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  Guide to Trace Explosives Detector Selection

FLIR 10 ThingsFLIR Systems has announced a new guidebook for CBRNE professionals entitled '10 Things You Need to Know About Handheld Explosives Trace Detectors’. As the global threat of terrorism increases, security teams depend more than ever on proactive and preventative technologies. Handheld explosive trace detectors (ETDs) provide the portable screening capability needed to take the security mission mobile...

 

  Trace Explosives Detection in Less Than 10 Seconds

The Fido X2 from FLIR SystemsThe Fido® X2 from FLIR Systems is a handheld explosives trace detector featuring field-proven TrueTrace® technology enabling it to detect a broad range of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity. Weighing less than 700 grams the Fido X2 is a truly portable device designed for use at security checkpoints during long periods of high alert.....

 

  FLIR Camera Enables High Temperature Thermal Imaging through Glass

FLIRFLIR Systems introduces the FLIR A6262sc – a high performance SWIR camera with very special ablilities. Using a proprietary VisGaAs detector, that provides extended spectral coverage down into the visible range, enables the FLIR A6262sc to uniquely make measurements through glass. The FLIR A6262sc camera sets the standard for high temperature thermal measurement in 'through...

 

  Best Practices for Trace Explosive Sampling

FLIR PRIMEDFLIR Systems announces a new training video produced to provide unbiased expert advice on the most effective sampling methods for trace explosives. Successful detection of trace explosive signatures results from either directly collecting trace quantities of explosive particles, or by sampling vapor that emanates from an explosive source. In this latest video, CBRNE expert – Grant Coffey discusses vapor and swab...

 

  Sensitive High-Speed Thermal Camera

The FLIR T1030sc camera has a thermal sensitivity that is twice that of the industry standard. Combining an extraordinarily sensitive detector with High Definition (HD)-ready optics, the camera detects temperature differences of less than 20 mK at 30°C. For research and development professionals, accuracy matters. Whether you are in the field identifying stress failures in engines or in the lab measuring textiles to ensure the fabric will hold up in harsh weather conditions, your tools need to be durable, portable and precise...

 

  SWIR Camera for Radiometry & Temperature Calibrated Applications

FLIR cameraFLIR Systems A6260sc camera sets the standard for Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) cameras for science and R&D applications by combining high-speed performance with fully customizable features.

Incorporating a proprietary high-resolution detector, the A6250sc camera offers improved sensitivity and linearity across the full dynamic range, making it ideal for radiometry and temperature calibrated applications....

 

  Versatile High Performance SWIR Camera

FLIR cameraFLIR Systems A6260sc camera sets the standard for Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) cameras for science and R&D applications by combining high-speed performance with fully customizable features.

Incorporating a proprietary high-resolution detector, the A6250sc camera offers improved sensitivity and linearity across the full dynamic range, making it ideal for radiometry and temperature calibrated applications. The A6260sc is equipped with an indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) detector....

 

  Thermal Imaging Assists Sports and Exercise Science Research

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Portsmouth University, UK reports on the advantages of using FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras for measuring skin temperature at rest, during exercise, and recovery.

FLIR imagingSkin temperature is an important physiological measure that can reflect the presence of illness and injury as well as provide insight into the localised interactions between the body and the environment. Historically, human skin temperature has been assessed using contact measurement devices....

 

  Thermal Imaging Improves Accuracy & Reliability of Biomedical Research

FLIR Systems has published an applications article that describes how a leading US university has been using a FLIR A655sc thermal imaging camera to study the effect of temperature on tissue autofluorescence. 

flirTissue autofluorescence spectroscopy is a technique that measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source. The technique has been proven to differentiate between normal and diseased tissue and thus shows great promise for surgical procedures.....

 

  High Speed Infrared Detectors Aid Ballistic Testing

FLIR Systems has published a technical article that discusses the benefits of next-generation ROIC and detector material technologies and how they are pushing the boundaries on high-speed thermal imaging of ballistic testing.

FLIR cameraFor many years, high-speed visible cameras offered the ability to stop motion on fast-moving objects and provided unique insight through slow-motion playback for high-speed applications such as ballistics, munitions and tracking applications....

 

  Portable GC/MS for Chemical Hazard Identification

FLIR Systems announces the Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS), its first person-portable chemical identifier.

Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph-Mass SpectrometerThe FLIR Griffin G510 enables military and civil responders to easily sample all phases of matter, including solid, liquid, and vapor, to rapidly identify chemical hazards in the field. The versatile Griffin G510 represents a new-generation of portable GC/MS capability, with multiple integrated sample inlets that simplify on-scene analysis and a technology core that delivers actionable, laboratory caliber answers...

