This Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual drone review looks at the new features and mounts, which make this drone perfect for so many sectors.
In fact, the new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise was specifically built to serve sectors involved in public safety, inspection, fire response, law enforcement and also search and rescue.
The list of uses for drones is growing all the time and you can read more on the many great uses for drones here.
DJI just released the Mavic 2 Enterprise in October 2018. Also, known as the M2E, this fold up compact quadcopter has all the same specifications as the Mavic 2 Zoom with the below added features and accessories.
Then, on December 20th, 2018 DJI announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, which has a 4k sensor for capturing visible light and a FLIR Lepton thermal sensor for capturing thermal data.
The Mavic 2 is an exceptional quadcopter and we review all the M2E added features and accessories here.
We also highly recommend for you to read about the general Mavic 2 specifications such as the transmission range, distance, max height, altitude, frequency, sensors, transmission, gimbal, cameras, obstacle sensing and much more in this Mavic 2 review here.
Now, lets take a look at the additional features and accessories, which come with the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Enterprise Dual.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Review Of New Features
Mavic 2 Enterprise Overview
There are 2 choices when it comes to the Mavic 2 Enterprise. The Mavic 2 Enterprise comes with the 4k zoom camera (2 x optical / 3 x digital zoom).
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual comes or with the integrated 4k camera and radiometric thermal Sensor from FLIR.
Both the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual come with the Spotlight, Speaker and Beacon accessories below.
Mavic 2 Enterprise DUAL Thermal Camera
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features a 3 axis gimbal stabilized camera housing a side by side 4k sensor for capturing visible light and the FLIR radiometric Lepton thermal micro-camera for capturing thermal data.
Together these sensors allow pilots to perform flights at night, as well as being able to fly in complex daytime conditions such as fog and smoke.
Users can select from multiple intelligent display modes in the DJI Pilot flight control app to visualize data from the dual-sensor camera. More information on the specification of the Mavic 2 thermal camera below.
About Radiometric Thermal Cameras
A radiometric thermal camera measures the temperature of a surface by interpreting the intensity of an infrared signal reaching the camera.
Adding radiometric functionality to a camera can give drone operators the ability to save pictures for post-flight image analysis and accurately measure the temperatures of individual image pixels. The addition of radiometric imaging enables drones to capture temperature data in every pixel of an image.
Drone operators can thus analyze and send detailed reports and images, which examine temperature data in the entire image, delivering quantifiable results.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Accessories
Bot Mavic 2 Enterprise drones feature an extended port on top of the quadcopter to mount the M2E duo spotlight, loudspeaker and beacon.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Spotlight
This new DJI M2E has a strong dual spotlight with a brightness of 2,400 lumens to assist operators in carrying out missions in dark or low light areas. The spotlight is ideal for search and rescue as well as inspection applications.
This M2E dual spotlight assists greatly in the search for missing persons in low light or night time searches. It will also allow for proper visual inspections, where structures have low light or in bad lighting conditions.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Speaker
The M2E has a loudspeaker with a maximum projection of 100 decibels 3.2 feet (1 meter) distance and lets pilots play up to 10 custom voice recordings on demand, providing a communications channel to nearby individuals, which can be critical during lifesaving emergency operations.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Beacon
Designed with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) night waiver standards in mind, the M2E Beacon features a bright flashing strobe, which is visible 3 miles (4 km) away.
This helps pilots carry out missions in low light conditions or in the night much more safely. It provides additional airspace awareness for operators of other drones nearby and traditional aircraft.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Local Data Mode
With 24 GB of on-board data storage with password protection, a new GPS time stamping feature and Local Data Mode feature, the M2E includes enhanced data security and protection for sensitive data such as photos, videos and flight logs.
Mavic 2 Enterprise New AirSense Technology
Every M2E includes DJI’s AirSense technology for improved pilot situational awareness. DJI AirSense enhances airspace safety by giving you instant realtime positioning alerts on nearby manned aircraft.
AirSense uses an integrated receiver to automatically alert drone pilots of ADS-B signals from nearby airplanes and helicopters, providing realtime positioning alerts through the DJI Pilot mobile app.
