Providing First Responders With the Most Complete Suite of Thermal Imaging Products
WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2016) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced a range of thermal imaging solutions for firefighters, including the FLIR K33 and FLIR K53 handheld cameras, the FLIR KF6 camera for fire engines, and two FLIR Aerial First Responder Kits featuring the DJI Zenmuse XT powered by FLIR. These new products will be showcased for the first time today at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International trade show for firefighters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Along with the recently introduced FLIR K2 entry-level thermal firefighting camera, the new product additions underscore FLIR's commitment to providing high-quality, affordable thermal imaging cameras for broad firefighting applications.
The FLIR K33 and K53 handheld cameras offer a single button interface and four-inch screen that help make camera operation simple while on the job. Positioned near the middle of FLIR's firefighting camera lineup with an easy-to-use interface and affordable price points, the K33 and K53 will enable more firefighters with thermal imaging capabilities so they can see through smoke, identify hot spots, navigate safely, and locate and rescue victims more easily.
The FLIR KF6 represents the firefighting industry's first thermal camera designed for fire engine ladders. By mounting it on a fire engine ladder, the FLIR KF6 allows firefighters to better observe and safely plan how to fight a large building, warehouse, or structure fire. The KF6 also helps firefighters better assess the effectiveness of their extinguishing strategies.
Packaging the DJI Zenmuse XT stabilized thermal camera powered by FLIR with the DJI Inspire 1 drone, the FLIR Aerial First Responder Kits provide first responders added support from the air. Available in both Advanced and Basic packages, these kits allow firefighters to gain a thermal perspective from high above the ground to pinpoint temperature variances signifying potential problems in buildings, to detect the presence of people or animals, and to monitor fire personnel in large fire scenes.
"With its ability to see through smoke, measure temperature, and locate people in potentially dangerous situations, thermal imaging provides a superpower-like capability for firefighters," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "These product introductions at FDIC and our continuous efforts to reduce the cost of thermal technology will help broaden the range of firefighting solutions and bring us closer to our mission of enabling every firefighter with this life-saving technology."
All five new thermal imaging products for firefighters are on display starting today at FDIC, FLIR booth #3921. For more information on the individual products, please visit www.flir.com/TICS.
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.
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the products 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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