Most people are familiar with DJI's consumer drones, but beyond those, the company also makes some impressively powerful and specialized enterprise drones. The Matrice 30 Enterprise is the latest at that level, and it offers some impressive new features. This great video takes a first look.
Coming to you from Potato Jet, this excellent video takes a look at the new DJI Matrice 30 Enterprise drone. The Matrice 30 Enterprise is quite impressive, offering a level of ruggedness and weather-sealing generally not seen in drones. As DJI puts it, it can handle:
heavy rain, high winds, high altitudes, even in icy and snowy conditions from -20 °C to 50 °C
In addition to that, the DJI features a simplified folding system compared to previous Matrice drones, 41-minute flight time, and most intriguing: a robotic docking system for entirely autonomous flying, called the DJI Dock. The Dock comes with its own weather station, specialized surveillance cameras, communication antennas, and an impressive 25-minute fast charge system. The Dock also supports 4G communication via a dongle.
When it comes to more standard features, the Matrice 30 comes with a 48-megapixel 1/2-inch CMOS sensor with 5-16x optical zoom and 200x digital, a 12-megapixel wide angle camera, a laser rangefinder with 1,200-meter reach, and an optional 640 by 512-pixel radiometric thermal camera. The drone also comes with six-way obstacle avoidance sensors and an impressive three-propeller landing feature in case of a motor or propellor failure.
Obviously, the Matrice 30 Enterprise is not meant for standard consumer usage, but it is quite exciting to see these new capabilities, and hopefully, we will see some trickle down. The drone will start at $10,000 and range up to $14,000 with all the options. Expect to see it later this year.