• Primera Technology Creates the World’s Smallest all-in-one Portable Printer

     
    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE
     

For meeting and event planners on the go, a working printer can be hard to find. Primera Technology has just the solution: the world’s smallest all-in-one portable printer. Weighing 2.6 pounds, Primera Trio is roughly the size of a hardcover book, which makes it easy to fit into computer bags, backpacks and briefcases for those traveling for business or leisure. “I have a Trio on my desk and at home,” says Jennifer Loegering, marketing manager at Primera Technology. “I use it every day at work to print spreadsheets, scan documents and more. At home, I use it to print and scan permission slips, tax documents and my kids use it for school projects and more.”

However, just because it’s small doesn’t mean it can’t perform like a standard printer. Primera Trio has the ability to print, copy and scan in full color or black monochrome. It can print text, graphics and quality images on standard A/A4-size paper, with a rear feed slot able to print postcards, invitations and 4-by-6-inch borderless photos. It is compatible with any computer, laptop or tablet that includes a USB port, giving users the freedom to print what they want when they want.

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.