DJI to launch own drone nest

It has been long in coming, but finally DJI has confirmed that it will be dropping its first drone box.

Set to be available for purchase in the last quarter of this year, the 90kg DJI Dock is an autonomous take-off, landing and charging station allowing fully automatic, programmed flights with the dock version of the new DJI M30 Series.

Below is what DJI says of their drone nest:

It widens the horizon for automated missions that can be monitored and supervised remotely. After setup, the fully charged M30 drone can take off to the skies from the DJI Dock through FlightHub 2 programmed automatic missions anywhere within a 7km radius.

Fast Rotation Operation: Once the drone lands after its mission, it will recharge automatically. Thanks to the fast charging and battery cooling system, the drone can take off again only 25 minutes after it landed.

Excellent environmental adaptability: Its modular durable design allows continuous operations day and night, no matter what the weather is. The DJI Dock was built to last, and to require minimal care and maintenance.

The Dock is rated at IP55 and the core internal components are IP67, making it waterproof and dustproof even when it is open. The DJI Dock’s interior is climate controlled, to help bring the batteries to the optimal temperature for charging M30 safely even with external temperatures ranging from -35 to 50 degrees Celsius.

Its connectivity can be expanded, thanks to a port for an external 4G dongle. In case of power outage caused by a disaster, an internal battery will take over and keep the Dock operational, to make sure the M30 lands safely from its mission.

Easy to set up, easy to deploy: The DJI Dock only weighs 90 kg and covers an area of ​​less than 1 square meter, and can be transported by elevator; it only needs to be fixed on the ground, turned on, connected to the power supply, and connected to the internet. The DJI Dock integrates built-in antennas, a weather station, ultra-wide-angle surveillance cameras and a D-RTK base station. The installation is in one step, and the integrated design greatly reduces the difficulty of deployment.

The DJI Dock is also extremely easy and practical to set up and configure. It can be done directly on site with the DJI RC Plus offering complete control over the Dock and the M30, the missions and its scheduling, as well as the data collected.

Ready for advanced regulations: The DJI Dock opens new possibilities for many fields that can benefit from automated flights, such as infrastructure inspection, site monitoring and engineering supervision. In areas where drones are allowed to fly autonomously, unattended or beyond the operator’s visual line of sight, the DJI Dock is ready to enable those operations, with remote supervision from another location through FlightHub 2.

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