DJI strengthens enterprise division with geofencing flexibility


DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has strengthened its commitment to enterprise drone users with new improvements to its geofencing system.

Professional drone pilots with authorisation to fly in sensitive locations can now use a streamlined application process to receive unlocking codes within 30 minutes.

DJI’s geofencing system uses GPS and other navigational satellite signals to automatically help prevent drones from flying near sensitive locations such as airports, nuclear power plants and prisons.

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These improvements are designed to help expand the beneficial uses of drones in sensitive areas that have been restricted in DJI’s geofencing system. While those areas will remain restricted to more casual drone pilots, DJI now staffs its global authorisation team around the clock in order to process applications and provide unlocking codes quickly.

“DJI now processes most requests within 30 minutes, though requests involving unusual circumstances or requiring additional documentation may need additional time,” said Michael Perry, managing director of North America at DJI.

“By making it easier for authorised pilots to put drones to work in sensitive areas, DJI is once again showing why professional drone operators choose our aerial platforms for the most important tasks.”

Brendan Schulman, vice president of policy and legal affairs at DJI, said: “DJI first implemented geofencing in 2013, and it is now established as an important tool to help our customers make thoughtful flight decisions, while also addressing legitimate concerns about safety and security by helping prevent unauthorised flights in the most sensitive locations.”

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