DJI today announced a company-class Matrice 300 RTK drone camera module, weatherproof, and durable Zenmuse H20 series for inspection, mapping, surveying, and quest and rescue missions.
“With the M300 RTK fly platform and H20 Zenmuse Camera series, we provide safer and smarter solutions for our corporate customers,” says Christina Zhang of DJI. “This solution sets an entirely new standard for industrial UAV solutions, improves operations significantly across public safety, law enforcement, energy, surveying and mapping as well as critical infrastructure inspections.”
M300 RTK is reportedly able to survive in the air up to 55 minutes per charge, with operators able to perform battery pack hotswap, and new fast charging battery hub allows quick charging up to four flight and controller battery groups, for minimum downtime. It has a maximum speed of 23 meters per second, and can carry up to three loads at the same time, up to a total weight limit of 2.7 kg (5.95 lb).
And DJI has launched a new camera system to follow it. Housed in a IP44 splash-resistant Enclosure, the Zenmuse H20 series camera delivers the company’s first hybrid multi-sensor setting. H20 comes with a 20x megapixel 23x optical zoom camera, a 12 MP wide angle camera, and a laser range finder. And H20T Add a radiometric thermal camera into the mixture.
M300 TRK comes with a new transmission system that allows a triple-channel 1080p video feed to be streamed from a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi), with AES-256 encryption offering secure data transmission. There is an sensing and six-way positioning system with a horizontal detection range of 40 meters for all obstacle avoidance. The Enklosur of these drones is weatherproof IP45, and the battery can be heated itself to keep everything in its mission condition under zero.
In addition to offering information such as altitude and speed, the main flight display shows barrier data in flight so that pilots can make adjustments if necessary. AirSense collects flight data from nearby aircraft with an ADS-B transmitter to warn the pilot of potential risk of collision, and DJI has also introduced a two-operator mode. This means that if the main pilot loses control, the disconnect connection or the remote battery starts to run out, the second pilot can take over all operations. And this mode can also be useful when training pilots.
Mission Data can be collected using Smart Pin & Track or Smart Inspection mode. The first includes detection and tracking of moving objects and the ability to mark points of interest along the route and share accurate location data with other carriers or ground crews. As the name suggests, the latter is geared towards examining the installation of oil and gas, power lines, railway infrastructure, and so on, and can facilitate direct mission recordings, collecting data from exactly the same location on repeated missions, and making up to 65,535 waypoints available for mission planning.
Camera Series M300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 are ready for pre-order now, with shipments going to begin in the second quarter of 2020. Price has not been announced. The Video below has a lot more.