FLIR Next-Generation Thermal Handheld Camera

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posted on January 20, 2016
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FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR Scout III today at Shot Show in Las Vegas, the latest addition to its popular FLIR Scout series of outdoor thermal vision devices. In addition, FLIR is also showcasing the FLIR Scout TK, the smallest, lightest and most affordable thermal monocular in the Scout series that was first unveiled at the recent 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.

Exploring the wilderness at night is challenging, but the FLIR Scout III and FLIR Scout TK help by displaying heat emitted by people or animals, even in total darkness. Because you can also see landscapes and objects like trees, rivers, and trails, the Scout thermal monoculars provide powerful extra visual capabilities for a range of activities, including searching for a lost hunter or pet, observing nocturnal wildlife, or retrieving downed game.

Designed for hunters and professional outfitters who demand more performance, the FLIR Scout III builds on the success of the Scout II series with a choice of three resolutions—240, 320, and 640—and true-to-life video speeds of up to 60 Hz. Higher frame rates result in video that is smoother, more crisp, and easier to interpret in the field. The Scout III can detect a human-sized object at over 1,200 yards away at its maximum range. With such resolution and clarity, hunters can evaluate the movement of game during the preseason or track predators year-round.

The Scout TK offers outdoor enthusiasts the ability to see in thermal at a distance of over 100 yards. With more than five hours of battery life, the Scout TK — the first Scout series monocular to offer the ability to store thermal images onboard — allows users to store 1,000 JPEG images or approximately four hours of video. Whether fishing, hiking or camping, the Scout TK makes a perfect outdoor companion, from the backcountry to your backyard.

"Our latest additions to the Scout series, the FLIR Scout III and FLIR Scout TK, offer outdoor professionals and enthusiasts alike unparalleled thermal performance at any budget," said Kevin Tucker, General Manager of FLIR's Surveillance segment. "The ability to see in complete darkness enhances awareness and safety, and offers a way of experiencing the outdoors that no ordinary night vision technology can match."

Both Scout TK and Scout III offer expanded color palette options to make it easier to see warmer objects in cool settings, including White/Black Hot, InstAlert™, red, and Graded Fire, yellow with enhanced detail. Both thermal vision devices are rugged, weather-resistant and ergonomically-designed. They also offer enhanced digital processing that delivers the sharpest imagery in the toughest environments.

The Scout III will be available in the US in the first quarter of 2016 starting at $1,999 through established FLIR dealers. The FLIR Scout TK will begin shipping worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 for $599 and the product can be pre-registered at www.flir.com/scouttk. For more information on the Scout III, visit www.flir.com/ScoutIII.

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