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South Florida Co-op Renews Multi-Year UAV Membership With Suntuity AirWorks

Have you ever wondered how cities can leverage drone technology to serve the public? From police departments to firefighters, public departments nationwide are beginning to take note.

That’s because of a UAVs unique ability to work safer, faster, and more efficiently than ever before. From traffic accident analysis to search and rescue, local governments have begun to leverage UAV technology to make smarter communities a goal of the future.

With this goal in mind, we’re pleased to announce that the South Florida Governmental Purchasing Cooperative has officially signed a multi-year renewal with Suntuity AirWorks! In a bid to further update both public and private entities in the region with the advantages of drone technology, we’re excited to continue helping the Sunshine State with an aerial advantage. 

The original agreement, signed in 2019, positioned us to supply, train, and maintain commercial drones for police, firefighters, disaster relief teams, and more within the 56 different townships and agencies of the Co-op.

This long-term membership renewal emphasizes the successful implementation of Suntuity AirWorks’ all-in-one drone package solutions in South Florida. These packages were created to increase efficiencies for existing departments needing to purchase new drones, train their teams, and fully integrate aerial technology into existing services. Among the existing services are programs that help public servants better perform for their communities. From thermal imaging for electrical inspections to ongoing and post fire assessment, Floridians can feel safer when their emergency personnel have access to the latest and greatest tools of the trade.

Government agencies currently taking advantage of the contractual drone benefits include the Boca Raton Police Department, the Palm Beach Police Department,  the Town of Davie Fire Rescue and Police Departments, and the City of Lake Worth Beach Utility Services.

Charmie Pujalt, Director of New Business Development at Suntuity AirWorks, believes the proven success of the South Florida Co-op membership will lead to further drone integration for public service departments and businesses nationwide. 

“The best way existing departments can increase efficiency and reduce costs is with the power of drone technology,” said Pujalt. “From infrastructure inspection to police and fire deployments, the value aerial technology provides to local departments looking to update their processes is unmatched. That’s why Suntuity AirWorks is taking the experience and success we gained in the South Florida Co-op and expanding our end-to-end drone solutions to other agencies and townships across the country.”

The Co-op membership renewal comes off the heels of the recent announcement of our new drone leasing program, a cutting-edge pricing initiative created to help offset the cost of purchasing large-scale drone equipment.

We look forward to continuing our mission to build a better future with the power of drone technology. If you are a Co-op member and are interested in exploring your options with the program, contact Charmie Pujalt at 833.424.7957 or submit an inquiry to  [email protected]

Our drone integration solutions can be customized to include training on various UAV platforms, as well as developing UAV Programs and documentation for your department. Thanks to our experience serving public institutions in Florida, we are more prepared than ever to bring the power of drone technology to your department. We look forward to serving you!

New Drone Leasing Program Announced

Upgrading systems and procedures with the power of drone technology is necessary in order to save time, money, and lives in almost every industry. But there’s a problem.

Drone equipment is expensive.

That’s why we’re launching a first-of-its-kind drone leasing program to help anyone, from small businesses and cities to multi-national corporations, easily invest in an aerial update.

Drones are making data collection and inspection safer and faster than ever before, but in order to update their systems with drone technology, companies have to swallow a significant initial expense in order to purchase the drones, cameras, and training they need.

That’s why we created the Suntuity AirWorks Leasing Program — to offset the financial burden that keeps many cities and businesses from fully incorporating cost and life saving drone services into their existing platforms.

Unlike current third-party financing platforms, the Suntuity AirWorks leasing program provides a variety of UAVs, an on-site flight and equipment training platform, and a drone replacement service to ensure new owners can effectively operate and benefit from their new drones.

But there’s another consideration — technical obsolescence.

Because drones are in the middle of a technological boom, new UAVs are being developed on an annual basis with better and smarter technology. That’s a problem for businesses, as the cost-savings of drone services could be offset by continually purchasing new equipment.

