Convention Data Services Launches Reg Stands Onsite Registration Solution

October 11, 2018

Convention Data Services (CDS) has launched Reg Stands, an all-in-one onsite self-check-in solution that allows show organizers to provide their attendees with a quick, easy and efficient way to check in at events.

These custom-designed, manufactured registration stations combine all onsite registration functionality into a single, self-contained touchscreen unit that includes a touchscreen, tablet/laptop, scanner and credit card swipe – replacing the countertop laptop, mouse, scanner and card swipe. 

The layout of the units can be designed for various configurations, such as traditional registration counters or custom kiosks and can be branded to an event or offered as a sponsorship opportunity. 

According to John Kimball, President and CEO of CDS, a redesigned onsite interface takes advantage of the touch screen and portrait-oriented screen position to make onsite interactions as smooth and quick as possible. 

Attendees are accustomed to an all-in-one touchscreen solution that is easy to interact with,” Kimball explained. “As the usual first stop onsite, an attendee’s interaction with registration sets the tone for their initial event experience.”

He added, “Our sleek, modern Reg Stands offer a positive first impression and move people quickly through the registration process.”

Reg Stand features include:

  • Used for check-in, lookup and self-registration 
  • Single, self-contained station 
  • Friendly, modern appearance 
  • Simple and intuitive to use 
  • Event and sponsor branding opportunities 
  • Universal mounting capabilities 

In addition, the Reg Stands enclosure tilts and swivels on the pillar, making it adjustable for each person’s comfort as well as allowing it to tip all the way over for assistance from the other side of the registration counter. 


The new solution made its official debut last month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), which was held Sept. 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. 

“As a tech show, we must have the latest and greatest in technology – and we pick partners who can meet this demand,” said Michelle Edmonson, senior director of Exhibitions Operations and Marketing for IMTS, known as the largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the U.S.

She continued, “We continuously look for ways to be inventive and the CDS Reg Stands are a slick and tech-driven solution that enhances the already superior onsite service we are accustomed to receiving from CDS. There are five different registration areas at IMTS and we received great compliments from our visitors on how the Reg Stands (looked and worked).”

Since registration is the first stop for trade show attendees and exhibitors, CDS believed it was imperative to design a unit that was not only attractive and intuitive but also operationally adept to quickly and efficiently move people through the registration process, thus enhancing the customer experience, according to Kimball.

“Our Reg Stands are a game changer and begin the next generation of onsite self-registration,” he said. “I am thrilled to have debuted Reg Stands at such a forward-thinking mega event like IMTS.”

To learn more about CDS and Reg Stands, go HERE.


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