 

  FLIR Launches LWIR High-Speed Camera for R&D and Science

FLIR Systems has announced the X6570sc high-speed infrared camera, the latest in FLIR's X6000sc series of cameras for engineers, researchers, and scientists.

LWIR High Speed CameraThis longwave infrared (LWIR) high performance camera offers the accuracy and microsecond-precision of FLIR's mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detector paired with an intuitive user experience, so researchers can set-up quickly and get  working faster. FLIR engineered the X6570sc to provide researchers with measurement accuracy, advanced processing algorithms, and connectivity...

 

  Thermal Imaging for Bat Conservation & Research

FLIR Systems reports on how its T1030sc thermal imaging camera is helping bat conservation and research efforts.

thermal batBats play a major role in our ecosystem, but due to numerous threats bat populations have declined significantly over the years. FLIR thermal imaging technology is now playing a key role in helping experts understand, and conserve, bat populations in the UK. A video report from bat conservation advisors, Simon Holmes and Joe Nunez-Mino, from the Bat Conservation Trust in the UK, explains the important role that FLIR’s T1030sc thermal imaging cameras play in...

 

  Next Generation Silicon Photonic Optical Network

FLIR Systems X6540sc thermal imaging camera is being used by the Photonics Packaging Group at the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) as part of a thermal microscope system to image the silicon photonic optical network unit (ONU) for next generation passive optical networks (NG-PONs) developed in the European FP7-Project "FABULOUS‚ÄĚ.

FLIR Systems X6540Researchers at Tyndall are developing a next generation passive optical network (PON) demonstration module for high-speed fibre-to-home internet connectivity. At the heart of the PON is a silicon photonic integrated circuit (Si-PIC) that receives information on an incoming optical-signal (downloading), before reflecting the optical signal back, after encoding extra information (uploading)....

 

  Live & On-Demand Thermal Imaging Tutorials

FLIR Systems announces a web page that brings together the opportunity to sign-up for forthcoming free live online tutorials and review recent popular thermal imaging webinars, seminars and events.

FLIR Tools softwareDue to air on December 20th 2016, the 'Tips for Capturing Great Thermal Images' tutorial will address how to capture quality thermal data with your infrared camera, covering the key basics of infrared imaging in an easy to understand presentation. The 'How to Create a Report with FLIR Tools' live tutorial, taking place....

 

  Webinar Compares Capabilities of Thermocouples & Infrared Cameras

FLIR Systems has posted a recorded version of a popular webinar that compares two common instruments used for measuring temperature: thermocouples and infrared (IR) cameras.

Thermocouples Infrared CamerasThe webinar provides an informative introduction to temperature measurement with the technologies available today, and explains the basics of how thermocouples and IR cameras work. To provide a direct comparison of the two measurement solutions an experiment is conducted using thermocouples and an IR camera to measure temperature and the results of this experiment are reviewed....

 

  Thermal Imaging Conference Program Announced

FLIR Systems has announced the full program for InfraMation 2016 - the world's largest thermal imaging training experience.

FLIR keynote speakersDue to take place in Las Vegas (NV, USA) from September 26-29th 2016 the event is expected to attract in excess of 750 registrants involved or interested in thermal imaging technology and its wide range of applications. InfraMation 2016 is a high quality educational and networking conference for infrared thermographers....

 

  Understanding Infrared Camera Technical Jargon

FLIR Systems has published a new paper that looks to strip away the technical jargon terms and explain infrared camera accuracy and measurement uncertainty in plain language.

FLIR SystemsOften explanations of infrared camera measurement accuracy involve complex terms and jargon that can be confusing and misleading. To trust measurements from infrared cameras when you don’t have a clear understanding of how their sensitivity and accuracy is derived means you are unlikely to get the best results. The authors of the paper explain infrared camera accuracy specifications and introduce the...

 

  Thermal Camera for Industrial & Academic Research

The FLIR SC7000 Series is specifically designed for academic and industrial research applications that require a flexible thermal imaging camera with high sensitivity, accuracy, spatial resolution, and speed at an affordable cost.

FLIR SC7000 SeriesDesigned to address any application in single and multispectral analysis, FLIR SC7000 Series cameras offer researchers a choice between mid-infrared Indium Antimonide (InSb) as well as mid-infrared and longwave infrared Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detectors.....