This provides an extra level of safety for professional drone operators, who fly in congested airspace or near complicated operations, such as wildfire suppression, disaster recovery and infrastructure monitoring.
DJI AirSense technology is a key system to help ensure drones remain a safe addition to the skies.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Flight Time
DJI’s FOC propulsion motors and efficient propellers enhance the M2E flight time, delivering a flight of up to 31 minutes and a top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h). This is the same as the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom.
Now, with the accessories such as the M2E spotlight, loudspeaker or beacon mounted, the hovering time changes to the following;
27 min (with beacon on)
28 min (with beacon off)
22 min (with spotlight on)
26 min (with spotlight off)
25 min (with speaker on)
26 min (with speaker off)
Mavic 2 Enterprise Video And Data Transmission Systems
The Mavic 2 Pro, Zoom and also Enterprise use Ocusync 2.0 which is DJI’s latest video and data transmission system. It provides a more stable connection between the drone and its remote operator.
The Ocusync 2.0 system also features stronger interference resistance and auto-switching capabilities, which support both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands with the capability to use different frequencies for up-link and down-link data streams.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Obstacle Sensing
The Mavic 2 Enterprise uses omnidirectional obstacle sensing using the Mavic 2 Enterprise Flight Autonomy system.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Camera Features And Specifications
The Mavic 2 Enterprise is equipped with a 2 x optical, 3 x digital zoom camera. The high resolution, 12 megapixel camera is stabilized by a three-axis gimbal for smooth, stable video and images.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Camera Specifications
- Sensor: 1/2.3″ CMOS
- Pixels: 12 million
- FOV: 82.6° (24 mm), 47.8° (48 mm)
- Aperture: f/2.8 (24 mm) to f/3.8 (48 mm)
- Electronic Shutter Speed: 8 – 1/8000s
- Still Image Size: 4000 × 3000
- Max Video Bit Rate: 100 Mbps
- Color Mode: D-Cinelike
- Photo Format: JPEG and DNG (RAW)
- Video Format: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)
Mavic 2 Enterprise ISO Range
- Video: 100 – 3200
- Photo: 100 – 1600 (auto)
- Photo: 100 – 3200 (manual)
Mavic 2 Enterprise Still Photography Modes
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) – 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval – JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s and RAW: 5/7/10/15/20/30/60s
Mavic 2 Zoom Video Resolution
4k – 3840 × 2160 at 24/25/30p
2.7k – 2688 × 1512 at 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD – 1920 × 1080 at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Here is the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise introductory video. It shows the new features along with how this M2E can be used for various applications.
Mavic 2 Enterprise DUAL Thermal Camera Specification
Here are the specifications of the Mavic 2 Enterprise DUAL Thermal Camera;
- Sensor – Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
- Lens – HFOV: 57°
- Aperture – f/1.1
- Resolution – 160 × 120
- Pixel Pitch – 12 μm
- Spectral Band – 8-14 μm
- Image Size – 640 × 480 (4:3); 640 × 360 (16:9)
- Still Photography Modes – Single shot
- Burst shooting – 3/5/7 frames
- Video Recording Modes – 640 × 360 @8.7 fps
- Accuracy – High Gain: Max ±5% (typical)
- Low Gain – Max ±10% (typical)
- Scene Range – High Gain: -10° to +140°C
- Scene Range – Low Gain: -10°to +400°C
- Photo – JPEG
- Video – MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
Mavic 2 Enterprise Drone Review – FAQs
What’s the difference between the Mavic 2 Enterprise and the Mavic 2?
The Mavic 2 Enterprise is built on the Mavic 2 flight platform. It is an all-in-one drone solution for industrial applications. It features an extended port to mount DJI modular accessories, and comes with a self-heating battery, 24 GB on-board storage, DJI AirSense, and is compatible with the DJI Pilot mobile app.
What industries does the Mavic 2 Enterprise serve?
The Mavic 2 Enterprise was specifically built to serve industries and applications in public safety, inspection, search & rescue, fire response and law enforcement.
Is there a thermal sensor available for the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
Yes. DJI have just released the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual quadcopter, which has in integrated 4k sensor for capturing visible light and a FLIR Lepton thermal micro-camera for capturing thermal data.
