The new FLIR Ex-Series of entry-level thermal imaging cameras are true thermal imaging cameras, not instruments that simply take spot temperature measurements or use blended techniques. The most important of these features is the patented MSX-technology that provides high image quality in real time. This results in pin-sharp thermal images, quicker target orientation and clean reports. This technology was previously only available on models in the FLIR T-Series and above, but now it is also included on all of the four new cameras in the FLIR Ex-Series.
A built-in visual camera makes target association and inspection easy. And thanks to FLIR Systems' new multi spectral image storage, MSX can be applied to the stored visual and thermal JPEG images after inspection. Analysis tools are provided as standard with the respective models including spotmeter, area min/max and colour alarm. And all but one also includes the fusion function, picture-in-picture.
As the FLIR Ex-Series is designed for those who are new to thermal imaging, and they are easy to use. These cameras have a fixed focus-free lens, no adjustment is necessary. Just point, shoot and all the required temperature data, up to +250◦C, is automatically embedded on the JPEG images.
The new cameras are also lightweight, just 575 grams, enabling all of the models to be comfortably carried on a tool belt.
The range provides thermal image quality from 80 x 60 pixels up to 320 x 240 pixels enabling entire areas to be scanned in one pass. These cameras also have the ability to see temperature differences as small as 0.06◦C. So they are ideal for troubleshooting all electrical and mechanical faults through thermal measurement. They are equally suited to detecting building faults such as insulation losses and problems with under-floor heating systems.
FLIR Tools software is available for free download by all FLIR Ex-Series users, allowing thermal images and associated data to be imported to a PC for basic reporting and analysis. For those who need greater analysis capability FLIR Tools+ is optionally available.
For those who want more than an entry level thermal imaging camera but not the sophisticated features that characterize its professional models, FLIR Systems offers the Exx-Series. These are advanced cameras that are thermally tuneable and manually focusable and they feature very high imaging quality and standard features such as continuous zoom, thermal fusion, text/voice annotation, WiFi and Meterlink.
The latest generation FLIR Exx-Series comprises three models, E40/50/60 with the top of the range providing a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. All three however are now supplied complete with FLIR Systems' patented MSX technology. This is a visual augmentation feature that extracts detail from the 3.1 MP visual image putting the thermal image sharply into context. The enhanced image makes inspection easy and even allows details such as a fuse number to be seen clearly.
The new intuitive keypad, touch screen and menu are also new. This system allows the thermal, visual, MSX and picture-in-picture images to be saved with one click. All thermal data is automatically embedded and the image can also be edited in the camera.
Another new and useful feature is auto orientation. This allows the camera operator to take either a landscape or portrait image, whichever is best suited to the application. The software also tags the image's orientation and presents it in that format when recalled.
A wide range of accessories is also now available with the new Exx-Series including 45◦ and telephoto lenses to extend the camera's scope of application and useful devices such as sun visor for efficient outdoor operation.
As before the FLIR Exx-Series is supplied with FLIR Tools operating and basic reporting software for PC and Apple MAC but for greater flexibility FLIR Tools+ is also available. It supports a wide range of reporting and analysis features including Panorama, FLIR Systems' intelligent imaging stitching function.