Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Easy-to-Install Imager Enables Condition Monitoring and Fire Prevention

WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the launch of its new AX8 fixed-mount thermal imager. Combining thermal and visible cameras along with FLIR's proprietary MSX® technology in a small, affordable package, the AX8 is easy to install in space-constrained areas for automated and uninterrupted condition monitoring of critical electrical and mechanical equipment.

Enabled by FLIR's ground-breaking Lepton® micro thermal imaging camera core, the AX8 provides early detection of temperature-related issues in electrical and mechanical equipment, guarding against unplanned outages, service interruptions, equipment failure, and fire. The AX8 is the ideal sensing solution for continuous condition monitoring and early fire detection without the need for periodic manual scans.

The AX8 thermal imager has 4,800 active temperature points per image, provides streaming temperature data over industry-standard interfaces (Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP) for easy analysis, has a built-in web interface, and includes a full suite of Analysis and Alarm functions that automatically send alerts when the AX8 detects elevated temperatures.

Measuring only 54 x 25 x 95 mm, the AX8 integrates easily into electrical installations or any manufacturing environment. The AX8's streaming thermal, visual, and MSX video is output in standard MJPEG, MPEG, H.264 formats, adding multipurpose image capabilities.

With all of these features in a compact form factor, the FLIR AX8 addresses the condition monitoring and safety needs for many environments, including:

  • Process and manufacturing industries
  • Data centers
  • Energy generation and distribution
  • Transportation and mass transit
  • Storage facilities
  • Refrigeration warehouses
  • Engine rooms

"With the AX8, FLIR is continuing to find new and innovative uses for its increasingly-more affordable thermal imaging technologies," said Andy Teich, FLIR's President and CEO. "The AX8 is another example of how our new Lepton core's revolutionary price, size, and low power consumption is creating a new product category and corresponding applications."

At a groundbreaking price of $995 USD, the AX8 is debuting at the Security Essen tradeshow from September 23rd through September 26th in Essen, Germany and will be available for global order and delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014. To learn more, please visit www.flir.com/ax8.

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the product described above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, 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 filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general 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 the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

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FLIR Systems, sensor systems, AX8, thermal imager, thermal imaging, industrial automation

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