FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the FLIR VS290-32, an industry-first, videoscope that combines thermal imaging and a visible camera specifically designed for safer and more efficient inspections of hard-to-reach underground utility vaults. FLIR VS290-32 videoscope The VS290-32 is the company’s first industrial-grade, electrical safety-rated, flexible dual-sensor videoscope on a replaceable, two-metre-long camera probe. For use in the most demanding environments, the VS290-32 is CAT IV 600 V safety rated for electrical inspections, along with an IP67-rated camera tip and IP54 base unit to protect against dust and water. The device features FLIR Systems’ patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX), which improves image clarity by embossing visual scene details onto full thermal images, providing crucial context to accurately and safely assess and identify potential issues to prevent blackouts and asset failures. Featuring low-profile tip and bright LED work light A low-profile tip and bright LED work light provides illumination for MSX in dark environments, including under manhole covers or in other tight spaces such as attics, within HVAC systems, and inside machinery. “The ruggedised and electrical-safety rated videoscope with MSX will drastically increase the ease of thermal inspections within tight, hard-to-reach places at power generation plants, power distribution systems, manufacturing facilities, and for public safety, and building diagnostics inspections,” said Rickard Lindvall, General Manager for Solutions Business at FLIR Systems. Equipped with FLIR Lepton thermal sensor The VS290-32 features a FLIR Lepton thermal sensor and offers the option of hot/cold colour alarms The VS290-32 features a FLIR Lepton thermal sensor and offers the option of hot/cold colour alarms, or isotherms, to quickly identify areas of concern across a temperature range from -10 to 400 degrees Celsius (14 to 752 degrees Fahrenheit). The device includes a dual battery charger along with lithium ion rechargeable batteries that each provides up to six hours of continuous use. Enhanced safety in vented manholes’ inspection “Safety is Con Edison’s top priority,” said Andrew Reid, Section Manager for Engineering and Analysis in Distribution Engineering at Con Edison, adding “This new tool allows our crews to safely, efficiently, and effectively inspect vented manholes and identify potential problems without having to remove the cover or even having to enter the structure.” Andrew further said, “This reduces the physical effort required by our crews, the time it takes to complete an inspection and enhances data collection activities to support our ongoing infrastructure planning and maintenance.”
FLIR Systems, Inc. announces two intelligent traffic system cameras, the FLIR ThermiCam™ AI with thermal imaging and the FLIR TrafiCam™ AI visible camera, both with artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise traffic flow on roadways and at intersections. When combined with the FLIR Acyclica™ cloud platform, cities can apply the AI-camera data to predict traffic, prevent congestion and potential accidents, and create safer roads for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians 24 hours a day. Traffic signal controllers “FLIR traffic systems are currently installed in 75 countries, and with the addition of ThermiCam AI and TrafiCam AI, FLIR now offers a fully integrated solution that enables traffic engineers and city planners to apply AI-based learnings to continuously optimise traffic flow,” said Rickard Lindvall, General Manager, Solutions Business, FLIR Systems. “The integrated solution enables cities to improve urban roadway design to make cities safer and more liveable.” The AI-enabled cameras help control traffic dynamically at the edge through real-time data capture The AI-enabled cameras help control traffic dynamically at the edge through real-time data capture and processing, and provide input to traffic signal controllers at intersections, which improves traffic flow and safety in the moment. With the ability to capture heat energy data through a thermal sensor within the ThermiCam AI, and a visible low-light, high-definition sensor within the TrafiCam AI, cities’ traffic signals have complete continuous monitoring, in all weather conditions and even through smoke for tunnel monitoring. Understanding traffic data The cameras are also Wi-Fi enabled for travel time calculations and other origin-destination applications. In the future, the cameras can be retrofitted with 5G cellular antennas to support vehicle-to everything (V2X) connectivity, which will further improve road safety. The FLIR Acyclica cloud platform provides the tools and analytics needed to better understand traffic data. When ThermiCam AI and TrafiCam AI are paired with the Acyclica cloud platform, cities can apply their AI-based learnings to real time data to make predictive traffic pattern changes for more efficient and safer cities. The new AI traffic cameras are available globally in the first quarter of 2021.