DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a portable, foldable drone designed for businesses, governments, educators and other professionals.
The $1,999 Mavic 2 Enterprise carries a high-resolution, 12-megapixel camera that is stabilized by a three-axis gimbal for smooth, stable video and images. Designed for dynamic operations, the camera extends the pilot’s sense of sight with 2x optical and 3x digital zoom capabilities. This zoom technology is designed to improve the ability of drones to identify and inspect dangerous or difficult areas, such as for first responders.
“With the Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI has created a drone that makes powerful technology accessible to every enterprise and revolutionizes how they do their work,” says Roger Luo, president of DJI. “Mavic 2 Enterprise is the world’s most capable commercial drone, purpose-built to serve the operational needs of our industry partners, as well as companies that are just now preparing to embrace the benefits of drone technology. DJI’s hardware and software set the standard for aerial innovation around the globe, and Mavic 2 Enterprise is the most compact, powerful, reliable and safe tool to help professionals integrate drones into their operations.”
Operated through the flight control app, the Mavic 2 Enterprise allows new DJI accessories to be securely mounted to the drone’s body:
- M2E Spotlight: A dual spotlight with a brightness of 2,400 lumens aids operators in carrying out missions in dark or low-light areas.
- M2E Speaker: A loudspeaker with a maximum projection of 100 decibels lets pilots play up to 10 custom voice recordings on demand, providing a communications channel to nearby individuals.
- M2E Beacon: Designed with Federal Aviation Administration night waiver standards in mind, the M2E Beacon features a bright flashing strobe visible three miles away.
DJI says the Mavic 2 Enterprise is also designed with new features to protect the integrity of photos, videos, flight logs and other data generated during sensitive flights. The drone incorporates 24 GB of onboard data storage and password protection, creating accountability for 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. Further, a new GPS timestamping feature encodes the time, date and location of every recorded image, aiding in pilot accountability.
In addition, Mavic 2 Enterprise users 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 flights involving critical infrastructure, government projects or other sensitive missions.
Next, 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.
The new drone uses DJI’s FOC propulsion motors, combined with efficient propellers, for a quieter, 31-minute flight with a top speed of 45 mph. In addition, a new self-heating battery developed specifically for the Mavic 2 Enterprise allows the drone to perform reliably in adverse weather conditions as low as 14 degrees F.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise also 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.
Further, the drone’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 allows the drone to sense and automatically avoid obstacles in front of and behind it, providing additional safety.
“Drones are incredible tools that can make our rescuers more efficient, simplify some of our tasks and provide affordable protection from the skies. That is a big deal,” says Dean Morales, fire captain at Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Arizona. “We are always looking for a better way to serve our community. With the use of drones, lives are going to be saved.”
The U.S. retail price of a Mavic 2 Enterprise Universal Edition, which includes the aircraft, the remote controller, one battery, all three mountable accessories and a protector case with flight tools, is $1,999. A Fly More Kit, which has two batteries, one battery charging hub, one car charger, one USB connector, one soft case and two propellers, is also available for $419.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise is now available for purchase through authorized DJI Enterprise resellers worldwide.