This week will be all about the DJI Airworks 2018 event in Dallas, TX. The event officially starts tomorrow, but DJI had invited DroneDJ to be present during today’s launch of their DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise drone. As DroneDJ readers will know, this drone was widely anticipated with several photos that were leaked in recent months. DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise edition is based on the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, but with some significant improvements and add-ons.
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise features a stabilized three-axis gimbal with a 12-megapixel zoom camera that offers 2x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom for a total of 6x zoom (lossless at 720p). The M2E has the same 12MP sensor as you find in the Mavic 2 Zoom. At 720 you are using the full sensor at 3X digital zoom. So it is helpful for real-time information gathering but not for capturing better video or more data.
The drone has a maximum flight time of up to 31 minutes and a top speed of 72 kph (45 mph) and a new self-heating battery to improve cold-weather performance. The new enterprise drone also allows for various add-ons to be mounted on top of the aircraft. DJI offers a bright a dual spotlight that provides 2,400 lumens, a loudspeaker that can play up to ten pre-programmed voice messages and a LED beacon for safer nighttime operations, as accessories.
Other features that come with the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise are 24 GB of onboard data storage with password protection, a new GPS time-stamping feature that encodes the time, date, and location of every recorded image. Lastly, this drone will also feature DJI’s Local Data Mode to keep all the information stored on the aircraft and your smartphone and not uploaded to any cloud server. To improve safety, DJI’s AirSense technology is also included on the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. AirSense alerts drone operators of any nearby manned aircraft.
Pricing and availability
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Universal Edition will retail for $1,999 USD and will come with the drone (!), a remote controller, 1 battery, all three mountable accessories, and a protection case with flight tools.A Fly More Kit which includes two batteries, one battery charging hub, one car charger, one USB connector, one soft case and two propellers is also available to users for $419 USD. The new drone can be bought as of today through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide. Go to DJI’s website for more information.
DJI’s announcement of the Mavic 2 enterprise
Here is DJI official announcement:
October 29, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a portable drone with uniquely powerful features designed for businesses, governments, educators and other professionals who want a reliable everyday tool that helps them do their work better.
Engineered for businesses that seek to transform their operations with drone technology, the Mavic 2 Enterprise features an ultra-compact and foldable design with an array of advanced controls and accessories that extend users’ capabilities during critical operations like firefighting, emergency response, law enforcement, and infrastructure inspections.
“With the Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI has created a drone that makes powerful technology accessible to every enterprise and revolutionizes how they do their work,” said DJI President Roger Luo. “Mavic 2 Enterprise is the world’s most capable commercial drone, purpose-built to serve the operational needs of our industry partners as well as companies that are just now preparing to embrace the benefits of drone technology. DJI’s hardware and software set the standard for aerial innovation around the globe, and Mavic 2 Enterprise is the most compact, powerful, reliable and safe tool to help professionals integrate drones into their operations.”
Powerful Imaging With 2x Optical Zoom And 3x Digital Zoom
Mavic 2 Enterprise carries a high-resolution, 12-megapixel camera that is stabilized by a three-axis gimbal for smooth, stable video and images. Designed for dynamic operations, the camera extends the pilot’s sense of sight with a 2x optical and 3x digital zoom capability. This zoom technology profoundly improves the ability of drones to identify and inspect dangerous or difficult areas, as well as to help emergency services protect life and property.
A Modular Tool that Extends the Capabilities of Drone Technology
Mavic 2 Enterprise allows new DJI accessories to be securely mounted to the drone’s body and is operated through the flight control app. These accessories open new paths for pilots to communicate and work from the air, moving drones beyond imaging tools and into configurable platforms that enhance aerial productivity.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise accessories include:
- M2E Spotlight – A dual spotlight with a brightness of 2,400 lumens aids operators in carrying out missions in dark or low-light areas. Spotlight is ideal for search and rescue as well as inspection applications.
- M2E Speaker – A loudspeaker with a maximum projection of 100 decibels (1-meter distance) lets pilots play up to 10 custom voice recordings on demand, providing a communications channel to nearby individuals that can be critical during lifesaving emergency operations.
