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FLIR's dual-vision cameras for automatic incident detection keep Norwegian tunnels safe

FLIR was selected to provide intelligent dual-vision cameras with embedded Automatic Incident Detection (AID) to be installed in the new Hundvåg and Eiganes tunnels in Norway. The cameras alert tunnel operators on a variety of possible traffic incidents, including stopped vehicles, lost cargo, and pedestrians, allowing emergency services to react fast. The Ryfast project Norway has complex geography. The many fjords, glaciers, and mountains make traveling without natural obstacles a chal...

FLIR wins DARPA contract worth up to $20.5m to develop new protective fabrics for chem-bio defense

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment such as boots, gloves, and eye protection that can be worn by troops on the battlefield, medical experts, healthcare workers, and more. FLIR received $11....

FLIR's Thermal technology used for locating buried landmines

Over 100 million landmines are still in place from conflicts occurring over the last five decades in more than 60 countries and territories. Landmines are deadly, blocking access to transport, water, energy, food production, and education, affecting the physical-socio-psychological well-being of up to 60 million people. A breakthrough for remotely locating the position of buried landmines in arid (and perhaps semi-arid) environments is worthy of mention on April 4th, the International Day for M...

FLIR wins awards worth up to $23m from US CBP for improved ground and air surveillance capabilities

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has received awards from the United States (U.S.) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deliver improved air and ground surveillance capabilities using advanced thermal imaging and drone technology. All awards are potentially worth more than $23 million, including for the delivery of the next-generation FLIR LVSS™ (Lightweight Vehicle Surveillance System) for CBP’s Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) program and delivery of FLIR SkyRaider&trade...

FLIR Systems provides Centaur unmanned ground vehicles to the United States armed services

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that the United States (U.S.) Army, Air Force, and Navy have collectively ordered more than 250 additional FLIR Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), worth $32 million combined. The award is being sourced through the Army’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc. II) program. Over the last 12 months, FLIR has announced multiple orders totalling roughly $97 million for more than 750 Centaur unmanned ground systems from the Army, Air Fo...

FLIR TradeForce participant Keefer uses his FLIR E8-XT camera with extended temperature range to help firefighters identify hotspots

On October 17, 2020, FLIR TradeForce participant, Christopher (Chris) Keefer put his thermography training that he had undertaken during his time in the US Armed Services into unforeseen use. When a massive house fire broke out four doors down from his residence, Chris knew that the impact could be devastating. While battling gushing winds of over speeds of 20 miles per hour (mph), firefighters began to attack the fire at the house, while Christopher stood by anxiously watching the hot embers b...

FLIR video security and perimeter protection solution secures Africa’s endangered rhinos, like Munu

South Africa conservationist, Brett Barlow needed a robust security solution to protect Munu, a blind, South Western Black Rhinoceros, whose species is critically endangered. FLIR video solution Barlow deployed an all FLIR solution, comprising thermal cameras, visible cameras and an NVR, for around-the-clock monitoring, early detection and real-time response. FLIR technology has played an instrumental role to protect Munu’s life and livelihood. Throughout the 20th century, big-game hunt...

4 ways thermal streamlines security for airport PIDS

Airports are transportation hubs often located within close proximity to hotels, eateries, retail stores and sports venues. For this reason, large airports can have thousands of people approach their perimeter each day. With such a high throughput of people, security technology that detects and deters external threats is essential. When it comes to intrusion detection systems, there are several technology options, including buried pressure sensor cables, fibre optic sensors and behavioural anal...

FLIR Systems enhances the perimeter security of Mineta San Jose International Airport

When it comes to airport security, there is a critical need for technologies that detect exterior threats and protect the perimeter. By using an advanced FLIR perimeter intrusion detection system, airports receive unmatched threat recognition, target tracking, perimeter defence and response capabilities. The result is greater efficiency, exceptional safety and enhanced customer experience for passengers, employees, aircraft and facilities. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) i...

FLIR PT Series cameras used for video surveillance on the Spanish Galician coast to monitor illegal fishing

FLIR PT Series cameras were used in a surveillance project to detect and monitor illegal fishing and poaching activities along the Spanish Galician coast. The FLIR thermal imaging cameras combined with maritime video analytics from Gradiant were ideal for spotting illegal vessels on a 24/7 basis and at a long range. The vastness of the Galician coastline and the multitude of fishing and farming activities call for a more automated surveillance approach. Fishing, shellfish harvesting, and marine...

FLIR Systems installs its EST screening solution at Pentagon Visitor Center to support the fight against COVID-19

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The company’s integrated EST screening solution, the A700 EST-IS, features the FLIR A700 thermal imaging camera. The system is being used to screen visitors for elevated or higher than expected skin temperatures, which can help guard against the spread of COVID-19. The installation of its EST system at the Pentagon is one of many efforts FLIR is currently discussing wi...