Our leasing program offers customers the option to easily trade-in aging UAVs in order to upgrade leases to the newest drones as they hit the market.

Technological obsolescence is a real concern for new drone owners,” said Gordon Dowrey, Director of Operations. “By offering this new leasing program, lessors will be able to build their drone fleets without fear of an expensive purchase becoming outdated down the line.”

With a significantly lower initial expense, the ability to upgrade and replace aging drones, and an in-house training program designed by our own drone pilots, customers will now be able to more easily transition to drone technology than ever before. 

To learn more about the advantages of buying vs leasing drones, click here

Remote ID And You

Airspace regulations set the stage for how the drone industry works. From safe flight practices to no-fly zones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for making sure the drone industry doesn’t mimic Icarus in its ascent toward the sun.

Recently, the most hotly contested regulatory change has come in the form of the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft proposal. To the FAA, it means more accountability and less specific regulation. To pilots and drone manufacturers, it means a systemic change in the way business gets done.

Set to go into effect in March, the FAA has pushed their new Remote ID requirements back a month to April 21 of this year, giving both pilots and drone manufacturers more time to adjust to the sweeping rules change.

But what is Remote ID, and why do you need to know about it?

For starters, Remote ID is the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties. To put it simply, consider it a digital license plate for your drone.

Regulators are hoping that the ability to immediately identify any drone in the sky will ensure that aerial operations are performed with more safety and accountability than ever before.

The rule change will require all drone manufacturers to outfit all new UAVs with Remote ID capabilities. But they’re not the only ones impacted — drone pilots will also have to retrofit all of their existing drones with technology that ensures their older drones can submit their IDs as well.

This is a huge change that will virtually impact everyone in the drone industry.

The FAA believes that Remote ID laws will lay the foundation for safer and more complex drone operations, and on paper, it makes sense.

After all, the more prevalent drones become in inspections and deliveries, the more we’ll need to ensure the safety and legality of those operations.

Nevertheless, drone industry insiders need to familiarize themselves with this new Remote ID rule due to the timeline of its implementation. After April 21, drone pilots and manufacturers will only have 18 months to ensure all new and existing drones have Remote ID capabilities.

It’s important to note that, with the Remote ID rule in place, the FAA is softening restrictions on night flights and flights over crowds, which would make thermal surveys and inspections easier to perform than ever before.

That trend could become the norm going forward, but for now, it’s important for everyone in the drone industry and beyond to understand Remote ID before it becomes law. Your future as a drone professional may depend on it. 

 

 

FAA Lifts Two Important Restrictions

Tired of drone restrictions? Then these recent rules changes might be for you.

Love them or hate them, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in place to ensure the safety and viability of any operations in the sky. From Boeing 747s to a drone that can fit in your hand, if it flies, it most likely falls under the FAA’s jurisdiction.

But, just like with planes before them, overregulating drones has led to backlash in the commercial sector. After all, drone services make inspections, deliveries, and data gathering safer, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.

Those unique service abilities have translated to real market demands throughout the United States and abroad. With current regulations in place, Business Insider projects the drone service industry to grow to $63.6 billion by 2025

Nevertheless, the FAA is in place to balance safety with economic growth. They don’t make rule changes lightly, but they also don’t ignore new technology and techniques that innovate the aerial industry.

That’s why their newest rules changes are set to break the commercial drone industry wide open.

First and foremost, it is now legal for drones to fly over people.
Second, it is now legal for drones to fly commercial operations at night.

Previously, drone service providers needed exclusive FAA waivers to fly specific jobs over people or at night. The waiver process took time for the FAA to review, and pilots needed new waivers for each job, significantly bottlenecking the commercial viability for inspections on a larger scale.

Now, nighttime thermal facade inspections or facility inspections with workers present can now be streamlined and completed on-demand, vastly improving the serviceability and efficiency of these kinds of drone services.

