FLIR freezes prices of new fuller-featured, entry-level IR camera series
02 February 2012
FLIR believes that no other thermal imaging camera in its price bracket has the same level of functionality as the company's i3 model. And while the three models in the new i series inherit proven features from their forerunners, their design, build and technical specification are superior. However, the cost of improvement hasn’t been passed on to the end user, as FLIR has frozen the price on these entry level models.
what’s new? Firstly the FLIR i-Series (models i3, i5 and i7) is much more robust, withstanding a 2m drop test onto a hard surface without any detrimental effect. All models are ingress protection rated to IP43.
The FLIR i5 produces an image of 100 x 100 pixels, an improvement of 56% on the previous generation model, while the FLIR i7 features a 140 x 140 pixel array, providing an increased image quality of 36%. And both these models also include a wider field of view. This is important as it extends the scope of their application.
The new FLIR i-Series models have been designed for entry level users. The fixed, focus-free lens makes it especially quick and easy to apply. Thermal images are stored in JPEG format on an SD card or in the camera’s internal memory; all temperature data is automatically embedded in the image. Depending on the model, the camera comes with analysis tools such as spot meters, areas and isotherms.
All new FLIR i-Series models are bundled with the new FLIR Tools 2.0 software, which allows images to be exported to a PC, analysed and formulated into a basic report with the addition of headers, footers and logos. It also enables filters to be applied when searching for images.
For more advanced reporting functions, the FLIR i-Series can be upgraded to include the latest FLIR Reporter software, a premium software product available for as little as £135 +VAT. As a price guide, the new and improved FLIR i3 is just £895 (excluding VAT).
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