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DJI's new drone - Matrice 30 and 30T

2022-04-07
DJI's new drone - Matrice 30 and 30T

Matrice 30 is DJI's new Enterprise segment drones coming in two versions - base M30 i M30T with a thermal imaging camera. The manufacturer has created a solution that is the result of years of collaboration with public safety teams and infrastructure inspection entities. It must be admitted that the capabilities of this industrial platform are impressive, and the manufacturer has once again proved that it is several steps ahead of others - even the word "competition" seems not very appropriate. The compact and foldable design combined with flagship features and performance make the M30 one of the most anticipated industrial drones on the market.

Matrice 30 portable enterprise platform

DJI Matrice 30 w transporcie

Most public safety inspections and operations often require an immediate response. Pilots often have to be immediately ready for missions and fly from several locations in one assignment. Then the mobility of the device is invaluable.

Industrial drones are associated with clunky construction and heavy weight - even the popular Matrice 300 with two TB60 batteries weighs as much as 6.3 kg. The weight of the new Matrice 30 with two batteries is just 3.77 kg while maintaining a robust design. In addition, this drone lacks a landing gear, and the folding arms have a quick-lock mechanism to minimize setup time. The M30 series has been developed with speed of deployment in mind and each component is tailored to be ready to fly in just seconds. When folded, the Matrice 30 will fit in a backpack and you can easily carry it around.

DJI's new drone - a new definition of ruggedness

DJI Matrice 30 lata w deszczu

DJI M30 is a drone ideal for even the most demanding special missions. You can count on this machine even when you can't wait for good lighting and weather conditions. The M30 is resistant to strong winds up to 54 km/h (7 on the Beaufrot scale) and temperature extremes of -20°C to 50°C, a protection class IP55 allows you to work even in the rain.

In addition, the drone has dual vision and ToF sensors on all six sides of the drone, providing enhanced safety. Built-in ADS-B receiver provides timely warnings of nearby incoming manned aircraft.

Capture everything - regardless of conditions

DJI Matrice 30 i DJI Matrice 30T

The drone is available in two versions. The base version, designated M30, integrates a wide-angle camera, a zoom camera and a laser rangefinder. Expanded version of the M30T has additionally a high-resolution thermal imaging camera, which allows to track hotspots and heat signatures with an accuracy of up to +/-2°C.

The video camera system captures images in 8K and records video in 4K and 30 fps./s. The optical zoom allows you to zoom in from 5x to as much as 16x.

The wide angle and zoom camera have a sensor 1/2'' CMOS, which, along with Smart Low Light Photo, allows you to capture images even in very low light conditions. The M30 is optimized so that the ground and horizon line are clearly visible, even at night, so you can fly safely and confidently. You can count on this industrial drone for even the toughest missions that can't wait for clear skies and favorable conditions.

Laser rangefinder provides a clear view even in complex environments. Thanks to advanced algorithms, it allows you to mark a PinPoint on any object in the drone's field of view and determine its coordinates even from up to 1,200 meters away!

Matrice 30 - flagship performance in a new form

M30M300 RTK (predecessor)
PhotoDJI Matrice 30DJI Matrice 300 RTK
Dimensions (mm)

Unfolded: 470 x 585 x 215

Folded:365 x 215 x 195

Unfolded: 810 x 670 x 430

Folded:430 x 420 x 430

Weight3.7 kg6.3 kg
Wind resistance15 m/s;
12 m/s (during takeoff and landing)
15 m/s;
12 m/s (during takeoff and landing)
Flight time41 minutes55 minutes
Operating temperature-20°C to 50°C-20°C to 50°C
Maximum flight speed23 m/s 23 m/s
WaterproofIP55IP45

Reducing the size of the device usually leads to some sort of compromise. Such an action took place, for example, in the case of the DJI Mini or the Mini 2, which the manufacturer has stripped the obstacle detection sensors in favor of achieving the desired weight of 249 grams. Matrice 30 is an exception to the rule and strikes a balance between mobility and high performance at every level. Despite being half the weight of the Matrice 300, the M30 offers up to 41 minutes of flight time, maximum flight speed up to 23 m/s (83 km/h), and its maximum flight altitude is 7000 meters.

DJI RC Plus - improved controller visibility and functionality

Strażak steruje dronem z aparaturą DJI Rc Plus

DJI RC Plus is a new controller built specifically for commercial drone operators for even more efficient operation. Public safety missions and inspections often require adaptability. Built-in wide 7-inch screen provides greater flexibility and a high-resolution, 1200 cd/m brightness image without the need for an external monitor. This will allow you to clearly identify points of interest, see details that might otherwise go unnoticed, and navigate the Matrice 30 even more efficiently even in bright sunlight.

RC Plus is DJI's first waterproof controller. It features iP54 class resistance, so you can control it with the M30, which flies in the rain and in extreme temperature conditions from -20°C to 50°C.

DJI has also made the user experience more convenient with a new intuitive app DJI Pilot 2 with a redesigned interface. Control of the drone and its payload is easily accessible at a single touch, and the clear presentation of flight details and navigation information will greatly enhance your drone's flight experience and performance.

The ergonomic design of the DJI RC Plus controller and the physical side buttons i customizable will allow you to perform quick operations such as adjusting the camera view or dropping the PinPoints, and above all, they will allow you to enjoy an even smoother and more efficient flight. You don't have to tap the screen or let go of the sticks. Whether you're conducting search and rescue operations, inspecting infrastructure, or responding to an emergency, the last thing you want is to be searching through menus on a touchscreen to select a key function-especially if weather conditions make that a challenge.

