New Firmware & Software Process for DJI

During the span of this week, DJI is updating its application activation process for its international customers. What this means is that you will now have to sign in again each time you update the new version of the DJI GO or the GO 4 App or apply any software or firmware updates.

You'll need a valid internet connection in order to verify your account information and activate the updated software and firmware. DJI states that the aircraft will not have access to the correct geospatial information and correct flight functions for the region you are flying in unless you abide by the new process. This means, if you don't do the correct activation process, the DJI GEO (Geospatial Environment Online) will not be correct for your region and flight functions will be limited. Live camera streaming will be disabled, the flight will be limited to a 50-meter (164-foot) flying radius and up to 30 meters (98 feet) high. It is highly recommended that you activate correctly at the DJI GEO provides you with information on temporary flight restrictions, such as forest fires as well as VIP travel where you might not be able to fly in. It also provides information on security-sensitive areas such as prisons and nuclear power plants where it is almost always restricted to fly in.

If the new procedure for updating firmware or activating software isn't done correctly, the GEO will not allow you to override or self-authorize your flight in places where flight may be limited. For example, filming with your drone at the Superbowl (already restricted) will not be possible even if you obtained permission from event officials. The DJI GEO will limit your flight and you will not be able to temporarily unlock or authorize your flight.

These new features apply to all aircraft that have been upgraded to the latest firmware or when using future versions of the DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps.

As always, DJI (and Quadify of course) encourages pilots to follow their region's rules and regulations whenever flying to ensure a fun and enjoyable experience. DJI has an extensive list of these regulations at flysafe.dji.com.

Fly safe!

Sources:
Update Release - http://www.dji.com/newsroom/news/dji-updates-process-for-activating-software-and-firmware-updates
GEO System - http://www.dji.com/flysafe/geo-system

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