Aplicom at a Balloon Festival in Germany

Aplicom, with its R8 Unit, took part in an annual Balloon Event in Warstein, Germany September. Warsteiner Internationale Montgolfiade (WIM) is the biggest European balloon festival and takes place at the beginning of September. This year was the 21st time the event has taken place. At the festival they let go one hundred balloons at the same time, five of which had an Aplicom R8 Portable Tracking Device inside in order to trace their flight path.

Aplicom at Ballon festival

Monitoring the balloons was carried out in co-operation with a German company mobileObjects whose follow-up system mobileLocationManager was placed in the festival’s VIP marquee. Via a giant LCD screen the VIP guests were able to watch the flying balloons live.

This event was brought about at the festival by Aplicom and mobileObjects combining their intelligent tracking products as one solution. In total the festival gathered around 110 000 visitors.

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