The rules changes come thanks to the FAA’s new reliance upon a drone’s ability to identify itself remotely instead of simply operating anonymously in the sky. With remote ID, drones autonomously broadcast their location, altitude, speed, ID, and more so that air traffic control can know when and where drones are operating.

Many in the drone service industry see remote identification as what has allowed the FAA to relax drone service restrictions for night flights and flying over people, and see it as a sign that more innovative rule changes are on the horizon for the commercial drone industry.

To put it simply, now that responsible drone pilots and commercial drone service operators can be identified in the sky, they’re being given more freedom to complete their services than ever before.

That means more savings, more efficient drone operations, and more opportunity to grow in this already booming sector. 

A New Drone For The New Year

Thought you knew all a drone can do? Think again.

With the announcement of DJI’s newest enterprise level drone, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, drone capabilities for the energy, infrastructure, and telecom industries have become more viable and affordable than ever.

So let’s break down what makes the M2E:A a game changer.

First and foremost, this drone is not for everyone. It’s no novelty — it’s an advanced machine specifically built for large-scale industrial applications such as thermal energy detection, facade inspection, and much more.

The Specs


The M2E:A raises the standard for a go-to industrial drone. While the Matrice 300 RKT is the top-of-the-line industrial drone, its capabilities may not be what you need. The Matrice 300 is durable behemoth with all the fixings, but you’ll have to fork out cash for not just the drone, but the specific cameras for whatever job you need.

The M2E:A is different. It covers your bases by being a compact yet powerful and cost-effective alternative to the Matrice line. It comes standard with both thermal and visual cameras, 32x digital zoom, and centimeter-level positioning accuracy to start.

The visual camera sports 48 megapixels, which is a 200% increase over the standard megapixel requirement for most enterprise level inspections. The thermal camera steps up as well, offering a 30Hz frame rate, 640 x 512 resolution, and both spot and area meter measurement capabilities.

But those are just the cameras. The drone itself has DJI’s patented omnidirectional obstacle sensing technology, which means that your investment is protecting itself while it saves you money from the skies.

The Capabilities

 

Drone work comes in all shapes and sizes, but knowing the right drone for the job can be the difference between saving money and wasting it.

This drone in particular is best suited for land surveying, surface and below-surface facade inspections, thermal applications (such as identifying hot-spots and energy leaks, cell tower inspection, pipeline inspection, and general facility inspections on a large scale. It can also thrive in fire departments looking to introduce aerial capabilities to their teams.

But perhaps the most unique feature of the M2E:A is its “Dual Vision” mode, which showcases a direct side-by-side visual from both thermal and visual cameras simultaneously.

This feature will be invaluable to roof inspectors who can now complete both surface and below-surface inspections with the same capture, which offers the industry an unprecedented opportunity to streamline their processes and complete more advanced work in far less time.

But the question isn’t how good the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced can be for other businesses.

The question is, is the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced right for yours?

To find out, give us a call or contact us online and our team of experts will walk you through how this new drone may be altering your industry for the better in the new year.

 

How Drone Inspections Provide Value

It’s easy to see how drones are changing the way businesses and communities inspect their assets. A handheld, autonomous, and compact UAV that can capture detailed images and data today is a far cry from actual helicopters trying to accomplish the same feat just 10 years ago, and thanks to the affordability of drone equipment, it’s never been a better time to update your industry with the new efficiencies and data that drones provide. The hard part is actually understanding the value of these drone flights, specifically in commercial infrastructure inspection.

Drones may be evolving firefighters and police departments nationwide, but the largest changes to the way we work are coming from large-scale inspections in energy, commercial real estate, roofing, and telecommunication. So let’s start with the technology behind the value.

The brass-tax of drone operations comes down to their greatest tool — the camera. By using different technologies and cameras for various jobs, drones can pinpoint energy leaks, facade damage, growing hotspots, and so much more. This is achieved through camera specs with infrared, LiDAR, OGI, and digital imagery. 

