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Allsite’s Durable Fabric Structures Helped Energize the Annual Las Vegas Technology Extravaganza

CES registration tent - an Allsite tension fabric structure freestanding temporary building on parking lot at Las Vegas Convention Center

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone in Las Vegas as CES 2018 wrapped up last week. It was a week of yin and yang as attendees experienced the marvels of modern technology, from autonomous robots and self-driving cars, to aids for health and beauty. Some unexpected obstacles did provide cause for concern, including the area’s first rainstorm in months and a brief, old-fashioned power outage. Fortunately, as with last last year, guests were able to take shelter in Allsite’s TFS structures. The short-lived crazy weather did not dampen enthusiasm for the show, which once again delighted and excited thousands of happy attendees.

A Soft Spot in the World of Robotics

Among a gaggle of robots who did everything from play ping-pong to carry pleasant conversation (a feature of the amazing Sophia, an artificial intelligence humanoid robot), the one that clearly stole the show was a new version of Sony’s robot dog Aibo. The tiny companion offers 120 minutes of affection and interaction between charges. With over 4,000 sensors and a nose-camera to recognize its family members, the little robot has already been adopted by many families in Japan and will soon debut in America.

Allsite on Site for Annual Tech Fest

Like last year, Allsite provided one of its heavy duty Tension Fabric Structure (TFS) for CES registration and check-in, where attendees were processed into the show and onto the busy Las Vegas Convention Center floor. And, in a second installation, Gibson Electronics once again hosted music fans in an Allsite fabric building just right for its displays, demos, and performances throughout the week. Heavy rains on tuesday resulted in a slight setback in some areas, but were no match for these sturdy, all-weather membrane structures that easily kept people and equipment high and dry and partying on.

Gibson Showcases Impressive Guitar Line

Gibson Guitar tent at CES 2018 with a crowd of visitors at the tension fabric enclosure entrance

As the sun came out at the Gibson pavilion, musicians and fans were treated to the Gibson gallery of guitars, including a tease of a new model of the distinctive Flying V guitar, along with an impressive array of classic instruments. The latest guitar models included the advanced Roboguitar with computer-assisted tuning. And, like past years, the spacious and freestanding Allsite TFS provided a great venue for live evening after-hours performances.

Allsite Durable Fabric Buildings for Conventions and Entertainment Events

Interior view of durable fabric structure
Fast and affordable, an Allsite TFS provides the perfect temporary space for your convention or event venue. These stable, aluminum-framed structures are versatile and comfortable in any weather. Customizable features include entryways, lighting, climatization, and ventilation. In addition to being used for equipment storage, they can easily accommodate staging and seating, as well as overhead trusses for mounting of sound and speaker equipment or signage. TFS structures need no foundation, are easily transported to any location, and are quickly installed. Give Allsite Structure Rentals a call for more information.



Author Beth Karikari

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