Press Release Summary:
ThermaCAMÂ® S60 IR system identifies faulty components, thermal anomalies, and irregular heat patterns in devices, events and processes before critical failures. Palm-sized unit captures and stores real-time images at 60 Hz. Up to 600 real-time fully radiometric images can also be stored in camera's built-in 128 MB RAM. Camera offers both thermal and visual imaging, built-in Laser LocatIR(TM), detachable carrying handle with integrated remote control, and 4 in. LCD.
Original Press Release:
FLIR Introduces Thermacam® S60 Real-Time Thermal Analysis System with Firewire Digital Output
Powerful IR camera delivers rapid and accurate solution for evaluating thermal performance N. Billerica, MA (December 6, 2002) - Identifying faulty components, thermal anomalies and irregular heat patterns in devices, events and processes before critical failures occur enables engineers to determine design feasibility, avoid costly reworks, solve thermal problems and enhance product reliability. With the new ThermaCAM® S60 IR system, engineers can now instantly visualize, precisely verify and extensively analyze thermal performance. Ideal for electronics design verification, feasibility studies, R&D, target signature analysis, and thermal testing, the portable yet powerful S60 IR data acquisition system captures the information necessary to accurately quantify, evaluate and monitor the relative impact of minute or fast thermal variances. The innovative, palm-sized S60 real-time IR system features highly sensitive thermal imaging, precision temperature measurement, enhanced connectivity options including firewire digital output for high speed data transfer and extensive thermal analysis capabilities. The S60 captures and stores real-time images at standard video rates (60 Hz); variable speed recording allows users to customize image storage rates and save fully radiometric images to a removable Compact Flash card or in the S60's internal Flash memory. Up to 600 real-time fully radiometric images can also be stored in the camera's built-in 128MB RAM, designed for burst recording. In-camera playback lets users select which sequences or images to save, eliminating storing non-pertinent data or the need to carry a PC into the field to store data. Featuring both thermal and visual imaging, a built-in Laser LocatIR(TM), a detachable carrying handle with integrated remote control and 4" LCD, flexible real-time JPEG image storage and in-camera playback, a wide array of optics and powerful analysis software, the S60 quickly captures and visually documents all the data necessary to understand the impact of engineering designs and improve product reliability. Ergonomically designed, the S60 weighs 30% less than comparable IR cameras and allows maximum user flexibility for fast, mobile data acquisition and analysis in the filed, on the manufacturing floor or in the lab. According to Thomas Scanlon, Director of Americas Thermography Products, "The S60 is now the highest performing camera in our ThermaCAM line and the number one choice for engineers involved in thermal testing and analysis; with IEEE 1394 firewire output and precision temperature measurement, highly sensitive thermal imaging, it is the only IR camera that incorporates all the requirements of a high speed infrared data acquisition and analysis system in a single package. With over 30 years of demonstrated successes in infrared imaging and temperature measurement, the value of infrared testing and analysis is immense, improving product reliability, avoiding costly redesigns and delivering a rapid return on investment. In fact, many users report immediate payback on their ThermaCAM IR camera purchases." A state-of-the-art fourth generation uncooled microbolometer infrared detector delivers crisp, high-resolution longwave images, exceptional thermal sensitivity of 0.06°C and ultra-precise temperature measurements allowing users to see thermally-related problems with unprecedented clarity and accuracy. For applications where further analysis of dynamic objects and high speed events is required, the S60 is compatible with ThermaCAM® Researcher software which collects data directly from the S60 at a rate of 60 frames per second through a firewire connection. Data can also be exported to MatLab, Excel or other common analysis programs; sequences of images can be stored for later playback or converted to AVI files. FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLIR) designs, manufactures and markets infrared imaging systems worldwide. Commercial product applications include non-destructive testing, research and development, manufacturing process control, predictive maintenance/condition monitoring and broadcast imaging. With over 30 years experience and more than 30,000 of its IR systems in use, FLIR is the global leader in infrared cameras, software, service, training and support. FLIR's ThermaCAM thermal imaging cameras have set the standard for thermographic testing and analysis and are the most widely used IR non-contact temperature measurement systems worldwide. FLIR products also play pivotal roles in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation and search and rescue. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.flirthermography.com/s60P.