Thanks to Hollywood, everyone knows infrared and digital imagery, so let’s break down LiDAR and OGI.

OGI follows a similar color-spectrum pattern to identify gas leaks that are invisible to the human eye but visible to special cameras. It’s used to pinpoint where, for example, methane is leaking at a facility where it shouldn’t be.

LiDAR, on the other hand, stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It’s used to measure distances by illuminating targets with laser technology in order to make 3-D models and maps of the targets identified. It’s primarily used for accurate asset modeling and planning.

So now that we know the technology, let’s get into the techniques.

LiDAR, OGI, and infrared can only be taken as far as the techniques applied to them. Drone experts combine camera technology with specific flight and processing techniques in order to automatically generate reports with measurements and estimates needed to make informed asset decisions. These techniques include photogrammetry, thermography, and 3-D modeling. 

Photogrammetry is the science of obtaining reliable data about physical objects through recording, measuring, and interpreting photographic images. Thermography is the process of identifying problems found with infrared technology. 3-D modeling is the process of actually putting together accurate models from images captured.

This is how a drone flight with the right technology can provide direct value to asset managers in businesses through the country — by interpreting mission-critical data that can identify catastrophic failures before they happen, showcase regulatory issues before companies are fined, and by mapping out building issues with immediate ease and accurate reporting.

To put it simply, the technology makes it possible — the value is in the techniques.

Powerful New Drone Cameras Announced

Drones have long been used to help map and survey assets from the sky. That’s because, when it comes to visual inspection, UAVs offer a significant time efficiency advantage over traditional on-foot data collection methods.

But ease is one thing — accuracy is another.

From erosion inspection to 3D cell tower mapping, the ability to precisely identify areas of concern is paramount to companies managing multi-million dollar assets. Drones have proven to be up to the task, but with the announcement of Zenmuse’s new P1 and L1 cameras, UAVs are set to change the way we see surveying, 3D modeling, and mapping forever.

Let’s start with the P1.

Zenmuse P1-Full Frame – The New Benchmark for Aerial Surveying

Set for compatibility with DJI Enterprise drones, the P1 is designed for photogrammetry missions. The robust versatility of the low-noise, high-sensitivity sensor ensures greater control, accuracy, and capture efficiency simultaneously from both 2D and 3D models.

The camera itself has been upgraded to 40 megapixels, and can be outfitted with 24, 33, and 50mm lenses. Coupled with a capture system at a GSD of 3cm, an 80% front overlap rate, and a 65% side overlap rate, this payload is more than ready to replace your traditional photogrammetry systems.

But that’s not all.

It’s also outfitted with a 3-axis gimbal with Smart Oblique Capture, a full-frame sensor that can take a photo every 0.7 seconds, and a global mechanical shutter with the new TimeSync 2.0 system.

The point? You can now accurately cover over 3 km of photogrammetry data in a single flight. This means that, in a single workday with the P1 camera, you can easily cover 7.5 km of elevation mapping, 3D modeling, and more.

However, if you’re looking to dive even deeper into aerial surveying, then the Zenmuse L1 deserves your attention.

 

Zenmuse L1- A Lidar & RGB Solution for Aerial Surveying

 

Are you looking to add real-time 3D data to your DJI Terra or Matricce 300 RTK? What about true-color point clouds for immediate insights onsite? Then the Lidar capabilities of the L1 are for you.

This Lidar module of Zenmuse’s new lineup sports an IP44 rating that lets you accurately scan in rain, fog, or at night with a 70 degree FOV and visible light camera with a 1-inch sensor.

But the real star here is the laser light used in the camera for unparalleled data precision at 240,000 points per second. With raw information at this magnitude, the L1 was built to acquire and communicate critical dimensions on the point cloud model using measurements and annotations.

It also allows users to cross IMU and GNSS data for point cloud and visible light calculations, along with POS data calculations, to effortlessly generate reconstructed models and accuracy reports. 

