Crowds at this year's Coachella* Music Festival were delighted by a surprise drone performance lighting up the desert sky. Intel worked tirelessly with HP and GoldenVoice* to put on this show for Weekend 1, making it the largest live audience to witness the Intel drone light show thus far.
Intel's cutting-edge technology joined forces with the limitless creativity of Disney to reimagine our drone light show experience. The spectacle invited guests of Disney Springs to look up and make a wish as holiday images painted by Intel® Shooting Star™ drones danced above their heads.1
The Disney "Starbright Holiday Show – An Intel Collaboration" was the longest light show we've achieved, requiring 300 drones to be airborne for twelve minutes. A stunning way to bring Disney's brand to life, the 8-week engagement required technology that could illuminate the skies flawlessly every night.
Our purpose-built light show system – the Intel® Shooting Star™ drone fleet1 – set the Guinness World Record in 2016 for the Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously. Only a single laptop and one pilot were needed to achieve lift-off for 500 beautifully choreographed drones.
Drone 100 made its public debut during Vivid Sydney, as 100 illuminated drones performed a choreographed routine over the harbor – all while accompanied by the breathtaking sounds of the Sydney Youth Orchestra.2
It took an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to bring the successful Drone 100 light show to America, where 100 Intel drones lit up the sky above Palm Springs, California.
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The first-of-its-kind Intel® Shooting Star™ drone meets all FCC technical specifications, but has not yet been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
Intel is a major partner of Sydney Opera House.