Introducing the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise
Last week DJI and its partners made a number of significant announcements at AirWorks, DJI’s enterprise conference in Dallas. One of the most exciting announcements for Public Safety was DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise. This easily portable unit is packed with capabilities well suited for Law Enforcement, Fire & Emergency Response teams who need a relatively low cost, high value drone for providing aerial support in mission critical operations.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise appears to be built around the airframe of the Mavic 2 Zoom, with both aircraft boasting an identical top speed of 45 miles per hour and a maximum endurance of 31 minutes. However, that’s about where the similarities end in the Mavic lineup. The Mavic 2 Enterprise is clearly reimagined with a Public Safety focus in mind.
Cold Weather Operations: .
The Mavic 2 Enterprise comes equipped with a self-heating battery to enable extreme cold-weather operations. The self-heating battery, which is backwards compatible with the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro allows the Mavic 2 to operate down to 14F with no significant degradation in performance.
Occusync 2.0 Video Transmission System:
DJI broke major ground on the Mavic 2 with an image transmission system upgrade they call Occusync 2.0. Traditionally, the image transmission system on the Mavic Pro or Phantom only used a single radio band (2.4Ghz) that is also trafficked by WIFI and Bluetooth which could lead to video breakup, especially in radio-dense urban environments. Occusync 2.0 provides an additional level of reliability by allowing the video stream to use 2 bands: 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz. The Occusync system automatically determines the frequency with the least amount of interference and seamlessly reroutes the video signal giving the pilot a clear unobstructed view of scene in any environment.
Tactical Imaging in A Portable Package:
The Mavic 2 Enterprise also sports the same main camera as the Mavic 2 zoom: a 4K 1/2.3” CMOS sensor behind a 2x optical zoom lens and including an extra 3x digital zoom when the camera is set to shoot in 1080P/30 or less.
Encrypted Internal Storage:
DJI’s Air Sense system, rolled out on the M200 series last year represents a major step forward for drone pilots to maintain situational awareness. By integrating a receiver for the ADSB transponder systems found on many manned aircraft, pilots of the Mavic 2-Enterprise are able to see a live view of manned traffic in their vicinity that includes location heading and altitude. The AirSense system also ranks aircraft warnings based on their proximity and trajectory relative to the Mavic 2 Enterprise and will escalate warnings as the aircraft approaches.
Modular Accessories :
The most remarkable update on the Mavic 2 Enterprise is DJIs development of modular accessory payloads that extend the capability of the aircraft. These include:
M2E Spotlight – Direct lost persons with greater ease using a dual spotlight that enhances your vision in low-light areas. The M2E Spotlight provides a significant amount of illumination. Its dual LED configuration is specified by DJI to consume 26 watts of power and illuminate almost 100’ in front of the aircraft, comparable to much larger and heavier aftermarket spotlight units.
M2E Speaker – The speaker is designed by DJI to transmit one-way prerecorded messages which can be recorded by the flight crew before operation. Despite its size, the speaker packs a significant bit of power and should be easy to hear over the rotor system. For some perspective DJI rates its output power at 100 decibels, nearly as loud as a smoke alarm in an enclosed room.
M2E Beacon: The anti-collision beacon seems indicative of DJI providing hardware to help pilots comply with the FAA’s requirements, specifically in this case for flying at night. The beacon is visible from over 3 miles, (as is required by 107.29b) and its lens is designed to direct the light in such a way to make it more visible to aircraft above the Mavic 2 Enterprise. As other equipage-based waivers become more common, we’re hoping that DJI will continue to provide OEM solutions to help pilots comply. In the meantime, this is a great step in the right direction!
The Bottom Line:
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is optimized for real world Public Safety tactical missions, closing the gap between the Mavic lineup and DJI’s flagship enterprise line, the M200 series. However, the Mavic 2 Enterprise has the added benefit of being smaller, more easily portable high value training unit for your agency to build pilot proficiency,
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