 

Which is right for me?

 

Both the Zenmuse P1 and the Zenmuse L1 were built for the mapping and surveying market, but that doesn’t mean that their capabilities fully overlap.

Stunningly accurate modeling, surveying, and mapping can be achieved with each, but the Lidar capabilities in the L1 will put it out of the price range of those looking for photogrammetry needs outside of ground surveying for construction. The P1’s focus on photogrammetry and frugal design makes it more appealing to companies looking for building, erosion, and damage inspection, while the L1 is geared towards large-scale surveying with pinpoint laser accuracy requirements.

Regardless of the model you choose, both further legitimize drones as the most efficient, safe, and now accurate source of data inspection and analysis from the skies. 

 

How Drones Are Fighting The Wildfires

The West Coast is burning.

Over the past month, more than five million acres have burned across California, Oregon, and Washington. Tens of thousands of people living in the Pacific Northwest are now displaced. At least 27 have perished in the fires. But that’s only the beginning.

Millions unaffected by the flames are subject to the smoke, which, according to the EPA’s Air Quality Index, is 200 points above the maximum threshold for “unhealthiness.” The air quality in Oregon is so far beyond “hazardous” that scientists simply don’t know what the long term health effects may be.

As the Earth continues to warm and the climate continues to produce more volatile weather patterns, we can expect situations like this to become more of the norm than an outlier. This means that, as a nation, we must come together in order to work safer, smarter, and more efficiently than ever before.

That’s where drones come in.

In order to curb fires before they spread, monitor areas of concern, and see through smoke in order to find displaced or trapped people amongst the blaze, drones are offering the unique opportunity for firefighters and first responders to gain an upper hand.

Thanks to their unique mobility and ease of deployment, one of the ways drones are helping today is by dropping “Dragon Eggs” on at-risk areas in order to contain the spread before it reaches new territories. These “eggs” are balls filled with fiery chemicals that are deployed by fire teams in what’s called a “burnout operation.” These operations were historically only enacted in rare occasions via helicopters, but with drones, they are seeing wildfire containment upwards of 61%.

But that’s only the beginning.

Drones with thermal cameras are also being used to scan the outskirts of the fires in order to identify rogue embers and hotspots spreading outside of the burn area. With this live monitoring capability, firefighters have been able to immediately douse new wildfire offshoots before they become infernos of their own.

We’ve covered the use of drones in traditional firefighting before, but as new firefighting threats emerge in 2020 and beyond, it’s important to remember that drones have evolved the way we think about information.

Just ten years ago, helicopters were the only way to track and combat wildfires.
So what are you saving when switching from a helicopter to drones?

For starters, price. The cost and flight of a helicopter is nowhere near that of a drone, let alone an entire fleet of drones complete with thermal cameras and volumetric measuring capabilities. But we should also consider ease of use, speed of deployment, and the practical application of a drone on-scene in the back of a truck, vs a helicopter on a landing pad 60 miles away.

But what’s the real price for sticking with traditional technology over upgrades to our ways of thinking? Our forests. Our property. Our lives.

We have the power today to easily and effectively monitor, scan, and prevent fires with recent advancements in drone technology. The next step is updating our firefighters and first responders with the training and equipment they need to apply that technology to the best of its ability.

Drones can make our communities, our country, and our planet a smarter and safer place in the future. With the applications we’re seeing today fighting wildfires, inspecting energy infrastructure, and maintaining communication networks during crises like this, perhaps there’s reason to believe the future can be brighter than woes of 2020 would have had us otherwise believe. 

Buying VS Leasing Your UAV

Over the last decade, it’s safe to say that we truly live in an era of technological innovation. The computers, software, and technology we used back in 2010, for example, are not even comparable to the phones, data processes, and learning programs used in business today. Unfortunately, for many mid-sized businesses, that can be a double-edged sword.

