ECC INVESTS IN CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR CONFERENCE USERS

The new technology called ‘Nobo Kapture’ enables notes and ideas written on a digital flipchart pad to be instantly captured on a computer and shared via email in seconds.

Commercial Operations Manager at the ECC, Lynne Geary says that this leading conference tool meets a growing demand from business for cutting edge technology.

“More and more companies are looking to use new technologies as an integral part of their conferences and events.

“For example, we have seen a large increase in the number of people asking whether or not we can offer video conferencing facilities to delegates.

“There is no doubt that the travel disruption caused by the poor weather and the financial crisis is putting pressure on the money available to companies to bring together employees at conferences. This is leading to more demand for technologies that can bring people together without them having to leave their offices, and make the best use of conference facilities – something that ‘Nobo Kapture’ caters for perfectly.

“A small number of people can hold a meeting at the centre using ‘Nobo Kapture’ and instantaneously send the meeting notes and outcomes to colleagues at other locations.”

In addition to this technology the innovative voting system available at the centre allows hosts to interact with their delegates by asking questions and conducting opinion polls and surveys.

The response system allows each member of the audience to respond to questions and surveys via a wireless keypad which transmits the information instantly via a receiver. The keypads have the full functionality of an ordinary QWERTY keyboard and any questions during the conference can also be submitted to the presenter via text message from the keypad.

The conference centre has also recently refurbished its AV booths to ensure the best quality of service. Lynne says that all of this new technology, along with keeping prices at the same level for the third year in succession, will add to the appeal of the already popular conference centre, a top venue for business and educational events in Scotland.

“We are the largest not-for-profit conference centre in Scotland with all of our profits ploughed back into the academic work and development of Heriot-Watt University.

“We are keeping prices at the same level for the third year running, and have invested in these technologies to meet demand but also to enhance the first class facilities we can offer at the centre.”

To find out more about the ‘Nobo Kapture’, video-conferencing, voting and other AV facilities on offer, contact Lynne Geary on 0131 451 3666