DJI launches Smart Controller

At CES2019 conference, DJI launched a remote control dedicated to drones, called DJI Smart Controller. What makes this remote control different from the past is that it is a remote control with its own display.

This remote control comes with a 5.5-inch display, which can be adapted to the latest models of DJI drones, including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. As for the Mavic 2 Enterprise series, it will also be able to support the future system updates Match. This remote control uses DJI ’s OcuSync 2.0 connection protocol to play FHD videos. It also supports connection with DJI GO 4 and DJI Pilot apps.

In addition, the DJI Smart Controller can last up to 2.5 hours of flight time, and can operate from -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 ° C) to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 ° C).

DJI Smart Controller has been on the official website as early as January 8th, priced at $ 649

Herelink 2.4GHz Long Range HD Smart controller

From Hex and ProfiCNC, the team who brought you Pixhawk and The Cube GPS system, comes an all-in-one solution for long-range HD video transmission. The Herelink HD Digital Video Transmission System.

This 2.4GHz radio controller with built-in screen allows users to get long range HD video, telemetry, and control link up to a whopping 20km. It uses the 2.4GHz band on LTE over WIFI. This allows maximum transmission distance. Purported to have a range of 20km in FCC and 12km in CE.

The large 5.5″ screen displays a multitude of control options such as live images, autopilot configuration through the native QGround control or other GCS applications based on the Mavlink system.

The Air Unit uses between 5-12v input power and has a single UART for connection to the flight controller or other Mavlink accessories. Both the Air Unit and the Radio Controller are equipped with powerful Pinecone S1 processors with 4 cores at 2.2GHz and 4 more additional cores at 1.4GHz. This allows for tons of possibilities for app usage and future development.

All in one: Telemetry, Video, and control
Up to 20KM in FCC mode and 12KM in CE mode
2.4Ghz frequency
UART Telemetry
RC Protocol: SBUS, iBUS, ETC.
Mavlink compatible
Touch screen
HDMI input x2 for 1080P video transmission @ 60fps
APP QGround control, and API for development.
WIFI, Bluetooth and USB to connect with other devices