On one hand, it’s easier than ever to streamline costly procedures and information systems with new and disruptive technology. On the other hand, within a few years that technology will be obsolete as newer technology enters the market. 

The same conundrum can be found in the UAV service industry. With technology that’s still so new (and constantly improving), drone services are constantly being updated with the latest software, cameras, and UAVs to ensure that inspection and data collection services can advance at an even faster rate. And while this is good for a company’s services, it can be a hefty investment — particularly if entire drone fleets are purchased just before newer, better drones are announced.

Luckily, we at Suntuity AirWorks offer drone leasing to help mitigate cash flow and ownership problems that come with investing into new technology. But that begs the question … which option is best for your business? Leasing, or buying?

Let’s find out!

The Advantages of Leasing Drones

First and foremost, the primary advantage of leasing business equipment is that it allows you access to the assets you need at a minimal initial expense. With this option, your cash flow can remain relatively unaffected as you add $20,000 worth of UAVs to your fleet. In addition to the initial monetary advantage, lease payments are also tax-deductible as a business expense, which reduces the net cost of your lease by a significant margin.

Beyond expenditures, however, is the fact that leasing drones allows for more flexible terms of ownership than you’ll find with loans for buying equipment. If you lease a drone and find out 6 months later that newer drones have entered the market, we allow easy lease upgrades to ensure you’re not stuck with an outdated drone in your back pocket.

Of course, the disadvantage of leasing is that you’re paying a higher overall cost proportional to the amount of time you would have spent owning the drone. Smaller payments, flexible terms, and tax deductions vs higher overall cost.

The Advantages of Buying Drones

The largest and most obvious advantage of buying business equipment is that you own it. This is especially true when your equipment has a long lifespan and is not likely to be outdated, such as with office furniture or large machinery, but how does owning a drone compare? Before we answer that question, let’s consider some additional buying advantages.

Since you’ll own the drone, you will only be paying the price of the equipment itself rather than a higher price over a set amount of time. You can also deduct your fleet and equipment as an asset of ownership on your taxes, as well as the depreciation of that equipment as time goes by. On top of that, owning the equipment means that you can eventually sell it to regain value before purchasing newer upgrades.

But let’s consider the major disadvantage of owning your drone fleet. The Expected Useful Life (EUL) for UAVs and their payloads is between 3 – 5 years. That’s a far cry from the EUL of office furniture.If you maintain your equipment, you can reach the latter end of that timeframe, but as software and systems evolve, so too do the necessary quality requirements required of your drone. However, there’s also a greater initial expense when buying drone equipment, and if your equipment becomes obsolete, you’re stuck with it. 

What’s Best For My Business?

When considering the major advantages of leasing vs buying, your first step is knowing your organization’s needs compared to the advantages and disadvantages of leasing vs buying.

If you only need a few entry-level drones to provide basic volumetric measurements, surveying, or on-scene monitoring, then you’re less at risk of functional obsolescence than a company using high-level enterprise drones and software to detect gas leaks with thermal imagery. That means buying might be the best option for your business. But if your company requires the higher-level drone operations (like in the latter example), then leasing is most likely better for your business.

With these factors in mind and more, your best option is get a comprehensive breakdown of drone needs vs price to determine exactly how you can best save money while improving your processes with the power of drone technology. That’s where we come in.

Contact us today https://suntuityairworks.com/contact/, and one of our drone representatives will provide a price breakdown that’ll determine which drone buying or leasing packages will work best for your business.

Upgrading your industry with UAV expertise has never been as easy and necessary as it is today, and as we prepare for the changes of tomorrow, Suntuity AirWorks is here to help you save time, money, and lives every step of the way. 

Introducing The Future of Aerial Technology

Everyday across the country, good people are working tirelessly to ensure the world as we know it keeps on spinning. From local police and firefighters to maintenance teams and inspection personnel, departments are working around the clock to ensure we as a nation can both figuratively and literally keep the lights on.

