DJI has launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, a portable industrial drone equipped with visual and thermal cameras.
Developed in partnership with FLIR Systems, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features the design of DJI’s Mavic 2 Series drones with the same range of controls and accessories found in the Mavic 2 Enterprise.
In a move to make thermal imaging more portable, DJI is hoping the cameras can provide commercial pilots with a reliable tool to operate better in challenging environments.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual aims to enable users to measure temperatures and conveniently store images and temperature data for efficient reporting and analysis, adding immediate value to a range of industrial or time-sensitive operations today from utility inspections to emergency response.
Jan Gasparic, DJI’s director of strategic partnerships, said: “Drones are fast becoming a common sighting in public safety and inspection operations, where users get immediate value from a reliable aerial tool that can easily be deployed anywhere at any time.”
He added: “When DJI and FLIR first introduced the XT camera in 2015, we opened up a range of new commercial drone applications. With the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, we are enabling safer operations in more diverse environments so operators can focus on accomplishing their missions.”
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features a three-axis gimbal stabilized camera housing a side-by-side 4K sensor for capturing visible light and a FLIR Lepton thermal micro-camera for capturing thermal data.
Together, these sensors allow pilots to perform flights at night, as well as fly in complex daytime conditions like fog and smoke.
Jim Cannon, president and CEO at FLIR, said: “The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual equipped with the FLIR Lepton, our smallest thermal microcamera, offers a significant opportunity to introduce thermal imaging capabilities to more drone owners.”
He continued: “This is our third product with DJI and its world-leading platforms, and this latest Thermal by FLIR collaboration is a significant step forward in making thermal an essential feature in the industry.”
During CDP’s trip to AirWorks in October, Jan Gasparic likened the drone market to that of the PC industry 30 years ago.
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