In addition to the Ronin 2 announcement, DJI also unveiled a bunch of new high-performance accessories and a premium customer support program to help creative professionals get the most out of their aerial and handheld imaging equipment.
Besides the new Cendence remote controller, DJI Tracktenna high-gain antenna and CrystalSky monitors, the Chinese gear maker also introduced the DJI Circle premium customers service that delivers a new premium tier of support for DJI products along with more benefits for the existing and future DJI customers.
The new Cendence remote controller is DJI’s first multi-platform controller that boasts intuitive ergonomic design allowing easy access to programmable function buttons and dials. Users can program and store customized button configurations for multiple flight and shooting options and can use two dials to adjust the pitch and yaw of the gimbal at the same time.
Furthermore, with Cendence pilots can get an instant access to functions like ISO, sharpness, shutter speed, focus and more, without navigating the touch menu settings on their mobile device. The unit features built-in SDI and HDMI video transmission ports for live HD broadcast and streaming applications and can be easily adapted to use DJI’s Lightbridge or WiFi video transmission technology.
The controller can accommodate smartphones, tablets and DJI’s high-brightness CrystalSky monitors, and also features a smaller secondary screen to display critical telemetry data. Long battery life of up to 4 hours and the ability to easily exchange batteries make power management easier and longer flights possible. Cendence is compatible with DJI’s Matrice 200 and Inspire 2 drones and will be available later this year at a retail price of $999.
DJI Tracktenna is a high-gain antenna that improves signal reliability over long distances and resisting interference. Its built-in sensors and two-axis gimbal automatically point the antenna to the aircraft at all times, bolstering the connection even while the operator is in motion or on a vehicle.
When installed on the new Cendence controller in optimal conditions, DJI Tracktenna can boost signal transmission to over 6.2 miles (10 km), giving professionals increased responsiveness and confidence when performing complex flights like search and rescue missions, power line inspections, pipeline inspections, live HD broadcasting, filmmaking and more.
DJI Tracktenna supports transmission speeds of up to 10 Mbps within 1.24 miles (2 km) for data-intensive applications. It supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, giving it greater signal stability. Pricing and availability for DJI Tracktenna are yet to be announced.
The CrystalSky series of dedicated monitors offers displays up to 2000 cd/m2, which is four times brighter than a typical smartphone or tablet, allowing clear screen visibility even in full daylight. CrystalSky monitors are available in 5.5-inch and 7.85-inch sizes.
They can be attached directly to the new Cendence controller and use a new dedicated mounting bracket to attach to other DJI controllers. All models are designed to operate in temperature ranges from -4 to +104 degrees Fahrenheit, and can operate for up to 6 hours in ideal conditions using a secondary external battery.
CrystalSky runs optimized versions of the DJI GO, DJI GO 4 and DJI Pilot apps, and includes two microSD card slots for rapid storage and playback of encoded 4K video. CrystalSky will be available soon in three configurations: a 5.5-inch, 1000 cd/m2version for $469; a 7.85-inch, 1000 cd/m2 version for $699; and a 7.85-inch, 2000 cd/m2 version for $999.
Last but not least, comes the new DJI Circle premium customer support program that offers broad coverage over a twelve-month period for up to five DJI products, including the Inspire, M600, Mavic Pro and Phantom drone series, and the Ronin and Osmo series of handheld stabilizers.
DJI Circle benefits include Battery Rental Service, Device Repair and Backup Service, Global SOS Service, Exclusive Membership Benefits, Airport Lounge Access and more. You can learn more about the latest DJI products and new Circle premium customers service by visiting DJI website.