SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Gold Sponsor and Official Supplier for IAEE’s Expo! Expo! 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

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The company is the Gold Sponsor and Official Supplier for what is widely-recognized as one of the most important events for the worldwide association and meeting industry.

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY,, one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and trade show technology rentals and services, is revving up for Expo! Expo! 2011 - the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) ( The company is the Gold Sponsor and Official Supplier for what is widely-recognized as one of the most important events for the worldwide association and meeting industry. Dubbed by IAEE as “the industry’s must-attend face-to-face event,” the event will take place on December 7, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center where hundreds of suppliers will be exhibiting products and services designed to meet the association and meeting industry’s needs. Among the solutions SmartSource will be showcasing at Expo! Expo! is its SmartCharge™ Kiosk, a Mobile Device Charging Station.

According to SmartSource President and CEO Mike McClernon,“Expo! Expo! is one of the meeting industry’s most dynamic and exciting shows. We look forward to it every year for the educational programs and valuable networking opportunities. We also consider it to be one of the most effective venues for launching new solutions such as our SmartCharge Kiosk.”

The SmartCharge Kiosk addresses the pervasive need of tradeshow attendees to stay connected with their offices during their tradeshow participation. Today, that requires relying on their mobile devices. If their batteries run out, they need an easy and reliable resource to charge their batteries, which is where the SmartCharge Kiosk comes in.

Compatible with 95% of mobile phones and portable devices, the SmartCharge Kiosk can be integrated right into exhibitors’ booth designs. Beyond its battery charging function, it offers a great platform for target marketing. Exhibitors can use the SmartCharge Kiosk to deliver customized messages to a captive audience in a memorable format that creates and drives word- of-mouth traffic. It also serves as an effective catalyst to stimulate conversations between exhibitors’ staff and potential customers while they are using the kiosk to charge their mobile devices.

For meeting planners, the SmartCharge Kiosk fills a vital need, while offering outstanding sponsorship opportunities, and giving exhibitors a way to target market right on the exhibit floor.
In addition to its target marketing application, the SmartCharge Kiosk is ideal for digital signage, document libraries, web applications, flight boards, video, sales presentations, live data feeds and product demonstrations. Its features include 7-12 minute average viewing time and the ability to support traditional branding with digital signage flexibility. The kiosk uses less power than a standard 100 watt light bulb.

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is recognized for having the most comprehensive range of event technology services in the meetings industry. In addition to its SmartCharge Kiosk, the company’s event technologies include “green” solutions ranging from digital signage and digital document libraries to digital attendee tracking, as well as extensive audio-visual production, computer technology and lead retrieval offerings.

As evidence of its leadership in the event/meetings category, SmartSource is the official computer and audio-visual technology provider for over 300 trade shows annually.

About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

Founded in 1984 and formerly known as Rent-a-PC, Inc., SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals serves broad-based corporate IT, association, professional AV and trade show technology rental needs. The company is widely recognized for its outstanding customer service, technical expertise, geographic reach, breadth of product, and end-to-end solution. Its extensive line features brand name products from Apple, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, NEC, Eiki, Meyer, Stumpfl, and others. Among its products are computers, servers, copiers, professional AV equipment, LCD and plasma monitors, kiosks, digital signage and video walls. SmartSource employs over 250 including over 100 field technicians. Its 23 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC. Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a majority interest in SmartSource Rentals. For more information, visit: or call: (800) 888-8686.


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