Tips for Making Attendees Feel Comfortable at Trade Shows

There is a ton of stuff to think about when planning live trade shows and events while COVID is still a thing. The one thought that can’t be ignored is that many attendees may have a certain level of worry about gathering in large groups—regardless of how yielding trade shows are with CDC guidelines.

Take these apprehensions seriously, and ease the attendee’s fears at trade shows with the following tips.

Openly communicate safety procedures—but don’t make it all an attendee thinks about 

Your attendees and your team need to know that their safety is being taken seriously—though there’s a fine line between communicating safety measures, but also not making COVID the only thing an attendee sees when they look at an event’s invite, website, or marketing resources.

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Make sure attendees are aware of any screening procedures before they register

Whether you’re necessitating proof of vaccine, rapid COVID tests, and/or health surveys and temperature checks, make sure all attendees know that right off the top so they can decide what they’re comfortable with—and what they’re ready for.

 

Install Body Temperature Kiosk with Face Mask Recognition

Eliminate labor costs on a dedicated temperature screener, and give yourself and anyone entering your show a visible reminder that you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect their health and safety.  These body temperature scanner kiosks require no physical interaction.  Look at the camera and get the automatic temperature reading in 1-3 seconds.

Be steady with your messaging. 

Whether you have a landing page or are sending email campaigns to guests, it is crucial for the messaging emphasizing the safety precautions to be consistent across the board. By sharing any pre-event marketing communication, it will also help estimate the interest of potential attendees and give them the self-assurance to attend—particularly when sharing the precautions and steps that will be taken during the event to safeguard guest safety.

In Closing

Sending out an email poll to the event attendees is super useful in gathering their reaction and learning if they felt at ease attending the in-person event if they felt the safety procedures that were communicated were correctly executed and if they would attend another in-person event. At the end of the day, it is our goal to win back the self-confidence of guests to attend in-person events.

Keep Your Business Safe With Temperature Screening Kiosks

With the covid19 pandemic we have learned to adapt to the new environment, businesses had to come up smarter and safer ways of reopening. First came handheld temperature scanners, however that still involves face-to-face interaction. Finally, then came temperature screening kiosks that completely changed the game.

They have become the new normal and are being installed in hotels, restaurants, gyms, hospitals, airports and events. Body temperature kiosks provide a quick and easy process to check people’s temperature and stay safe. They are truly contactless and eliminate that person-to-person interaction.

What are the benefits?

Let’s start off with the fact that they are convenient and easy to set up, our team has traveled to hospitals, trade shows and schools to set up numerous body temperature kiosks and they come with the fully equipt software with face recognition.

These kiosks make detecting fevers and potential symptoms of sickness easier especially in places where many people are conjuring together. These have become a requirement in places such as hospitals for employees and patients and schools for students, they are completely touchless and take 1 second to screen for potential symptoms.

Our software can detect if a person is not wearing a facemask and will remind the person to put one on. This is extremely helpful to enforce facemask policies for all industries. With the pandemic still at large these are preventative measures to continue facemask wearing.

If a person does happen to have a high temperature ensuring they have a fever a red light will appear on the kiosk that shows they cannot enter the facility. With the Smart Pass Application installed onto the kiosk can be programmed to send out real time email notifications.

These technological advances are truly keeping people safe and very easy to manage, even with many people getting the vaccine, this gives a sense of security for businesses and for those who have yet to get the vaccine.

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Are you interested in learning more about temperature screening kiosks and how they can keep your business safe? Click here to learn more.

Changing How America Checks Temperatures Could Help States Catch More COVID-19 Cases

Throughout the pandemic, the odds are that as you enter a restaurant or doctor’s office, somebody will point a thermometer gun at your forehead in order to evaluate your temperature. Your temperature is being measured to try to recognize whether or not you have an increased body temperature, which is symptomatic of fever, one of the primary signs of COVID-19.

