Exclusive New High-Tech Service Introduces More Value to End-Users, Addresses Untapped Customer Demand
Boston, MA, June 17, 2009 -- FLIR Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR), today announced the introduction of ThermaTrak(TM), an exclusive new high-tech service to locate missing or stolen infrared cameras and thermal imagers. ThermaTrak from FLIR, developed with GadgetTrak®, employs recovery software that pinpoints the geographic location of the lost, stolen or missing infrared camera. Additionally, the ThermaTrak software embedded in the camera tracks the IP address, hostname, and even the Internet service provider (ISP) being used after the IR camera has gone missing or been stolen and is connected to the Internet.
" This is the first-ever theft tracking system for IR cameras. We are very excited to announce our exclusive agreement with GadgetTrak to offer this new recovery technology customized to FLIR IR cameras," said Tom Scanlon, vice president for FLIR. "The affordability and protection is exactly what our end-users want."
ThermaTrak is also used for asset management when multiple cameras are deployed in the field. With tracking activated, each time a camera is connected to a computer with internet access, an email is sent with a link to an updated location report.
"ThermaTrak has several unique abilities that you will not find elsewhere", said Ken Westin, Founder & CEO of GadgetTrak, commenting on the partnership with FLIR. "ThermaTrak software leverages our patented theft recovery system for use with IR cameras and discretely contacts the owner in the event it is lost or stolen. Data is delivered to ThermaTrak and a report is generated with the time, username, computer name, internal network address, location, and other data that relates to the device's connection. All images, location and network data are sent to the device owner"
In the case of theft, law enforcement agencies are able to find out the suspect's name, address and phone number through ISP information.
ThermaTrak requires an upgrade to the IR camera and is available with a standalone subscription or through FLIR's extended warranty. FLIR IR cameras run from under $3,000 to $400,000 per unit, so the security and peace of mind now offered by ThermaTrak is a big plus.
FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imagers and infrared camera systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's thermal imagers are used in diverse applications such as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search, and rescue, as well as for electrical inspection, commercial and residential building inspection, indoor air quality and home energy monitoring applications, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information on thermal imagers for your needs, please call +1-800-464-6372 or visit www.goinfrared.com
GadgetTrak Inc. based in Portland, Oregon provides innovative and patented theft recovery and loss prevention solutions for mobile devices. GadgetTrak continually collaborates and partners with technology leaders and law enforcement to improve our methods of recovery, data protection and endpoint security
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