Last year, DJI invited me to come to their DJI Airworks 2018 conference in Dallas Texas. For three days straight, I was submerged in the world of commercial drone operators, software providers and large corporations using drone technology in their day-to-day businesses. I learned a ton in a very short time, made a lot of connections within the drone industry and walked away with a much better understanding of how drone technology is already impacting different industries and businesses around the world. DJI had put together a great event that I can recommend to anybody with an interest in the commercial application of drones. This year, DJI will host, what will be already the fourth DJI Airworks 2019 conference from September 24th through September 26th in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are on sale now for $599.
DJI Enterprise Stories April 25
DJI Enterprise Stories January 22
DJI is serious about growing their enterprise business. Just watch the DJI Airworks keynote, if you were in any doubt. This is made clear again today as they announce an upgraded support program for business customers who buy a new Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom, Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual or Phantom 4 RTK drone. The plan adds basic repair and replacement coverage for one year after the initial purchase, including up to two product replacements for any single drone at a small, standard fee. The new plan is similar to DJI’s for-consumers-only, Care Refresh plan, but now free of charge for business customers. As such a customer, you only pay a small fee when you actually need a replacement for your drone.
DJI’s Enterprise Shield will remain available and can also be used by customers who had already bought an enterprise-type drone from DJI and are looking for extra peace of mind. The difference between Enterprise Shield and the new, upgraded support program is that under the first you are entitled to unlimited free replacements, which is not the case with this new support program. And Enterprise Shield also covers other commercial grade drones such as the DJI Matrice series. See below for all the details.
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DJI Enterprise Stories December 17, 2018
We have been informed by one of our trusted sources, that the thermal camera for the Mavic 2 Enterprise, that was to be announced today, will be announced at CES 2019 instead. There is no explanation provided for the delay, but it seems that DJI has thought at the last moment that it might be better to launch the thermal camera for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, at the Consumer (!) Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, together with the new ‘Pro’ Remote Controller with built-in display for the Mavic 2. There’s also more information on the type of delayed thermal camera btw… Jump right in.
It seems that today’s announcement of what we assume is a new thermal camera for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise might be delayed. We have reached out to DJI for an official statement, but have not heard back as of yet. I hope this is not the beginning of a new trend. I’m sure you remember, the delay of the release of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom last summer. As soon as we hear back from DJI, we will update you here on DroneDJ.
DJI Enterprise Stories October 22, 2018
Next week DJI’s annual commercial drone event, DJI Airworks will take place in Dallas, TX. Many of us are expecting the Chinese drone maker to launch the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition, which was recently confirmed in these FCC filings, at the event. Earlier this summer we already saw some high-resolution images of the drone as well as a few leaked images with different devices mounted on top of the drone. Now DJI Enterprise tweeted this mysterious announcement “For the Frontiers” with an October 30th date. The announcement says “It’s time for our ‘biggest’ unveil of the year” and includes an image that shows the outline of what almost seems to be a pair of binoculars. It seems safe to say the DJI will be announcing the new Mavic 2 Enterprise later this month. The remaining question is, of course, what is that thing mounted on top? Let’s take a closer look.
Update 10/22/2018: DJi just sent out another tweet with a new photo. See below.
DJI Enterprise Stories July 26, 2018
Chinese drone maker, DJI introduces a customizable drone repair and replacement plan for commercial drone fleets, called DJI Enterprise Shield. It is a comprehensive plan that provides broad accident coverage, repair and replacement services, free shipping and rapid delivery on DJI’s line of enterprise products.