Preparing RemoteSpark For a Tradeshow

Modified on Mon, 12 Sep 2022 at 02:43 PM

If you are headed out on the road to a tradeshow and plan to demonstrate RemoteSpark there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. 

Venue Considerations 

There are several things to take into consideration when arriving at the tradeshow venue: 

  • Do you have a cell signal on your phone that you can use as a fallback? 
  • Do you have dedicated internet provided by the venue? 
  • How many other vendors are there within your immediate vicinity? 
  • Is the venue providing you with televisions or monitors to use as external displays? 


  • HoloLens and charging cable 
  • PC and charging cable 
  • Wi-Fi router; if the venue provides you with an ethernet connection 
  • USB dongle; to connect external devices 
  • HDMI cables; to connect to external displays 

Equipment Considerations 

  • A multi-channel Wi-Fi router with high gain (signal strength) capabilities is preferred. 
  • Consider tethering your PC directly to your Wi-Fi router to limit the number of devices using Wi-Fi in your vicinity. 

Testing Considerations 

  • Test your devices, Wi-Fi, and connectivity during your allotted setup time at the tradeshow to ensure that you have everything you need to have a successful show. 
  • Do not take for granted that everything worked during your setup time. The venue likely is not busy at all during this time. Other vendors have tested their Wi-Fi and likely have it shut off until the show starts. There are also no patrons around. All of that changes once the event starts; other vendors will turn on their Wi-Fi and patrons will arrive with their cell phones in their pockets. Very quickly, the airwaves will be saturated will cellular and Wi-Fi signals. You will want to test your setup again to ensure that everything is working as expected. 

Contingency Planning 

  • Make sure that you have contingency plans in place in case things do not go as planned. 
  • Have a cached session in RemoteSpark with assets that you can use if you have no or extremely limited connectivity. 
  • If you have a self-contained on-premises setup (Surface Go), ensure that you have a cloud backup in case the mobile hotspot on the device is not strong enough to find through the signal noise of the event. Consider taking a Wi-Fi router as a backup and use that for your connectivity. 
  • Have a second HoloLens available so you can charge one device while the second is being used. 
  • Learn how to resume a session in case you need to change devices. This will let you get back up and running without having to re-send all the assets. 

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