FLIR Systems, Inc. News

FLIR To Award Firefighting Thermal Imaging Cameras In Going Above And Beyond Competition

Between 4th January and 31st March FLIR firefighters in the EU, UK, Norway, and Switzerland have the chance to enter the “Going above and Beyond” competition to win over 12,000 EUR of FLIR firefighting Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) for their department. The winner will receive:  1 x FLIR K55 High-Performance thermal imaging camera 3 x FLIR K2 Compact TICs with MSX® image enhancement feature 1 x FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Camera 1 x FLIR OTM 136 Scion Thermal Monoc...

What Fire Technologies Will Have The Greatest Impact In 2021?

New tools and technologies are emerging that augment the efforts of the fire market to prevent and fight fires. Modern firefighting is benefiting from an ongoing sea change in technological capabilities, spanning equipment, electronic components, greater connectivity and firefighter monitoring, to name just a few. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What technologies will have the greatest impact on the fire industry in 2021? 

FLIR Announces The Giving Away Of A Comprehensive Set Of Firefighting Thermal Imaging Cameras To Aid Fire Brigade Missions

Between 4th January and 31st March, FLIR firefighters in the EU, UK, Norway and Switzerland have the chance to enter the “Going above and Beyond” competition to win over 12,000 EUR of FLIR firefighting Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) for their department. The winner will receive: 1 x FLIR K55 High-Performance thermal imaging camera 3 x FLIR K2 Compact TICs with MSX image enhancement feature 1 x FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Camera 1 x FLIR OTM 136 Scion Thermal Monocular ensu...

How Can We Better Ensure Firefighter Health And Wellness?

Ensuring the health and wellness of firefighters is a burden shared among equipment manufacturers as well as the fire departments and individual firefighters. Thoughtful design of equipment and other products used in the fire service can be a positive factor as firefighters and other first responders face dangerous situations every day. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What steps can we take to better ensure firefighter health and wellness?

FLIR Systems Unveil Next-Gen FLIR A8580 Series Of HD Thermal Science Cameras

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the release of FLIR A8580 series of thermal science cameras - 1.3 megapixel, entry-level cooled camera designed for a wide range of industrial, military, science, and product research and development (R&D) applications. This camera records blur-free images of high-speed targets, offering a wide range of precision, manual and motorized lenses, and also integrates seamlessly with the new FLIR Research Studio thermal analysis software, all providing the user wi...

FLIR Launches Its First Uncooled, Fixed-Mount, Connected Thermal Camera For Detecting Methane

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR GF77a Gas Find IR camera, its first fixed-mount, uncooled, autonomous leak detection camera designed specifically to visualize methane and other industrial gases. A new camera in FLIR Systems’ optical gas imaging (OGI) series, the connected GF77a provides upstream and midstream gas processors, producers, and operators with the ability to monitor continuously for invisible, potentially dangerous methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energ...

FLIR Launches The Fido X4 Premium Handheld Explosives Trace Detector That Delivers Unmatched Threat Coverage

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the launch of the FLIR Fido® X4, the newest, most advanced version of its premium handheld explosives trace detector. The Fido X4 delivers unmatched sensitivity for a broad range of explosives, so users can easily detect threats at levels other devices cannot. FLIR Systems’ TrueTrace® detection technology features a new five-channel sensor array that delivers expanded threat coverage. TrueTrace can accurately detect a wide range of explosives at nanogr...

TheFireStore's Insight On How Did A Thermal Camera Become A Must-Have In A Firefighting Department?

It’s only been in the past several years that thermal imaging cameras (TIC) have moved up in the firefighting equipment hierarchy from “nice to have” to “must-have” status. Two big factors in this greater acceptance of TICs are a lower cost per unit and growing support for TICs as life-safety equipment on the same level as SCBA and PPE. Cost-effective cameras More fire departments were able to buy thermal imaging cameras due to the low cost and use on a regular b...

FLIR Unveils K1 Thermal Imaging Camera For First Responders And Fire Safety Personnel

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the releases of the new FLIR K1 handheld thermal imaging camera, available for purchase in the EMEA region. Touted to be FLIR’s most affordable camera for first responder officers and fire investigators, the FLIR K1 detects heat and provides visibility through smoke and in total darkness. It provides enhanced situational awareness for use in wildland fire control, search and rescue missions, structure damage evaluation, and investigative work. K1 thermal i...

How Hand-Held Devices Help Firefighters To Tackle Emergency Situations And Save Lives

Among the tools of the fire service, some of the most powerful are hand-held devices. These technologies provide information to firefighters than can direct their approaches to emergency situations and safe lives. Today, more powerful devices are available in smaller, hand-held form, sometimes taking the place of much larger and more expensive devices. For example, previously the Los Angeles Fire Department carried just one large thermal imaging camera (TIC) that cost upwards of $10,000 on eac...

FLIR Appoints Sonia Galindo As The Senior Vice President To Manage Legal And Compliance Matters

FLIR Systems, Inc. announces Sonia Galindo as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Ms. Galindo will assume a key role on the executive team reporting to President and CEO Jim Cannon, providing leadership and management of all legal and compliance matters in support of the company’s business objectives. Ms. Galindo will lead FLIR’s global legal team and serve as the primary legal advisor to senior management and to its Board of D...

FLIR Systems Enhances Griffin G510 Portable GC-MS Chemical Detector To Speed Up Real-Time Chemical Threat Confirmation

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of multiple enhancements to its Griffin G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector to help responders analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations. Major new features on the G510 give users access to an expanded onboard drug library, as well as a new quick-search capability for chemicals and hazardous substances. To optimize response time, a new ‘Method Selector Wiza...

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