Seattle, Washington – March 29, 2017
Centium Software, publisher of the award-winning event management platform EventsAIR, announced the release of a major enhancement to the Organizer App that is part of the EventsAIR platform.
The EventsAIR Organizer App, which is accessible to an event organizing team as an Apple or Android app, has a revolutionary feature – the ability to operate the app in offline mode. Event Organizers can choose which data they wish to save locally, allowing them to perform dozens of onsite tasks even if they lose Internet connectivity.
“We know how critical it is for organizers to be able to manage hundreds of onsite tasks and jobs from a cloud-based smart device.” said Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Centium Software. “Now, the EventsAIR Organizer App is even more powerful with the ability to operate even if you lose Internet connectivity.
You can instantly switch to your locally stored data and operate essential tasks such as managing run sheet activities, checking people into sessions or functions and viewing reports. When you regain Internet connectivity, you can instantly switch back to the cloud without any interruption in the app. Everything stays synchronized and operational.”
We’re a cloud-based industry, that’s for sure!
There’s a lot of statistics and reports out there pointing out that anywhere from 75% to 95% of the event industry now operates in the cloud.
It’s a given that there’s a huge upside to operating in the cloud – the real time and collaborative nature of the cloud allows technology platforms to provide services and functionality that were unheard of just a few years ago.
But what happens if you have opened onsite registration at your biggest event of the year and you experience an Internet slow down or outage? It’s not like you can close the doors for a few hours!
Like any new industry, smart event planners are figuring out how to take care of business and plan for the unexpected.
One useful trick is bringing in your own router equipped with a 3G/4G sim card installed. Use it as the main access point between the venue’s Internet connection and your onsite systems. Hopefully nothing disastrous ever happens, but if there was an outage, your router will automatically switch to the mobile data service via your sim card.
That way, badges can be printed, attendees can still check in and you can still run reports and take care of business.