DJI has been dominating the consumer market for a while and their recent launch at AirWorks in Dallas shows their focus is further expanding into the expanding professional market. At Airworks DJI is highlighting their Mavic 2 Enterprise as well as their Phantom 4 RTK drone. DJI wants to make drones for firefighters, police and search and rescue pilots as well as the professional mapper.
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise and Accessories
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is a Mavic 2 Zoom with a few additional capabilities. First, it can be equipped with three different modules, a beacon, a speaker and a dual-beam floodlight. These should be excellent additions for any first responders and allow them to fly dusk and nighttime missions with a greater degree of safety and success.
The new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is essentially a beefed-up version of the Mavic 2 Zoom. The M2E is adapted to carry different payloads, a heated battery, and extra storage. It also sports some additional security features. The M2E starts out at $1999 and has a Fly More package that adds extra batteries and accessories for an additional $419. Here is some information directly from DJI:
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.
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is making drones for professionals more portable, accessible and easier to use. To learn more about the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise click here.
DJI Phantom 4 RTK
In addition to the Mavic 2 Enterprise. DJI is showing off the Phantom 4 RTK. The latest Phantom was built to be a compact 3D mapping solution. DJI started with the Phantom 4 Pro and its impressive 20 MP camera and gave it more capabilities. With centimeter-level positioning and super accurate and redundant GPS positioning systems, this is one of the most accurate mapping solutions on the market today. It is certainly the most affordable and compact. Learn more about the Phantom RTK here.
What Is the BEST Drone?
So what is the absolute best drone out there? That question isn’t as easy to answer as you’d think. BUT…for most people the answer is the DJI Mavic Air. It is portable, has an awesome camera and excellent flight modes. Learn more about the Mavic Air HERE.
What Is Our FAVORITE Drone?
The Mavic Air is great but the drone that has us excited to go fly the most right now is the Parrot Anafi. The camera and gimbal setup on this drone allow it to do things that no other drone can. Plus, having the ability to zoom in on what you are filming is priceless. Learn more about the Parrot Anafi HERE.
What Drone Is the Best VALUE?
The best value on the market today has to be the DJI Spark. Now under $400, this little dynamo can do things that once upon a time cost over $1000. Learn more about the DJI Spark HERE. Still too much money for you? There are still some great options. Check out our list of the best drones under $200.
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