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A new Chinese drone known as the ‘Mavic 2 Enterprise’ drone now features swappable search and rescue accessories. The drone was upgraded specifically to suit both government and business needs.
The new drone is developed by company DJI, who essentially took one of its newest drones and turning it into something small businesses and government agencies might want to use.
The Chinese drone maker, therefore, just announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise – a modular $1,999 version of the company’s consumer-version, the Mavic 2 Zoom – is now better suited for tasks like inspection or search and rescue.
Mavic 2 Enterprise comes with three different accessories: A 2,400-lumen spotlight, a 100-decibel speaker, and a flashing strobe. The loudspeaker allows operators to remotely blast up to 10 custom recordings, and the strobe is visible from almost five kilometers away.
According to the company, the accessories help move its products “beyond imaging” and “into configurable platforms that enhance aerial productivity,” according to theverge.com.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise has been elevated from its consumer version in other ways. The drone features a “self-heating” battery that DJI says will allow it to fly in colder weather. It has 24GB of onboard storage, versus 8GB on the Mavic 2 Zoom. Extra security is built-in by password-protecting the drone. When enabled, the feature forces users to punch in a code any time they activate the drone, connect the controller, or access the onboard storage.
Otherwise, the new drone utilizes a lot of the same tech as in the Mavic 2 Zoom. It has the same advertised 31-minute flight time, it shoots 4K footage at up to 100 megabits per second, and, of course, it has 2x optical zoom.
The drone also has autonomous flight modes and obstacle avoidance, thanks to a suite of sensors and cameras embedded around the airframe.