7 Point Ops Devices

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7 Point Ops Devices

Posted by Matthew Bentley on Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am

Good morning everyone,

We are about to implement 7 Point Ops at our student center. We are looking at different devices and cases/holders for these devices. If you are using 7 Point Ops (or anything like it) what devices are you currently using for your student workers?


Matt Bentley
Texas A&M University-Commerce
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7 Point Ops Devices

Posted by Stephen McCay on Oct 11, 2018 11:20 am

We use an iPad for it, although some students prefer their own phones instead. We have gotten the Otterbox defender cases for them with the hand strap. It is good purchase for us, as we can put the various AV adapters that we use for testing equipment in the pouch that comes with this strap. It seems to work out well and handle any damage that it incurs.



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Assistant Director for Operations 

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University of Southern Mississippi

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Re: 7 Point Ops Devices

Posted by Jimmie Baker on Oct 12, 2018 7:11 am

We also use iPads with cases and straps but our student tend to use their phones instead.

Jimmie Baker

Re: 7 Point Ops Devices

Posted by Caitlyn Wine on Oct 12, 2018 7:58 am

Our team uses our Guest Services Manager iPhones. The phones work just as well, it's what I use if I'm out on the floor.

We have iPads but they don't prefer to use them anymore because it's something extra they need to carry around. 

Caitlyn Wine
Assistant Director, Operations and Event Services | Student Center 
A Campus Services Department 
Georgia Institute of Technology 
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Re: 7 Point Ops Devices

Posted by Paul Manka on Nov 27, 2018 12:10 pm

As an additional note, we integrate our 7Point with EMS traditionally using Visio for our diagramming. We are switching over to Social Tables and there are a few things to note.

1. Social Tables can provide a link to the diagrams for use in EMS under attachments, so when students use it they are sent to a web page. The diagrams on this web page are automatically updated so you don't have to keep updating PDFs. What ever the client wants and agrees too is what our students see and set. Very nice feature.

2. The web page is NOT IPad friendly. The link will send the students to the web page but the chairs, tables, stage etc. will move randomly. There are 2 ways around this. Students can click "Generate PDF" from that web page, or we can create the PDF and attach it as normal in EMS. The draw back being that these PDFs do not update with any client changes after they have been made.

Microsoft has just made the Surface Go, which is not that different in cost to the IPads we currently use. I am putting in a request to move over to the Microsoft tablets within the next year. They have cases that have security cable locks, and other heavy duty cases.

Paul Manka
Supervisor of Event Services Operations
Husky Union Building, University of Washington