Archive for November, 2016

NZ Navy’s 75th managed on fleet of Segway PTs

Orange Productions has hired a fleet of 6 Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) to help with event management of the NZ Navy’s 75th birthday celebrations this week.

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The event begins today, although there will likely be late changes to the program over the next few days because ships, helicopters and personnel have been sent to the upper South Island region to provide relief for Monday’s major earthquake (magnitude 7.5).

Orange Productions specialises in event management, brand experiences and sponsorship activation. Since 2015 Orange has been hiring fleets of Segway PTs on a regular basis to use at large events, such as SeePort – where every year Ports of Auckland is open to the public for 3 days of viewing, interaction and activities.

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Shipshape and Bristol fashion: six Segway PTs delivered and ready to work at ‘The Cloud’ (Auckland) as part of NZ Navy’s 75th Anniversary celebrations this week.

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‘Facilities Integrate’ with Segway

Facilities Integrate featured Segway Personal Transporters and Segway miniPROs as star attractions at this week’s show  (3-4 November 2016 at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland).

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Segway New Zealand demonstrated a variety of Personal Transporter (PT) models configured for commercial uses, including open-top cargo bins and waterproof cases. Other options include industry-standard mounts for everything from tablets and smartphones to Go-Pros and infra-red scanners. We also showed off a Segway x2 model that had been modified for hands-free use by SteadiCam operators who film live sports broadcasts and commercial videos.

The new Segway miniPRO was highlighted as a convenient, low-cost way to move staff quickly and safely around and between workplaces. Indeed, show organiser Northport Events has purchased two Segway miniPROs to use during show set-up for exactly this reason. Another ‘use case’ example was the interest expressed by AV and IT professionals who service large campus sites but often need only to carry a single bag of items with them as they move from job to job.

This show was all about Facilities Management and Systems Integration, and included seminars and exhibitors specialising in:

  • Audio systems, video projection and display
  • Security, CCTV and access control
  • HVAC and energy management
  • Automation and control
  • Cleaning, Hygiene and sustainability

Compared with 2015, the show welcomed double the number of visitors and had a 50% increase in exhibitors.

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