Autel’s newest drone offering, the Autel EVO II Enterprise, doesn’t look dramatically new and different from previous models – and that’s just what Autel intended.
The EVO II series was introduced as “the most advanced compact drone in existence” in 2020, when industry followers touted the new models as a potential “Mavic killer.” Reviews from the field were excellent. Max Lee, Autel Drones General Manager, says that the EVO II Enterprise is the latest example of the EVO series’ quality, implementing more of the features that enterprise customers need – while maintaining the reliability required for commercial and public safety use.
“We’re making small incremental improvements – we’re listening to our customers and making the aircraft a better all-arounder,” says Lee. “We’re continuously trying to improve the product and make it better and easier to use.”
Making the product better means keeping it reliable, says Lee: “We want to provide tangible value – we want a product that will take off every day. People need to trust their equipment time and time again.”
The EVO II Enterprise offers a set of accessories that serve a wide variety of verticals: including a loudspeaker, strobe for nighttime operations, spotlight, and optional RTK Module. The built in ADS-B receiver helps pilots identify manned aircraft in the area for extra safety.
The Autel EVO II Enterprise also offers improved flight performance. With a max flight time of 42 minutes, speed of 44 mph, and improved wind resistance, the EVO II Enteprise meets the requirements of most commercial missions – and Autel’s newest drone includes an impressive transmission range, which makes it ideal for extended operations. While flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) may not be possible everywhere now, Lee says that the stronger signal offers benefits for all customers.
“We’ve improved transmission to 8 miles – and while a lot of customers might not be able to use that, it translates to better signal strength, and less interference in urban areas.”
Autel’s newest drone shows the company’s commitment to the commercial and public safety market. It also shows a reasonable approach to development: providing incremental improvements, adding features without entirely reinventing the wheel. “We’re providing a better overall bundle to offer more value to enterprise users,” says Lee. “It’s available now. We’re here, we can provide the quantity, and we can provide the support services.”
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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