Etherlive Welcomes New Account Director

Etherlive has expanded its team following the appointment of new Account Director, Sarah Walsh.

Sarah Walsh joins the company with over 6 years’ experience in the events industry, her most recent role was as Event Manager for one of the world’s leading event organisers, producing and delivering innovative market leading events.

As part of her varied role, Sarah will build on and use her experience and relationships that she’s gained to help Etherlive grow in the indoor event space.

Sarah said: “I am really looking forward to this new challenge, especially the opportunity to join the supplier side of events.  I share the same outlook as Etherlive about events – I love them!  Events are something truly special and each one is different. Having been an Event Manager myself I understand that technology is one of the most important parts of an event and I look forward to developing and maintaining a high quality of relationships with my clients, making sure they do not have to worry about the technology at their own event.”

Sales and Marketing Director, Tom McInerney, said: “Sarah’s experience and background will make her a great addition to the business, and we are looking forward to watching her develop the role and help us work with new events.”

Outside of work Sarah is a keen swimmer and loves the opportunity to travel and visit new countries.  As with all Etherlive employees Sarah also loves attending events and says her best gig to date was watching the Spice Girls in Cardiff, a chance to relive her youth!

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Etherlive and The Event Intelligence Group Announce Partnership to Deliver Suite of Services to Events

Etherlive and The Event Intelligence Group announced today a broad ranging partnership to deliver an exciting and compelling suite of services including integrated communications, HD CCTV, crowd analytics, location awareness and social media tracking to assist event organisers in managing large and complex events.

The partnership includes the sharing of resources, equipment and knowledge to deliver the best experience and value to event organisers. This unique approach of the two companies, combining resources and skills, will allow event organisers who require a single technology partner to get the best of both worlds with the best companies for the job, operating under unified project management.

With increasing complexity and pressure on aspects such as wireless spectrum management, as well as a need for a single view on all aspects such as access control, people flow and incident management, a centrally managed approach is essential.

Both companies have been developing next generation services in areas such as real-time crowd density analysis and event intelligence gathered from CCTV, mobile devices and social media usage and this partnership will further speed their development and adoption at events.

Chris Green, Managing Director at Etherlive, comments “Having worked with The Event Intelligence Group over the last year it was obvious that our visions on the value of technology at events were very similar and this partnership brings together a great skill base to deliver the best and most forward looking technology services.”

Chris Burke, Partner at The Event Intelligence Group, says “We’ve been working very hard at creating the next generation of surveillance and intelligence services for events, we are excited to create this relationship with a company that shares our passion for excellence and innovation.”

Existing customer relationships remain unchanged with the partnership being transparent to customers. As appropriate both company names will appear on quotes where both companies are involved. In the immediate term the partnership ensures that next generation Full HD CCTV and integrated communications can be delivered to a wider range of events during 2014.

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About Etherlive

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate, conference, exhibition and general events market.
  • Etherlive partners to provide services for events such as G8 Summit, WOMAD festival, Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Head Office: Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 About The Event Intelligence Group

  • The Event Intelligence Group is North America’s premier event surveillance and intelligence services provider for the live events industry.
  • The Event Intelligence Group provides actionable intelligence for large-scale events. By partnering with event producers, security contractors and local authorities, EIG deploys event specific surveillance solutions using state-of-the-art technology.
  • The Event Intelligence Group provides services to events such as: Coachella, Chicago Marathon, Electric Daisy Carnival, V Festival Chelmsford, SXSW and Lollapalooza.
  • Website: intelevent.net
  • Head Office UK: The Event Intelligence Group, Unit B, Hadrian’s Business Park, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 0EX
  • Tel: 0191 300 6200

Etherlive, leading technology providers in the live events market, has joined the Londonlaunch.com website in a bid to further develop its Preferred Partner Program.

After 12 years at the forefront of digital marketing for the event industry, LondonLaunch.com has created the first interactive and high-tech portal which allows event planners to research, compare and source ideas about the planning process, bringing event professionals together.

As a member of Londonlaunch.com, Etherlive will have full access to prime editorial and social media channels, access to popular networking events and priority entry to annual LiveTECH 2014, the UK’s leading educational programme for event planners and marketers.

Alan Jaramillo, business development manager at Etherlive, comments: “Our research showed an evident lack of understanding of Wi-Fi and bandwidth knowledge, and we have created an easy way for hotels and venues get up to speed with what clients require. Free Wi-Fi may be one thing but it is imperative that venues do not see this as sufficient, as all too often it just isn’t robust enough for today’s tech-reliant meetings.”

