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FLIR launches new thermal imaging cameras for firefighting

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FLIR Systems announces the release of two new thermal imaging cameras designed for firefighting applications.

The new compact FLIR K2 camera and FLIR K65 NFPA-1801 compliant camera join the industry-leading line-up of K-Series thermal imaging cameras (TICs) that enable firefighters to see through smoke, locate and rescue victims, identify hot spots, navigate safely, and stay better oriented during response missions.

FLIR K65 thermal imaging cameras

Fully certified to the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1801-2013 standard for usability, image quality and durability for firefighting thermal imagers, the FLIR K65 offers superior 320 x 240 thermal resolution and features FLIR’s revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology for ultra-crisp thermal imagery and visibility in total darkness and smoke-filled rooms.

FSX sharpens the thermal image through real-time, onboard digital processing, producing an image that shows extraordinary structural and edge details. The K65 also includes onboard video recording and playback, which is useful for debriefing and training.

FLIR K2 thermal imaging cameras

Bringing FLIR’s powerful life-saving thermal technology to a broader base of firefighters at an affordable price point, the K2 is powered by FLIR’s revolutionary Lepton camera core to deliver detail-oriented thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution. The camera is equipped with FLIR’s patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX) technology that significantly enhances image quality, allowing firefighters to see key structural details in a variety of environments.

FLIR Vice President and General Manager of Instruments, Rickard Lindvall comments that the K65 is fully compliant with NFPA standards, displaying FLIR’s strong commitment to the needs of the firefighting industry, while the K2 is yet another example of how FLIR’s Lepton core makes thermal imaging products more accessible.

The release of the new K2 and K65 thermal cameras follows the launch of the K55 and K45 models earlier this year. The K2 will be available for purchase in late September 2015 while the K65 will be available to order from 29 June through established distribution networks.

FLIR has also announced an industry-leading warranty on K2, K45, K55, and K65 models when registered within 60 days of purchase. The new warranty covers the full camera for five years, the detector for ten years, and batteries for two years. 

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