World Skydiving Championships 2018

Manifest Cloud powers the Manifest and venue public departure boards for WPC 2018

Manifest Cloud allowed the event organiser to utilise two manifest staff to manage four aircraft and 50 plus loads a day during pre competition practise jumps with venue wide public display screens. Ground crew and pilots all having access to live load information on their phones and tablets. A third manifest staff member monitored the system and provided load calls over the public address system.

Manifest Cloud is a cloud based service and runs on any modern web browser.

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Setting up reliable manifest and departure boards for temporary venue’s can be challenging with many unknowns to deal with. Manifest Cloud arrived a few days prior to the competition to complete provisioning of the event manifest services and enable the event public TV departure boards with aircraft and team information as well as provide load information on ground crew and pilot iPhones and tablets.

As there was no wifi or internet infrastructure provided across the venue for the manifest system to hook onto, In order to successfully deliver services, Manifest Cloud provided temporary venue mesh WiFi and a point to point wifi network in order to deliver network and internet access across outdoor venue areas that were inaccessible by network cabling. To cater for outdoor bad weather conditions weatherproof POE access points and point to point WiFi bridges were installed.

The venue provided a network link which hooked into the Manifest Cloud POE network switch on site which was powering Manifest Cloud mesh wifi links.

Manifest Cloud released a new “Event Team View” ready for the event on our departure board system allowing team numbers, team event category and country to be displayed on departure boards so teams and jumpers could stay up to date with loads and load calls.

The event was using shuttle buses to take teams to the airport. A departure board was setup on a Manifest Cloud point to point WiFi link at the bus boarding area so jumpers and ground crew could check correct teams and jumpers were boarding.

Event ground and transport crew were provided with aircraft departure board views on their phones and tablets to further enable event staff to coordinate transport and jumper boarding.

 Departure Boards across the venue and on ground crew phones and tablets as well as pilots phones and tablets allowed up to date load information.

Departure Boards across the venue and on ground crew phones and tablets as well as pilots phones and tablets allowed up to date load information.

 Currently we have three departure board views: A normal view showing all jumpers, A competition view showing Teams and event categories as well as a Pilot view showing jumper and load weights.

Currently we have three departure board views: A normal view showing all jumpers, A competition view showing Teams and event categories as well as a Pilot view showing jumper and load weights.

While setting up public departure boards may seem simple events can require quick changes. Manifest Cloud uses a unique system of pre configured cloud connected HDMI pucks. These can be remote push updated with changes down to screen zoom allowing more or less loads to be fitted on varying TV screen sizes as well as push updating which departure board “view” displays on which TV and remote app restarts on departure boards. This allows easy venue adjustments without having to plug into and access individual TV pucks.

The Manifest Cloud system of pre configured POE network switches, pre configured WiFi access points and HDMI pucks allows remote monitoring of all network WiFi access points and departure boards in order to monitor system uptime and health. Any component failure can be quickly identified and resolved. Remote cloud monitoring of clients using the Manifest Cloud WiFi assist with network integrality and manifest system reliability.

The World Parachuting Championships 2018 had some 500 competitors so one challenge the event organiser faced was being able to efficiently and easily register , create and manifest so many teams and loads. Manifest Cloud created a new “Teams” function for the event which allows:

  • Quickly create teams with event category, country and team numbers

  • Fast add, edit and change team members

  • Fast one click checkin of whole Teams to checkin teams active and ready for manifesting

  • Instantly see the “status” of jumpers: Manifested, Landed, Called etc

 Manifest Cloud provides full team management to improve and allow for fast event manifesting with one click team checkin and one click team manifesting onto loads.

Manifest Cloud provides full team management to improve and allow for fast event manifesting with one click team checkin and one click team manifesting onto loads.

 Public departure boards provided real time load information outside manifest and at the shuttle bus boarding area

Public departure boards provided real time load information outside manifest and at the shuttle bus boarding area

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