The largest commercial infrared company in the world, FLIR has been designing, building, and integrating high-performance infrared cameras for nearly 50 years. FLIR cameras play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial, and government activities in over 60 countries.
Our Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) thermography unit designs and manufactures high-performance thermal imaging systems used to detect and measure minute temperature differences in a wide variety of scientific, research, and product development settings. These applications include R&D, life sciences, environmental studies, scientific research, and electronics development.
FLIR’s other divisions produce thermal camera systems for a wide variety of military, paramilitary, law enforcement, and public safety missions, as well as for automotive and maritime night vision, personal night vision, firefighting, and industrial and home security uses. In addition, FLIR supplies camera cores and other sub-components to OEMs and system integrators.
And since FLIR’s goal is Infrared Everywhere, we are committed to making affordable thermal cameras everyone can use. The FLIR ONE is a fully functional thermal camera attachment for iPhone 5 and 5s models that everyone can use.
Employees: Over 3,000 worldwide
Investor Resources: www.flir.com/investor/
Revenue: $1.5B (2012)
Locations: FLIR conducts business in more than 100 countries around the globe
Ross Overstreet speaks with us about the types of features that are important on infrared cameras when used on a test range for rocket launches, missile intercepts, and target scoring applications.
FLIR introduced a new infrared camera at Photonics West 2017 – the X8500sc. Ross Overstreet gave us an overview on the new camera platform’s specifications and features – including on-board RAM.
Ross Overstreet from FLIR, gave us a quick introduction to two new thermal camera platforms they’re showcasing at SPIE Photonics West 2017, and then discussed the variety of applications that infrared imaging technology can be used for.
Nothing wakes you up like a good “cup o’ Jo”! Or maybe an ice cold glass of water? Compare the difference between the two with high speed infrared imaging from the X6900sc.
Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.
Champagne anyone? Prolong the party with this video using the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.
A water balloon plus a sharp object equals a splash of a visual effect! Take it all in with the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.
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It may be surprising to realize that many details of the thermal biology of animals are unknown. To try and fill the gaps in this knowledge, researchers at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland are using FLIR thermal imaging technologies to learn as much as possible in order to help animals in the long run.
Tissue auto-fluorescence spectroscopy is utilized in biomedical research for differentiating between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source. However, the relationship between auto-fluorescence and temperature has not been well defined. In order to better understand this relationship, researchers are currently conducting experiments with the help of a FLIR thermal imaging camera.
Shipbuilding requires advanced, non-destructive testing methods for ensuring the quality of the ship's construction, and therefore the quality of the fleet. In response, research on the use of thermography for the construction of mobility vehicles is being carried out at the Masdar Institute of Technology in Abu Dhabi. This technology is useful to shipbuilding via its secure implementation and excellent results. This article describes how thermal imaging is used for things like vessel construction, surface inspection, detection of undercoat corrosion, quality control, and more.
Accurate non-contact temperature measurement is important to many manufacturing processes such as additive and subtractive manufacturing. As an alternative to the challenging method of single wavelength thermography, hyperpixel array hyperspectral imaging can acquire images at multiple (generally three or more) optical wavelengths. This white paper discusses the use of infrared spectrum hyperpixel array imagers in additive and subtractive manufacturing temperature measurement, the issues that are involved, and the results of multiple analyses on the method.
According to some researchers, district heating is the cheapest method for a city to make cuts on carbon emissions. District heating is a system that distributes hot water or steam to a centralized residential or commercial location through an underground network of pipes. Maintaining a large district heating network can be a difficult task, so to help large Scandinavian cities to effectively monitor and maintain their district heating networks, the company Termisk Systemteknik has developed a district heating scanning system from the sky, based on thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.
The X8500sc is a new high-sensitivity, high-speed MWIR camera for science and R&D applications. The camera features a cooled FLIR indium antimonide (InSb) detector with enough sensitivity to detect subtle temperature changes down to 20 mK. It also uses the FLIR DVIR, which saves up to 36 seconds of data to on-camera RAM without any dropped frames.
FLIR’s infrared camera thermal bench top test kits have been designed to replace thermocouples and IR thermometer guns for temperature measurement applications.
Today FLIR Systems Inc. announced the acquisition of Prox Dynamics, a Norway-based manufacturer of revolutionarily small, light, nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) featuring their Black Hornet aerial sensor for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance gathering applications, for approximately $134 million in cash.
FLIR Systems has recently announced a new 4.2 version of its ReasearchIR thermal imaging software. The new software is a powerful tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing thermal data captured with FLIR’s scientific and R&D cameras. It also allows users to access their MATLAB scripts directly in ResearchIR for specially-tailored image analysis and processing tasks.
FLIR Systems recently introduced UltraMaxTM technology for its broad range of Tsc-Series handheld research and science cameras. The new UltraMaxTM technology will enable researchers to improve resolution of native thermal images, giving them more clarity and a higher level of temperature measurement accuracy. Using UltraMax, cameras will be able to make thermal images captured have up to four times as many pixels.
FLIR Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of its new product; the FLIR Vue. The FLIR Vue is a compact thermal camera specifically designed for use on commercial sUAS. This new thermal camera provides a simple power-in/video-out interface over the same mini-USB interface many sUAS operators already use with the most popular action cameras. FLIR Vue is a simple plug-and-play thermal imaging solution for sUAS available and is ready to use with the most popular video transmitters and OSDs
FLIR Systems announced the release of version 4.2 of its ResearchIR software. ResearchIR 4.2 provides researchers and scientists a powerful tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing the thermal data captured with FLIR’s Scientific and R&D cameras.
The G300a thermal imaging camera from FLIR Systems lets you can monitor vital gas pipelines or installations 24/7. Installing a FLIR G300a will immediately enable you to see if a dangerous and costly gas leak appears.
FLIR Systems, Inc. announces its latest thermal imaging core, Muon, which is designed specifically for volume OEMs capable of integrating uncooled FPAs into their own camera solutions.