 

  FLIR Introduce Thermal Imaging Video Tutorials

To enable users to get started, and then gain the full potential of their powerful ResearchIR 4.2 thermal imaging software, FLIR Systems has created several informative online tutorial videos that may be viewed online. 

FLIR tutorialAvailable in 20 languages, FLIR ResearchIR 4.2 software provides a comprehensive set of acquisition, diagnostic and data sharing tools as well as customizable, savable workspaces that allow you to arrange how images, data, charts and plots are displayed. ResearchIR4.2 connects directly to FLIR thermal imaging cameras via USB, Firewire, Gigabit Ethernet and Camera Link, enabling fast viewing of thermal snapshots and movie files. The software allows you to...

 

  Thermal Imaging Software Tutorial for R&D / Science Users

FLIR Systems ResearchIR 4.2 thermal imaging software provides researchers and scientists with a state-of-the-art tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing thermal data.

Thermal Imaging Software Tutorial To enable users to get started, and then gain the full potential of this powerful software package, FLIR Systems has created several informative online tutorial videos that may be viewed at www.flir.eu/science/display/?id=55874. Available in 20 languages, FLIR ResearchIR 4.2 software provides a comprehensive set of acquisition, diagnostic and data sharing tools as well as customizable, savable workspaces that allow you to arrange how images, data, charts...

 

  Simultaneous 2-D Surface Temperature and Velocity Measurement

FLIR Systems reports on an academic journal paper, written by researchers Dr. Alexandros Charogiannis, Dr. Ivan Zadrazil and Dr. Christos Markides at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, that describes a novel, combined IR thermographic and velocimetry technique for the investigation of multiphase flows.

Magnetic StirrerLiquid-film flows are open-flow systems that can exhibit a rich spectrum of complex wave regimes, flow transitions and dynamics. Ongoing research into these flow systems is motivated by a strong desire to harness the already excellent high heat and mass transfer capabilities of these flows in the broad range of engineering and industrial applications in which they are employed. Examples of such applications include cooling schemes used in electronic and...

 

  FLIR X6900sc Delivers High Speed Stop Motion Infrared Imaging

FLIR Systems has introduced the new FLIR X6900sc as the world's fastest 640 x 512 pixel resolution thermal camera for high-speed science applications. 

flir infraredThe new thermal imager is designed to record 1000 fps at full resolution onto the camera's RAM for up to 26 seconds.  Whether measuring temperatures on fast moving objects or characterizing the thermal transient of objects as they heat up, this new camera offers the rapid frame speed, high resolution, and thermal sensitivity required to virtually stop motion enabling accurate temperature readings, and recording of gradients across...

 

  High Speed HD Infrared Camera for Test Range Applications

FLIR Systems announces a new addition to its RS-Series of long-range infrared camera systems designed for range tracking, target signature, research, and scientific applications.

FLIR RS8300The new FLIR RS8300 couples a proprietary high-speed HD MWIR detector with a 10x continuous zoom lens in a sealed, ruggedized enclosure. Combining reliability with leading edge performance, the FLIR RS8300 delivers stunning megapixel infrared imagery at up to 200 megapixels per second.  To capture the most fleeting of events the camera is capable of lightning fast frame rates from full-frame resolution 14-bit...

 

  FLIR Announces Thermal Imaging Kit for Schools

FLIR Systems has announced the specially priced C2 Education Kit to bring the power of thermal imaging technology within the reach of elementary schools, high schools and other educational institutes.

C2 Education Kit The C2 Education Kit includes a FLIR C2 thermal imaging camera, tripod mount and ResearchIR Software as well as access to FLIR education content with lectures, experiments and teacher’s guides. This kit has been specifically designed as an enabling package for classroom instruction and is available with an exclusive discount for educators and students. The FLIR C2 is a full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera that produces thermal images of...

 

  FLIR Announce Camera Integration with MATLAB Software

FLIR Systems announces that the latest version of its Research IR software - ResearchIR Max version 4.2 gives users direct access to their MATLAB scripts within the software program for the first time.

Thermal analysis with MATLAB and FLIRThis new capability allows users to access their customized MatLab¬ģ scripts directly in ResearchIR for specially-tailored thermal image analysis and processing tasks. Many useful MatLab functions can now be directly accessed from within ResearchIR. Combining FLIR thermal and other cameras with MATLAB provides you with a flexible environment to explore algorithms for multi-sensor systems. To demonstrate the powerful utility of this new capability...