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announces four new additions to its Exx-Series of advanced thermal imaging cameras: the E96, E86, E76 and E54. Compared to predecessor Exx-Series cameras, the new cameras offer an enhanced thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency. The new Exx-Series cameras are designed to help professionals detect the early signs of building issues, identify hot spots, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems, and prevent problems before they cause damage that leads to expensive repairs. Improved measurement results The E96, with a 640x480 resolution and eight-times digital zoom, is the most advanced Exx-Series thermal camera to date. It delivers improved measurement results over the greatest distance to target, so professionals can safely diagnose electrical faults or locate hidden anomalies at very high temperatures up to 1500 degrees Celsius (2732 degrees Fahrenheit), including in harsh industrial environments such as steel mills or kilns, to help keep the workplace running smoothly. FLIR Inspection Route is now offered as a standard feature on every Exx-Series camera For the first time, FLIR Inspection Route is now offered as a standard feature on every Exx-Series camera and is complemented by the FLIR Thermal Studio Pro software with Route Creator plugin, sold separately as an annual subscription. The complete routing bundle enables professionals to create and export custom inspection and pre-planned routes, ideal for large or multi-location electrical or mechanical projects. Advanced thermal imaging “The new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras enable building professionals, inspectors, engineers, researchers, and facility maintenance personnel to do more than ever before with a handheld thermal camera,” said Rickard Lindvall, General Manager, Solutions Business at FLIR. “With improved thermal resolution and on-camera routing capabilities, the Exx Series can help our customers make better, informed decisions to complete the job more efficiently and effectively.” The E96, E86, and E76 include UltraMax® high-definition image enhancement technology and improved contrast with one-touch level and spanning functions to view greater image details. In addition, interchangeable AutoCal™ lenses offer complete coverage of near and distance targets, with the built-in laser distance metre ensuring the crisp focus needed for accurate temperature measurement. The FLIR Thermal Studio Suite is also available separately through an annual subscription in Standard and Pro versions, while the Starter version is offered at no charge.
LenelS2 and FLIR Systems, Inc. announces that they had signed an agreement to integrate select FLIR thermal cameras with LenelS2’s OnGuard® access control system. The integrated, non-contact solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to support reopening and to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and possibly other viruses in the workplace through thermal screening. FLIR is a pioneer company specialising in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. LenelS2, a provider of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a provider of innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Site-specific screening protocols LenelS2 will offer integrated thermal imaging screening and access control solutions to quickly identify individuals with elevated skin temperature and apply customisable access control parameters to allow or deny entry. The strategic collaboration will leverage the FLIR EST™ line of non-contact thermal screening cameras, including the A500-EST and A700-EST, by integrating with the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system. The collaboration with FLIR will help drive our end users’ access control decisions in support of healthy, safe workspaces" “As organisations implement site-specific screening protocols, integrating access control systems with thermal imaging solutions is an important part of a comprehensive approach,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2. “The collaboration with FLIR will help drive our end users’ access control decisions in support of healthy, safe workspaces.” FLIR designed the A500-EST and A700-EST as non-contact screening tools that can serve as a first line of defence against potential health risks. Access control parameters These cameras are part of FLIR’s A-Series camera offering and are U.S. FDA 510(k) registered. Through onboard edge-computing with advanced measurement tools or when combined with customised elevated skin temperature screening software, these cameras provide rapid, frictionless screening stations that communicate with the OnGuard system to automatically process and apply customisable access control parameters. “Having a set of processes including temperature checks is critical for organisations as they work to maintain their operations or begin to return employees safely back to work,” said Rickard Lindvall, Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Business, FLIR. “The FLIR and LenelS2 brands complement each other perfectly to provide our customers best-of-breed solutions they can confidently deploy.”
