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The SC2500 NIR camera is Flir’s first indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) model with European FPA detector.

The camera has embedded lock-in signal input, used to enhance signal-to-noise ratio imaging.

This may be useful for applications such as silicon wafer inspection.

The Flir SC2500-N also has user-selectable integration times of up to one second.

This allows a wide temperature range to be addressed with optimal accuracy.

For those involved in biological IR, the Flir SC2500-N can filter out unwanted spectral regions.

The camera is also fully radiometric for high-temperature thermographic applications up to 3,000C and is compatible with Altair software.

Frame rates are up to 15kHz.

Other features include snap-in optical filter holder, input as well as output triggering and a removable optical interface that allows the camera to be teamed with custom devices or spectrometers.

Its Gigabit Ethernet digital interface provides connection to any standard PC or laptop.

The embedded European detector provides considerable added value when compared to coated CCD and lead-oxysulphide detectors (vidicons), said Flir.

Spectral sensitivity of Flir’s InGaAs detector is 1,700nm by comparison with the alternatives, whose quantum efficiency typically drops to one to two per cent in the 1,100nm to 1,700nm range.

This camera delivers ready to use, sharp images for applications such as solar-cell inspection, laser profiling, paint analysis, water or ice detection, furnace inspection, fine art analysis, astronomy, skin damage evaluation, low-light imagery and phenomenology.

With the introduction of this model, Flir now covers the entire IR spectrum – 0.8 to 12um – with a single suite of cameras.

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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