Teledyne FLIR Debuts Enhanced K-Series Thermal Imaging Cameras

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Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has launched its improved K-Series firefighting and search and rescue (SAR) thermal imaging cameras (TICs). This TIC series now includes greater image clarity and sharpness, especially in low-contrast scenes, offering better overall perception to improve operator safety and efficiency.

The enhanced K-Series includes image processing improvements that significantly increase image quality throughout the imaging span. The enhanced visibility prevents disorientation and improves situational awareness for public safety personnel during fire attacks and search and rescue missions. The Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology, standard for all K-Series models, helps firefighters see low-contrast targets even in scenes with wide temperature ranges.

“FLIR K-Series TICs have become standard, reliable tools for the firefighting and SAR communities, helping them survey precarious environments in low-visibility settings where time is of the essence,” said Peter Dekkers, director, global business development, Teledyne FLIR.

“With the enhanced K-Series, we’re delivering better identification of unstable floor areas, doors, openings, and hidden compartments to help public safety personnel quickly locate persons and hotspots, and to conduct faster detection and incident resolution for those on the front lines.”

The cameras withstand heat up to 260°C (500°F) for five minutes. The IP67-rated housing includes a 4” image display that captures granular details in fire operations regardless of wet, dirty, or low-visibility conditions. The improved K-Series models include K33, K45, K53, K55, and K65.