Las Vegas, NV—DJI, a leader in civilian drone and aerial imaging technology, introduced a new smart remote controller for its drones at CES 2019, booth #25602.
The smart controller features an ultrabright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. It allowing pilots to fly the company’s newest drones without using a smartphone or tablet.
DJI is also exhibiting its full lineup of consumer drones and handheld imaging products at its booth, including the Osmo Pocket stabilized camera. In addition, it is hosting workshops and hands-on product demonstrations.
“CES features the newest and smartest tech innovations from around the world. That makes it the perfect place for DJI to launch our smart controller,” said Mario Rebello, vice president and country manager, North America.
“The smart controller is DJI’s latest tool to allow anyone to capture incredible perspectives from the sky. We are excited that CES attendees can experience it firsthand. We invite everyone at CES to try it at our booth, which features our latest innovations in the drone and imaging field and demonstrates how DJI has established itself as a global technology leader.”
Smart Controller Expands Pilot Options
The DJI smart controller expands the accessories line built around DJI’s drone technology. Using a 5.5-inch screen built into the controller, the device enables pilots to get their drone in the air without a connect mobile device. The display provides an output of 1000 cd/m2—twice the brightness of standard smartphones.
The controller pairs with DJI’s newest drones, including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. The drones use DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, which displays images in Full HD resolution. In addition, the controller offers a compact, highly portable design optimized for use in direct sunlight.
The DJI smart controller provides 2.5 hours of battery life. It also has the ability to operate in adverse temperatures as cold as -4°F and as hot as 104°F.
Moreover, the device’s customizable Android dashboard supports the DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot and various third-party apps, such as editing programs. The DJI GO 4 app also touts several new features. They include SkyTalk, which allows pilots to live stream the drone’s camera feed to social channels, including Facebook, Instagram and WeChat.
Another new feature is DJI GO-Share, which transfers imagery from the controller to a mobile device.
Smart Remote Controller Price & Availability
DJI’s new smart controller is now available for purchase for the retail price of $649. Combination packages of the smart controller with the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones will also be available.
DJI Booth Activities for CES Attendees
DJI is hosting three workshops led by top content creators on using the latest DJI gear. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes for attending.
January 9, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: CES attendees can join videographer Sam Sheffer to learn about why the Osmo Pocket is a tool for capturing unique and compelling content.
January 10, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep from the popular Mango Street YouTube channel will offer an in-depth walkthrough on how to integrate Mavic 2 Pro as well as the Mavic 2 Zoom into content creation.
Learn to Fly a Drone
In addition, CES visitors can fly a Spark with help from DJI experts. Moreover, demonstrations on the Mavic 2, Tello, Mavic Air and other drones will be held during the show with DJI representatives on-site to answer questions.
Rent the Osmo Pocket
Booth visitors can experience firsthand the latest in camera technology from DJI with the Osmo Pocket. They can capture the excitement of CES 2019 with steady 4K video thanks to the camera’s 3-axis gimbal. They also can take advantage of its intelligent features, including panorama mode, Hyperlapse and Activetrack.
Moreover, the rental program offers attendees the ability to rent an Osmo Pocket free of charge for up to four hours per day to experience all the features this portable camera has to offer.
Win an Osmo Pocket
In addition, when CES attendees visit the DJI booth, they have the opportunity to win an Osmo Pocket. The camera retails for $349. Information about entering the contest is provided at the booth.
DJI Executives at CES 2019
Moreover, on January 10 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the North Hall, N258, DJI’s Brendan Schulman, vice president of Policy and Legal Affairs, will host a panel discussion on the topic of “Drones: Mapping the Policy and Business Landscape.” Schulman will be joined by other leading experts in the UAV field, from companies such as AT&T as well as PrecisionHawk.