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FLIR Introduces Low-Cost Thermal-Imaging Camera

May 9, 2008

The system is targeted at emerging thermography markets.


PORTLAND, OR /Marketwire/ -- FLIR Systems Inc. announced the introduction of its new FLIR i5 low-cost thermal-imaging camera. The FLIR i5 is the lowest priced, full-function thermography camera ever offered by FLIR, and is targeted at the emerging market for low-cost, high-performance thermal-imaging cameras for commercial applications. The FLIR i5 is being offered at a price 30% to 40% below FLIR's current lowest cost camera, and is expected to stimulate significant market demand. The product will be sold through a strong, well-developed distribution network worldwide, with applications in electrical, mechanical, and building trades. An Extech i5 branded product will also be available for the North American market.

Weighing just 12 ounces, the FLIR i5 is the "lightest and most compact handheld infrared camera available in its class," while offering exceptional ease of use and commercial-grade functionality. The FLIR i5 includes a bright 2.8 in. LCD display, and can measure temperatures up to 480°F, while detecting temperature differences as small as 0.10°F. The FLIR i5 comes with FLIR's proprietary QuickReport image-analysis and report-writing software, a 512 MB mini SD Card, a rechargeable battery and charger, USB cable, hand strap, and manuals and user CDs available in 21 languages. The FLIR i5 was designed by FLIR's Thermography Division in Stockholm, Sweden, uses FLIR's own high-performance infrared sensors and will be produced at the company's new manufacturing facility in Tallinn, Estonia.

"The FLIR i5 represents yet another groundbreaking price point for thermography imaging systems, and demonstrates the enormous value, created by combining our low-cost, high-performance infrared detectors with new low-cost manufacturing and world-class engineering capabilities," commented Earl Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems Inc. "The FLIR i5 is the latest product in our ongoing strategy to open large new commercial markets for infrared technology. This is truly a revolutionary product at a revolutionary price," he added.

About FLIR
FLIR Systems Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal-imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications, including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and ground-based security.


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