Rewind – Instant replay technology

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Rewind allows fans to replay moments they have just seen live in the venue or stadium on their mobile device. Our technology does not rely on 4G or the internet, meaning it’s super fast and empowers the fan to choose a moment they want to watch on their own screen. We create an entirely new commercial right for every stadia and venue owner, built around delivering rich video or digital content locally to fans mobiles incredibly fast.

Rewind is an innovation in mobile fan engagement and is designed to make live experience more engaging for fans and rights owners. Visit our website to find out more at www.rewind.com.

BRAND NEW DIGITAL SITE IN CANNES

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our second major digital site in Cannes on the Majestic hotel at Film Festival 2016. The digital 96 sheet will be the second largest screen in Cannes after the Grand and together they offer unrivalled impact across the bay and directly in-front of the Palais.

FLEXLYTE launching 1st July

Our patent pending revolutionary lightweight outdoor technology FLEXLYTE will be launching officially on 1st July. Weighing less than 3kg per sq/m we can now deploy digital screens anywhere in minutes. This is our prototype 20mm banner on the front of the Carlton hotel in Cannes.

Yomp acquired by Reward Gateway

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Thrilled to announce that Yomp has been acquired by Reward Gateway. Yomp/PleaseCycle was created in 2010 when Ry who at the time was an intern at CURB teamed up with Anthony to launch a sustainable technology business. Congratulations to the team and we wish everyone the best with the next steps of their journey.

Read about it here: http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/08/employee-health-startup-yomp-is-acquired-by-reward-gateway/

Meshh announces itself at Mobile World Congress 2016

Meshh headed off to Barcelona and Mobile World Congress this week, to introduce ‘Hyper Local Media’ to the masses and demonstrate the technology in action. From the start of the first day and after some cold introductions at various stands, we had a clear indication that our offline wireless solutions have multiple applications across a range of industries and by the nature of those conversations, we’d come to the right place!

But we hadn’t come just to sell, we were also there for inspiration and to find new opportunities in burgeoning markets where the ability to deliver extremely rich content is stifled by the ability to stream. One of those very noticeable trends was Virtual Reality. And VR was EVERYWHERE!

Samsung Galaxy launched their S7 by placing a Gear VR headset onto every seat of the main auditorium, which has caused quite a stir and prompted some amusing memes. The well documented PR stunt still worked very well and allowed the audience to be distracted whilst Mark Zuckerberg made his way right past the sea of headsets to walk on stage. The huge crowd, who were all immersed a very personal, visceral experience, provided a clear demonstration on how social VR will become something that we all do together, or to be together virtually.

It’s clear from the wired devices in the picture below, that VR companies are still looking for ways to embrace audiences at scale, with the flexibility of movement and enough data bandwidth to deliver rich data experiences. There is a huge case for Hyper Local content to be cached near by and enable high speed streaming of these experiences, on any device – We definitely feel it’s the more flexible way of doing things!

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Samsung also managed to provide one of the most impressive stands at the event, with a huge mechanical, virtual roller coaster on which 40-50 people were able to experience one of the world’s most fearsome rides. The pull of the ride was the reactions of those already taking part with occasional screams, hand holding and even some hands being waved in the air. Theme parks of the future will definitely start to look a lot more like this!

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Other interesting innovations from our perspective, were enabling lesser developed countries to start communicating on a wider scale to help with relatively simple problems that cause huge effects on those who are affected. One of these companies is WeFarm and enables farmers in Kenya to connect to a centralised database of information on farming, veterinary, technology and engineering advice, just by sending a free text from their mobile phone. A cure for an infestation, a livestock disease or even how to repair a tractor are all things we’d expect a farmer to know, but in the third world, access to this type of content is extremely difficult and communication is a massive challenge. Synergies with Hyper Local Networks means that are also additional ways with which they are able to deliver more information to reach these remote workers.

By Invitation of Deloitte, Meshh were invited to pitch on the last day for the Mobile Innovation, Hardware and Devices session, where a live poll determined the winner. Dave Black, CMO and Co-Founder, talked through the revolutionary way in which content will be consumed crossed the UK transport networks and in locations such as stadiums, shops, tourist attractions and hotels. Although we were not the victors (a very smart, human connection device, ‘Little Riot’ won the vote) there was a great interest from a number of the large audience who were keen to see how Meshh could be used for their own connectivity and content issues. This for a very young, yet ambitious, company was a huge boost of confidence.

Meshh – Internet of Things Expo

Meshh exhibited at it’s very first event last week, to publicise the imminent launch of (+) WiFi and to meet other pioneers in the world of all things connected. It was clear to see from 8:30am on the first day that this was going to be a popular event, with a hum of activity that could be felt the moment the lift doors opened.

Whilst not a huge area, we were told that over 3,000 people were signed up to attend over the 2 day exhibition, with people travelling from all corners of the world. We met with representatives from Brazil, South Korea, USA and China, proving the truly international draw of the event and highlighting the global interest and demand in the application of connected devices and how they can be used to change the way in which we interact with machines on a daily basis.

It’s evident that all of the technology showcased is very much ready for consumers, however it is the consumer messaging and marketing of solutions which is still in it’s infancy. Our introduction of (+) WiFi had great resonance with all whom we spoke to and began to take the conversation away from tech capability to user adoption.

‘Internet of Things’ was not something we had necessarily considered ourselves to be a part of, however due to the collective of innovative, dynamic companies whom we spent time with means that we’d proud to be labelled alongside with them!

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CURB take Ride Along 2 on tour to Amsterdam, Berlin and across major UK cities

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Last week CURB took the Ride Along 2 movie launch to Amsterdam, Berlin and a number of cities across the UK. The event consisted of members of the public competing with a game to unlock never-seen-before clips from the movie. The goal was to cycle as fast as possible to make your car reach the finishing post before the other players. The winner at each location were awarded a brand new PS4!

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Skywriters have message for Trump

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At the 127th Rose Parade, skywriters captured the public’s attention with words dotted clearly across the sky, “America is great! Trump is disgusting.” They completely stole the show where over 700,000 people had gathered, and it didn’t take long for parade-goers to snap pictures of the messages and post them on social media. Air Sign, an aerial advertising company, proudly claimed credit for creating the anti-Trump messages, and live-tweeted the event from their company account.

Back in 2012, CURB collaborated with Paddy Power to write sky messages of encouragement to the European Ryder Cup team – helping them complete one of the biggest fight-backs in the tournament’s history! Read more here.

Merry Christmas

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Happy Christmas Everyone!

We just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. To celebrate, we put our hand made glow in the dark bacteria Christmas cards onto our Grand Screen.

Not sure what all the Cannes peeps will think about the giant bacteria Christmas Greeting! Check out the making of images of the glow in the dark petri cards here.

Thank you to everyone who has made 2015 the best year in our history, we can’t wait to show you what’s coming in 2016.

Merry Christmas x