New dance moves and better security for drone shows

Drone Show Technologies
December 4, 2018

Riga, Latvia - December 4, 2018 - SPH Engineering is announcing the latest update of its Drone Show Software — the world’s only widely available software for drone show management and control.

Rotating dance moves, smoother movement and a virtual fence — the new Drone Show Software update focuses on making choreography even more precise, on viewer security, and on making drone shows easily integrable with other special effects included in shows.

Drone rotation move

A new dance type, called “R+YAW”, enables a drone to rotate around on its radial axis. The move is especially useful when drones are integrated with fireworks, making for even more impressive shows. Watch the “ahs” and “wows” of the public multiply, as firecrackers or colourful smoke generators are mounted on rotating drones.

More trajectory points

The update also includes an increase of the maximum number of trajectory points on the flight path – to 2000 – making the movements that create figures much smoother. This means that choreographers’ ideas will be brought to the sky with maximum precision.

Second safety fence

“While inventing more and more of the features that make drone shows enjoyable, we never forget to make them safe,” says Janis Kuze, sales director at SPH Engineering. The latest update introduces Secondary Fence (Hard Fence) in addition to the previous security measures. This function allows users to create a space of virtual coordinates that drones are not allowed to cross. If for any reason a flying drone reaches the Secondary fence, it automatically lands on the ground. This way the possibility of a drone flying too close to spectators is removed.

For more detailed technical information see the DroneShowSoftware Release Notes of v.3.0.1 (PDF).

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About SPH Engineering / DroneShowSoftware

Drone Show Software allows anyone with drones, ambition and a choreographer to create mind-blowing drone shows. As well as the excitement and novelty, the benefits of drone show include easy scalability and integrability with other show elements. SPH Engineering is based in Riga, Latvia, and provides software, training and know-how to companies wanting to get involved with the entertainment industry’s latest sensation and offers unmanned systems integration services: building, acquiring and consulting on the selection of airframes, autopilots, payloads for a particular application and performing proof of concept projects and software development.


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