With the FLIR K2, FLIR Systems is offering an affordable thermal imaging camera for the demanding firefighting market. The K2 camera allows every firefighter to benefit from the power of thermal imaging. The K2 also features FLIR’s proven Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) technology, which etches visible details on the thermal image, so firefighters immediately recognize what they are looking at.
Until today, fire brigades have often been relying on a single thermal imaging camera that needs to be shared among colleagues. In most cases this camera is used in the first line of fire attack. Firefighters who are not in the first line then need to rely on the firefighter with the thermal camera to guide them around the fire scene. Thanks to the high accessibility and affordability of the FLIR K2 camera, this unpractical situation is no longer necessary. With the FLIR K2, every firefighter can now have a thermal imaging camera
The K2 brings FLIR’s thermal technology to a broader base of firefighters at a breakthrough price point. Powered by FLIR’s revolutionary Lepton® camera core, the K2 delivers detailed thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution and is equipped with FLIR’s patented MSX® technology that significantly enhances image quality, allowing firefighters to see key structural details in a variety of environments.
What is MSX?
MSX technology brings together both the visual and thermal spectrums in a striking, innovative way. MSX instantaneously generates a definitive, all-in-one thermal picture that easily orients you to the location of the problem as soon as you see it on the screen. MSX technology extracts high-contrast details from the images taken by the onboard visible light camera, and etches or superimposes them onto the thermal images. This all happens in real time, so what you see on screen is a super sharp image that allows you to make out unprecedented details in the image. Thanks to MSX, thermal images look sharper and the orientation of the target can be done much quicker. The enhanced detail helps firefighters identify structures and surroundings without compromising temperature data.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com