A range of long waveinfrared thermal imaging camera kits has been designed specifically for thermal bench top testing applications. The A35sc thermal test kit can be used with FLIRs A5sc, A15sc, or A35sc cameras which are available in a variety of resolutions from 80×64 and 160×128 up to 320×256. Aside from the cameras, the kit includes a compact goose-neck stand, and real-time image/data logging and plotting software for image analysis, recording and report generation. Plug-and-play compatibility is achieved through GiGE Vision and GenICam protocols. With the ability to see heat patterns and extract temperature values via live and recorded imagery, the kit can be used as a replacement for thermocouples and spot radiometers.