What many companies have found is that using infrared thermal body temperature kiosk work better. They are quick, unassuming, and non-invasive. You can quickly screen many individuals without troubling them, for example, travelers moving through an airport or folks entering a bar.

But let’s be honest… we still need to find a way for an even more precise mass-screening process, and yes infrared thermometer kiosks are already very popular, what can else be done to develop their precision?

We know that our body’s extremities are more sensitive to the overall thermal profile of the body – that fingers, for instance, increase or decrease their temperature relatively a lot as deep body temperature increases and declines a little. In contrast, the head – specifically the corners of the eyes – are more dependable and reflective of deep body temperature.

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Observing these parts of the body and the difference in temperature between them could offer a more accurate signal of whether deep body temperature is elevated due to fever. This would work because in numerous scenarios in which deep body temperature surges, the temperature of the extremities also surges – for example in exercise, when drinking alcohol, getting hot when wearing too many clothes, and so on. As a result, the variance between the temperature of the eye and fingers decreases.

This wouldn’t be flawless. Other circumstances can also increase this alteration, including some age-related circumstances. And, as we’ve noted, not all ill people cultivate fever symptoms. But it would be a stride in the right direction, and so is worthy of further contemplation. We’re doubtful COVID-19 will be the last pandemic, and we owe it to upcoming generations to learn what we can from this one to help organize for the next.

4 benefits of Touchscreen Technology in Healthcare

Throughout the last couple of months, we have seen an increased demand for digital touch and touchless technology. Many businesses are finding solutions such as touch screen kiosks, digital posters, and body temperature screening kiosks to improve their customer experience and business efficiency.

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One of the biggest industries looking for these touchscreen technology solutions is the healthcare industry. There’s no doubt that healthcare provides work hard, with their long hours and crazy schedules, that’s why we do everything we can to make their work more efficient and productive.

In this post, we will outline some of the benefits that come with touchscreen displays as well as body temperature screening kiosks.

Touchscreens Improve Productivity 

Digital touchscreen displays and monitors make it easier to access patient records, it also allows easy check-in. No more need for paper and hard copies, touchscreens allow doctors and nurses to find patient’s records quickly and efficiently and keep everything up to date. With healthcare providers time is of the essence and touchscreens can help make that time more sufficient, it also improves communication between patients and staff.

Save Time and Money

Interactive screens are convenient and straightforward, they keep patients informed and with easy access to information that takes less time than waiting for someone to answer your questions. These touchscreen kiosks can be placed on waiting rooms and lobbies and also make checking in much quicker. With multiple kiosk stations, more patients can check-in without waiting for available staff and can disclose information in a more private way.

Safer for patients and staff

With body temperature screening kiosks, walking into a doctor’s office is now safe and proactive. Without having to take off a mask the face recognition makes it easier and faster to get screened.

Wayfinding and Information

Digital signage is a great way to provide tips and directions for patients and staff. Often Hospitals, medical offices and clinic can be tricky to find certain locations, and with digital maps around these locations would make wayfinding simple and effortless and decreases face-to-face interaction. These digital screens can also be effective ways of providing information to patients, with tips and information that reduces patients getting up and asking a healthcare provider.

Overall, touchscreen technology and digital signage are revolutionizing the healthcare industry and making it easier for healthcare providers. They are sanitary ways of providing information, saving time, improving productivity, and last but not least safe. Click here to check out some of our healthcare products.

As Companies Brace for a Second COVID Wave – Here’s How to Respond

The strain of COVID-19 on businesses, not to mention our human lives, will be felt for many months and perhaps years to come. Supply chains are still declining. The travel industry is still struggling to get off the ground. Offices and storefronts don’t know whether to stay open or close. More staff than ever before is working from home; many of those workers are trying to balance efficiency with caring for loved ones and possibly supplementing their child’s virtual school.

And of course, many industries have had to shrink their operations or pivot to other means of staying sustainable, and many, many folks are out of work altogether.

