At the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 9, Intel set a world record for the number of simultaneously launched drones. In the air were 1218 drones, which were synchronized and flew by a pre-programmed program.
The company broke its own record, set in 2016. Then in Germany, Intel simultaneously launched 500 drones.
The drone show, shown during the live broadcast, was actually recorded in advance. Intel said that it was going to show a “live” version during the opening of the Olympics, but at the last moment there were “unpredictable logistics problems” and aired on the air. Nevertheless, the guests of the Games are going to show the version of the show with the participation of 300 drones during the ceremony of awarding medals.
Perhaps this was due to the hacker attack , which became known on February 11. On the territory of the Olympic stadium did not work Wi-Fi, and there were interruptions in the work of the press center and the drones recording the ceremony.