But in these unprecedented times, the toughest teams need the smartest and safest technology on the market to take their service to the next level.

To meet this need, DJI just released their most intelligent, durable, and comprehensive drone to date.

Introducing the Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 series.

The Matrice series hasn’t been significantly updated since the 200 back in 2017, so if you were wondering what new technological wonders DJI has conjured with the release of their newest addition to the series, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Flight Performance

 

The Matrice 300 RTK boasts some of the most impressive flight performance stats we’ve ever seen in an enterprise level drone. For starters, it supports a whopping 55 minute flight time – nearly double the flight time of current UAVs on the market. But that’s only the beginning.

It also supports improved reliability, superior flight performance, and powerful intelligent functions thanks to its new dual vision and TOF sensors. 

These sensors appear on all 6 sides of the drone as opposed to the usual four, giving the M300 an impressive 40m detection range and autonomous collusion control not seen in the market today. These sensors provide flight, navigation, and obstacle data directly to DJI’s new primary flight display, granting user-friendly situational awareness for pilots in conjunction with its automatic sensory systems.

The new UAV also sports a controller transmission range of 15 km (approx 9 miles), guaranteeing pilots a much larger circumference of work to take advantage of that 55 minute battery flight time.

But no matter the flight time, performance can be interrupted when batteries need switched. Typically, switching batteries shuts down UAVs completely, which then requires you to reboot your flight paths and systems along with the aircraft. However, the M300 comes with hot-swappable batteries that keep your drone on while you switch out its power source.

Along with waterproof IP45 technology and a bevvy of accessories that put third-party manufacturers to shame, the long-awaited update to DJI’s Matrice series puts the Matrice 300 RTK substantially ahead of all other drones in its class when it comes to flight performance.

 

However, a drone isn’t just for flying – it’s for capturing data. So how does the new M300 hold up in terms of producing quality inspections, surveys, and service capabilities?

Payload Capabilities

The good news is that the M300’s payload capabilities are top of the line, beating nearly every other standard camera payload offering in the aerial market. The bad news is…well, there isn’t any.

The Zenmus H20 series camera is an optimal match for this top-of-the-line drone. By using a combination of a 12MP wide angle camera, a 20MP 23x optical zoom camera, a thermal camera, and a laser range finder all in one payload, the Matrice 300 RTK offers the most comprehensive service offerings we’ve ever seen in a single payload.

What does that mean in terms of service capabilities? It means that, combined with the Matrice 300 RTK’s unmatched flight performance technology, the Zenmus H20 camera payload setup offers unprecedented productivity for a wide variety of in-field applications. For example, the M300 will minimize repetitive work by automating routine missions with AI spot-check. With it, you can mark an object of interest with the press of a button. From that point on and in future flights, the drone can automatically replicate the framing, angle, and height of your object. That means that routine inspections of cell towers, power plants, and more can be initiated with minimized redundancy and maximized efficiency.

But that’s far from the limit of this drone’s payload capabilities. It can also support 3 different payloads simultaneously. This can be advantageous for firefighters and police needing to outfit their drone with speaker systems, spraying capabilities, and more. 


On top of that? Aerial points of interest can be immediately synchronized with ground control teams to pinpoint subjects of interest by instantly sharing the precise location data of the marked subject. The drone also comes standard with a UAV health management system, a primary flight display, and smart inspection software to minimize convoluted flight routes and maximize your data efficiency rates.

In a world that’s progressively demanding more and more from society and our service workers, the DJI Matrice 300 RTK might just be the most significant technological advancement in the drone industry. So far in our tests, it has not only met but surpassed every expectation of what a drone can do and how well it can do it.

Want to learn more about what this drone can do for your team? Contact us at 833.424.7957 and a member of our team will break-down how your department can work safer, smarter, and more efficiently with the power of the M300 at your fingertips.

The future is here, and this time, the sky is no longer the limit.