- M2E Beacon – Designed to meet U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Night Waiver standards, the M2E Beacon features a bright flashing strobe visible up to three miles away. This helps pilots carry out missions in low-light conditions or at night much more safely, and provides additional airspace awareness for operators of nearby drones and traditional aircraft.
Enhanced Data Security Features
Mavic 2 Enterprise is designed with new features to protect the integrity of photos, videos, flight logs and other data generated during sensitive flights. An industry first, Mavic 2 Enterprise incorporates 24 GB of onboard data storage and password protection, creating accountability for all access to the drone’s functions and stored data. When Password Protection is enabled, users are required to enter their password each time they activate the drone, link the remote controller with the drone, and access the drone’s onboard storage, giving them full, exclusive use and enhanced security. This provides secure access to the drone and its onboard data storage, while protecting that data even if the drone is physically compromised.
A new GPS timestamping feature encodes the time, date, and location of every recorded image, aiding in pilot accountability and ensuring that data captured by the drone can be trusted and used in situations from reviewing critical infrastructure inspections to potential legal proceedings.
In addition, Mavic 2 Enterprise users with heightened data security concerns can use DJI’s Local Data Mode feature which, when activated, will stop the user’s connected mobile device from sending or receiving any data over the internet. This provides added security assurances for operators of flights involving critical infrastructure, governmental projects or other sensitive missions.
Cutting-Edge Technology To Improve Airspace Safety
Every Mavic 2 Enterprise comes equipped with DJI’s AirSense technology to help improve pilots’ situational awareness and enhance airspace safety. AirSense uses an integrated receiver to automatically alert drone pilots of ADS-B signals from nearby airplanes and helicopters, providing real-time positioning alerts through the DJI Pilot mobile app. This provides an extra level of safety for professional drone operators who fly in congested airspace or near complicated operations, such as wildfire suppression, disaster recovery and infrastructure monitoring. DJI AirSense is a key system to help ensure drones remain a safe addition to the skies.
Designed for Power, Reliability, and In-flight Safety
Mavic 2 Enterprise uses DJI’s FOC propulsion motors combined with efficient propellers for quieter and more efficient flight, delivering a maximum flight time of up to 31 minutes and a top speed of 72 kph (45 mph). In addition, a new self-heating battery developed specifically for Mavic 2 Enterprise allows the drone to perform reliably in adverse weather conditions as low as -10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit).
Mavic 2 Enterprise features DJI’s latest video and data transmission system, Ocusync 2.0, providing a more stable connection between the drone and its remote controller. The system features stronger interference resistance and auto-switching capabilities that support both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands with the capability to use different frequencies for uplink and downlink data streams. Ocusync 2.0 delivers such a strong high definition video transmission feed back to the pilot that it could be received up to nearly five miles (eight km) away, though all drone pilots must follow applicable laws about keeping drones within their line of sight.
Mavic 2 Enterprise’s FlightAutonomy system features omnidirectional obstacle sensing for safer flight, incorporating data from eight high-resolution vision sensors and two infrared sensors. Its Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) allows the drone to sense and automatically avoid obstacles in front of and behind it, providing additional safety – especially for new pilots and when flying in areas with obstacles or rugged terrain.
“Drones are incredible tools that can make our rescuers more efficient, simplify some of our tasks and provide affordable protection from the skies. That is a big deal.” Dean Morales, Fire Captain, Mesa Fire & Medical Department. “We are always looking for a better way to serve our community. With the use of drones, lives are going to be saved.”
Price and Availability
The US retail price of a Mavic 2 Enterprise Universal Edition which includes an aircraft, a remote controller, one battery, all three mountable accessories and a protector case with flight tools, is $1,999 USD. A Fly More Kit which includes two batteries, one battery charging hub, one car charger, one USB connector, one soft case and two propellers is also available to users for $419 USD. Starting today, Mavic 2 Enterprise is available for purchase through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of the Mavic 2 Enterprise, please visit www.dji.com/mavic-2-enterprise.
This photo shows three batteries, whereas the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise only comes with one unless you buy the Fly More Kit as well.
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