Intel set a record with a show including 1,218 Shooting Star drones in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The Intel Shooting Star drones are defined as a type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed with an aim of entertainment. Since they are equipped with LED lights, the drones are able to create limitless combinations with different colors. Moreover, they are able to be integrated for animations as well.
Experience the Moment at the Olympic Winter Games
Being a member of “The Olympic Partner” (TOP) worlwide sponsorship programme makes the technology company one of the supporters of the programme to transform the fan experience by creating fascinating opportunities for viewers in the Olympic Games event.
This year, they had an icredible drone show at the Winter Olympics and set a world-record for “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously” with 1,218 Shooting Star drones according to the information shared by Intel and the Guinness Book of World Records.
Experience the Team in Flight at PyeongChang 2018
Natalie Cheung, general manager of Intel’s drone light show team, said:
The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record.
Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group, said:
We are honoured to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games. Not unlike the athletes competing in the events, we continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that inspire people all over the world.
Recently, Intel has announced that they will power the largest scale virtual reality event to date with the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games using Intel True VR technology.