GenieConnect, an event technology company, introduced an iBeacon-enabled audience response system for the meetings and events industry at ASAE’s Springtime Expo ’14, a trade show for association executives organized in Washington, D.C., on May 15.

During an education session at a conference or tradeshow, presenters using devices powered with GenieConnect are able to use its iBeacon technology to push session content to attendees and, if desired, lock their device screens during the session to minimize distractions. All slides are delivered by the GenieConnect software to attendees’ devices, and all audience response mechanisms–live polling, surveys, and Q&A management–are controlled by the presenter and carried out on attendees’ own smartphones or tablets.

With GenieConnect’s recently announced integration of Android into its iBeacon solutions, any device equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) can use the capability, which is also enabled via a Wi-Fi connection. Once installed on the device, the screen can be locked for the duration of the session, minimizing the distractions often associated with smartphone or tablet use at an event.

For more information, visit GenieConnect.