FLIR Systems Introduces Revolutionary Low Cost Micro Thermal Imaging Camera Core
Camera Core Redefines Size, Weight, Power, and Cost of Infrared Technology
WILSONVILLE, OR -- 01/07/14 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR)
today announced the release of the new FLIR® Lepton™ thermal imaging camera core.
Lepton utilizes innovative technology, high volume manufacturing techniques,
and commercial scale to deliver a price point that is an order of magnitude
below current thermal camera cores.
Similar in size, weight, and power consumption to a conventional
CMOS cell phone camera module, Lepton is the world's smallest
microbolometer-based thermal imaging camera core currently available. FLIR will utilize Lepton in new and
existing products across many vertical markets. The first commercial use of
Lepton is in the new FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging smartphone accessory introduced
today at CES 2014. Lepton has also been designed for easy integration into
third party products, such as smartphones, tablets, diagnostic tools, automobiles,
toys, building controls, process equipment, security systems, machine vision
systems, and advanced gaming devices. OEMs around the world can benefit from
the fully-exportable Lepton core, which generates high-quality, fully-processed
thermal images through common standard interfaces.
Lepton utilizes multiple proprietary technologies, including
wafer level detector packaging, wafer level micro-optics, and a custom
integrated circuit that supports all camera functions on a single integrated
low power chip. These and other innovations are reflected in more than 100 new
patent filings worldwide related to Lepton technologies, processes, and
applications. The new Lepton core facilitates accurate temperature measurements
and is fully compatible with FLIR's patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic
Imaging technology, or MSX®, which significantly enhances the thermal image
fidelity with data from a visible-light sensor.
"FLIR is committed to the development
of lower cost, user friendly thermal sensing technologies to enhance vision and
measurement beyond light. Lepton represents our latest, most dramatic step
toward our vision of becoming 'the world's sixth sense'™," said Andy
Teich, President and CEO of FLIR.
"Not only will Lepton support an array of new imaging applications, but
its revolutionary price, size, and low power consumption will open new markets
for the useful information and data that thermal technology provides."
To learn more about FLIR Lepton, visit www.flir.com/lepton.
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a
world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that
enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and
threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography,
and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance,
condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control,
search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border
and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological,
radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information,
go to FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.
The statements in
this release by Andy
Teich and the other
statements in this release about the product described above are
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current
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actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or
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including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems
referenced in this release, changes in pricing of FLIR's products, changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical
components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a
timely manner, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export
control laws and regulations, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission
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industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and
international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only
as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to
update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after
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