 

  Inframation 2015 Thermal Imaging Conference

FLIR Systems, the global leader in thermal imaging, has announced its 15th Annual InfraMation Conference to be held May 12-15 2015 in Nashville, Tenneesee (USA).

fliratspr9The InfraMation Conference is widely acknowledged as a leading international event for attendees to learn about the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications, and network with many hundreds of industry colleagues.  This conference is for thermographers, regardless of which camera system they might use, or those just interested in the latest new applications of the technology. InfraMation 2015 will feature leading industry...

 

  Superframing Technique Increases the Dynamic Range of Thermal Imaging

FLIR Systems proprietary 'superframing' technique has been developed to extend the effective scene brightness of a thermal image while maintaining its thermal contrast.

/fliratspr92-imageAlthough most thermal cameras can produce high-contrast images showing small temperature differences, they can only do so within a defined temperature range. However when extreme temperatures appear within a scene, the hottest parts of the image will be saturated and the coldest parts will appear black or noisy, resulting in a loss of image detail and invalid temperature measurements. This is a particular problem in...

 

  High Performance Thermal Imaging Cameras at Photonex

FLIR Systems has chosen the Photonex exhibition, being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (UK) on 15th and 16th October 2014, to present its market-leading high performance thermal imaging camera range to the UK market.

FLIRVisitors to Stand C17 will have the chance to discuss and see demonstrated FLIR Systems innovative X8400sc HD thermal imaging camera and the Ultra-fast X6580sc thermal imaging camera. With a highly sensitive InSb detector, mega pixel resolution, advanced functionality, and cutting edge design, the FLIR X8400sc high definition camera sets a new standard for research and science thermography...

 

  New¬†Insights into the Complex Hydrodynamic and Thermal Behaviour of Thin-Film Flows

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (UK) has elected to use a FLIR Systems X6540sc thermal imaging camera to conduct innovative heat transfer experiments on thin-film flows.

FLIR imagingResearch within the Clean Energy Processes group at the Chemical Engineering Department of  Imperial College London is aimed at the development and employment of new imaging techniques for conducting simultaneous spatiotemporal measurements of thickness, velocity, temperature and heat flux in thin-film flows. Apart from the purely theoretical interest, the high surface-to-volume ratio and small heat and mass transfer resistances of thin films at relatively small flow rates renders them instrumental in the development of efficient means of heat and mass transfer...

 

  Chemicals Giant Improves Site Safety With FLIR OGI Technology

A customer application note from FLIR Systems describes how BP Chemicals is using its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras for the visualisation and documentation of gas leaks.

Chemicals Giant Improves Site Safety With FLIR OGI TechnologyEffective leak detection is a priority at BP Chemicals manufacturing sites and is one of a number of procedures used for ensuring safe operation. This application note describes the experiences of technologists at BP Chemicals flagship manufacturing and process research site at Saltend, UK. Three FLIR Systems OGI cameras were employed to check plant integrity at the Saltend site.  Designed for outdoor use - the FLIR OGI camera was used to detect a range of gases including methane and methanol that are both predominant at the UK plant...

 

  Raising the Bar for Thermal Research Analysis

A new online tutorial video from FLIR Systems¬†demonstrates the comprehensive capabilities of its ResearchIR‚ĄĘ thermal imaging camera control and analysis software.

ResearchIR thermal imaging camera control and analysis softwareFLIR ResearchIR software is aimed at R&D and Science users of thermal imaging cameras with a cooled or uncooled detector. FLIR ResearchIR allows you to make the most out of your thermal imaging camera through high speed recording and advanced thermal pattern analysis. ResearchIR is the perfect tool for industrial R&D. ResearchIR Max is available for users that are interested in more advanced science applications. The software, available in 20 languages, provides a comprehensive set of acquisition, diagnostic and data sharing tools, and features customizable, savable workspaces that allow users to arrange how images, data, charts and plots are displayed. It features zoom and pan capabilities and performs real-time image analysis with a variety of measurement modes...

 

  FLIR Launches InSb Camera for High Speed Applications

FLIR Systems has launched its new X6580sc  thermal imaging camera as a solution for researchers and scientists that require ultra-fast frame rate acquisition of extremely dynamic thermal events.

Flir X6580sc Thermal Imaging CameraThe versatile FLIR X6580sc camera uniquely ombines high speed and high resolution with ease of use and ¬≠the flexibility to be configured for just about any scientific or research application.¬†The X6580sc features a high-speed 640x512 digital InSb detector with broadband (1.5-5.5¬Ķm) spectral sensitivity and F/3 aperture. The X6580sc provides images up to 350Hz in full frame and up to 4500 Hz in a 320x8¬†sub-windowing mode....