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please contact Triggerfish Communications 020 7233 9700

About Etherlive

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive partners to provide services for G8, WOMAD festival, The Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

Etherlive, leading technology providers in the live events market, displays it’s latest services at Showman’s Show 2013

Etherlive, renowned for its pioneering technology in the live events market, will be exhibiting cutting-edge technology services set to progress the outdoor event industry at The Showman’s Show taking place on 23rd and 24th October 2013 at Newbury Showground, Berkshire.

Etherlive has enjoyed a highly successful year providing high definition CCTV systems, High speed internet connectivity, a Preferred Partner Program for venues and hotels along with a series of ‘smart biTe’ guides for event organisers. Etherlive will showcase modern CCTV cameras, wireless and wired VoIP systems and advanced Wi-Fi technology on stand 70 at their fifth year at the show.

Tom McInerney, Director of Etherlive, said: “At this year’s Showman’s Show, we are keen to celebrate the success of new solutions released this year and interact further with key outdoor event organisers.”

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For further information,
please contact Triggerfish Communications 020 7233 9700

About Etherlive

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive partners to provide services for G8, WOMAD festival, The Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

Etherlive has created a Preferred Partner Program to help venues and hotels offer better support for IT services related to meeting and events.

Etherlive’s Preferred Partner Program has been devised in response to its study carried out in July 2013. Over 100 major UK hotels and venues were researched, and the results point to a basic lack of understanding of broadband and potential ramifications of poor IT infrastructure at conferences, meetings and events.

Etherlive’s Preferred Partner Program has been designed to help in-house teams become fully conversant with today’s technological requirements for meetings and events. The endorsement will give corporates assurance that participating hotels and venues are up to speed and aware of their needs for video conferencing, delegates’ use of PDA’s, streaming media and the security of the network.

Overseen by business development manager Alan Jaramillo, Etherlive’s Preferred Partner Program offers venues a conference and event specific audit of bandwidth capabilities and security along with suggestions on how the venue can monetise the network through sponsorship opportunities.

Alan Jaramillo, business development manager at Etherlive, comments: “Our research showed an evident lack of understanding of Wi-Fi and bandwidth knowledge, and we have created an easy way for hotels and venues get up to speed with what clients require. Free Wi-Fi may be one thing but it is imperative that venues do not see this as sufficient, as all too often it just isn’t robust enough for today’s tech-reliant meetings.”

Juliet Price, executive director of the HBAA, comments: “Etherlive are helping to pave the way for hotels and venues to embrace technology and get au-fait with a new language and way of doing business. It is crucial that conference offices and agents alike are trained and fully in line with the emerging requirements of corporates.”

Etherlive’s Preferred Partner Program offers:

  • Training with in-house meeting and event sales teams, covering both existing capabilities and capabilities which can be brought in
  • Pre-win sales support from Etherlive including full proposal creation, which can be re-branded and passed onto the customer
  • Step commission structure starting at 10%
  • Full solution support including design, deployment, support and removal bespoke to the events requirements

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For further information,
please contact Triggerfish Communications 020 7233 9700

About Etherlive

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive partners to provide services for G8, WOMAD festival, The Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

Etherlive helps festive organisers with ‘Christmas Tech Checklist’

Etherlive, noted for designing IT infrastructures at many of the UK’s headline festivals and public events, has created a ‘Christmas Tech Checklist’ to help organisers of seasonal markets and attractions who are looking to maximise revenue streams.

With just over 100 days to go before many of the UK’s key landmarks roll out their consumer Christmas offerings, Etherlive is calling on organisers of seasonal fairs and markets to pay as much heed to the behind the scenes infrastructures as they do with their grottos and lighting.

Tom McInerney, Etherlive’s director, explains, “Ice rinks and Wonderlands are no longer just about seeing Santa: they are increasingly an opportunity for retailers to sell products at pop-up stores and for bars and food outlets to cater for the attendees. These are multi-million pound operations and need up be planned as such.”

Etherlive provides the following points in its seasonal ‘Christmas Tech Checklist’

–  Retailers all want to sell stock and therefore require a robust and secure payment method.  Cellular (GPRS) terminals rely on networks not becoming congested, so look at alternatives like hard wired or Wi-Fi models.

