DJI has unveiled new hardware and software tools in a move to give professional drone operators improved control, safety and security for high-level missions.
The firm has revamped its Matrice 200 Series meaning the V2 drones have been designed with better reliability, safety and security in mind.
Additionally, the FlightHub drone operations management platform has been incorporated to give organisations more implementation control and data security assurances.
DJI claims that combined, the improvements will allow commercial organisations to scale and manage their drone programs while laying technical foundations for BVLOS and night time operations.
Jan Gasparic, DJI’s director of strategic partnerships, explained: “From routine mapping missions to sensitive industrial inspections, organisations around the world rely on DJI to provide more robust, secure and scalable solutions.”
He added: “As leading organisations have increased their drone fleets into the hundreds and thousands, they have asked for better ways to centrally manage drone operations and are using drones for applications that demand safer and more reliable drone technology. Our updated Matrice 200 Series drones are now better equipped for complex life-saving missions, flights over sensitive locations, and flights at night, while enhancements to DJI FlightHub give organisations more control over their drone fleets and the data they generate.”
Looking specifically at the Matrice Series V2, DJI has enhanced reliable transmission with Ocusync 2.0 allowing for automatic dual frequency band switching and has improved data security in ensuring that all data transmitted through Ocusync 2.0 is fully encrypted using AES-256 standard.
With the FAA’s new night waiver standards in mind, anti-collision beacons have been added on the top and bottom of the drone and has also been equipped with DJI’s AirSense system using an ADS-B receiver to provide pilot with air traffic information.
Additionally, pilots using multiple drone payloads during operations can now calibrate the drone’s new centre of gravity from the DJI Pilot app.
A new TimeSync system has also been introduced to continuously align the flight controller, cameras, GPS module and RTK module, as well as any third-party payloads or onboard accessories.
Elsewhere, the new FlightHub Enterprise has additional features that give commercial operators more control over their implementations and data security including private cloud hosting, a dedicated DJI Pilot app, firmware management, mission planning and device maintenance.