 

  Cooled Thermal Imaging Cameras For Industrial R&D

FLIR Systems has announced the release of a new range of thermal imaging cameras optimised for industrial R&D applications including tyre / brake testing, on and through glass measurements, welding / soldering processes and fast moving process control applications.

Flir SeriesFLIR A3500sc / A6500sc series thermal imaging cameras incorporate a cooled 3-5 micron MW-IR detector making R&D applications that need better image quality, more sensitivity and a higher frame rate routine. Achieving a high thermal sensitivity  of <25 mK - FLIR A3500sc / A6500sc series  cameras are able to capture the finest image details and temperature difference information. In addition, precise camera synchronization and triggering makes these cameras ideal for high-speed, high sensitivity applications...

 

  New Thermal Imaging Application Story Book

FLIR Systems new Application Story Book brings together a wealth of useful information for organisations using or considering using thermal imaging for a scientific or research and development application.

FLIR Systems new Application Story Book Available as a pdf download or a 44-page hard copy brochure - the Applications Story Book provides a useful introduction to thermal imaging, how thermal imaging cameras work and reasons why you might choose to use this technique. The following pages detail the large number of Science / R&D applications where thermal imaging has become a preferred technique because of the information it can provide, its ease-of-use and non-destructive / non-contact testing methodology....

 

  FLIR Launch Range of Portable R&D Cameras

FLIR Systems announces the launch of SC650 and SC450 thermal imaging camera packs for scientific research and development

Delivering the highest sensitivity and most advanced features available on a portable thermal imaging camera - the FLIR SC650 / SC450 packs offer users the no-compromise flexibility of an R&D grade camera they can take from experiment to experiment. Included as standard in all FLIR SC650 / SC450 thermal imaging camera packs is ResearchIR software which allows high speed recording, advanced thermal pattern analysis and users to make the most of their new thermal imaging camera...

 

  Thermal Imaging Helps Improve Safety in Space Thermal Imaging Helps Improve Safety in SpaceAn applications report is available from FLIR Systems that describes how its infrared camera systems were selected and have been used by NASA Langley Research Center for its shuttle and International Space Station programs. The US Space Agency initially opted in favour of infrared technology to inspect possible tile damage on the heat shields of its space shuttles following the 2003 Columbia space shuttle catastrophe. Following a thorough evaluation of all infrared cameras on the market, the NASA engineers chose a ThermaCAM S65 camera developed by FLIR Systems to undertake its investigative research...

 

  ResearchIR Software Enhances Thermal Imaging Productivity FLIR SystemsFLIR Systems has announced the introduction of FLIR ResearchIR Software to enable R&D and Science professionals using thermal imaging systems to work more efficiently and productively. Drawing upon FLIR's extensive experience of thermal imaging cameras and applications - ResearchIR enables users to get the most out of their thermal imaging camera providing facility for high speed recording and advanced thermal pattern analysis. ResearchIR is the perfect tool for industrial R&D...

 

  FLIR Introduces ResearchIR Software FLIR ResearchIR SoftwareFLIR Systems has announced the introduction of FLIR ResearchIR Software to enable R&D and Science professionals using thermal imaging systems to work more efficiently and productively. Drawing upon FLIR's extensive experience of thermal imaging cameras and applications - ResearchIR enables users to get the most out of their thermal imaging camera providing facility for high speed recording and advanced thermal pattern analysis. ResearchIR is the perfect tool for industrial R&D...

 

  Hannover Fair 2012 Thermography Conference - call for papers FLIR Systems The Infrared Training Centre (ITC) in conjunction with FLIR Systems has announced a unique possibility for thermographers from around the world to submit a contribution for their next InfraR&D conference. After the great success of the InfraR&D thermography conference over the last few years, ITC / FLIR is pleased to announce the next edition of its popular international event for thermographers working in Research & Development, Industry and Automation will be on April 25th and 26th 2012 at the Hannover Fair...

 

  FLIR Systems Introduces New Multi-Modal GC/MS Instrument for Chemical Identification FLIR Systems FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces the release of the GriffinTM 460 mobile GC/MS (gas chromatograph mass spectrometer) instrument. This state-of-the-art instrument enables innovative multi-modal sample introduction for liquid, solid, and vapor samples while also providing continuous, direct air monitoring. The Griffin 460 is the only mobile GC/MS to provide this range of sample introduction in a single system that also enables MS/MS.