FLIR marine thermal imaging cameras
FLIR Systems installed and handheld range of thermal imaging cameras cater for the most demanding marine applications.
The FLIR MS-Series, HM-Series, BHM-Series, M-Series, MD Series, Voyager II, Voyager III and MU-Series and MV-Series are used aboard pleasure craft, motorboats and yachts, superyachts, commercial vessels, work boats, fishing boats, cruise ships and many other types of vessels.
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FLIR BHM-Series cameras extend the FLIR handheld thermal image range by offering a bi-ocular format body, allowing both eyes to be used to more easily detect small objects. They offer resolution up to 640 x 480 and up to 4x digital zoom, depending upon the model selected — unrivalled performance from a handheld device.
The FLIR HM-Series is a range of handheld shock-resistant thermal imaging cameras. FLIR HM-Series cameras produce a crisp image in the darkest of nights and bring the benefits of FLIR's market leading technology into the hands of boat skippers on craft as small as RIBs and small yachts. These are also excellent units for use on mobile harbour, marina, boatyard and rescue patrols.
The FLIR M-Series combines a thermal imaging camera with the option of a low light camera in one extremely neat and robust housing. It provides crisp, clear thermal imagery in total darkness and light fog or smoke.
Packaged in a small, ultra-compact gimbal the FLIR M-Series is designed for the most demanding boating and maritime applications. It is a perfect tool for night time navigation, shipboard security, man overboard situations, anti-piracy and many other applications. The FLIR M-Series sets a new standard for everything from aesthetic design to technical capability in a small installed profile.
It was named winner of the prestigious 2009 DAME Awards for the M-626L model (now the 625L). Further models have since been introduced including the FLIR M-612L long-distance high resolution model.
FLIR's Voyager III is a high-end gyro-stabilised maritime thermal imaging camera with advanced features including automatic tracking, temperature indication on the displayed image and a revised joystick control unit offering ease of operation for operators with busy workloads.
Like its Voyager II sibling, the Voyager III features two thermal imaging cameras and one daylight/low light camera. One thermal imager has a wide angle field of view, the other has a narrower field. Used in combination the operator can monitor a broad seascape or landscape while being able to quickly focus on areas of attention.
Precision gyro-stabilized Pan/Tilt can cope with rough water conditions, allowing the Voyager III to detect a human being more than 1.1nm (2km) away and small craft as far as 3.3nm (6km) or more in the distance.
FLIR thermal imaging cameras work by detecting extremely small temperature differences. These temperature differences can be converted into a real-time video image on which the anything on the water, or floating in it, can be seen. Warmer objects appear white, colder objects are darker.
Other types of night vision technology require at least a low level of light to generate an image. The lower the light level, the less efficient their operation. FLIR thermal imaging cameras are completely unaffected by the darkest of nights when the moon has waned or when heavy weather obscures the sky and environmental light.
As you can see in this video FLIR brings together thermal imaging with other technologies to provide maximum confidence in uncertain situations.
The MD-Series is offered in two models, the MD-324 with a 320 × 240 sensor and the MD-625 with a 640 x 480 sensor.
Both models output analogue video that can be viewed on a wide range of marine electronics and monitors. They are powered through an Ethernet connection.
FLIR BHS-Series cameras are geared for the security and law enforcement markets and offer a bi-ocular format body moulded in matt black. Both eyes can be used to more easily detect small objects without light leakage from the comfortable eyepiece and the BHS is silent in operation, ideal for covert observation.
The FLIR HS-Series is a range of handheld shock-resistant thermal imaging cameras, a far superior technology to older generation night vision equipment. The bodies of this range are matt black, the shuttered eye-pieces prevent light leakage and the HS-Series is silent in operation, making this range ideal for covert observation in security, border patrol and law enforcement applications.
Lightweight, rugged and maintenance free, the MS-Series is weather protected to IP67 rating and produces thermal images of 240 x 180 pixels for the MS-224 model or 320 x 240 pixels for the MS-324. The MS-324 also features a 2 x digital zoom, allowing detection of small vessels two-thirds of a nautical mile away (1.2km).
FLIR's Voyager II is a powerful, multi-sensor, mid range gyro-stabilised thermal night vision system. It incorporates two thermal imaging cameras and one daylight/low light camera. One thermal imager has a wide angle field of view, the other has a narrower field. The Voyager II overlays both to provide a high resolution image without losing broad situational awareness.
The FLIR Voyager II will allow you to detect a human being more than two kilometres away. Floating objects around 2.3 metres square in size can be spotted up to around six kilometres range, even in total darkness, through smoke, light fog and in the most difficult weather conditions.
The Voyager II comes with a fully integrated and gyro-stabilized Pan/Tilt. It provides you with a continuous 360° rotation and a steady image in any sea state.
The Navigator II was the base model in the FLIR range until recently.
It has now been superseded by the M-Series which can offer greater capability and superior aesthetics at an equivalent price. We've left the data on this model for the time being for comparison purposes but please visit our FLIR M-Series information page to see the future of infrared imaging.