ARLINGTON, VA - December 21, 2016 - /PRNewswire/ - Eventbase Technology Inc., the leading app platform for premium events, is powering the indoor and outdoor wayfinding technology in the CES® 2017 mobile app using the largest deployment of proximity beacons at the show to date.
The network of 3,000 Gimbal beacons will help attendees easily navigate the show floor by providing venue-wide location and routing on a detailed 3D map using Heidelberg Mobil's Deep Map™ technology.
Eventbase pioneered the use of beacons at events with wayfinding emerging as a valuable tool for trade shows. The technology taps into the power of beacons to enhance event experiences and removes the frustration of navigating larger, more complex events. CES has used this technology for several years, including implementing a beacon-based scavenger hunt in past years and introducing a beacon-based navigation last year.
The CES 2017 App features attendee networking for the first time through LinkedIn integration. With this feature, attendees will be able to opt-in and message each other in the app to arrange meetings on-site. The app also offers push notifications to get the latest CES news to app users.
"Eventbase delivers technology to help attendees make the most of their event experience, finding the technology and content that interests them most," said Jeff Sinclair, co-founder and CEO of Eventbase. "With in-app point-to-point navigation, attendees will find it easier than ever to navigate the exhibitor floor and optimize their time."
"CES has grown to record-breaking size over the last 50 years. We want attendees to be able to effortlessly navigate our multiple show venues and have easy access to a great deal of information," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. "We're working with Eventbase to leverage thousands of beacons throughout the show floor to continue the expansion of this navigation system and create a more interactive experience for attendees."
CES is the largest tech trade show in the world with more than 165,000 attendees and 3,800+ exhibiting companies. The need for a comprehensive solution that will fully engage and inform the attendee during the show is the priority for this year's event. CES will use Eventbase's solutions to deliver a memorable event experience and empower attendees and exhibitors alike.
The app is available for iOS and Android with a Windows 10 version is coming soon. Search "CES 2017" in the App Store or Google Play and download it today. For more information on CES 2017, visit CES.tech.
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
Eventbase is the leading mobile technology platform for premium events. Trusted by global brands for their Tier 1 conferences, clients include HPE, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, CES and SXSW. Eventbase also delivers apps for massive consumer events including three Olympic Games, Comic-Con International and Sundance Film Festival. Our platform propels events into the mobile age, personalizing the experience through apps that incorporate sophisticated design, industry-leading scalability, and ground-breaking innovations. Named "Best Event App" at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Event Technology Awards, Eventbase is based in Vancouver, Canada and has offices in London, UK, and Germany. For more information, visit www.eventbase.com and follow @EventbaseTech.