New thermal/visual drone

September 2019 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products

DJI has launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, a portable industrial drone equipped with side-by-side visual and thermal cameras that provide safety and security personnel with a reliable tool to operate better, safer and quicker in challenging environments.

Developed in partnership with FLIR Systems, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features the compact design of DJI’s Mavic 2 Series drones with the same array of controls and accessories found in the Mavic 2 Enterprise. The device allows users to locate suspects or missing persons in complete darkness, which makes it ideal for security and search and rescue applications. The built-in thermal camera with the ability to measure temperatures and store images and temperature data, provides for efficient reporting and analysis, adding immediate value to a range of industrial or time-sensitive operations from utility inspections to emergency response.

“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,” said Jan Gasparic, DJI director of strategic partnerships.

The Dual features a three-axis gimbal stabilised camera housing a side-by-side 4K sensor for capturing visible light and a FLIR Lepton thermal microcamera 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. Users can select from multiple intelligent display modes in the DJI Pilot flight control app to visualise data from the dual-sensor camera.

Modular accessories to enhance security operations

The Dual combines a full line of Mavic 2 Enterprise accessories for security applications. They are securely mounted to the drone’s body and operated through the DJI Pilot flight control app. These accessories open new paths for pilots to communicate and work from the air. These enhanced security features include:

• Spotlight – A dual spotlight with a brightness of 2 400 lumens aids operators in carrying out missions in dark or low-light areas. Spotlight is ideal for search and rescue as well as inspection applications.

• Speaker – A loudspeaker with a maximum projection of 100 decibels (1-metre distance) lets pilots play up to 10 custom voice recordings on demand, providing a communications channel to nearby individuals that can be critical during lifesaving emergency operations, or to ward off possible intruders.

• Beacon – Designed with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Night Waiver standards in mind, the M2E Beacon features a bright flashing strobe visible three miles away. This helps pilots carry out missions in low-light conditions or at night much more safely, and provides additional airspace awareness for operators of nearby drones and traditional aircraft.

Enhanced data security features

The Dual includes the same features as Mavic 2 Enterprise to protect the integrity of photos, videos, flight logs and other data generated during sensitive flights. It incorporates 24 GB of on-board data storage and password protection, creating accountability for all 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 on-board storage, giving them full, exclusive use and enhanced security. This provides secure access to the drone and its on-board data storage, while protecting that data even if the drone is physically compromised.

In addition, a GPS timestamping feature encodes the time, date, and location of every recorded image taken by the visual camera, aiding in pilot accountability and ensuring that data captured by the drone can be trusted and used in situations from reviewing critical infrastructure inspections to potential legal proceedings.

The drone can use the Local Data Mode feature in the DJI Pilot App 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 operators of flights involving critical infrastructure, governmental projects or other sensitive missions.

For more information, contact GoUAV, +27 11 557 9200, [email protected], www.gouav.co.za




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