FLIR has just introduced a cutting-edge cryogenically-cooled thermal camera that allows for early detection of other vessels, landmarks and nav aids up to nine miles away. A multi-sensor marine camera, the FLIR M500 has a 14x optical zoom lens to improve situation awareness, a gyrostabilizer to produce steady images in rough seas, and a video tracker to monitor a selected moving or stationary target.
The new camera does all this by detecting small temperature variations in targets, providing greater detail even at great distances or in reduced visibility. It is the first cooled thermal camera in FLIR’s award-winning M Series line. “The FLIR M500 multi-sensor camera is FLIR’s most technologically advanced M-Series camera to date,” says Gregoire Outters, FLIR’s Maritime VP. The new camera will be available through FLIR dealers in September. For more: http://flir.com