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But, even as the attitude and timelines to getting back to normal change every day, how do you create value when demand is stagnant, margins are thin, and the future is more uncertain than ever?

  • Refine Digital Tactics

If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that we’re more dependent than ever on modern technology than ever before. Even if you’re not situated to make substantial investments in new digital tools, you should continually evaluate the digital approaches and technologies you already use. Now is the perfect time to do so in training for “the next normal.” James, a marketing expert at Popshap, recommends that corporations take this time to optimize what’s working and explore new self-service solutions and ideas.

  • Stability Planning

This type of planning needs a flexible framework and management system to soften evolving business impact risks. It provides an organizational structure to recognize probabilistic impacts to an organization, develop a measured tactic to protect employees and operations, and cut risk and exposure while achieving a state of business elasticity.

Self-service and contactless solutions are two perfect examples of this.

  • Build on Customer Service

Even if you’re not selling goods or closing deals at the same pre-covid rate, you have plenty of chances to create important interactions with your customers. For starters, you should keep open lines of communication and plainly articulate how your business is answering and adjusting to the challenges posed by the coronavirus. Let customers know what you’re doing to keep employees safe and what you’re doing in a different way now that things are, well, different.

Fantastic customer service has always separated the best businesses from the rest… Especially during COVID!

  • Uplift Your Employees

Numerous companies have been forced to lay off workers, limit hours, or make other tough personnel decisions in order to endure. Perhaps you have, too. You should be making every effort to safeguard the individuals who have stuck with you during the disaster know you appreciate them—and there are amply of ways to do it.

One of the main ways is ensuring a safe working space.

In 2020, industries have learned that value creation involves more than fulfilling a market need. It’s a product of commercial actions that affect staff, customers, and all other stakeholders. The more value in those areas that you build today, the easier it will be to continue building it tomorrow.

Covid and the Great White Way

“They say the neon lights are bright, on Broadway”.  That famous opening line from The Drifters hit song “On Broadway”, summed up everything about “The Great White Way” up until this past March.  Magic, suspense, excitement, all of it could be said while walking past all of the different Broadway theaters at any time, day or night.  For over 91,000 people, they called this area their home 6 days a week.  8 shows a week for every show on Broadway.  A vibrant industry.  A staple for any tourist visit to NYC.  A special date night for the locals in the tri-state area.  In short, a very special and amazing part of not only the New York scene but live entertainment as well.

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Enter March 12th.  A day no one in the industry would forget.  Complete shutdown of an industry that supplied so much for so many, due to an invisible virus that no one could see, but could and would feel if they caught it.  They said it’d last a month… It’s now the middle of October, some 7 months after initial shutdown, with no rebound in site.  Winter ended, Spring has sprung, and the dog days of Summer have come and gone.  Fall is now in the air.  The curtain has yet to rise, and now, unless something major changes, the curtains and lights will stay low until the end of May, 2021 at the earliest.  That is something that no one could even fathom when the shutdown started in March.  

 

When the curtains do rise again, what changes will us, the patron be subjected to?  Will there be a body temperature kiosk checking temperatures on the cue line outside?  Will it be in the lobby?  What if you want to buy a ticket in the theater or a souvenir?  Will there be a desktop body temperature kiosk there?  How about one at the concessions stand?  Now, you’re ready to go to your seat and you’ve touched so many things already.  Will the way to clean your hands be with a wireless hand sanitizer unit or a wall mounted hand sanitizer one?  

 

Now the show is over.  One of the biggest parts of Broadway is waiting by the stage door at the end of the show to meet your favorite actor or actress.  What will the precautions be back there?  Will there even be a meet and greet allowed?  Will there be a body temperature kiosk there for all to use?  If so, who’s job would it be to make sure everyone indeed did get their temperature taken by the body temperature kiosk?  So many questions, no answers in sight.

