SOUTHERN CROSS DRONES INTRODUCES DJI M200 SERIES PLATFORM

The New Matrice 200 Drone Built  For Enterprise Solutions

SYDNEY, 10 March 2017 -  Southern Cross Drones is now taking pre-orders for DJI M200 series drones aimed to provide platform for a complete enterprise solutions.  

The new Matrice 200 drone series (M200) has been unveiled in February 2017 by DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology.  The M200 is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data – making drone technology an affordable and easy-to-use tool for enterprises that recognise how aerial imaging can transform their operations.

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The M200 series’ folding body is easy to carry and easy to set up, with a weather- and water-resistant body, ideal for field operations. It offers DJI’s first upward-facing gimbal mount, opening up the undersides of bridges, towers and other structures to inspection. It is compatible with DJI’s powerful X4S and X5S cameras, as well as the high-powered Z30 zoom camera and the XT camera for thermal imaging. It has a forward-facing first-person view camera, allowing a pilot and a camera operator to monitor separate images on dual controllers. Its safety features include obstacle avoidance sensors facing forward, up and down, as well as an ADS-B receiver for advisory traffic information from nearby manned aircraft. With a dual battery set-up, the M200 platform can fly for up to 35 minutes with a mounted camera.

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Drones have quickly become a standard part of the enterprise toolkit and industrial users have come to rely on DJI technology to efficiently collect aerial data. “With the M200 series, DJI introduces a holistic solution designed specifically for these users. DJI is  revolutionising professional workflows by making it possible to use advanced sensors in various combinations to make sophisticated tasks such as bridge inspections, land surveying and search-and-rescue missions, easier, safer and more reliable than ever before.”

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The M200 series is designed for professionals using drones for more precise, efficient and safe aerial data collection. Examples of industry applications include:

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    • Critical Infrastructure Inspections – work near power lines, telecommunications towers and bridges puts inspectors at risk of falls and electric shock. DJI’s M200 improves safety as work can be done from a distance. The M200 can identify millimetre-sized faults in buildings, roads and bridges in real time, making those operations more safe, efficient and effective.

    • Energy Facility Inspections – maintenance planning can be costly and time-consuming. With the stable and weather-resistant M200 platform, extensive power line networks can be visualised with unparalleled detail and vertical infrastructure, such as wind turbines and offshore oil rigs, can be inspected from all angles.

    • Construction Site Mapping – surveying and mapping often need to be conducted regardless of weather conditions and other external factors. The M200 is a rugged platform designed to handle tough conditions. The M200 gives construction site managers an efficient tool to review progress and workflow, ensuring more efficient use of resources.

    • Public Safety – when time is of essence and weather conditions turn foul, first responders require a versatile and reliable aerial platform. Carrying visual and/or thermal sensors, the M200 provides situational awareness of potentially dangerous situations such as fires, searches and natural disasters. Incident commanders can use data collected by the M200 to make smarter and better decisions, protecting life and property while minimising the safety risk to rescue personnel.

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About DJI 

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilisation. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

For more information, visit  DJI website: https://enterprise.dji.com/

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About Southern Cross Drones 

Southern Cross Drones is a Sydney, Australia based commercial UAV and UAS company.  Founded in 2016 Southern Cross Drones provided range of unique drone based solutions aimed at civil engineering, surveying, mapping, mining  infrastructure and inspection, precision agriculture applications. Southern Cross Drones is renown for its competency in matching the best available solutions with specific requirements of clients in government, education, enterprise, agriculture, mineral resources, science and research sectors.

For more information, visit our website:  http://www southerncrossdrones.com