FLIR Company History

The largest commercial infrared company in the world, FLIR has nearly 50 years of experience building and integrating high-performance infrared cameras. FLIR cameras play pivotal roles in a wide range of industrial, commercial, and government activities in over 60 countries.

The FLIR Commercial Systems thermography unit designs and manufactures thermal imaging systems used to detect and measure minute temperature differences in a wide variety of industrial and commercial settings. Applications include high-end predictive and preventative maintenance, research and development, and manufacturing process control.

FLIR Commercial Systems also produces thermal camera systems to see at night or in adverse conditions including automotive and marine night vision, as well as cameras for firefighting, airborne law enforcement, and commercial security applications. In addition, FLIR supplies camera cores and other sub-components to OEMs and system integrators.

FLIR’s Government Systems division provides enhanced vision capabilities to a wide variety of military, paramilitary, law enforcement, public safety, and other government customers. FLIR technology is used in search and rescue, force protection, border and maritime patrol, surveillance and reconnaissance, targeting, and in federal drug interdiction missions.

And since FLIR’s goal is Infrared Everywhere, we are committed to making our cameras affordable and accessible to the general public as well. FLIR entry-level cameras are finding wide use in outdoor recreational activities as well as numerous uses in home maintenance and security.

Quick Facts
Employees: 3,215 worldwide
Investor Resources: www.flir.com/investor/
Rankings: #37 on Forbes: 200 Best Small Companies (2007)
Revenue: $1.4B (2010)
Locations: FLIR conducts business in more than 100 countries around the globe

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Advanced Thermal Solutions For Research And Science
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Blue Angels Flight Squadron In Infrared

This video features images of the Blue Angels Flight Squadron in action at the Pease Airfield taken with FLIR’s SC83000 HD infrared camera.

Infrared Camera At The Gun Range

This video is a collection of infrared imagery taken at a gun range by the SC8300 infrared camera. We get to see an M249 SAW in action, as well as the effects of the rounds on a specified target.

Infrared Dolphin Adventure

In this video, the T640 infrared camera and SC8300 HD IR camera are used to capture infrared images of dolphins in action at the Hilton Waikoloa. In addition to some interesting images in general, this video highlights how infrared imaging can be used in animal medicine applications to detect hot spots on the dolphins.

Punkin Chunkin Thermal Video

In 2012, FLIR captured infrared imagery with their SC6800 IR camera at the annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships. The SC6800 can capture highly sensitive infrared imagery at 565 frames per second at full 640x512 frame resolution.

New Price Performance Point For Thermal Infrared

Ross Overstreet of FLIR Systems gives us an introduction to several different cameras. We see a megapixel infrared camera for demanding applications that require high sensitivity, high frame rate, and the optics flexibility; a high performance NIR camera for solar cell testing, medical research, and astronomy; and a low-cost microbolometer camera for entry-level applications.

Live From SPIE DSS 2012: FLIR Demos Mid-Wave Science-Grade Cameras For R&D Applications

Dave Bursell, director of the Science Segment at FLIR Systems, talks to Photonics Online about FLIR's line of mid-wave infrared (MWIR) science-grade cameras for R&D thermography applications. These include the X8400 1280 x 1024 MWIR InSb camera, the X6550 640 x 512 MWIR InSb camera, the X6800 high-speed MWIR camera, and the X8300 high-speed MWIR megapixel camera.


FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

9 Townsend West

Nashua, NH 03063


Phone: 800-745-4620

Contact: Mark Boccella