The most advanced drone in the Mavic lineup to this date
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced (M2EA) is a compact, foldable drone with dual sensors: one 1/2″ RGB with 48 megapixels, the other thermal radiometric offering 640 x 512 pixel resolution.
This drone brings a host of new features and performance upgrades. Moreover, it complements the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual released two years ago. For example, it includes a more powerful sensor than the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, and adds the ability to use an RTK module, which allows for much greater real-time positioning accuracy. All the while keeping the same features of the Mavic family: powerful modules, solid battery life, reliable flight times,…, all in a stylish design with foldable arms for easy deployment.
MASSIVE DUAL-SENSOR OPTICAL CAMERA
The M2EA’s RGB sensor is a 1/2″ 48MP CMOS, compared to the 12MP of its predecessor, which gives the ability to digitally zoom in up to x32. It can also shoot 4K movies at 30fps and take shots at up to 8000 x 6000px resolution. This is literally one of the most powerful cameras ever seen on such a lightweight device. Combined with the M2EA’s thermal capabilities, this optical camera offers the most accurate and detailed images ever seen on a commercial drone of this size. However, Raw DNG format is not offered in photography.
As for the thermal sensor, it offers a focal length of 9mm (corresponding to 38mm in full format), provides a resolution of 640 x 512p at 30fps and a refresh rate of 30Hz. It also offers a digital zoom up to x16 and allows to record photos with a temperature reading (R-Jpeg) and videos (in MP4).
Moreover, this sensor is radiometric, that is to say that it is capable of measuring the temperature with a margin of error of ±2°C.
OPTIONAL RTK MODULE
The novelty brought by the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is the RTK module. This module is normally reserved for DJI’s larger machines such as Phantom 4 RTK, Matrice 200 and Matrice 300.
Now with the integration of the new RTK module, the M2EA is capable of centimeter-level positioning accuracy. It can provide an absolutely incredible positioning reliability: 1 cm + 1 ppm in horizontal, 1.5 cm + 1 ppm in vertical, which will allow geotagging photographs for post-production modeling.
A DRONE AS POWERFUL AS COMPACT
The M2EA is also equipped with all the other interchangeable modules of its predecessor, namely:
- A powerful spotlight with a light intensity of 11lx at 30m. It will assist operations at night and in low light conditions or complex daytime climates such as fog or smoke.
- An advanced 100 decibel speaker (at a distance of 1 meter). It is capable of storing multiple voice recordings and playing looped clips, making it easy to communicate with field crews in an emergency situation, for efficient operations. You can now transmit live instructions to a technician, to a victim during a rescue mission, to reassure him, to show him the right way to proceed while waiting for the teams on the ground.
- A flashing beacon is a tool that allows you to be seen by other aircraft up to 5 km away. Ideal for security applications near places with heavy air traffic.
- The DJI Smart Controller has an ultra-bright 5.5-inch 1080p screen that guarantees sharpness even in bright sunlight. Note that the M2E and M2ED radio control is not compatible with the M2EA.
On the technical side, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced offers up to 31 minutes of flight time and a maximum speed of 72 km/h. The batteries are self-heating which will allow it to operate even in cold weather (down to -10°C without loss of performance).
Moreover, the M2EA is equipped with the most sophisticated video transmission system of DJI “Ocusync 2.0” offering a range of 10 km between the drone and the radio control and a reliability to any test. This system ensures resistance to various interferences and offers automatic communication capabilities supporting 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands with the option to use different frequencies for up and downlink data streams.