News | January 9, 2012

HD Thermal Imaging Camera Range Launched By FLIR


Drawing upon its extensive experience of scientific and R&D applications - FLIR Systems has announced a new paradigm in high performance thermal imaging.

FLIR Systems' new SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging cameras are designed to provide the best thermal measurement performance together with the most advanced connectivity. Equipped with a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector that produces crisp 1280 x 1024 pixel thermal images - High Definition (HD) imaging on a FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series camera enables you to see the smallest of details and offers 4 times more thermal data than a standard 640 x 512 pixels image. In terms of sensitivity a SC8400 / SC6500 Series cameras can detect temperature differences smaller than 25mK (18mK typically). Using FLIR's proprietary "lock-in" facility - process temperature differences as small as 1mK can be made clearly visible. Designed to unlock the secrets of almost any application a FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series camera can measure temperatures up to 3,000º C with an amazing accuracy of +/- 1ºC or +/- 1%.

FLIR SC8400 Series cameras offer an adjustable frame rate of up to 100 Hz full frame. The FLIR SC6500 Series cameras have an adjustable frame rate of up to 125Hz full frame. Both FLIR SC8400 and SC6500 Series cameras can deliver images up to a speed of 3,000 Hz. Windowing allows a subset of the total image to be selectively read out with adjustable window size. The sub-sample windows can be arbitrarily chosen and are easily defined. The new HD thermal imaging camera integrates advanced high performance optical design with lens recognition and automatic measurement adjustments. A temperature probe in the lens assembly provides leading-edge measurement accuracy and drift compensation. A choice of lenses are available for use on all FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging cameras.

Each FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging camera offers an unmatched range of connectivity options. These include Gigabit Ethernet for simple connectivity, Camera Link medium for full bandwidth data acquisition, DVI-output compatible with 1080p and Wi-Fi to enable image transfer and control the camera wirelessly via a smart phone (iPhone) or a tablet PC (iPad). In addition standard BNC connectors are included for often used features such as detector synchronization, acquisition triggering, analogue lock-in input and composite video output. Commonly used camera configurations can be saved to the micro SD-card enabling SC8400 / SC6500 Series cameras to be used by multiple users without requiring expertise in camera reconfiguring.

To provide the flexibility often demanded by R&D applications - FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging cameras can be adjusted to meet almost any need. The LCD touch screen can be removed from the camera when space is at a premium allowing the camera to be installed in a hard to reach position. Just position the camera and you can remotely control it. An integral LED light on the camera ensures clear visual images even in dark environments. The visual image can be used as a reference against the thermal image.

FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design and manufacture of thermal imaging cameras for a wide variety of applications. The company has over 50 years of experience and thousands of thermal imaging cameras currently in use worldwide for research & development, predictive maintenance, building inspections, security and surveillance, maritime, automotive and other night-vision applications.

To view a video demonstration of the FLIR SC8400 / SC6500 Series thermal imaging camera please visit For further information please contact FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions on +33-1-6037-0100 or

SOURCE: FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions