Articles by tag: IAAPA

Best Practices for Implementing Venue Management Software into FECs

Tylping on a computer at a Family Entertainment Center

The implementation of venue management software is a pivotal step for businesses in the entertainment and leisure industry. Kalyn New from Roller Software shared her expertise on this subject in a soundbite from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA). Her insights focus on two main aspects: scalability and integration. New underscores […]

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Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality, Authentic Reality: Why Guests Want More Than Technology

When walking through a Harry Potter or Star Wars attraction at an amusement park, it may seem like an escape from reality. Park guests can immerse themselves in another world and leave anything going on in their real life behind. However, even in a ‘galaxy far, far away,’ amusement parks are focused on authenticity and […]

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Is “Authentic Reality” Next in Entertainment?

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become popular vehicles for content creation in and outside of amusement parks. They are able to transport consumers to new worlds and experiences unlike any device in the past, but their real strength may lie in the form of a third ‘reality’. That would be authentic reality, […]

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How IPs and Technology are Delivering on Storytelling at Amusement Parks

Today’s entertainment landscape is as bountiful as it has ever been. With competition coming from new arenas like streaming services, theme parks have reimagined themselves to stay attractive. This change has not been accomplished solely through higher and faster rides, but by using the latest technological tools available. “We have to change the way we’ve […]

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Reshaping the VR Narrative in Amusement Parks with Bob Cooney

It is no longer uncommon to see a virtual reality experience in any number of entertainment or educational avenues. The technology has become more flexible and consumers have gained more experience with it, businesses are working VR experiences into their offerings. Amusement and theme parks are jumping in on the action as well. However, the […]

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What News To Expect at IAAPA Expo 2019

More than 1,000 leading amusement park and attraction industry companies will exhibit at IAAPA Expo 2019. The Orange County Convention Center will open on November 19 until 22 and dozens of product reveals and launches will be announced. Here are a few news events to keep an eye on during the show: SUMBA Unveil of […]

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IAAPA 2019 Preview: 3 Reasons to Attend

The attraction industry’s global association should have no problem attracting professionals to its flagship conference this November. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo returns to Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center from November 18-22. IAAPA Expo 2019 brings together leaders of theme and amusement parks from across the country […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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