DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a portable drone that is basically an accessorized up version of the Mavic 2 Zoom that can be used during critical operations like firefighting, emergency response, law enforcement, and infrastructure inspections.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise looks exactly like the Mavic 2 Zoom, and that’s because essentially it is. The Mavic 2 Enterprise is built on the Mavic 2 flight platform. It features the exact same camera and gimbal combination, and the weight is exactly the same. So what is different? It features an extended port to mount DJI modular accessories, and comes with a self-heating battery, 24 GB onboard storage, DJI AirSense, and is compatible with the DJI Pilot mobile app. The new self-heating batteries can also be used on the Mavic Pro 2 and the Mavic 2 zoom. The way the self-heating batteries work is when the temperature is between -10°C to 6°C and the battery power is higher than 50%, if the battery is powered off, you simply press and hold the battery power button for 5 seconds to enable self-heating. If it is powered on and is mounted on an aircraft, the self-heating function will be automatically enabled.
2x Optical Zoom And 3x Digital Zoom
Mavic 2 Enterprise uses the same Mavic 2 Zoom 1/2.3” 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor that is stabilized by a three-axis gimbal. The camera also has a 2x optical and 3x digital zoom capability. This zoom technology gives the drone the ability to identify and inspect dangerous or difficult areas, as well as to help emergency services protect life and property. The camera can capture 4K video at up to 30 fps.
A Modular Tool with accessories
What makes the Mavic 2 Enterprise unique is that allows new DJI accessories to be securely mounted to the drone’s body which can be operated through the flight control app. These accessories are primarily for emergency response and law enforcement and look to be very valuable tools that could play a big part in a major disaster or event. I have covered many natural disasters over the years and any tool that can help save lives is a welcome addition.
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. The spotlight is ideal for search and rescue as well as inspection applications. It could also be used for filming purposes if need be. Currently, you can only adjust the spotlight angle manually before the flight.
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. As far as effective range is concerned, DJI says that depending on background noise conditions, it should be about 20 to 40 meters in general conditions.
M2E Beacon– Designed with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Night Waiver standards in mind, the M2E Beacon features a bright flashing strobe visible 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.
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.
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.