Nocturne Drones, which presents drone shows around the world, is developing a new special unit for drone defense — Nocturne Drone Defense Systems — in cooperation with San Francisco-based Dedrone.
A business unit of the German company Technology Arts, Nocturne Drones specializes in unique drone shows for customers such as E.ON, Xbox, and the state of Saxony-Anhalt on the Day of German Unity. Nocturne Drones recently broke a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive formations of drones. The company chose Dedrone to expand its portfolio and protect shows around the world from unauthorized drones.
"Safety is our top priority. Since we often work in sensitive areas, it is our aim to make our shows even safer and to offer our customers complete protection against drones from a single source,” said Jens Hillenkötter, managing director of Nocturne Drones. “In view of the ever-increasing danger posed by drones at events we chose to partner with Dedrone, the world's leading provider of airspace security."
Dedrone offers a flexible, cloud-based all-in-one solution for aviation security. Dedrone's system can detect, identify, locate, and mitigate nearly 300 different types of drones, including homemade drones. The company works with clients in 35 countries around the world, including military, government, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, airports, correctional facilities, stadiums, major events, and corporations.
"Drone shows are one of the most exciting uses for drones today and Nocturne Drones create fantastic events worldwide," said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. "To ensure a flawless show and to protect spectators and airspace, safety must come first. We are delighted to be working with Nocturne Drones to ensure they can continue to perform world-class drone shows with the highest level of safety."
Nocturne Drones' drone fleets are among the safest in the world as they have certifications and features specifically designed for live events and areas of enhanced security. Nocturne's software and hardware platform is specially developed for light shows and the drones are optimized to bring out motifs and logos in the best possible way.
In addition to firmly integrated drone detection systems inside the control vehicles of Nocturne Drone Shows, further systems are available for the airspace surveillance of events, including espionage protection and defusing possible attack risks. Engineers at Nocturne Drones are currently developing additional counterintelligence solutions for various applications.