SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an enhanced version of the DJI Goggles targeted at drone racers, aerial enthusiasts and RC hobbyists. The new DJI Goggles RE (Racing Edition) take on a completely new look, with a redesigned metallic matte black visor and headband, along with a high-quality red leather padding for maximum comfort.
DJI has also developed an external OcuSync Air Unit and camera module which can be installed or mounted on any drone or aircraft to provide operators using the DJI Goggles RE with a real-time first-person-view (FPV). The smooth, low-latency, high-quality video will enable anyone to experience the thrill of drone racing like never before.
“Innovation is at the heart of everything DJI develops, with each new product building on the previous model to offer users an unparalleled experience. The DJI Goggles RE are no exception and deliver video footage with ultimate speed, stability and clarity,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product manager. “And it’s not just racers and enthusiasts who benefit from the new DJI Goggles RE. Whether you fly a DIY drone, a fixed-wing aircraft, or a remote-controlled vehicle, the external camera and transmission module can be mounted and synced with the new DJI Goggles RE to provide you with an immersive experience and put you in the pilot’s seat.”
When paired with the DJI OcuSync Air Unit (i.e. the video transmission module), the DJI Goggles RE can display videos through 2.4 or 5.8 GHz digital video transmission with latency as low as 50 ms and a maximum control range of up to 7km. The module is also compatible with a variety of multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft and provides powerful features, such as 1280×960 HD transmission, automatic Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) to maintain unobstructed transmission, and access to up to 12 selectable transmission channels so you can manually select an optimal channel and avoid interference.
Two pairs of DJI Goggles RE or an extra Mavic Pro controller can be connected to give a spectator the same perspective as the pilot from the DJI Goggles RE or viewed via a smart device when connected to a Mavic Pro controller.
High-quality Optics for an Immersive FPV Experience
The DJI OcuSync Camera is an external camera module compatible with the DJI Goggles RE and can also be mounted on other fixed-wing and multi-rotor aircrafts. Utilizing a 1/3″ image sensor, the OcuSync Camera provides much higher-resolution video transmission than most analog FPV goggles on the market. It also uses a global shutter, significantly reducing rolling shutter effect caused by high-frequency vibration allowing for an overall improved video experience. The camera’s low-distortion lens delivers a wide, yet natural-looking image with an 148° field of view (FOV) that enables users to control flight more accurately and record the flight for post-analysis or sharing.
Ultimate Flight Control and Enhanced Compatibility
The DJI Goggles RE provide access to flight setting adjustments, gimbal control, and precise flight data, which is necessary for effective drone racing. A separate signal reception module is not needed and by connecting a third-party controller to the Goggles RE, racing drones with an F3, F4, KISS, Naze or any other supported flight controller can be flown directly.
Essential flight information including transmission resolution, battery level, and signal quality, is easily visible on screen. If the device is in Head Tracking Gimbal mode, the camera can be controlled with a simple turning of the head. Furthermore, for those who don’t have the DJI OcuSync Air System which is made up of the DJI OcuSync Air Unit, DJI OcuSync Camera and three pairs of DJI OcuSync Antennas; the DJI Goggles RE have an SMA port for analog transmission.
Multiple Antenna Options for Different Flight Scenarios
In addition to the antennas inside the DJI Goggles RE for 360° signal receiving, the DJI OcuSync Air Unit comes with a set of three compatible interchangeable antennas for different scenarios:
- Pagoda: This circularly polarized analog antenna performs best at 5.8 GHz.
- Cylindrical: Also circularly polarized, this antenna operates at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz for fully integrated performance. The dual frequency reduces chances of interference and operates smoothly at longer flight ranges.
- Dipole: Linearly polarized, this dual frequency antenna operates at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz and is lightweight, allowing for a clear video feed at close distances.
Expanded Uses and Applications Beyond Drone Racing
In addition to compatibility with DJI drones, DIY drones and fixed-wing model aircrafts, the DJI OcuSync Air Unit and camera module can be mounted on other remote-controlled vehicles and robots to provide operators with a FPV experience. The DJI Goggles RE can also be used for enterprise applications to provide operators a clear and close up perspective during search and rescue operations, structural inspections, or agricultural use, just to name a few.
Compatible with Mavic Pro, Spark, Phantom 4 series, and Inspire 2, the DJI Goggles RE inherit all the features of the original Goggles and play videos in a variety of different formats, including MP4, MOV, and MKV, so users have even more ways to experience immersive media. The latest 6K 360° panoramas can an also be viewed. On a full charge, DJI Goggles RE are fully operational for a maximum of six hours.
Pricing and Availability
Priced at $549 USD, the DJI Goggles RE will start shipping at the end of November. DJI Goggles RE Combo, which includes the goggles, one DJI OcuSync Air System and one DJI Goggles Carry More Backpack, is priced at $859 USD.
For more information about the DJI Goggles RE, visit http://www.dji.com/dji-goggles-re