April 29, 2008
FLIR's PathFindIR LE Brings Affordable Thermal Imaging Technology to Law Enforcement Vehicles
Improves Safety for Nighttime Driving, and Provides Mast-Mounted Overwatch for Command Vehicles
Portland, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced the introduction of the PathFindIR LE thermal imager for law enforcement vehicles. PathFindIR is designed to reduce the risks to officers driving at night, and as an aid to night time surveillance. PathFindIR can allow officers to see people from more than 1000’ away in total darkness.
The core of this innovative product is the same powerful thermal imaging technology used in many military applications. The PathFindIR LE’s thermal imager creates real-time video by detecting subtle differences in temperature, and displaying them as black and white TV video on an onboard display or computer laptop. With PathFindIR LE, officers can conduct night surveillance with both hands on the wheel and both eyes free.
To the PathFindIR LE, warm objects appear white and cool objects appear black. This advanced technology provides vehicle operators the ability to see more than four times farther than with headlights. The PathFindIR LE can be integrated into the front of a police cruiser, truck, or on to a command vehicle. PathFindIR LE provides drivers greatly increased reaction time at night, significantly reducing the hazards of driving in conditions of reducedvisibility.
“We are pleased to be able to harness the technology that we have been the leader in developing over the past four decades and use it in a commercialproduct to save lives everyday,” said Earl Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide varietyofimaging and thermography applications including airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, land-based security,environmental monitoring, condition monitoring, research and development, and manufacturing process control. FLIR Systems is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, with service and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Visit the company's web site at www.flir.com.