FLIR Systems Launches Innovative, Low Cost Thermal Imaging Traffic Sensor
FLIR TrafiOne Utilizes Lepton(R) Thermal Microcamera Module to Enable Intelligent and Reliable Intersection Traffic Monitoring
WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/16 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR TrafiOne traffic sensor developed specifically for accurate traffic detection utilizing the world's most advanced low-cost thermal imaging technology. The FLIR TrafiOne uses thermal imaging and Wi-Fi tracking technology to provide traffic engineers with a differentiated, highly reliable solution to detect vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians in urban environments.
Enabled by FLIR's revolutionary Lepton thermal imaging technology, the FLIR TrafiOne has the ability to see in total darkness, remain unaffected by shadows, colors and sun glare, operate in inclement weather conditions, and detect heat signatures of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles, resulting in lower false alarm rates. The FLIR TrafiOne provides reliable 24/7 traffic detection of intersection activity by sensing when a person, car, or bicycle approaches a crosswalk, waits at a stoplight, or intersects a median or crosswalk.
The FLIR TrafiOne connects to a city's traffic signal controller to allow for a more dynamic control of traffic signals based on traffic and pedestrian patterns and intensity. The FLIR TrafiOne uses Wi-Fi tracking technology to capture detailed traffic flow data, including travel and route times along road segments. Using traffic flow information, the FLIR TrafiOne can also measure traffic delay times at intersections. Traffic engineers can access information collected by the FLIR TrafiOne through the cloud to obtain useful traffic insights to aid in their decision making.
"The FLIR TrafiOne will help cities improve traffic flows by utilizing highly accurate thermal imaging technology," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "Through the use of Lepton-based thermal sensors connected to a city's traffic network, the FLIR TrafiOne will help traffic engineers accurately adapt traffic signal timing, reduce vehicle idling time, monitor traffic congestion, and enhance driver safety in a broader range of environmental and lighting conditions."
The FLIR TrafiOne will be available in the second half of 2016. FLIR will showcase the FLIR TrafiOne sensor at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016 trade show from April 5 - 8, 2016, at booth #10.403. For more information about the FLIR TrafiOne, visit www.flir.com/traffic.
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 thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to 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 product 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'scontinuing 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.