AV Department Ltd’s ‘Deletext’ sms and voting service gets an upgrade that removes the need for technicians and keypads to be on site to run simple voting. Mark Kisby explains the improvements made.
We have been promoting the use of SMS messaging and voting in conferences and events for a number of years now but the voting element has needed an upgrade for a while to make the service truly usable as a remote offering. By this I mean with the upgrades implemented we no longer need to be on site to interpret or reformat results to display on large screen displays, this means you can now run a voting session with out having to hire keypads or have technicians on site for voting only. This makes the service viable for large events where polling the audience is not viable for keypads due to the number of participants or the low number of questions to be polled. This makes the service ideal for competitions where an audience votes on a favourite (battle of the bands / dance competitions etc..).
No Keypads! Deletext uses the sms technology in your delegate’s mobile phone to allow them to vote by texting a simple code to a short code telephone no. This saves a huge amount of money as you don’t have to hire 100s or 1000’s of keypads. (Prices start from just £100 + Vat)
No Technicians on site! The questions are prepared in advance of the session and given as a URL showing the vote results live. All you need is a laptop connected to the internet to view and display the results as they come in.
It is in the display of vote results where the improvements have been made. The displayed pie chart can now show the pie labels in various font sizes to aid legibility on screen. Frequency can now be shown as numeric and percentage value. Percentages can now be displayed to 2 decimal places. Charts can display the original question and be personalised with a logo.
No venue restrictions! Delegates can express an opinion from any where in the UK not just in the room where a voting system is installed. Multiple sites can vote on the same issue and be centrally displayed for all to see.
No time restrictions! Delegates can vote at any time 24/7 once the poll has been made live. This also allows for pre event testing to give complete peace of mind. Roadshows can also poll questions and have the results displayed as a rolling total.
Multiple votes simultaneously! Run several votes at the same time. View results from any where in the world.
Our messaging services are used for silent auctions, top table questions, and media messaging. Contact us to see how we can help you.
This service requires enough mobile phone coverage to send a text message and internet connection to view results.