PRODUCT REVIEW: OnAIR by EventsAIR, 3D Mode
EventsAIR, owned by Centium Software, are a well-established tech provider to the events community. The Australian-based company has become well-known for its strong customer-service ethic, and for customer-led development. Being a relatively friendly and personable organisation has certainly helped with this.
In May 2000 the company launched OnAIR, an easy-to-access 2 dimensional (2D) virtual platform that allowed easy access and navigation for attendees and speakers alike, together with an accessible cost. Later developments also included virtual exhibition, group and one-to-one networking, gamification and poster-presentation functionality.
Whilst initially built for event owners to be able to stream via-third party (e.g Zoom) applications, they later launched AIRCast Studio, their own in house streaming solution. For the first time allowing event managers to easily stream content without the requirement for third party production, the costs of which can often be prohibitive to delivering live online content, especially for smaller organisations.
In April of this year EventsAIR released 3D mode, the next generation platform available in an upgrade package from the existing, and now refined 2D offering. What we like about 3D mode is that it creates an experience for an attendee which is much more akin to a live venue, therefore more accessible to those who may struggle with technology. 3D mode allows the use of either pre-programmed screens that have the look and feel of a live conference centre, or event the use of pictures from your live event venue (we particularly like this idea for Hybrid events), together with customer sign-posting, and even a welcome desk.
The exhibitor experience is also more akin to a live event, with a number of 3D exhibitor stands now available, which together with the software’s
integrated meeting-booking technology creates a rather strong contender against some of the more established providers.
A major strength of the technology is its database. OnAIR is fed by data from EventsAIR, which means that as an organiser you don’t have to worry about transfer of data between systems, or APIs and the like.
OnAIR may be a relatively new kid on the block, but when it’s backed with the 30-year experience of the team at EventsAIR you’ve got a virtual and Hybrid experience that’s robust, accessible and great value for money.
For more information visit: https://eventsair.com/
by Rob Eveleigh, May 2021