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So the curtain stays down for now, but sooner or later, “The Great White Way” will be back, bigger, and brighter than ever.  The magic will be back, the suspense will be greater, and the excitement will be worthy of a curtain call that will last forever.

The value for the returning workforce of a body temperature kiosk.

As many businesses are gearing up to going back to business and to the “new normal”, what are the steps to get employees and customers back to your business? Is a body temperature kiosk the right solution?

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For many businesses, the decision on how to get back to work relies on essential and necessary steps placed by local government and CDC guidelines. With the economy starting to recover from COVID 19 and businesses such as retail, hospitality, and manufacturing getting ready to welcome their employees, it’s important to take those protective steps to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Some of those steps are as simple as the enforcement of people wearing face masks or checking their body temperature, while in some cases and some states, a log for body temperature screenings will have to be taken to allow for audits and reporting.

So what is the most effective way to get someone’s body temperature and how do you make sure they are wearing a mask? Well, the simplest way is to have a person testing people for fever with a simple fever checking point gun with IR thermal scanner. Literally, someone has to stand there for a full shift and in some places over 3 shifts and perform that test. On top of that, he/she has to log every visitor. Besides the fact that it could be very costly, it’s also a very inefficient and slow process. The records recorded in the respective data logs could be sloppy and wrong. Bottom line, too many human error points. So what is the solution? Body Temperature Kiosks. Yes, you read that correctly. You may be asking yourself, what is a Body Temperature Kiosk. A Body Temperature Kiosk is a self-serving kiosk that can take not only check a person’s body temperature but can also check for a mask and keep a log of every visitor or employee. However, that’s not all. It does a lot more than that. With advance face recognition technology, it can also identify employees vs a visitor to your building, track the scanning log, can show the bypass or fail status of the individual, and generate a report log to give to a supervisor or someone in the building. The Body Temperature Kiosk has many other features as well, that can be pivoted and used to integrate into a security access management system or HR system as well and give your employees a sense of security, as they can use the user-friendly tools and programming, to deal with the return to the workforce and office in a much more comfortable and cost-effective way.

Here at Popshap, we understand the value of automation and efficiency so with our vast experience in kiosk technology, we’ve pivoted and added a new line of Body Temperature Kiosks to help a business get their employees back to work faster. We have also added software tools that can work in a network environment and not just as a stand-alone Body Temperature Kiosk unit. By doing this, we can help companies look at the data log not only from one central place but remotely as well.

CoronaVirus Exit planning

What should retail and hospitality prepare for post Coronavirus

 

Some officials and large companies executive branch predicting an economic boom once stay-at-home and other restrictions are lifted but some are more reserved and think that the economy is likely to remain subdued until the threat of the post coronavirus recedes, in either case, both sides agree that the exit strategy from this horrible pandemic should be gradual and over a period of time until it’s proven that the chances of an uptick are minimized.

So how is the business getting ready for the day after CoronaVirus?  For businesses that believe that until there is a full-proof vaccine available, businesses should be limited, are going to take it slow and the re-opening of their locations will be extremely slow.  The transition over time will be easier and perhaps provide those businesses a more calm and organized approach were for other businesses that are trying to get back to normal as fast as they can to stay in business such as restaurants and hotels, some measures of consumer protections will have to be in place and along with that some employee guidelines and training will be necessary.

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Many manufacturers such as Popshap are creating digital hardware and software solutions to allow the business the ease of operation post Coronavirus by adding body temperature kiosks and self-service hand sanitizers, industry leaders hope that with some of the solutions coming to market businesses and especially small business will gain the customers’ trust and start a long process of returning to normal, that is, the “New Normal”.

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It’s hard to predict how post Coronavirus steps will affect the economy and how fast businesses and officials will start implementing those procedures but Popshap and companies alike are getting ready to support those efforts so we can all get out of this pandemic stronger and resume to as normal life as possible.

 

 

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