With COVID-19 and its variants forcing live events to rethink their approach to programming, Cine Gear Expo, the premier event for the technology, entertainment and media industries, has turned to MeetMo, which is collaborating with the Expo on a hyper creative solution that will virtualize the physical trade show experience for remote participants.

Remote attendees will be able to participate in a fully immersive experience during the Expo, which takes place September 24-25 virtually from the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 360-degree, multi-channel experiences produced by MeetMo will include exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competitions and an awards ceremony.

Cine Gear Expo is the largest and most important event of its kind in the United States and attracts more than 16,000 participants from more than 60 countries each year, offering artists and technicians the opportunity to discover state-of-the art technology. 

“MeetMo was contacted by Cine Gear Expo to provide a solution with our remote collaboration platform, which has been used by some of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies, studios and independent productions,” said Johan Romero, MeetMo’s chief technology officer. “Due to the time and COVID restraints, MeetMo decided to change the traditional streaming format from broadcast to real-time interactive and bidirectional personalized user experiences, employing our cloud-native platform.”

Romero said MeetMo will utilize 5G and private cellular for the bidirectional broadcast. This allows the production to be cable-free throughout the entire trade show without being affected by the congestion of thousands of other cellular subscribers.

MeetMo will connect the remote presentations from both the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) in the highest quality with ultra-low latency. These tether-less, full-powered presentations are achieved through MeetMo and Sony’s partnership on the creation of a fully integrated and wireless live collaboration system. Utilizing Sony Xperia Pro’s direct HDMI input – the world’s only one – from the MeetMo platform makes it possible to capture, stream and share from anywhere in the world to any team on the planet. 

Most wireless operations only work between 100 feet to a maximum of 3,000 feet and are not effective at transmitting through buildings and densely saturated wireless signals. MeetMo’s integrated solutions with Sony enable an all-in-one encoder, streaming and cellular and wifi-bonding solution. 

In other words, Romero said, the technology that goes into the production is exceedingly more involved than the average Zoom call. 

“In collaboration with our partners at MeetMo we are proud to offer online access to visitors from around the world,” said Juliane Grosso, the chief executive and director of Cine Gear Expo. “During event hours, guests may log onto the Cine Gear website and experience the show firsthand. Through the portal, one may surf the exhibits, have the ability to view gear, ask questions through the chat function, attend the premier seminars taking place at the live event and watch the film competition finalist screenings and after-party results with the winners.” 

MeetMo simplifies remote collaboration and video production for content creators. Its cloud-native platform efficiently connects teams at the highest quality at ultra-low latency – anytime, anywhere in the world, enabling users to extend video villages beyond a near set.

While other video conferencing platforms are made for sharing business plans and spreadsheets, MeetMo was designed and built specifically for the creative process, which demands the highest resolution, real-time collaboration, ease of use and fast, efficient, tether-less connectivity.

Loved and trusted by industry leaders, MeetMo’s technology enables users to stream through any camera to anyone from a near set to thousands of miles away. Teams of two to 100 can collaborate simultaneously in real time beyond any video conferencing app or wireless technology.

Users can create a whole ecosystem of virtual production offices, including producers, writers and costume rooms, as well as breakout rooms suited to a production’s needs. Additionally, users can create custom experiences to drive a brand attached to the production. 

Put another way, MeetMo doesn’t just facilitate remote production; it uses remote production to help push boundaries, test concepts in real time and explore the potential of true mobility. 

To learn more about MeetMo and to sign up for a 40 percent discount and start creating, visit https://www.MeetMo.io.

About MeetMo
MeetMo was founded by an award-winning team of technologists with several decades of experience from camera technology to visual effects and postproduction. MeetMo’s tools were built to get work done faster, cheaper and more effectively. MeetMo promises to always listen to the needs of the community and learn how it can continually add value.