DJ Pilot 2 includes a comprehensive checklist so you can quickly confirm your drone's status and parameter settings so you can take off safely. In addition, it displays your location and nearby obstacles to keep you up to date with your surroundings and the situation. Special algorithms calculate the development of conditions and scenarios and send alert notifications.

DJI FlightHub - manage missions in the cloud

Drones have long been recognized as key tools for rescue and control teams, and the data they provide from above is invaluable. As they become more common, there is an increasing emphasis on the quality of cooperation between the air fleet and ground personnel and equipment.

The greatest power of drones in terms of the situational awareness they provide lies in the availability of data to the right people at the right time. At this point, the following enters the scene DJI FlightHub 2.

FlightHub 2 is a complete M30 operations management software from the ground to the cloud, with tools to help you plan missions, transfer data and collaborate with your team in real time. Thanks to its cloud-based operation, the Matrice 30 is device-compatible and accessible not only to pilots operating the controller, but also to all other team members who have a device with a web browser.

All members of the team share one interactive map, which enables active collaboration.

This includes laptops, computers, tablets and smartphones. All you need to do is log in to your team's FlightHub 2 mission or "Project" and you will have access to the same information collected by the drones. It also allows you to update them as the mission unfolds.

DJI FlightHub enables m.in.:

DJI FlightHub szybkie mapowanie

  • fast mapping - RGB or infrared orthomosaic maps superimposed on a 2.5D base map, ideal even for emergency scenarios in environments of varying altitude so that you can take into account mountains and hills,
DJI FlightHub synchronizowanie panoramy jednym dotknięciem
  • one-touch panorama synchronization - It takes only one minute to capture a 360° view of a mission, providing team members with quick situational awareness,
DJI FlightHub adnotacje na żywo
  • live annotations - Team members can drop pins or draw lines, rectangles and shapes to coordinate operations and determine points or areas of interest in real time so that the map is clear and functional,
mapowanie w chmurze DJI Flighthub
  • cloud mapping - simply drag a box onto the area you want to create a map or model, and FlightHub 2 will create a spatially and temporally accurate orthomosaic,
zarządzanie stacją dokującą DJI Dock Flighthub
  • dJI Dock management - thanks to Cloud API introduces a new perspective on remote working - now corporate users can develop their own solutions and integrate existing work records.

FlightHub 2 is now available for free to all DJI users. Unlock all features and capabilities during this trial period until October 31, 2022.

DJI Dock - docking station for special missions

Stacja dokująca drona DJI Dock

Autonomy in remote locations and even unattended - this is something Matrice gains in a revolutionary combination with the DJI Dock Station. The DJI docking station is rugged and built to work 24/7, day and night, rain or shine. The station has flagship performance with a maximum operational range of up to 7 km (40 minutes of flight) weatherproof IP55 and temperature resistance in the range from -35 ℃ to 50 ℃. Waterproof internals will keep your M30 protected, and when the weather is really tough for it to fly safely, Dock will know about it with an integrated weather station. In addition to the DJI Dock is equipped with m.in. w rTK module, internal omnidirectional antenna and wide-angle security camera.

Health Management System continuously monitors the status of the device and reports any abnormalities via FlightHub 2. The DJI Dock is equipped with tEC air conditioning, which cools the batteries hot after the flight with cool air blown through the batteries. This treatment allows the batteries to be charged as efficiently as possible - from 10-90% in just 25 minutes!

Dron DJI Matrice 300 automatyczna operacja

One docking station allows drone inspections over a wide area - from power lines, railroads to bridges and cell towers. If you want the Matrice 30 to be constantly in the air, just use two DJI Dock. Then you will get more coverage and receive coordinated data.

Inside the station, the manufacturer has included an emergency battery so that your drone will return to base even in the event of a sudden power loss, which definitely increases the safety of the device and protects against the loss of your valuable data.

Despite its many features and amenities, the station is easy to transport and deploy for use. It occupies an area of less than 1 m2 and weighs only 90 kg. All it requires for you to enjoy its full functionality is four screws, a power source, an internet source and a few minutes to set up with DJI RC Plus. You no longer have to compromise between fast and effective and professional performance.

With DJI Dock, you can set up routes with waypoints, choose a fixed area for data collection, or select an operational corridor for regular data collection.

No doubt the version M30 Dock i M30T Dock represent a new chapter of industrial innovation. Automated missions that require no supervision are a cost-effective alternative to manual data collection, especially since the Matrice 30 can operate regardless of location and conditions thanks to its docking station.

Matrice 30 and Matrice 30T versions with DJI Dock will be available in the second half of 2022.

Summary

The capabilities and mobility of the new DJI Matrice 30 drone make it ideal for even the toughest missions, where time and data accuracy are at a premium. All over the world, first responders, emergency response teams. public safety and resource inspection teams need reliable tools that can provide accurate and timely data. At the same time, the ability to coordinate real-time data collected from the sky with information coming from the ground is invaluable. Systematic adaptation of the M30's work to the current needs of the ground team ensures that the drone's capabilities are used to their maximum potential. The ubiquity of commercial drone use has meant that they have long ceased to be merely a work tool and have become an autonomous team link, of which the M30 is a perfect example.

Author
Paulina Koreń
Graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, majoring in Psychology. He likes simple solutions that enhance the quality of life and promote impactful work.
She is a lover of art and nature, so she is particularly captivated by the use of new technologies to protect nature and explore it from a different, broader perspective.
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