- Why the drone program needs to start testing and proving the concept of the DJI M30 series drone and DJI FlightHub 2 prior to the release of the DJI Dock drone in the box solution.
- Each DJI Dock houses the M30 to land, recharge, take off, and perform missions programmed with DJI FlightHub 2.
- The M30 series is a powerful drone with multi-sensor capabilities, and FlightHub 2 is a cloud-based drone management platform. Both are currently available and can be deployed independently of the Dock.
- Using these solutions before the Dock is released helps organizations stay ahead of the curve. Integrate into workflows early, test the suitability of use cases and solutions, and make future integration with DJI Dock more seamless.
- DJI Dock is an innovative solution designed to facilitate the deployment of remote drones. As a DJI Dock Partner, heliguy ™ uses industry experience, in-house technical capabilities, and training offerings that include OSC consultants to help organizations adopt drones in a box concept. Provide support.
The DJI Dock is an innovative solution with autonomous deployment capabilities, a fast charging mechanism, weathering design, and a cloud-based management system to enhance remote monitoring and unsupervised drone missions.
While the box-concept drone isn’t new, the Dock represents DJI’s first foray into this exciting market, with UAS operations that reduce reliance on human interaction, increase efficiency, and enhance ROI. I have great expectations for the future of DJI.
After being announced in March, DJI announced that the dock would not go to the British coast anytime soon. It will be released in September of this year at the earliest.
And I started the waiting game. However, this long time frame does not become an obstacle, but provides the organization with an invaluable opportunity to begin preparing for what is to come.
With a long-term perspective in mind, decision makers can start thinking about integrating the drones in the box into their workflow. This is not an easy task.
As a DJI Dock Partner, heliguy ™ assists organizations through this process, providing end-to-end support and consulting. We use years of industry experience, in-house technical capabilities, and a training ecosystem that includes operational safety case (OSC) consultants to facilitate the adoption and deployment of each program of this drone in box solutions. There is no doubt that sensor capabilities will advance in the future, and heliguy ™ will provide consulting, supply and support as the ecosystem evolves.
But in the short term, and perhaps more importantly at this stage, the team can prove the concept of the DJI Dock’s other basic components, the M30 Series Drone and the DJI LightHub 2 Mission Control Platform.
Both have become useful for drone programs and can be used independently of the Dock.
However, it’s important to note that these are also important parts of the DJI drone in the box infrastructure, each DJI dock containing the M30, landing, recharging, taking off, and performing missions programmed in DJI FlightHub 2. increase. Simply put, you can’t. You can get the most out of your Dock without the other two.
After all, the M30 is currently the only drone compatible with mechanical enclosures …
… FlightHub2 unlocks the DJI Dock feature from the cloud, allowing operators to schedule missions, create and edit flight routes, manage data collection, perform remote maintenance, and drones in unsafe deployments from the dock. Allows you to receive alerts, ie bad weather.
Therefore, it seems wise for organizations to take the lead in adopting these two technologies and start integrating them into their workflows before the Dock arrives.
First, the drone program needs to make sure that the M30 series is their drone. Sure, it’s an impressive aircraft, with the power of performance and portability, but proof-of-concept is essential for any company.
After all, what are the benefits of the DJI Dock if the only compatible aircraft does not meet your organization’s needs or specific quality ratings? It’s better to find it at this stage (minimizing drone spending) than to wait for it to scatter throughout the DJI Dock ecosystem.
The same is true for FlightHub 2. How does this cloud-based management platform integrate with the drone team’s workflow? Does this type of approach, designed to streamline the management of drone programs, work for a particular organization?
These are the basic questions that DJI Dock can answer and practice before coming here.
Second, deploy DJIM30 and FlightHub2 early rather than later to make the transition more seamless after DJI Dock is installed.
Face it, there are many considerations for installing a drone in a box on site: is it in the right place? Do you have access to power and internet (Ethernet / LTE)? Are the correct laws in place (especially in relation to the operation of BVLOS, or at least in the short term, in relation to supervised VLOS flights)? Will the flight be voluntary or scheduled?
I have a lot to think about. Therefore, familiarity with drones and FlightHub 2 provides a welcome and lucrative start.
And finally, both the M30 Series and FlightHub 2 are highly effective solutions in their own right, designed to support enterprise drone programs and streamline operations, regardless of the Dock. In other words, drone programs can begin to benefit from these solutions.
While the M30 series has multi-sensor features including visual, zoom and laser rangefinder functionality, the M30T benefits from the addition of a thermal sensor.
Find out more about the top 10 features in the M30 series.
By the way, the DJI Dock is only available in the M30 Series Dock version. Therefore, the current M30 series drone will not work with the drone in the box, but at this stage it will provide cost performance and prove the concept of the M30 series dock version.
FlightHub 2, on the other hand, empowers organizations instantly to gain real-time situational awareness, streamline team communication, perform live annotations, and perform route planning and mission management.
In fact, DJI’s complete ground-to-cloud drone operations management software enables commercial drone teams to plan missions, stream data, and collaborate with pilots in real time. This provides better situational awareness, better data sharing and communication, and everything a mission commander needs to make smarter decisions and deploy resources more effectively.
Key features include a 2.5D basemap. It takes a satellite map of your area and overlays elevation data to provide a more 3D sense of the environment …
… and live annotations that support remote air-to-ground adjustments.
Learn more about the benefits of DJI FlightHub 2 here.
As an additional incentive, FlightHub 2 (compatible with DJI M300 RTK and future new enterprise platforms) will be available for free in beta until the end of October this year.
It’s as if DJI wants operators to prove the concept of Flight Hub 2 before the Dock is released.
Heliguy ™ is also building a dedicated training course to help drone teams integrate FlightHub 2 into their workflows. This course will be released shortly.
heliguy ™ is also an Ofqual regulation for UAS operations managers that is highly relevant to those involved in the governance of UAS programs and provides candidates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and supervise corporate drone programs. We run the TQUK Level 5 Award.
Drone programs thrive in preparation. And adopting the DJI Dock ecosystem is no exception. In fact, it’s especially appropriate to stay ahead of the curve when building for something that will change the game, such as deploying from a docking station.
Therefore, when the Dock rests for a few months, it gives the drone program a great opportunity to test the water and start proving the M30 and FlightHub 2 concepts.
After all, the importance of DJI M30 series drones and FlightHub 2 to the Dock infrastructure is a wise approach to adopting them prior to the release of the box to ensure that each organization’s workflow is integrated and profitable. is.
Early adoption of this technology provides a solid foundation for the drone industry to step into an exciting new era.
Contact heliguy ™ for more information on how to integrate the DJI M30 Series and DJI LightHub 2 into your workflow and the DJI Dock.