FLIR launches new thermal camera series

Paul Gunton

Paul Gunton · 24 September 2019

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US-based FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR M300 Series, a new generation of maritime thermal cameras delivering advanced awareness-enhancing technologies, safer navigation, and seamless integration with onboard systems. FLIR M300 Series cameras are designed for the most demanding professional mariners and first responders who operate in the harshest marine environments.

The successor to FLIR’s industry-leading M-Series of maritime cameras, the next generation M300 Series consists of five models featuring rugged and robust new pan and tilt housings – four models with the FLIR BosonTM 640 or 320 resolution thermal camera cores and various fixed field of view (FoV) lenses, plus a visible-only model, the M300C, featuring a high-definition, colour, low-light camera with 30X zoom.

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The M300 Series cameras facilitate safer navigation through improved image stabilisation using an integrated attitude heading reference system (AHRS) sensor, providing captains with a steady view in rough seas. The M300 Series is also designed to integrate with the latest-generation marine navigation displays, including FLIR’s award-winning Raymarine Axiom® family of multifunction displays.

The dual sensor M364C and M364C LR offer mariners greater awareness via FLIR’s patented Colour Thermal VisionTM (CTV) technology. This proprietary multispectral imaging technology for the FLIR M300 Series and FLIR’s Raymarine Axiom line of navigation displays blends thermal and high-definition visible colour video for enhanced identification of buoys, vessels and other targets at night. Additionally, the M364C and M364C LR models feature FLIR’s patented MSX® imaging technology, which extracts edges and borders from the HD visible camera and blends these elements with the thermal image, giving operators improved visual recognition of distant objects.

“Our FLIR M300 Series cameras employ advanced sensing and imaging technologies so first responders, commercial mariners, and recreational boaters can navigate safer in limited visibility,” said Travis Merrill, President of the Commercial Business Unit at FLIR. “These professional-grade marine camera offer industry-leading performance and deep integration with Raymarine Axiom navigation displays to bring mariners a new level of situational awareness.”

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