Autel Robotics has announced the imminent availability of improved EVO II V2 drones with improved data transfer stability, which, according to the developer, should significantly improve the user experience.
In fact, this turn of events predetermined a global chip shortage that forced Autel Robotics to make changes to its products and supply chain. The company announced that the new EVO II V2 drones, advanced Smart Controllers and Live Deck devices will be available for sale in the next few months. It is also reported that since EVO II V2 uses different chipsets, EVO2 V1 drones will not work with control equipment of the second version and vice versa. The power supply of both versions will remain interchangeable. Here is a message from new Autel CEO Randall Warnass that was posted on social media about this:
In keeping with Autel Robotics’ transparency principle, this notice is intended to inform you of some of the changes that will occur as a result of the well-documented global chip shortage.
Due to shortages, we are no longer able to manufacture the current EVO II, Smart Controller and Live Deck platforms. In this connection, in the coming months we will release the second version of these platforms. Unfortunately, this means that V1 drones will not work with V2 controllers and vice versa, while the batteries of both versions will remain interchangeable.
Although this change was driven by necessity, it gave us the opportunity to make our product even better. The new version will provide improved data transfer stability, which will greatly improve the user experience. It will also allow us to create a more stable supply chain so that we can keep our tools in the hands of those who need them.
With this new development, only a limited number of Smart Controller V1 will be produced. They will be distributed in the order in which applications are received. If you have any further questions, please contact our team via email: [email protected].
Thanks for your support and understanding. We will do our best to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.
CEO of Autel Robotics
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