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Recent DJI Product Updates

Recent DJI Product Updates

Phantom 4 Pro – ‘DJI GO 4’ App & Shipping Update

2016-11-29

Dear DJI Customers:

We recently announced the Phantom 4 Pro, a powerful and intelligent aerial imaging platform for photographers, video creators and hobbyists. We want to take this opportunity to thank our customers and also provide an update on the shipment status and the app availability.

The Phantom 4 Pro, with many newly-added intelligent features, will work with the new ‘DJI GO 4’ mobile app. The Android version of the app is now available on Google Play and the iOS version will be made available on App Store within the first half of December.

In addition, we’ve started shipping the product to different channels including our Flagship Stores, online customers and dealer partners, so we hope to have you up in the air with the Phantom 4 Pro very soon.

Sincerely,
DJI

Inspire 2 Specs Update

2016-11-29

Dear DJI Customers:

We recently announced the Inspire 2, a ready-to-fly aerial platform for high-end filmmaking and video creators. At launch, we said the Inspire 2 is expected to accelerate to 50 mph in 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 67 mph.

After further optimization and testing of various components of the craft, camera gimbal and propulsion system, our engineers have revised those specifications. The Inspire 2 is now expected to accelerate to 50 mph in 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 58 mph. These changes are necessary to ensure speed does not compromise video quality and stability.

We believe the Inspire 2 is the world’s most powerful and versatile aerial platform for professional filmmakers and content creators. However, we realize this small change in specifications may be significant to those who want to push their visions to the limit. Any customers who have pre-ordered an Inspire 2 but no longer wish to purchase one will be able to request a full refund from DJI and its authorized resellers. We will email all Inspire 2 customers to make them aware of this change and the refund process.

Sincerely,

DJI

 

DJI Introduces New Tools To Develop Drone Apps

016-12-01

DJI Introduces New Tools To Develop Drone Apps

Software Development Kit Upgrades Make Professional Drone Use Easier

December 1, 2016 – DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, Thursday introduced a major expansion of its software ecosystem that allows developers to create drone apps and control drone operations that will bring aerial technology into a wide range of professional activities.

DJI announced the software advances on the first day of its inaugural DJI AirWorks conference in San Francisco, which gathered a wide range of innovators for two days of discussions to showcase today’s enterprise drone uses and share their vision of how drone technology will shape the future. By opening and simplifying the software that operates drones, DJI wants developers to build on each others’ accomplishments to develop custom solutions for their own businesses or broadly distribute solutions for entire industries.

“Drones are transforming industries from construction to surveying to agriculture to public safety, and the innovations we’ve seen so far have just scratched the surface of how drones can help enterprises work faster, safer, more efficiently and at a lower cost,” said Michael Perry, DJI Director of Strategic Partnerships. “DJI wants to help developers implement great new drone functions, and we’re excited to expand their ability to build exciting new custom applications.”

DJI introduced new features and improvements to both its Mobile and Onboard Software Development Kit (SDK) offerings, which allow developers to build custom solutions for enterprise. New features range from user interface libraries to speed up mobile app development, to an onboard trajectory planning and control framework that lets developers execute complex missions.  DJI also introduced Ground Station Pro, a new flight app designed for planning and creating 2D and 3D maps.

“We’ve created a library of new software building blocks for our Onboard SDK, allowing developers to quickly and easily generate precise trajectories, capture lidar data, align and export point clouds, and halt trajectory control if an unexpected obstacle is detected,” said Darren Liccardo, DJI Vice President of Engineering, Systems and Applications. “With Onboard SDK, developers can now build a solution that plans a complex smooth path, executes it while monitoring for possible conflicts, and processes raw lidar data to create a point cloud that can be imported directly into an industrial workflow.”

The addition of user interface libraries to the Mobile SDK will allow app developers to significantly reduce their development time. Common user interface elements will be provided that developers can reuse in their application either as is, or with their own customizations.

“We want developers to focus their energy on pioneering new applications, not on duplicating efforts by creating another user interface,” said Robert Schlub, DJI Vice President of Research and Development. “This is an opportunity for DJI to make the process more efficient for everyone, so developers can quickly prototype and deploy apps that integrate our platforms into their workflow.”

The AirWorks conference features presentations from global industry giants as well as data and service startups, showing how the enterprise drone industry is coming of age on four major tracks – industry/inspection, public safety, agriculture and mapping/surveying. It also spotlights the work of AutoModality, which in August won DJI’s $100,000 SDK Challenge by developing an autonomous flight solution allowing a drone to launch from and land on a moving vehicle for disaster relief.

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