BeamWriter used at the the Norwegian Data Society’s Flagship Event

 

 

 

The Norwegian Data Society held its flagship conference this February. Check out what the Secretary General had to say:

«The Norwegian Data Society used BeamWriter during our annual flagship conference “Software 2018”. Our aim was to increase the interaction between conference participants, speakers and ourselves as event organizers. The conference gathered more than 500 participants. Already during the pre-conference warm-up phase more than 300 delegates used BeamWriter to describe their expectations and log their interest in various parallel sessions.

During the conference more than 200 questions and comments and nearly 900 feedback marks and comments were given. Some speakers also chose to share exclusive contents with the participants using BeamWriter. We will review and analyse all data in order to enhance future conferences. BeamWriter worked very well as a digital add-on channel during Software 2018.”

 Christian Torp/Secretary General The Norwegian Data Society

Stop running around your open plan office when you need a ‘quiet room’

If your office is like ours, you have an open-plan layout and ‘quiet rooms’ you can escape to when you need to concentrate or hold impromptu meetings.
beaconOur legacy room-booking system is pretty cumbersome. For starters, you have to put a meeting in Outlook before you can reserve a room. If you don’t, and simply occupy a seemingly unoccupied space, you risk being thrown out five minutes later.

As a compromise, not all our rooms are ‘bookable’ . Most zones have a few ‘in-zone’ spaces that can only be reserved manually – by pencilling in your booking in a ledger or putting up a sticky-note with your name and the time you need it. Quickly finding a space to sit down in private with a colleague or finding a space for an internal meeting day after tomorrow, thus means running around checking.

BeamWriter now offers an alternative. By putting a (physical) beacon in a (physical) room AND associating it with the corresponding ‘bookable’ BeamWriter ‘room’, you can see what rooms are free, when they will be free if occupied, and make a reservation, all on your phone, without leaving your desk.

Add a beacon and make the room ‘bookable’ in the Room definition screen (MyRooms – > new room or select an existing room)

 

The app has detected three rooms - DogHouse, D4d-4 and Hulen. Doghouse is currently occupied but will be free in a while.
The app has detected three rooms – DogHouse, D4d-4 and Hulen. Doghouse is currently occupied but will be free in a while.

 

By tapping a room you get the booking screen. Here you can see when it is available. By tapping a slot, you reserve it. Note that you need to be logged in to book a room - both on Android and IoS
By tapping a room you get the booking screen. Here you can see when it is available. By tapping a slot, you reserve it. Note that you need to be logged in to book a room – both on Android and IoS

Check out this blog post for a run-down on using beacons with BeamWriter.

Get in touch on contact@beamwriter.com if you would like help setting it up in your office!

BeamWriter 4.0 – Lots of cool new stuff!

Rooms, Beacons and tailored advertising – version 4.0 makes BeamWriter more versatile than ever.35InchStartPageWithServices

Put a physical beacon in a lecture hall, meeting room or on your stand and let it beam your web site or engage your audience.beacon

Use your iPhone or iPad to set up and manage your Rooms and  Beams – and do your beaming.

AdvertisingTailor your Advertising Profile. Advertise your beams in a room you own or have access to, use your iPhone or iPad as a virtual beacon or use web-codes. Web codes allow your remote audience or listeners without iPhones, iPads or Androids to access your services by entering the code at www.beamwriter.com.

A key change is that beams now live for a predefined time and remain available even if you stop beaming from your phone. Unless you want to use it as a virtual beacon, you no longer need to tie up your phone beaming, but can use it for other stuff!

Watch this space over the coming days as we take you through the new features of BeamWriter 4.0.

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BeamWriter at the Telenor Top Management Gathering 2016

BeamWriter was used to share links, allow participants to request copies of presentations and send in questions to sessions.

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The participants are asked to send in questions using BeamWriter
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The Event Team beamed a “Chat” service using an iPad. Participants questions were moderated by “accepting” or “rejecting” them before they became visible in the browser on mac to the left in the picture. The screen from this mac was then put up on the big screen.
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Questions are visible on the left screen, and addressed by the Panel. As an alternative to displaying the questions on the big screen, the debate leader could have carried the beaming iPad or iPhone, or simply had the webpage open on a device.

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