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FLIR Systems, Inc. Announces NEW ThermaCAM® P640 High DefinitionInfrared Camera With Superior Image Resolution & Temperature Measurement

Date: July 13, 2006

Boston, MA (July 11, 2006) – FLIR Systems, Inc., the global leader in infrared cameras and technology is pleased to announce their industry leading professional-grade ThermaCAM® P640 thermal imaging camera. The P640 is ideal for professional thermographers, infrared consultants, those working in the utility industry, or anyone needing to view small or distant targets with better thermal image detail and temperature measurement accuracy.

news_07_13_06_P640_1The new high definition 640 x 480 detector in the P640 delivers 307,200 pixels versus 76,800 in an IR camera with a 320 x 240 detector. That’s 4 times better resolution (16 times better than an infrared camera with a 160×120 detector)! This can make the difference between seeing –or not seeing – if a thermal anomaly even exists, especially if you’re looking at small or distant targets. The P640’s superior image quality also allows the professional thermographer to see much more image detail to help truly pinpoint or diagnose the nature of a problem. More pixels mean greater temperature measurement accuracy. To the professional thermographer, this means clear, practical benefits, and a strong competitive advantage.

The P640 is packed with advanced, yet user friendly features to help capture the highest quality thermal images. Completely new interchangeable lenses have been developed that further enhance the camera’s ability to capture distant targets in high detail or view close up targets with a wide field of view. An 8-to-1 continuous digital zoom allows the user to take full advantage of the camera’s high definition image to pinpoint problems and understand their origin.

The new camera also includes an interchangeable 1.3 megapixel visual camera, a large, swivel-mount, 5.6” color LCD, tilt-able viewfinder and a 3 hour battery, all in a rugged lightweight magnesium package that weighs less than cameras with a fraction of the resolution and performance features.

news_07_13_06_P640_2With this unmatched, highly advanced infrared thermal imaging camera in hand, professional thermographers have a lot to be excited about. High Definition Infrared has arrived and will become the new standard for professional thermographers who stake their reputations and their livelihoods on the accuracy of their findings and the quality of their IR reports. The ThermaCAM® P640 will be ready for shipments beginning August 2006.

About FLIR Systems:

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets thermal imagers and infrared camera systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR’s thermal imagers are used in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search and rescue, as well as for electrical inspection, commercial and residential building inspection, indoor air quality and home energy monitoring applications, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information on all types of thermal imagers, please call 1-800-464-6372 or visit

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