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Introducing the latest additions to our Blackfly S GigE camera lineup – the BFS-PGE-161S7M and BFSPGE- 161S7C deliver a high-resolution sensor in a compact form factor, superior price to performance ratio and exceptional low-light performance. The 16 MP Sony IMX542 (Pregius S series) features back-illuminated sensor pixel (BSI) technology, significantly improved quantum efficiency (QE), reduced pixel sizes, and enables the use of less expensive and more compact optics.

These new Blackfly S cameras also take advantage of our new Lossless Compression feature, delivering up to 60% higher frame rates without compromising on image quality. This value driven combination enables further cost reductions by replacing several low-resolution cameras with a single unit, delivering higher frame rates, lower bandwidth utilization and lower lighting system requirements. These new Blackfly S global shutter cameras with BSI technology are suitable for a range of applications – from PCB and semiconductor inspections to metrology and scientific research among several others. Read along for more detailed specs, pricing and to consult a specialist about your project requirements.

  • 16 MP global shutter enables precise measurement of large objects
  • Lossless Compression enables 60% higher FPS (from 7FPS to 12 FPS @ full resolution)
  • High QE and low noise yield a low Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (4.1 photon AST)
  • Superior quantum efficiency (69% QE @ 525nm)
  • Excellent low-light performance (2.34 e- read noise)
  • BSI pixels enable less expensive, more compact optics
  • High sensitivity (High QE and Low AST) reduces lighting system requirements
  • Replace multiple low-resolution cameras with this single high-resolution camera

About Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, is a world leader in intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit or follow @flir.

Richin D. Desai

FLIR Systems specialises in technologies that enhance perception and awareness.  The company brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through its thermal imaging and visible light imaging technology and systems for measurement, diagnosis, location and advanced threat detection.  Its products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance productivity, increase energy efficiency and make the workplace safer.

FLIR Systems has six operating segments – surveillance, instruments, OEM and emerging markets, maritime, security and finally, detection. Of these six, ‘instruments’ is of greatest interest to trade and industry and the second largest segment in the company’s portfolio. This division provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial and scientific applications.

These products are manufactured across five production sites, three in the USA and two in Europe; Sweden and Estonia.

A model to suit every application and budget
The options that FLIR Systems provides for measuring temperature and studying thermal performance have never been greater.  Not only does the company offer a huge range of models to suit all thermal application needs but the technology is also affordable and very easy to use.  Thermal cameras now come in various shapes, sizes and degrees of sophistication and FLIR continues to invest heavily in the development of new and complementary technologies to differentiate itself from competitors.

An important milestone in the development of thermal imaging has been the introduction of the FLIR Lepton® core, a micro longwave detector, the size of a mobile SIM.  This has allowed thermal imaging to be repackaged to meet the needs of an even wider audience and, in combination with another new technology called Infrared Guided Measurement – IGM™ – has led to the development of a range of test and measurement meters with imaging capability.

Another important growth area for FLIR thermal imaging is in continuous monitoring to assure quality and safety.  Through its introduction of discrete fixed mounted thermal cameras which are fully compliant industry standard plug-and-play protocols, FLIR Systems has provided industry with infrared machine vision which is instantly ready for quick and easy network installation.

Protecting assets and people from fire is an area for which thermal imaging is least known but, thanks to FLIR Systems’ development, it is now one of the most cost-effective methods available.  Its application flexibility and rapid return on investment present an attractive proposition for any site or safety manager.

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