It doesn't matter if you're at a theme park riding rides, at the post office mailing a package or at a convention center attending a trade show: Nobody likes waiting in line. Meeting planners who successfully reduce or eliminate check-in queues at their events are therefore heroes in the eyes of time-strapped attendees.
Like so many modern problems, the solution to check-in congestion at meetings and events is technology, according to Michael Shapiro, technology editor at Meetings + Conventions
magazine. In an article published by Northstar Meetings Group
, he says one technology, in particular, is vanquishing registration and check-in lines: facial recognition.
"Facial recognition has rapidly evolved from sci-fi cool to a fully viable solution to keep check-in lines moving quickly onsite," he says, attributing progress to companies like Houston-based Zenus, which partners with registration companies to add facial recognition to their existing solutions. "Using facial recognition to check in is amazingly fast: Once an attendee steps in front of the camera at the check-in kiosk, an on-screen prompt asks her to confirm whether she is the person in question. A simple yes checks in the attendee, and in the unlikely case the match isn't correct, another option is provided."
It's fast. It's efficient. And according to Zenus, attendees love it.More Tips:https://www.northstarmeetingsgroup.com/How-To/Event-Planning/Event-Technology/Technology-trade-shows-exhibitions-trends-facial-recognition-chatbots-hologramsQuestions, Comments, Suggestions?Contact Successful Meetings with your "How To" ideas.