FLIR PT-Series cameras and SpotterRF Compact Surveillance Radars provide enhanced perimeter protection for electrical substations

Combining radio detection and ranging (RADAR) with thermal imaging technologies produces unparalleled monitoring coverage and perimeter protection for power plants and electrical substations. By integrating SpotterRF Compact Surveillance Radars (CSR) with FLIR PT-Series cameras, end users gain exceptional situational awareness, both inside the substation and beyond the fence line. This cost-effective solution requires substantially less infrastructure than other fence line detection systems and...

FLIR talks about top six perimeter security trends for critical infrastructure

Airports, power plants, and data centres house mission-critical assets essential to everyday life. Without adequate physical security, these operations are at risk of intrusion and sabotage. The shutdown of any one of these critical infrastructure facilities would affect hundreds of thousands of people. Securing these entities from a physical breach starts by protecting the perimeter. While critical infrastructure sites pose their challenges for perimeter intrusion detection systems, new techno...

FLIR enhances safety at the city of Lawrence with dome cameras and video management system

Situated north of Boston, the city of Lawrence is a densely populated area of over 79,000 residents. It’s known for being a manufacturing hub. When looking to address crime, the community found themselves lacking surveillance capabilities. As a result, government officials saw a critical need to deploy a wide-spread, situational awareness system. Familiar with the Urban Area Security Initiative Homeland Security District in Boston and FLIR Systems’ instrumental role, the city of Law...

FLIR’s Saros DH-390 camera helps oil and gas companies in reducing theft and vandalism

Many oil and gas companies manage miles of gas lines within their operations and have an extensive portfolio of real estate to manage. This breadth of assets can be challenging to effectively operate and secure. Historically, oil and gas companies have dispatched a technician to check their gas lines on a daily basis, which is exceptionally expensive. Companies need a way to minimise the necessity of personnel to check on false alarms or extended motion triggers. Saros DH-390 camera to detect...

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FLIR Systems United VMS provides surveillance for Abu Dhabi’s safe city initiative

Abu Dhabi is a major cultural and commercial centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), accounting for roughly two-thirds of the UAE’s economy. While oil and natural gas make up a large portion of its GDP, Abu Dhabi has positioned itself as a premiere tourist destination, with major investments in luxury resorts and business hotels. Consequently, public safety is a top priority — and FLIR Systems is playing a critical role in the city’s long-term safe city initiative. Recently,...

FLIR secures New Covent Garden Market with its IP cameras and VMS solution

New Covent Garden Market is the largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, and flower market in the United Kingdom. Redevelopment work launched in 2015 included a new security monitoring system, as well as a migration from analogue security equipment to an IP solution from FLIR Systems. New Covent Garden Market is a phenomenon in London, to say the least. The world-famous wholesale market provides 40 percent of London’s fresh fruit and vegetables eaten outside the home and serves 75 percent of L...

FLIR surveillance cameras and United VMS solution secure Harland and Wolff’s critical sites

As prominent in Belfast’s history as its cranes are on the city’s skyline, it’s hard to imagine Belfast without Harland and Wolff. Once the world’s greatest shipbuilder, Harland and Wolff today has evolved into a company that provides over 150 years of engineering excellence to the maritime, offshore, and renewable energy sectors. The Harland and Wolff facilities on Queen’s Island are now used to maintain some of the world’s largest ocean-going vessels, rangi...

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Visualising sound with the Teledyne FLIR Si124, an ultrasonic leak detection camera

It is possible to visualise sound and the user doesn’t have to be an acoustic engineer to make sense of it either: the FLIR Si124 industrial acoustic imaging camera produces a precise acoustic image that is overlaid in real-time on top of a digital camera picture. The blended visual and sound image is presented live on screen, visually displaying ultrasonic information and allowing the user to accurately pinpoint the source of the sound. Acoustic imaging is used for two primary purposes:...

Teledyne FLIR launches A50 and A70 thermal cameras to offer turnkey solutions

When decision makers seek to integrate new hardware into their automation process, they are often looking at a few key areas: the ease of use, price point, features, and the ability to utilise the hardware at multiple points throughout their system. The new A50 and A70 thermal cameras come in three options—Smart, Streaming, and Research & Development to fit the needs of professionals across a variety of industries—from manufacturing to utilities to science. The new cameras offer...

Teledyne FLIR introduces Neutrino SX8 mid-wavelength infrared camera module and four Neutrino IS series models with integrated continuous zoom lenses

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated introduced the Neutrino SX8 mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera module and four additional Neutrino IS Series models designed for integrated solutions requiring HD MWIR imagery with size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP+C) constraints for commercial, industrial, defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and system integrators. High performance and imagery Based on Teledyne FLIR HOT FPA technology, the Neutrino SX8 offers high-perf...