FLIR Systems, an American-based company that specialises in thermal imaging cameras, has linked up with Night Vision Australia for its latest releases Down Under. Night Vision Australia acts as FLIR’s Australian distributor and will assist in launching the FLIR LS-X and LS-XR hand-held thermal monocular cameras across the country.
FLIR is the leader in its field and is the world’s largest commercial company devoted to the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon in the United States, FLIR has made enormous strides since being founded in 1978.
The LS-X and LS-XR are both contoured for simple single-hand use in rugged, demanding conditions. The LS-series thermal imagers see heat instead of light during the hours after dusk. As such, they are ideal for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who are able to search for whatever they have their sights on in total darkness and avoid having to rely on flashlights that could reveal their own location. The thermal-imagining cameras can be used through smoke, dust and light fog. They can also see through foliage and camouflage.
Night Vision Australia is based in Sydney and general manager John Overs is excited about the latest FLIR products.
“These are the newest and most advanced cameras in the field,” he said. “The LS-X and LS-XR feature enhanced high-resolution color displays, extended range performance and video output for recording and external displays.
“The LS-X has a 320x240 sensor and up to 4x e-zoom while the LS-XR has a 640x480 sensor with up to 8x e-zoom for superior vision.”
The LS-series is blessed with multiple imaging modes that can locate the body heat of animals or humans. Boasting fully-automatic operation, they have an intuitive interface with many operating modes. A key factor within this set-up is FLIR’s ground-breaking InstAlert, which turns hot objects bright red on the screen.
The FLIR LS-X model has a retail price including GST of $5250, while the LS-XR can be picked up for $8950.