FLIR Systems, Inc. has added a cooled thermal camera to its
M-Series platform, the FLIR M500 multi-sensor maritime camera,
available from September 2017.
The FLIR M500's cooled midwave, 640x512 thermal camera's ability
to detect very small temperature variations translates into
greater detail and enhanced image clarity. FLIR cooled thermal
technology and the M500's 14X optical zoom lens also provides
better early detection of vessels, key landmarks and navigation
aids. An integrated high-definition visible camera improves
navigational awareness, allowing easy identification of vessels
and landmarks in both daytime and lowlight conditions. Equipped
with active gyro-stabilization for steady imagery in rough seas,
the FLIR M500 also includes video tracking to monitor a selected
moving or stationary target.
"The FLIR M500 multi-sensor camera is FLIR's most technologically
advanced M-Series camera to date," said Grégoire Outters, Vice
President and General Manager of FLIR Maritime. "Its cooled
thermal camera and superior image quality enables professional
captains to discern obstacles and navigation aids with much
greater detail, providing them with improved situational
awareness and safer navigation around the clock. First responders
will appreciate the long-range target detection, stabilization
and video tracking for exceptional precision on the water."