FLIR Systems Launches Canadian Distribution of Extech Instruments' 300-Plus Test & Measurement Product Line


Waltham, MA - June 3, 2008 - Extech Instruments (www.extech.com), a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc., will launch Canadian distribution of its comprehensive line of test and measurement equipment on June 3rd, 2008. Electrical, environmental/indoor air quality, HVAC/R, mould/moisture remediation, and plant/MRO professionals in Canada will now have a choice when it comes to selecting high-quality test and measurement equipment with built-in infrared technology including digital multimeters (DMMs), clamp-on meters, tachometers, thermometers, and over 300 other precision instruments.

Jerry Blakeley, president of Extech Instruments, comments on the major distribution expansion effort, "Having served customers in over 92 countries, Extech is extremely pleased to officially introduce Canada to our wide-ranging line of feature-rich precision instruments. We are eager to acquaint Canadian customers with the "Extech advantage"- innovative and diverse product offerings coupled with unrivaled customer support and a solid reputation for quality. Our valued stocking distributors in Canada are working to ensure that our complete product line is available to professionals in the electrical, electronics, environmental/indoor air quality, HVAC/R, industrial safety, restoration and remediation, testing, and plant/MRO sectors throughout the provinces."

Greg Bork, regional sales manager of FLIR Systems, Ltd. in Burlington, Ontario added, "With the distribution of Extech's expansive line of quality instruments, FLIR Systems of Canada is poised to offer a universe of choices to Canadian professionals. Extech products will be available through Acklands-Grainger (www.acklandsgrainger.com), Birde Marketing (www.birde.ca), E.S. Gallagher (www.esgallagher.com), Safety Express (www.safetyexpress.com) and Sycorp Environmental (www.sycorp.ca)." Stocking distributors are invited to contact Greg Bork to add the Extech catalog to their product offerings by calling 800.613.0507, ext. 30 or emailing greg.bork@flir.com.

Extech's extensive catalog covers sixteen product categories including airflow meters (anemometers); moisture and humidity meters (hygrometers and psychrometers); fiber optic, light and sound meters (including dosimeters); water quality meters; gas detectors; pressure meters; calibrators; thermocouple thermometers; voltmeters; and numerous other test and measurement devices. Well-known for its innovation-focused approach to product development, Extech has aggressively implemented built-in infrared technology across its product range. (Extech holds five patents incorporating infrared (IR) in measurement instruments.) Visit www.extech.com for a complete product listing.

About Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company

Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Extech Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of products and its innovation in providing instruments with unique combinations of features that make them highly useful and very convenient. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001 2000 certified and is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.

For more information about Extech Instruments in Canada, call 800.613.0507, ext. 30 or visit www.extech.com.

Contact:

Andre Rebelo

Global PR Manager

Extech Instruments

781-434-3901

andre.rebelo@extech.com

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