A day ahead of the official start of DJI’s Airworks conference in Dallas, the company has announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise – a totally pro drone with the light weight and compact form of a consumer model.
This is no “prosumer” drone – a consumer drone with great payloads that will do the job. With the Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI has moved the Mavic into the professional space: providing an array of features designed specifically for the enterprise market.
One of the Mavic’s most compelling features has always been it’s portability – that foldable design makes it perfect to carry around, either on great adventures or from jobsite to jobsite. Now DJI has honed in on vertical industries like infrastructure inspections and emergency services that require portability – adding to the features and accessories to make the Mavic a choice that doesn’t require compromise.
“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.”
“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.”
There are a slew of new features in the Mavic 2E – listed below. But in addition to powerful accessories and payloads, the Mavic 2E takes the issue of data security seriously, enhancing their offerings to cover every eventuality. In addition, they’re improving the AirSense technology – allowing operators to be aware of other aircraft flying in the same congested airspace.
With new security, a firm step into the future of unmanned traffic management (UTM) and a slew of new pro tools, the Mavic 2E has made a definite shift from “prosumer” to “professional.”
The following is taken from a DJI press release.
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.
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.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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