Here is a terrific article on the latest Thermal Sensors for drones. This article includes how thermal imaging works in very easy to understand way.
Is the Mavic 2 Enterprise waterproof?
No. DJI strongly advise that you do not fly your Mavic 2 Enterprise when it is raining.
Is the Mavic 2 Enterprise capable of sensing obstacles on the left and right sides?
Sensing for the left and right directions is only available with Tripod Mode. Please read the Mavic 2 Enterprise manual to learn more about the obstacle sensing on this aircraft.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Password Protection FAQs
What purpose is the password function of the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
Password protection is used to protect the data which the user stores on the device’s onboard storage.
Does the password protection function also apply to the Micro SD card inserted in the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
No. The password protection function only works on the device’s 24 GB on-board storage.
In what situation does the password need to be entered on the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
- When powering on the Mavic 2 Enterprise drone
- After connecting the M2E with the remote controller
- When accessing the on-board storage data via a computer
Can the password be manually set or changed on the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
Mavic 2 Enterprise GPS Time Stamping
What information does the GPS time stamping function record?
GPS time stamping records the time and GPS coordinates of when and where images are taken.
How is the GPS time stamping enabled?
You can enable GPS time stamping in Camera Settings.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Accessories
Can the spotlight angle be adjusted on the remote controller?
No. Currently, you can only adjust the spotlight angle manually before flight.
What is the illumination distance of the spotlight?
The spotlight is capable of assisting the on-board camera to shoot clearly at around 98 feet (30 meters) away.
What is the effective communication distance of the loudspeaker?
Depending on background noise conditions, about 65 to 130 feet (20 to 40 meters) in general conditions.
What operation modes does the speaker have and does it support real-time voice transmission?
You can use the speaker to:
- Play voice messages which are prerecorded with the DJI Pilot app.
- Transmit real-time voice call-outs on the ground.
What is the effective illumination distance of the beacon?
Depending on environments, approximately 3.1 miles (5 km) in general conditions.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Remote Controller FAQs
What advantages does the Mavic 2 Enterprise have over the original Mavic Pro?
In addition to all the newly added and improved features like the modular accessories, AirSense, Password Protection, and more, the Mavic 2 Enterprise features OcuSync 2.0.
This new transmission system is capable of operating at a distance of up to 5 miles (8 kilometers), and offers higher resolution, better anti-interference during flight, and lower latency.
How long does it take to fully charge the Mavic 2 Enterprise remote controller?
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Battery FAQs
Can the Mavic 2 Enterprise batteries work on the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom and vice versa?
Can the batteries and remote controllers be charged simultaneously using the Mavic 2 Enterprise charger?
How long does it take to fully charge a Mavic 2 Enterprise battery?
Approximately 1 hour.
How can the self-heating function of the batteries be enabled?
When the temperature is between -10°C to 6°C and the battery power is higher than 50%. If the battery is powered off, press and hold the battery power button for 5 seconds to enable self-heating. If it is powered on and is mounted on an aircraft, the self-heating function will be automatically enabled.
Will the battery life reduce if stored incorrectly?
The batteries are capable of managing their battery levels automatically at all times.
Mavic 2 Enterprise Software FAQs
What apps are compatible with the Mavic 2 Enterprise?
The Mavic 2 Enterprise is only compatible with the DJI Pilot mobile app.
Do I have to manually enable the GPS coordinate and time stamp?
How To Buy The Mavic 2 Enterprise FAQs
How can the Mavic 2 Enterprise be purchased?
Can the Mavic 2 Enterprise be purchased at the DJI Online Store?
No. You can only purchase the Mavic 2 Enterprise from DJI authorized dealers.
How much does the Mavic 2 Enterprise cost?
The Mavic 2 Enterprise edition, which includes an aircraft, a remote controller, one battery, all three mountable accessories and a protector case with flight tools retails for approximately USD $1,999.
DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Review Videos
Here is a couple of videos on the Mavic 2 Enterprise. The 1st video takes you through the differences between the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Enterprise.
The last video shows you how American Airlines is using the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise for airplane maintenance inspections.