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 iOS and Android devices that everyone can use.
Employees: Over 3,000 worldwide
Investor Resources: www.flir.com/investor/
Revenue: $1.8B (2017)
Locations: FLIR conducts business in more than 100 countries around the globe
On day one of Photonics West, Ross Overstreet with FLIR showed us three different science-grade HD cameras they were exhibiting at the show. First, we saw the X8500sc 1280x1024 high-speed MWIR camera, ideal for demanding military test range imaging applications like target scoring and target signature.
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.
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Clean, unoxidized, bare metal surfaces have such low emissivity that they are difficult to measure with a thermal imaging camera. In order to get good measurements, the emissivity of these surfaces needs to be increased. This application note describes how to use a variety of low-cost materials to increase target emissivity in many industrial R&D and electrical applications.
Electronic products used in aerospace and other research applications have two key requirements: high performance and the reliability to withstand intense environments. To attain that performance, electronics designers often use small parts and routinely push them to their limits.
While IR cameras are nothing new, the latest high-speed variants bring with them new functionality, benefits, and a few limitations. This Q&A seeks to shed light on all the advantages and potential constraints of high-speed imaging, and to address some of the key questions often asked about this technology.
Investigators are continuously searching for an optimal solution for finding concrete blood evidence in less-than-ideal circumstances. This is especially important when working with fabrics carrying diluted blood stains, which could easily be affected by the common practice of adding liquid luminol.
Mosquitos cause constant concern in tropical regions since they can carry deadly diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, and the Zika virus. Amid the global efforts to control outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, new efforts are being made to develop natural mosquito repellents that can grow easily in affected regions. Some plant-based repellents can be initially as effective as DEET, but most evaporate too quickly and leave the user unprotected. One plant that shows promise is catnip. Researchers have developed a “super-catnip” with enhanced bioactive compounds while making it easier to grow commercially.
Many details of the thermal biology of animals are unknown. To 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 thermal imaging to learn as much as possible in order to help animals in the long run.
Tissue auto-fluorescence spectroscopy is used to differentiate between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source, but the relationship between auto-fluorescence and temperature has not been well defined.
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.