FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired DVTEL, Inc. (“DVTEL”), a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance, for approximately $92 million in cash. Continue reading FLIR Systems acquires DVTEL for $92M
FLIR Systems will presents its new TCX Thermal Mini Bullet camera at this year’s IFSEC exhibition in London. The FLIR TCX security camera combines 24/7 high-contrast thermal video and high-performance built-in video motion detection with a level of affordability that the industry has never seen. FLIR TCX is powered by the company’s revolutionary Lepton camera core. Continue reading FLIR to showcase affordable thermal security camera at IFSEC 2015
The exclusive distributor for Hikvision, Digital Focus continues to move up in the high-end project market in Thailand. In order to differentiate itself from others and also consolidate its share in the high-end market, the company has started to represent FLIR thermal cameras and the wireless technologies from Firetide. On the other hand, to maintain its territory in the mid-to-low-end market, Digital Focus also promotes the Jigami (OEM brand) product line from Hikvision to provide market quality products and services, according to Somchai Prajaksoot, MD of Digital Focus.
FLIR Systems announces the launch of a new range of thermal imaging cameras designed for use in firefighting applications. FLIR’s latest addition to its suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras, the new K55 incorporates FLIR’s revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology to produce ultra-crisp thermal imagery. The on-board video recording function is ideal for evidence gathering and training purposes. Part of FLIR’s K-Series family of thermal cameras, the K55 will allow firefighters to see even better in total darkness or in smoke-filled rooms. Continue reading FLIR launches new firefighting camera
FLIR Systems is no stranger to the Chinese market — their thermography products have been present in the country for more than 20 years; however, they have only been present as a security entity for the last 10. In the last three years, FLIR has been focused on developing their distribution channels within China. Continue reading FLIR APAC partners up to penetrate Chinese Market
The outdoor-ready, bullet-style AXIS Q29 Series are Axis’ first temperature alarm cameras designed for remote monitoring of critical equipment, such as bulk storage sites, electrical sub stations or coal piles.
SightLogix announced the launch of their new Strategic Partner Program. The premise of the partnership program is to leverage the superior intrusion detection of SightLogix SightSensor thermal cameras with established manufacturers and suppliers of video surveillance hardware and software. Axis Communications, the recognized global leader in network video, is the first to join this collaborative effort. Continue reading SightLogix announces strategic partnership with Axis Communications
MOBOTIX launches a new compact sized Hemispheric camera, demonstrates its recent remote station for the IP video door intercom and introduces new software developments.
“Important highlights at the MOBOTIX stand this year will include previews of the MxMultiViewer, our new video management software, the MxDisplay management station and the all new i25 Hemispheric camera,” said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, MOBOTIX’ founder.
i25 – a new compact sized Hemispheric camera
The revolutionary Q25M has given birth to a brand new hemispheric camera, which is nearly half the size. The new indoor camera is a fully featured device and built on the 5MP hardware platform. “We believe customers will love the i25 because it offers many of the same features found within the Q25, but at a much lower price point,” said Oliver Gabel, MOBOTIX’ CTO.
The wall mountable i25 captures an entire room with stunning 180˚ wall-to-wall view, without any blind spots. As with all MOBOTIX Hemispheric devices, the virtual PTZ on the live and recorded images is performed by the i25 camera without requiring an additional computer or software.
Available in both Day (color) and Night (B&W) models the i25 caters to the most challenging lighting conditions and a wide range of indoor surveillance applications.
MxMultiViewer – intuitive video management software
The MxMultiViewer video management software is a completely new development for PC, Mac and Linux systems that focuses on ensuring simple and intuitive use. Full screen display at a single mouse click, support for several screens and a transparent view of events and alarm messages are just some of the many advantages of the new software. Particularly outstanding is the automatic configuration of the extensive MxMultiViewer. All MOBOTIX components in a network are detected and pre-installed automatically. Thus, a complete network of cameras and door intercoms can be brought into use in just a few minutes, without a browser or additional software – free of charge, of course, from MOBOTIX.
MxDisplay – building automation server with touchscreen display
The MxDisplay is the fixed remote station for the IP video door intercom and stands out, in particular, for its intuitive and easy use. With only a few swipes, the user can call up, for example, an overview of the cameras in the building and the most recent video messages from the door intercom or generate a new access transponder for a guest. No matter which menu the user is in, a tap on the key icon immediately displays the live image of the door intercom. Keeping the button pressed a while longer will open the door. If necessary, this can be secured further using a PIN or transponder. The MxDisplay can be integrated flush with the wall and is available in black or white.
Another advantage of the MxDisplay is that it can be operated wirelessly. It can also be used as a base station for other displays in the building. Smart phones and computers can be used to log into the display via the network or integrated Wi-Fi in order to use all the functions in the same manner. A ringing at the doorbell is then forwarded to the smartphone or the workstation. Thanks to the Wi-Fi Access Point function, the MxDisplay creates Internet access for these smart phones and computers, which makes it unnecessary to set up an additional Wi-Fi system in the building.
Reliable Detection At Night: M15D-Thermal and S15D-Thermal
A world first innovation, available in both the MOBOTIX M15D and S15D, is the ability to combine both thermal and optical sensor modules in the one camera. While the thermal sensor provides movement detection, the optical sensor provides crisp clear object identification. This enables the M15D and S15D to deliver accurate detection of motion in all lighting conditions and visual verification of who or what triggered the motion event. The advantage of using thermal sensor modules is that they can visualize heat radiating from vehicles and persons, for the purpose of accurate movement detection up to 400 meters away from the camera, even under the most challenging lighting and environmental conditions.
The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit.
The MOBOTIX M15D and S15D dual lens cameras come standard with MxActivitySensor, a state of the art intelligent motion detection software. When enabled in the thermal camera, MxActivitySensor registers movement without artificial lighting in pitch black conditions and during the day time, with stunning accuracy.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies introduces the Vinden CZ 320, a continuous zoom, long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal chassis camera. Continue reading Sierra-Olympic Unveils Continuous Zoom LWIR Thermal Chassis Camera
FLIR Systems announced today its latest thermal imaging core, Muon, a product which dramatically simplifies the integration of thermal imaging capabilities for OEM customers.
The new Muon core lowers costs and simplifies the thermal imaging integration by providing a plug-in module with calibrated video output using industry-standard interfaces. To minimize system design complications, the Muon is designed to operate on standard imaging device power and communication protocols.
Muon is based on FLIR’s latest high volume wafer-scale packaged detector technology and is available in multiple resolutions up to and including VGA. Optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SwaP-c), Muon has a form factor of 22 mm x 22 mm x 6 mm, a mass of less than 5 grams, and depending on the configuration, uses less than 300mW of power.
It’s the latest milestone from FLIR’s OEM and Emerging Segment, which is recognized as the leader in the merchant supply of thermal imaging camera cores to an increasingly expanding market. FLIR’s OEM group introduced the industry’s first small microbolometer camera (the Alpha) in 1999, and has since launched five industry-leading successor products, Omega, Photon, Tau, Quark, and most recently, Lepton.
“Muon provides an optimal solution for OEM customers who want to develop their own thermal camera systems at lower cost,” said Andy Teich, FLIR President and CEO. “Muon utilizes several low-cost, high volume technologies that were first deployed in our Lepton core launched earlier this year. With a focus on ease of integration, Muon is yet another example of FLIR’s industry-leading innovation in the area of thermal imaging technology.”
To learn more about FLIR MUON, visit www.flir.com/muon.