DJI’s Matrice 300 RTK (M300) is their most advanced platform yet. The UAS platform comes with a slew of new safety, data capture, and data analysis features. The M300 sets a new standard for the drone industries multicopter segment, with 55 minutes of max flight time. The M300 was released with the Zenmuse H20 Series (H20), which is a hybrid multi-sensor camera. This all-in-one, high-tech solution will expand possibilities and exploit areas of work never explored before, for precise aerial inspections and data collection missions. "The M300 and the H20 cameras, will provide a safer and smarter solution to our enterprise customers said Ryan Cant, Founder at AirWrx. “This solution sets an entirely new standard for industrial UAV solutions, significantly enhancing operations across public safety, law enforcement, energy, surveying and mapping as well as critical infrastructure inspections.”
DJI’s new commercial drone is a game-changing enterprise solution. The following is taken from DJI’s product announcement:
Advanced Intelligence for More Efficient Data Acquisition
The M300 & Z-H20 offers two (2) intelligent ways to collect data:
1. Smart Pin & Track:
Intelligent functions that enhance synchronization of aerial intelligence in coordinated missions. It includes PinPoint, a function that allows users to mark the subject of interest and instantly share the precise location data to a second operator or if necessary to ground teams via DJI FlightHub; and Smart Track, which allows users to automatically detect and track a moving object, even at extreme distances, while
synchronizing the subject’s dynamic location in real time.
2. Smart Inspection:
A new set of features developed to optimize routine data collection missions such as power lines, railway and oil and gas inspections. It consists of Live Mission Recording for recording sample automated missions in real time; AI-Spot Check which enables data collection from exactly the same location every time, greatly improving the accuracy of automated missions. After photos from a sample waypoint inspection mission have been recorded, operators are able to mark the subject of interest. During subsequent automated flight missions, AI algorithms perform a comparison between the marked subject and current live view, thus correcting the camera orientation accordingly to deliver accurate and consistent results; and Waypoints 2.0 – an improved mission planning system offering up to 65,535 waypoints, while supporting an array of consecutive actions, 3rd party payloads, and more.
Aviation-Grade Situational Awareness
Inspired by today’s modern aircraft, the M300 features a Primary Flight Display (PFD) that merges real-time flight and navigation data into one integrated display. Besides standard telemetry data like altitude and speed, the M300 PFD provides obstacle data for visualizing nearby obstacles during flight, enabling pilots to adjust flight trajectory if needed. These enhancements allow users to keep
track of the aircraft while further enhancing the pilot’s situational awareness.
More Power at Your Fingertips
New to DJI’s commercial drone platforms and exclusive to the M300, is Advanced Dual Operator Mode – multi-pilot control protocols that enable the execution of missions with enhanced safety, reliability and flexibility. The M300, when controlled by two pilots, gives each pilot equal access to gain flight control priority, the transfer of which is displayed by a series of icons on the DJI Smart Controller Enterprise. Now, if one pilot becomes compromised or their controller loses battery or connection, the other pilot gains full control over the M300 and its payloads. Additionally, when training new pilots, the teacher/main pilot can safely take over flight control – if and whenever necessary.
Improved Safety and Reliability
The M300 comes with new and improved safety and reliability enhancements, including:
AES-256 Encryption: for secure data transmission of the command & control uplink and video transmission downlink.
AirSense (ADS-B technology): for enhanced airspace safety.
Anti-Collision Beacon: for increased aircraft visibility, especially in low-light conditions.
IP45 Protection Rating & Self-Heating Battery: for adverse weather conditions (-20 to 50° C).
6 Directional Sensing and Positioning System: offers a maximum detection range of up to 40 m horizontally, with options to customize the aircraft sensing behaviour via DJI Pilot.
As with modern-day jetliners, the M300 offers an integrated UAV Health Management System (UHMS) to optimize fleet maintenance. It records the aircraft’s flight data throughout its entire lifecycle, and utilizes the drone’s hardware and software systems to understand current aircraft performance and determine when it should be serviced. Taking advantage of this new system, users can get a quick overview of all critical aircraft systems, manage firmware updates across an entire fleet, track pilot hours and review flight missions.
DJI Zenmuse H20 Series – All the Sensors You Need – in One
To fit the new standards set by the M300, DJI has unveiled completely new camera payloads that radically improve mission efficiency. The H20 series offers DJI’s first ever Hybrid multi-sensor solution, allowing to capture any kind of images for industrial applications and public safety missions where efficient time management and immediate access to multiple layers of visions are
paramount. The H20 Series is IP44 rated
which protects enclosures from splashes
of water from any direction.
The H20 series comes in two versions:
H20, a triple sensor with a 20MP, 23x Hybrid Optical Zoom Camera, a 12MP Wide Camera, and a Laser Range Finder covering distances from 3m-1200m; and
H20T, a quad sensor which adds a 640×512 Radiometric Thermal Camera, allowing operators to see what is invisible to the human eye thanks to high thermal sensitivity a 30 fps video definition.
An Integrated User Interface for smooth interactions
To enable pilots to operate so many sensors at once, the accompanying DJI Pilot app interface had to be completely rethought. In just a few taps the new User Interface lets pilots quickly switch between cameras and simplifies the process of zooming in and out by letting pilots preview the zoom FOV on top of the wide angle or thermal camera footage.
Maximum Flexibility with Quick Capture Modes
Thanks to its multi-sensor integrated UI design, the Z-H20 series allows users to smoothly switch between wide, zoom or thermal cameras. Furthermore, it includes features for maximum flexibility when used on time sensitive missions. High-Res Grid Photo captures in one snap detailed imagery of defined subjects with the help of a custom grid. The images can be stored for later detailed inspection.
One-Click Capture: Capture videos or photos of up to three cameras simultaneously without having to manually switch between camera views or repeat a mission.
Night Scene: Gain clearer visibility when lighting conditions are not optimal.
Price and Availability The M300 & and Z-H20 series are available for order from AirWrx Inc., an official DJI Enterprise dealer. Pricing details are by request and quote only.