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Exhibiting and speaking at Event Tech Live 2019

Monday, November 4th, 2019

This week the team and I will be at Event Tech Live, we’ll not only be exhibiting on the show floor and meeting up with clients old and new, but I’ll also be taking part in a panel discussion on the subject of ‘Future Event Venues’. It’s a hot topic which will no doubt generate some great content. During the session on Thursday 7th November, we will explore how venues can use technology in years to come and how this technology will shape the future of our events. At noba, we have the first-hand experience of working with venues that have been purpose-built with functionality, visitor experience and cutting edge technology in mind from the get-go. I look forward to discussing all of this, and more, with the rest of the panel and those attending. For us, attending the event gives us the opportunity to meet face to face with lots of clients, something which is very hard to do in a normal working day as everyone has such a busy life, especially in the world of events, but it also gives us the chance to understand what other technology is available and share in the knowledge transfer and education available at Event Tech Live.Event Tech Live does exactly what you would expect by bringing together a large group (several thousand) of suppliers and users of great technology to enhance their events. The possibilities are endless these days with the amount of technology that’s available but understanding how and when to use this technology is pivotal to how effective, or of use, it may be to the individual client. We’ve certainly found the event very beneficial over the last three years. With so much discussion in the world of connectivity and the Internet of things, staying connected is, in most cases, a major driver with most technologies. Take any cloud-based technology solution that needs to pull or push information in real-time across the internet, it needs a robust Wi-Fi solution that’s fit for purpose. We are involved in most discussions from the conceptual stages all the way through to delivery, integration with other technology or simply providing the platform with credible, reliable Wi-Fi which makes us a trusted partner and essential supplier to the events industry. What better place to ensure we are available to support and help our clients than being on hand at Event Tech Live.Come say hi at our stand 1508 at any time during Event Tech Live and speak with me directly or join the debate on Thursday 7th November at 1 pm at the Expo & Engage stage!Gary Exall - Director

3 reasons why we support the Government’s £250,000 Wi-Fi competition for events

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The UK Government recently launched a competition for event venues across the UK to apply for funding to improve its broadband infrastructure for international events. The £250,000 will be split between a variety of event venues across the country that can host over 400 delegates and will be used to support the improvement of onsite broadband facilities. We take our hats off to the Government for supporting the events industry and essentially using public money to attract more events and more sophisticated events to the country. We’ve put together three reasons why reliable Wi-Fi at events is essential for the future of the UK events industry. Successful events A good Wi-Fi network is vital to the success of any event these days. When you consider the amount of event technology that can potentially be used across an event cycle from event registration and a conference app to live streaming and social walls, the connection needs to be efficient and fit-for-purpose. Happy, connected delegates The number one frustration for people at events in not being able to connect to the venue’s Wi-Fi. In the connected world, we live in delegates need to be able to use their phones to check their emails and messages. Anyone that has attended an event and struggled to connect to the venue’s Wi-Fi network knows how frustrating it can be. Poor user experience can reflect badly on your brand and encourage people to use their mobile network to share their disappointments across social media. Dublin’s Web Summit suffered this problem a few years ago. Europe’s largest tech event left delegates frustrated that the connection was extremely slow and at some points was unable to connect. The event’s 22,000 visitors took to Twitter in their droves to complain about the issue. Security and reputation Most corporates such as banks, law firms and financial services want a secure network for their delegates to connect to at events, as they need to ensure there is no risk of their devices being hacked while connected to the conference network. Yet it is not only these industries that consider security as a vital requirement anymore, but network security is also a high priority for events in the 21st century. A reliable, safe Wi-Fi network available at UK venues is essential for building a positive reputation among international organisers and visitors and attracting business events to help grow the industry. Today, technology and connectivity are as critical as audio, video and lighting to events and live experiences, therefore bulletproof Wi-Fi is no longer a bonus at an event but an absolute essential. Article by Gary Exall- Director at Noba Our experts have kept plenty of events connected, with as little as 24 hours notice. Contact us to see how we can help you.

Event Wi-Fi Planning Guide

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

You never really know someone until you’ve seen them use slow internet. We’ve all been through the frustration of an app or web page not loading when we need it most – and it can test anyone’s patience. When it comes to event planning, it’s worth installing Wi-Fi at your venue, or temporarily upgrading your existing network to keep attendees satisfied. Whether you’re hosting a music festival or conference, communication is central to any event – whatever its size.  (more…)

Press, Production & WiFi at Adidas World Finals

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Project type: Event WiFi Client: Iris Worldwide Services delivered: Satellite broadband, Press, Production and Public WiFi, live support.   Press, production and tech team WiFi provided for over 200 users at the Marseille docks. On behalf of award winning agency Iris Worldwide noba delivered a rock solid network including the backbone of the live scoring system for the Adidas World Finals.   With an install time of less than 6 hours our low contention, high speed triple bonded satellite broadband system provided over 60Mbps of internet throughput to this prestigious event.   For more information on our technology solutions for live events, please contact us.

Fully Managed WiFi Network | Rugby World Cup

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Project type: Event WiFi Client: RTH Services delivered: Fully managed WiFi network, structured cabling, live support. Fully managed WiFi network for 3000 users! As experts in venue connectivity RTH called upon noba to install and manage the WiFi connectivity for the VIP hospitality areas at Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup 2015. Using a high capacity Ruckus wireless network our highly skilled engineers were able to create a robust, highly adaptable network. Guests, management and production staff enjoy faultless connectivity even at peak times with several thousand simultaneous users. As with all our live installations a noba engineer is onsite to monitor the network in real time. For more information on our technology solutions for live events, please contact us.

Press, Production & Public WiFi for Campaign for Wool

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Project type: Event WiFi Client: XYZ Services delivered: Press, production and public WiFi. 150Mbps internet connection and hardwired 10Mbps upload for live stream.   Saville Row was transformed into a meadow complete with grazing sheep as part of Wool Week for the Campaign for Wool. As experts in outdoor connectivity noba delivered hi-speed production and press WiFi, guest connectivity and a robust internet for the live stream team. Working on behalf of XYZ this was definitely one of the more unusual events of the year!   For more information on our technology solutions for live events, please contact us.

Live Streaming to YouTube for Versus Versace Show

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Project type: Live Streaming Client: Versace on behalf of My Beautiful City Services delivered: HD streaming to YouTube and noba Live Stream CDN. Embed of stream into various magazine websites.   The stream team deliver Crystal clear HD streaming to thousands of YouTube viewers live from the Versus Versace SS2016 show @ London Fashion Week on behalf of My Beautiful City.   Check out the highlights: https://youtu.be/MbJe7GMyu4Y   For more information on our technology solutions for live events, please contact us.

Internet Connectivity at On Blackheath Festival

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Project type: Festival connectivity Client: On Blackheath Services delivered: 100Mbps internet connection, fully managed WiFi for 500 users, VoIP, Live Support.   The noba team install flawless WiFi connectivity and VoIP services to more than 500 users at On Blackheath festival for the second year running. A 1Km point to point link provided the main internet connection to the site with our new cloud based VoIP system providing voice services. Looking forward to 2016!   For more information on our technology solutions for live events, please contact us.