DJI Lauches The New Matrice 600 Drone
After successfully launching Phantom- series drone Phantom 4 last month the Chinese drone manufacturers DJI have launched the Matrice 600 (M600). The M600 adapts according to the camera it is carrying.
The M600 has been specifically designed for professional aerial photography and industrial applications. The M600 is closely integrated with various powerful DJI technologies like A3 flight controller, Lightbridge 2 transmission system, Intelligent Batteries and Battery Management system which give a superior performance and quick setup.
The drone is priced around $4,599 (approximately Rs.3,06,100) and can carry the best cameras around for professional aerial photography and industrial applications. All Zenmuse cameras and gimbals are natively compatible. It can carry a maximum payload of 6 kg which allows it to fly the Ronin-MX gimbal and a range of cameras from Micro Four Thirds systems to the RED Epic.
The modular design makes it easy to setup. The motors are actively cooled for a reliable operation during extended period of time. It has a dust proof propulsion system making it easy for maintenance.
The M600 comes with A3 GNSS(Global Navigation Satellite System) which ensures it performs accurately, safely and efficiently as it is self-adaptive flight system which adjusts flight parameters automatically. Though it also can be upgraded with two additional GNSS and IMU units to A3 Pro or with D-RTK GNSS for enhanced accuracy.
With triple modular redundancy and diagnostic algorithms that compare sensor data from the three sets of units in real-time, the A3 Pro ensures that the M600 flies exactly as expected.
The A3 GNSS system can be upgraded with centimeter-level accuracy. Using dual antennas, its heading reference is more accurate than a compass sensor, and it is able to withstand magnetic interference from metal structures.
The M600 has an extended flight time and a 5kms long range which might differ depending on the local regulations. The M600 uses 6 small intelligent batteries which make it easier to ship to the desired locations. All 6 batteries can be turned on with a single press of a button and it remains in flight even if one of its batteries fails. The users can check the battery status in real time during flight. This all can be done because of its customized battery management system and power distribution board.
DJI’s new Lightbridge 2 is designed specifically to meet the requirements of professional broadcasting, offering high frame rates and HD live streaming. It packs USB, mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI ports which support video output at up to 1080p/60fps or a broadcast standard output of 720p/59.94fps and 1080i/50fps.
The drone comes with the DJI GO app and a brand new DJI Assistant 2, The DJI Go app is able to give live HD view, battery status, redundancy status, transmission strength and much more. It also is the centre for the camera, giving access to shutter speed, ISO, photo or video capture on any Zenmuse X series camera and remote focus and aperture on the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras. Whereas the DJI Assistant 2 supports firmware updates and the new Ground Station and comes with a built-in flight simulator.
Besides this, the M600 also supports the DJI onboard SDK and the DJI Mobile SDK to meet the requirement of those building software for industrial applications. This will help a lot of developers to customise the drone via the SDk’s