DJI continues to make ground on automating drone operations – as seen with the just released DJI Dock 2. With its lightweight, cost-effective design, and compatibility with the DJI FlightHub 2, it is poised to transform daily operations across fields like surveying, public safety, inspections, and asset management.

Here is a quick review and analysis of what you should know about it.

New Kid On The Block

DJI officially launched the DJI Dock 2 on 26th March, and is has been designed as an end-to-end enterprise solution that promises to streamline operations that are repetitive, complex, and potentially hazardous. Its design allows for easy deployment and ensures compatibility with automated aerial missions through DJI FlightHub 2. This compatibility lets you create highly precise 3D models with the data collected, and the drones can adjust their cameras for consistent area coverage automatically every time they fly over it.

Key Features of DJI Dock 2

• Compact Build

Weighing 75 pounds and measuring 22.4x22.9x18.3 inches, it's 68% lighter and 75% smaller than its predecessor, yet it boasts superior operational capabilities and cloud-based intelligent functions. This allows for easy transportation and installation by just two individuals, significantly reducing the setup time and cost.

• Swift Site Evaluation and Deployment

The dock’s vision sensors analyze the deployment site, ensuring good GNSS signals for the flight path and destination. This process takes no more than 12 minutes—a drastic reduction from the previous 5 hours—allowing for a quick inspection of the propellers and making sure the drones can find their way back accurately with the Return-To-Home (RTH) location data. 

• Remote Operations and Maintenance

DJI Dock 2 supports remote control over flight and gimbal angles, with fisheye lenses that give you a live look at everything happening in and around the dock.  Its efficient wireless charging system significantly reduces downtime, and the dock requires minimal maintenance, only needing attention every 6 months.

• Durability in Extreme Conditions

Rated IP55 for dust and water resistance, DJI Dock 2 operates reliably even in tough weather conditions. It incorporates sensors for real-time weather monitoring, integrated with DJI FlightHub 2 for timely weather forecasts and flight task adjustments.

Working With DJI Matrice 3D/3TD For High-Precision Aerial Missions

The newly introduced DJI Matrice 3D/3TD drones are at the heart of DJI Dock 2's capabilities. These drones come equipped with automatic obstacle bypass, omnidirectional obstacle sensing and integrated RTK antennas, ensuring a high success rate for automatic flight tasks. They can operate within a 6-mile radius, and their flight time clocks 50 minutes, with a durability of up to 400 recharge cycles.

Dock 2 is compatible with DJI and also third-party payloads and software as well. This open ecosystem approach allows for a wide range of applications, like reconstructing 2D/3D models or working in the cloud, further enhancing the platform's versatility.

Availability - Where To Get It

As of March 26, 2024, DJI Dock 2, along with the Matrice 3D and 3TD drones, is available for reservation. Call us on (877) 299-1075 / (213) 262-9436  or email to make your order.