MARCH 28--FLIR Systems Inc. (Portland, OR; www.flir.com) has launched seven new hand-held IR camera models. The new cameras will both support the company's high-end professional commercial customer base as well as enable its entry into new commercial market applications. These new products feature state-of-the-art imaging technology, greater ease of use, and enhanced ergonomics, all at highly competitive prices.
Four of the product models are part of the new E-Series line of thermography cameras that are smaller, lighter, and less expensive than other thermal imaging cameras. The cameras, which resemble a flashlight in appearance, weigh only 1.5 lb and feature a built-in color display, long-life battery, and temperature-measurement and image-storage capabilities. The cameras enable images to be downloaded to a computer through a USB port connection used by consumer video cameras. The E-Series cameras are small enough to wear on a belt in the same way electricians now carry small voltage and amp meters.
The remaining three new product models were introduced as part of the P-Series line of thermography cameras, which are designed for the professional thermographer. These new cameras offer significantly enhanced sensitivity, improved data connectivity, automatic report generation, autofocus, and a design that incorporates a detachable color LCD display.