As the world’s largest thermal imaging provider, FLIR Systems has driven historic breakthroughs in thermal camera core development in recent years. These breakthroughs have driven the cost downward and made thermal imaging more accessible to people in a number of industries. From the low cost micro-camera Lepton being used in devices such as the CAT S60 smartphone, to the latest high performance camera, Boson, thermal imaging is rapidly gaining mass adoption.
The breadth of FLIR’s product line-up allows firefighters to gain a perspective from every angle of their operation. Whether it’s to better see through smoke, identify hot spots, navigate safely, remain oriented during response missions and locate and rescue victims easily, FLIR has firefighters covered in every situation:
Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras:
FLIR’s well-established range of rugged, reliable handheld thermal cameras expanded earlier this year with the addition of the FLIR K33 and FLIR K53. From the higher end handhelds like the FLIR K65 with real-time digital processing onboard, to the most affordable camera, the FLIR K2, FLIR can truly offer a thermal imaging camera (TIC) for every firefighter when and where they need.
Aerial Mounted Systems:
Also introduced this year is the industry’s first TIC for aerial ladders, the FLIR KF6. Mounted on fire truck extension aerials ladders, the FLIR KF6 allows firefighters to deploy the ladder and pinpoint hot spots so firefighters can better observe and safely plan before deploying a firefighter into a structure.
Thermal Drone Packages:
FLIR also announced the distribution of the FLIR Aerial First Responder Kit, a drone kit that includes the DJI Zenmuse XT stabilized thermal camera powered by FLIR with the DJI Inspire 1 drone. The FLIR-equipped DJI drone packages offer first responders added support with the ability to see through smoke, assess the scene from an aerial perspective, and keep track of their personnel in large fire scenes.
FLIR Systems wants to provide thermal imaging cameras that meet any department’s budget or performance requirement, from thermal eyes in the sky, to personal handheld thermal imaging cameras. The way for thermal imaging cameras has been paved to be a common tool for firefighters to search faster and be more efficient, keeping the community safe and making sure the firefighters on the line return home.
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