–  Understand the flow of the footfall using cameras to track movement and hotspots. In the short term, this can help alleviate congestion and in the longer term can aid site planning to maximise revenues.

–  Remember that this is family time: there will be a huge demand for social networking sites to post pictures and to ‘check in’.  As mobile systems may become overloaded, consider a branded Wi-Fi hotspot that can also allow data capture.

–  Maximise social media channels by encouraging suppliers to run competitions through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

–  Educate stall holders and suppliers on QR codes and how they can maximise their revenues through long term engagement with their audience.

–  Consider cashless. Wristbands can be preloaded with money or topped up on site and are widely used at music festivals.  Most significantly, their use of RFID technology means that they can also be used to securely monitor juniors in what is potentially the highlight of their year.

– Consider security: would CCTV cameras mean evidence collection for local police forces should they need it? This could mean security personnel can cover a wider area.

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Notes to editors

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive has been appointed by the likes of WOMAD festival, RHS Flower Shows, Goodwood Festival of Speed, South West Four, the G8, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

Etrherlive Event Banner

Etherlive is to sponsor the respected HBAA Annual Forum, Thursday 5th to Friday 6th September 2013 at Twickenham Stadium.

As part of its engagement programme with industry leaders, Etherlive will support the Association’s keynote event, which draws together over 350 conference sector specialists and carries the theme ‘Made to Measure’ for this year’s talks and sessions.

Etherlive has enjoyed a long relationship with the HBAA and has conducted studies on event planners’ use and understanding of conference related technologies at key events within the Association’s calendar.

Etherlive works across the live event industry supporting the delivery corporate conference, consumer exhibitions and music festivals.

Tom McInerney, director of Etherlive, said: “We see the HBAA as the leading forum for venues and agencies and are delighted to lend our support as a sponsor. Technology is becoming increasingly critical within venues and at events; working with such a prominent forum helps our teams appreciate what really matters to those who work with events every day.”

Chris Parnham, Chair of the HBAA, said: “The HBAA’s Annual Forum is one of the most important dates within our calendar of events, and we’re delighted that such respected industry specialists will be joining us for the two days at Twickenham Stadium and lending their support to help ensure we enjoy another informative and diverse year.”

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Notes to Editors:

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive has been appointed by the likes of WOMAD festival, The Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, South West Four, the Sky UK Election Debate, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

 **Press information for release 2nd February 2012**

Etherlive named industry’s Best Communications Company

Etherlive were named the event industry’s Best Communications Company at the 2012 Event Production Awards yesterday evening (Wednesday 1st February).

The trophy was presented at a glittering ceremony held at the Park Lane Hilton hotel, attended by over 500 of the event industry’s leading lights encompassing; suppliers, venue representatives, promoters and selected media figures.

Etherlive was recognised for its championing of new technologies in the live events market being the first to offer high density public Wi-Fi, rolling out cutting edge products such as its RFID crew accreditation and catering system at events such as the WOMAD Festival.

Other progressive technology blooded by Etherlive in 2011 included Wi-Fi chip & pin payment systems, satellite broadband, multipurpose communications tower lights, comprising lights, high power wireless access points, CCTV camera and public address.

Etherlive’s 2011 highlights including sealing a contract for the London Media Centre during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has added new customers such as the Cornbury Festival, Thistle Group Hotels and South West Four, to long standing appointments to the Goodwood Estate, WOMAD Festival and the Southampton Boat Show.

Tom McInerney, director at Etherlive said: “We are thrilled at this recognition of our achievements over the past 12 months especially in the presence of our peers. We believe the award is a testimony to the hard work and specialised knowledge applied by our team on a daily basis, and our firm commitment to driving forward new technologies in the events sector.”

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Notes to editors

  • Etherlive is one of the UK’s leading providers of IT and communications technology for the live event sector.
  • Etherlive is a specialist in large-scale indoor & outdoor events with multi-faceted communications needs, as well as being a major supplier to the corporate conference and events market.
  • Etherlive has been appointed by the likes of WOMAD festival, The Green Man Festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, South West Four, the Sky UK Election Debate, Southampton Boat Show, London World Triathlon, Nokia, Amazon and Sony.
  • Website: www.etherlive.co.uk
  • Blog: www.etherlive.co.uk/blog
  • Twitter: @etherlive
  • Etherlive Limited, Brinkworth House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4HQ
  • Tel: 01666 511862

 

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