DJI Launches New Drone for Professional Use
Dà-Jiāng Innovations (DJI) is a Chinese technology company known for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Also known as drones, these machines are commonly used for aerial photography and videography. DJI accounts for over 70 percent of the drone market. Their drones are known to be used in various television, music, and film industries around the world.
After the White House crash in 2015, the US Army’s sent out a memo banning the use of DJI drones. Since then, it seems DJI has decided to reconfigure one of their commercial drones specifically for professional use. DJI recently took their newest drone, Mavic 2 Zoom, and upgraded it into the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a new model intended for government agencies and business. Priced at $1,999, the Enterprise features a sleek and compact design equipped with new accessories made for more “critical operations.”
The Mavic Enterprise comes with three new accessories. The 2,400 lumen M2E dual spotlight is perfect for surveillance or search-and-rescue operations in the dark. The 100-decibel M2E speaker allows for communication with ground teams during emergencies and can store up to 10 custom recordings. Lastly, the M2E beacon is a flashing strobe visible from three miles away and is capable of notifying any nearby pilots of the drone's location.
The drone has also been supplied with a self-healing battery that allows for cold weather flight. With the help of sensors and cameras fixed into the airframe, the Enterprise contains autonomous flight modes and obstacle avoidance. To increase security, the drone is also password protected and requires an activation code for both its controller and the onboard storage. The Mavic 2 Enterprise was provided with 24 GB of storage, 16 more than the Mavic 2 Zoom. DJI has done all they can to enhance and increase the Mavic 2 Zoom's abilities. DJI President Roger Luo says that "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."