyber security conference, Unisys blew crowds away using Popshap’s touch screen tables.

For over 20 years, the week long Black Hat conference in Las Vegas has showcased revolutionary developments and trends in information security research. Not only does the convention have a phenomenal show floor, but every year a handful of leaders in technology give informational lectures about valuable industry topics.

Blackhat image

The Black Hat conference also hosts a training section to the event, that offers individual training courses to test out applications and technology to better inform the attendees how to efficiently utilize security attack and defend programs.

The convention is perfect for IT specialists, security software developers and analysts, risk managers, consultants, professors, students, and those who have a general interest, to learn all there is to know about the important developments in cyber security.

Unisys, an information technology company who was attending the Black Hat conference, came to Popshap seeking to develop a unique booth. They wanted an interactive and engaging way to inform the convention’s attendees of their advances in security software.

We agreed that using our 32” touch screen table featuring an interactive digital quiz that demonstrated the capabilities of Unisys’ products and services was the best way to communicate what the company has to offer. Working through the obstacles of limited internet, our team at Popshap developed a localized network program on the 32” touch screen tables, that not only engaged but also properly informed guests of what Unisys is and the services they provide.

In the end, the booth was a major success. Using the customizable technology of the touch screen tables, Popshap was truly able to exhibit the software capabilities of Unisys.  

 

       

Optical Bonding For Touch Screens Displays

When thinking about advancements in touch screen displays, often our thoughts turn to the awe inspiring – displays that make headlines at CES and other major trade shows. However, there are improvements that are introduced with less fanfare but have more direct applications for the average user.

Optical bonding is a new adhesive process that is enabling touchscreen displays to keep up with the demands of new uses in environments and settings not ideal for digital displays. While adhesives might not sound so exciting, the result is brighter, clearer visuals, making screens look more vivid and of a higher quality.

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Traditionally, the touch screen displays is attached to an LCD display using an adhesive gasket frame that sits between the touch-responsive cover and the actual display, creating an air gap. Optical bonding adheres the touch screen cover to the LCD display with an optically clear adhesive, eliminating the air gap. So, what does that mean?

  • Improved visibility in sunlight – Using traditional methods, sunlight refracts on the air gap between the display and glass cover.
  • More rugged, durable touch screens displays – With optical bonding, there is no space for dust or condensation to accumulate between the display and glass cover.

True Eagle photo booth kiosk popshap

Touchscreen kiosk rentals for use in outdoor settings or humid locations should be fabricated using optical bonding for the best performance.

When renting a touchscreen display through Popshap’s custom kiosk installation service, we assess your desired location for the kiosk to match the environment’s demands with the proper hardware components. We have optical bonded touchscreen displays available for rent when your next event takes you outdoors!

4 Trade Show Booth Ideas

Trade show booth ideas can open you up to harnessing long lasting clients. So it’s time to deck out your custom trade show booth and show those potential clients how it’s done.

Definitely get paraphernalia; pens, tablecloths, lip balm, chewing gum, portable chargers, really and cool gadgets that are branded. People really love getting free things, more than that they now have your brand in their pocket.

Trade Show Booths Must Be Beautiful!

Pay attention to beauty. Beauty is the language of attraction. People literally have a natural instinct to engage with that which is beautiful. If you don’t feel competent with what is appealing bring in a specialist! It’s of paramount importance. At the end of the day, you want to know how to make your trade show booth stand out. And no matter what you use, your trade show display needs to pop.

Marketing at Trade Shows

Trade show displays offer an interesting array of marketing skills. First of all, the interpersonal skills. You have to be inviting and outgoing to draw people in with upbeat energy. That’s pretty obvious though. The best trade show booths are not only the ones with the best gadgets but also the ones with the best people.

Second is brand identity. At a trade show, you need exactly what you are and what makes you stand out. And you have to do all that in a short period of time while you still have potential clients attention.

Third, you have to be creative. If people were looking for something simple they may not travel all the way to whatever obscure hotel you happen to be setting up shop in. They would just look on google. It’s a great source of information. But they didn’t they came to find something that is unique. So polished deliveries and clear brand identity is crucial.

Speak in Smiles

Your trade show booth design is very important. But you have to actually want to meet people. Genuine smiles are much more likely to get genuine results.

Trade show booth ideas should be to make your brand stand out. That’s the most important thing at a trade show because trade shows are like speed dating. You meet a whole bunch of different potential partners in a short period of time, trying to figure out whether there is potential to work together. Obviously, you’re going to remember the ones who stand out. That’s human nature.

Trade Show Kiosks

Trade show kiosks are a multi-faceted machine that can boost trade show booths appeal on a number of different levels. They create a modern look to your booth that now belongs in the current century. Touch screen kiosks create a platform of engagement for your client base to not only get a chance to look but actually get a chance to touch as well.

Trade show booth displays are designed to create immersive experiences that people will walk out of thinking ‘I need one of those’. Translate your trade show advertising to an interactive experience. Trade show booth design ideas must focus your point around the consumer. And touch screen kiosks do just that. They give the consumer something to engage with on his own terms. A user can walk right up and interact with it as they wish. I mean within reason. Hopefully, they don’t light it on fire or anything crazy like that.

Custom Trade Show Booth Ideas

Tradeshow booth with touch kiosks

Make sure your booth screams your brand at all times, and large inviting custom display screens can do just that. They serve as brand advertisement, client information collection, product information education, and most importantly they look super cool. I mean a booth with and without a kiosk are hardly comparable.

Trade shows can make it or break for long lasting clients. Now is the time to make sure that you are capitalizing on all resources available. So if you want to know how you can make your trade show booth stand out, try a method that incorporates a kiosk. They always stand out. No, literally they are like 6 feet tall and very hard to miss. Remember the best trade show booths are the ones that leave a lasting impression.

In summation. Just a few trade show booth ideas;

Bring some little, branded things to give away.

Make sure you smile truthfully.

Pay attention to beauty!

And bring a kiosk to tie it all in together.