FLIR Systems, Inc. announces the TG165-X MSX® Thermal Camera for electrical contractors, machine technicians, facilities maintenance engineers, home inspectors, and HVAC professionals. Engineered for tough work environments, this upgrade to the popular TG165 provides an all-in-one diagnostics tool with a spot temperature gun and thermal imager, enhanced by FLIR’s patented Multispectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX). Improved identification of hot spots “With the addition of MSX, the TG165-X offers improved identification of hot spots that indicate electrical or mechanical failures, and the cold spots that indicate water or air leaks,” said Rickard Lindvall, General Manager, Solutions at FLIR Systems. “Further, the TG165-X visually guides professionals to the source of common system failures so they can diagnose the problem and begin repairs more quickly.” Built around a true thermal 80 × 60 camera sensor with 4,800 pixels, FLIR MSX’s two-camera technology makes images easier to understand by adding visual details to full thermal images and making them sharper to recognise physical features. Indoor and outdoor inspections A new laser-projected bullseye target aids in pinpointing areas of concern, while the bright 2.4-inch LCD colour display and wide 51 degrees × 66 degrees field-of-view provide a comprehensive view of the area of interest. The TG165-X includes an IP54 enclosure for protection against dust and water and a drop-rating of two meters (6.6 feet), making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor inspections. The camera can store up to 50,000 images and data to an embedded four-gigabyte flash memory which can be downloaded to FLIR Tools to create professional reports.
The FLIR K65 has been fully certified to the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1801-2013 standard FLIR Systems, Inc. recently announced the addition of the new FLIR K2 and FLIR K65 to its industry-leading lineup of K-Series thermal imaging cameras (TICs) that provide firefighters with the capability to see through smoke, locate and rescue victims, identify hot spots, navigate safely, and stay better oriented during response missions. Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging incorporated The FLIR K65 has been fully certified to the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1801-2013 standard for usability, image quality, and durability for firefighting thermal imagers. The K65 offers superior 320 x 240 thermal resolution and features FLIR’s revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement™ (FSX) technology for ultra-crisp thermal imagery and visibility in total darkness and smoke-filled rooms. FSX heightens thermal image detail through real-time, onboard digital processing, producing an image that shows extraordinary structural, edge, and other instantly-recognisable features. The K65 also includes onboard video recording and playback, which is useful for debriefing and training. The FLIR K2 brings FLIR’s powerful life-saving thermal technology to a broader base of firefighters at a breakthrough price point. Powered by FLIR’s revolutionary Lepton® camera core, the compact K2 delivers detailed thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution and is equipped with FLIR’s patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX®) technology that significantly enhances image quality, allowing firefighters to see key structural details in a variety of environments. “FLIR is proud to announce that the K65 is fully compliant with NFPA standards, which shows our strong commitment to delivering on the most important needs of the firefighting industry.” said FLIR Vice President and General Manager of Instruments, Rickard Lindvall. “The FLIR K2 is yet another example of how our Lepton core allows us to make thermal imaging products more accessible.” INTERSCHUTZ 2015 The addition of the new K2 and K65 follows the launch of the K55 and K45 earlier this year and illustrates FLIR’s total commitment to the firefighting market. Both will be showcased at the 2015 Interschutz exhibition in Hannover, Germany, starting June 8th. The K2 will be available for purchase in late September 2015 and will retail for $1,295 (€1,195; £875) MSRP. The K65 will be available for purchase globally through established distribution networks immediately, retailing for $6,995 (€6,190; £3,795) MSRP. Along with releasing the two new cameras, FLIR is announcing an industry-leading warranty on K2, K45, K55, and K65 models when registered within 60 days of purchase. The new warranty covers the full camera for five years, the detector for ten years, and batteries for two years.