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FLIR Systems has announced the release of the FLIR T1020, also known as the FLIR T1K, a premium thermal camera for use in a multitude of industrial and building diagnostics applications. 

The company describes it as a high-definition handheld instrument that features exceptional measurement performance, outstanding image clarity, and a highly responsive user-interface. The T1K allows users to find hot spots quickly, measure them precisely, and streamline their entire work process.

The T1K is said to offer outstanding image quality due to the 1024 x 768-pixel uncooled infrared detector that offers twice the sensitivity of the industry standard for uncooled sensors.

This resolution is further boosted by the addition of FLIR Vision Processing, which combines FLIR’s UltraMax super resolution process with FLIR’s patented MSX image enhancement software that overlays important visual details and perspective, such as numbers and labels, over the full resolution thermal image.

The advanced image processing features provide the highest quality images available in a compact system.

In addition, the T1K features FLIR’s OSX Precision HDIR optics, which deliver superior image quality and range performance and allow for accurate temperature measurements from twice as far away compared to the industry-standard lenses. The T1K also boasts a focusing system that offers continuous autofocus as well as a dynamic manual focus.

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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