Thermal flu finder

FLIR Systems has received orders for thermal imaging cameras for use in detecting fever, which is a possible indicator of infectious diseases, including avian flu.


FLIR Systems announced today that it has received orders for thermal imaging cameras for use in detecting fever, which is a possible indicator of infectious diseases, including avian flu.



The French Ministry of Health has ordered systems that will be deployed in six airports throughout France. The systems will be used to detect the presence of fever in passengers arriving from certain destinations.



A major US technology manufacturing company has also ordered systems for use at its overseas manufacturing facilities. The systems will be used to identify fever in arriving employees. Delivery of the systems will begin immediately.



Both customers chose the FLIR ThermaCam A20 system, which offers software specifically designed for this application. The A20 can provide real time thermal data and analytics to inspectors.



“As we did during the SARS outbreak, we are providing a tool to governments and businesses around the world who are preparing to protect their citizens and employees from a potential epidemic. Our cameras offer a discreet and effective way of identifying individuals with elevated body temperatures, helping to detect possible fever and thereby limiting the spread of infectious disease,” commented Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems