Spherical Drone Looks As If a Flying Spherical Screen
Surprise! There are flying 360-degree displays being developed instead of the traditional plane pulled banners. “Wouldn’t it be fabulous to use a flying spherical screen?” so as to reduce the plane expenditure as well as fuel wastage. This new technological advancement opens altogether a new gate for the advertising world. It’s trendy, stylish, and chic look is going to stir the entire entertainment market.
A Japanese company named NTT DOCOMO, one of the well-known telecom companies, has come up with a new spherical drone display that is the first of its kind in the world. Although the display looks like a solid and globular-shaped screen when on flight, but it actually is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a drone in simple terms that has LED screens curved around its entire body. The LED displays spin at such a faster rate that it creates a delusion as if it were a spherical display on flight.
The 360-degree spherical drone display is currently available with a diameter of about 35 inches and a high display resolution of 144 pixels high by 136 pixels wide. In terms of weight, it weighs only 7.5 pounds including the drone, display, and the other entire device components. According to the company, the device is highly portable and can also be virtually operated from anywhere due to its lightweight and compact size.
Earlier, the use of LED displays interfered with the airflow of the drone’s propellers. In addition to this, the use of the displays added an extra weight to the drone which pulled it downwards instead of taking off upwards. Hence, as a better solution, DOCOMO used hollow displays to reduce the weight issues and also to allow an improved airflow.
According to DOCOMO, the display is not yet ready for being used as a commercial entity. The spherical drone display is expected to hit the markets by the end of March 2019. After which it can be used on a large scale for the advertising purposes or displaying information during the sports or concert events taking place in the stadium or huge grounds.