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
FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.
High-speed thermal imaging is vital to many research programs, as is having a robust method for recording and sharing the data. In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.
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.
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IR cameras on the military test range often need to focus on far-away objects. Despite common misperceptions, zoom lenses work in IR cameras, but understanding spatial resolution is key.
Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.
IR cameras are used on the military test range primarily to measure the radiance of various targets. Understanding how radiance measurements work allows users to decide whether a camera is properly calibrated for their application.
The integration of Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detectors into commercially available thermal cameras in recent years has allowed researchers and scientists to solve several of the most difficult temperature measurement challenges. In this webinar FLIR will discuss how infrared cameras with cooled LWIR SLS detectors deliver significant improvements in speed, temperature range, uniformity, and stability while providing examples of their performance benefits when used is various high speed thermal measurement applications.
Measuring the thermal signatures of rockets exploding or aircraft in flight occur at high speeds. Understanding the factors that go into making those measurements will help users determine if a camera is suited for the job.
Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.
Thermal cameras can allow many types of infrared measurements on the military test range. Here are some of the factors you should keep in mind when purchasing an IR camera.
FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of its open-source machine learning thermal dataset for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving vehicle researchers, developers, and auto manufacturers, featuring a compilation of more than 10,000 annotated thermal images of day and nighttime scenarios.
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.