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article image The Land Cyclops PPM+ handheld imager.

BY taking advantage of advances in electro-optics techniques, the new Land Cyclops PPM+ handheld imager, available from Industrial Pyrometers , combines high performance thermal imaging with accurate temperature measurement and good ergonomic design.

Cyclops PPM+ uses an un-cooled 320 x 240 pixel, long wavelength, focal plane array detector, giving a temperature resolution better than 0.1°C at 30°C, and operates in the 7 to 14 micron waveband.

Apart from its compact design and light weight (just 2kg), the most striking feature of the Cyclops PPM+ is the use of a Compaq iPAQ, which displays a high definition thermal image on its large colour LCD screen, clearly visible at all levels of ambient light - even bright sunlight.

Capturing and storing images and transferring them to a computer is made easy via the onboard pocket PC mounted on top of the imager, which has both USB and IRDA connectivity.

A 32MB flash memory card provides on-board image recording storage. Additional storage is available on a range of optional flash cards up to 64MB.

Reports are readily generated using LIPS PPM+, the new Land image processing software system, which provides an extensive range of temperature measurement and image analysis functions.

Cyclops PPM+ is suitable for a wide range of electrical, mechanical, and building and works management applications within the 0 to 300°C temperature measurement range with accuracy to ±2%.

Typical examples include: Checking electrical connections and performance of power distribution systems: motors, bearings and couplings: integrity of insulation, blocked pipe-work and other thermal faults: and hidden defects in buildings such as insulation and roofs.

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