European and North American drone show experts partner to advance outdoor WOW-effect solutions for ski resorts

New Year Drone Show St.Moritz 2020 copyright: fotoswiss.com/giancarlo cattaneo St. Moritz zeigt am 1. Januar 2020 eine Premiere: Zum ersten Mal wird in der Schweiz an Neujahr eine Drohnenshow praesentiert. Die Drohnenshow ersetzt damit das traditionelle Neujahrsfeuerwerk ueber dem St. Moritzersee und findet am 1. Januar 2020 um 22.00 Uhr statt. 100 Flugobjekte erzeugen dabei in wechselnden Farben und Formaten immer wieder neue 3D-Bilder, die teilweise speziell fuer St. Moritz konzipiert worden sind. Die rund zehnminuetige Show wird von Musik begleitet. copyright: fotoswiss.com/giancarlo cattaneo

(Riga, Berne, Oakland) – Drone Show Software by SPH Engineering, a Riga-based UgCS software developer and integration services provider for unmanned aerial systems, as well as Swiss Drone Show, a European event agency focused on drone show solutions, and Pinnacle Festivals, a leading US producer of theme-based immersive event experiences, has announced an international partnership to develop drone-based
outdoor light show solutions customized to ski resorts. The aim is to advance drone show WOW-applications during wintertime, including that manageable high in the mountains and in low temperatures.

Drone shows are a fresh and highly demanded form of entertainment, combining technology and art. With live events being limited during the worldwide pandemic of 2020, viewing shows from far away is becoming more popular. As such, the drone show industry turns out to be one of the most promising solution providers for outdoor events in the new normal.

“SPH Engineering’s Drone Show Software team has been providing the only commercially available software to manage outdoor light shows controlling up to hundreds of drones since 2017. We are happy to make this step forward and bring together global experts for knowledge, creativity and technology exchange and share our lessons learnt in various show scenarios,”

Alexey Dobrovolsky, SPH Engineering’s CTO, comments.

“The 1,000+ drone show prerecorded high in the mountains for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics demonstrated that drones could do the job in low temperatures possible. Last year Swiss Drone Show accepted the challenge of St. Moritz ski resort in Switzerland to make a festive 100-drone light show and wish a Happy New Year to resort visitors in an innovative way. The creative part included several local stories. From the tech perspective, we needed to find a way to adjust batteries to cold temperature’, Marc Loosli, CTO & Co-Founder, Swiss Drone Show, explains.

“We are proud that the ski resort is happy with the experience and would like to make another

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