MATRICE 300 RTK – A NEW STANDARD FOR COMMERCIAL DRONES
DJI released the latest in their line of Matrice drones with the new DJI Matrice 300 RTK. The Matrice 300 was inspired by modern aviation systems and designed for industrial and commercial applications. This DJI drone comes with new features and advanced AI capabilities that make it an integral tool for a wide variety of applications. The Matrice 300 can help you conduct better surveillance missions and smart inspections than any other commercial drone on the market.
With the ability to manage multiple payloads including the new Zenmuse H20 and H20T cameras, the M300 is a rock star of drone technology. We’ll go over all its biggest features, including its many AI capabilities that make it so powerful. We’ll also go over the newest payloads that are compatible with it and its main applications.
Thanks to the all-new OcuSync Enterprise, the Matrice 300 can broadcast transmission from up to 15 km away. This gives you a massive range to conduct your mission and fly the commercial drone from a safe distance. Not only can the Matrice 300 transmit 1080p video content from up to 15 km, but it also uses 2.4/5.8GHz real-time auto-switching to prevent interference or loss of transmission.
55min Flight Time
One of the hardest parts of using a drone for surveying or mapping a site is having to quit halfway through and replace the batteries in the drone. The Matrice 300 has a max flight time of up to 55 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to complete your mission before you need to recharge. And when using a drone for firefighting operations, it’s more important than ever to have a drone that won’t lose battery at just the wrong moment.
54km/h Wind Resistance
The DJI M300 RTK is a sturdy commercial drone, providing an enhanced flight performance with wind resistance of up to 54km/h. This helps give you a more efficient and stable flight even in tricky environments with suboptimal weather.
The M300 is a particularly fast DJI drone, with a max speed of 82.8km/h. The refined propulsion system and airframe allows you to quickly navigate expansive terrain during time-sensitive operations such as search and rescue operations. With a 7m/s max descend speed, you can easily bring this DJI drone down to the ground in a quick and controlled manner.
IP45 Ingress Protection
Drones often sustain damage from more than just crashing into obstacles. Dust and water from inclement weather can also pose a threat to drones and damage the aircraft. Thanks to the M300’s IP45 ingress protection, this commercial drone is dust and water resistant, leaving you free to perform missions in environments with adverse weather without fear.
Omnidirectional Obstacle Avoidance
While this commercial drone was built to last, crashing into obstacles is a peril that puts many drones at risk of damage. Thanks to the dual-vision and ToF sensors on all six sides of the aircraft, you can detect obstacles from up to 40m away.
This omnidirectional obstacle avoidance allows you to safely navigate complicated environments without damaging the aircraft or compromising your mission.
MULTI PAYLOAD CONFIGURATION
Each mission is unique. Whether you’re using a drone for reconnaissance, surveillance, or firefighting, you need a payload that is appropriate for the mission. You can configure the DJI M300 RTK with multiple payloads at once in order to complete your mission. The Matrice 300 can mount up to 3 payloads simultaneously with a maximum capacity of 2.7 kg. If you only need one payload, you can configure the drone with a single downward gimbal. With two payloads, you can do a single upward and a single downward gimbal. With three payloads, the Matrice 300 can handle a single upward and dual downward gimbals. No matter how diverse your mission, the M300 is up to the task.
The M300 RTK uses the all new DJI Smart Controller Enterprise which has a built-in 5.5 inch 1080p display that is twice as bright as conventional smartphones or tablets at 1000 nits. The Smart Controller Enterprise version comes pre-installed with DJI Pilot and also supports third party apps. Feed live video or screen elements directly to an external screen using the HDMI output port on the Smart Controller via a HDMI Cable. The Smart Controller is designed for operating in temperatures -20℃ to 40℃.
Optional Dual Remote Controller Setup
The DJI Matrice 300 RTK, like other DJI commercial drones, can be set up with dual remote controller setup. With two remote controls both equally in control of the aircraft, the Matrice 300 is perfect for missions that require greater cooperation and flexibility. This allows for planning strategies and allowing one person to operate the aircraft while the other handles the payload. The difference being that the secondary operator can take full control of the aircraft flight with a simple touch of a button.
RTK Based Precision Positioning
Like most DJI drones, the Matrice 300 comes with RTK based precision positioning for greater accuracy. This positioning system provides ultra-accurate, centimeter level positioning for the M300, allowing you to skillfully guide the drone and set it down safely on the ground. It uses the same DRTK2 Mobile Base Station as the Matrice 210 RTK V2.
AI Based Features
The new DJI Matrice 300 RTK has advanced AI capabilities that greatly enhance your mission a turn a regular inspection into a smart inspection. Here are the Matrice 300’s AI features:
Live Mission Recording
The M300 allows for live mission recording, allowing you to record mission actions such as drone movement, gimbal orientation, photo shooting, and zoom level. This can be used in a smart inspection to create sample mission files that aid future automated inspections.
AI Spot Check:
The M300 can record the subject of interest accurately and automate future missions to get consistent results with each repeat mission. The AI powered system ensures that the shots are framed exactly the same every mission for accurate repeatability.
Waypoints 2.0 allows you to create up to 65,535 waypoints and set multiple actions for your payloads at each waypoint. You can even set actions for multiple payloads including 3rd party payloads, allowing the Matrice 300 to conduct a detailed and thorough smart inspection with maximum flexibility and efficiency.
Pinpoint is a feature that allows you to mark an object in the camera or map view simply by tapping it. The drone technology will then run advanced sensor fusion algorithms to calculate the coordinates of the object and project it to each of the camera views as an AR icon. Pinpoint will then share the location of the object with another remote controller or online platforms.
Smart Track works similarly to pinpoint in that it allows you to mark an object with the drone’s camera. It then goes one step further in tracking and following these moving objects and continuously detecting their dynamic location. This is a perfect feature for surveillance operations that need to follow moving subjects such as people, vehicles, and boats.
DJI MATRICE 300 RTK: THE DRONE OF THE FUTURE
Many commercial drones come with features that make for a seamless flight but end up lacking when it comes to their payload. DJI drones are not only equipped to perform in tricky environments and adverse weather, but also come with the latest visual technology that helps make your mission a success. The Matrice 300 is an incredible step forward for DJI in their Matrice series, ushering in a new era of drone technology and all new possibilities.
Thanks to the newest payloads of the Zenmuse H20 and H20T, you can use the Matrice 300 for anything from firefighting to powerline inspections. With enhanced optical zoom, a radiometric thermal camera, and laser range finder, there’s no limit to the ways this powerful combination of drone and payload can help save you time and money.