FLIR Systems launches thermal imaging camera for traffic monitoring applications: FLIR FC-Series T
As the amount of cars on our roads is perpetually increasing, the demand for accurate traffic monitoring and roadway surveillance systems is rising correspondingly. Such systems need to operate 24/7, without pause. CCTV cameras are often used for this purpose, but these cameras have severe limitations when it comes to nighttime operation. They are also subject to many limiting factors during the day.
Thermal imaging cameras are not susceptible to sun glare, so they can be positioned wherever they’ll be the most effective without concern for sun angle. They can be used for traffic light control and vehicle counting, even in total darkness.
Thermal imaging cameras are ideal instruments for a wide variety of traffic monitoring applications such as:
- Vehicle detection at intersections
- Road side monitoring
- Monitoring traffic in tunnels
- Highway traffic management
Thermal imaging cameras eliminate problems that face with visible camera detection systems such as missed or false calls.
The new FLIR FC-Series T thermal imaging cameras are ideal tools for traffic monitoring applications.
Numerous industries have already discovered the benefits of thermal imaging. FLIR Systems is active in all these markets and produces more thermal imaging cameras than any other manufacturer. Thanks to economies of scale FLIR Systems is able to offer the FC-Series T at an extremely affordable price.
High image quality
The FC-Series T are equipped with a maintenance free uncooled microbolometer detector that produces images of no less than 320x240 pixels on which the smallest of details can be seen.
FLIR Systems offers the FLIR FC-Series T with different lens options. They are available with a 9 mm, 13 mm or 19 mm lens. Longer lenses offer a narrower field of view so that you can see farther.
Easy to install
All FLIR FC-Series T thermal imaging camera can be installed on existing infrastructure. There is no need for huge civil works or to open up the road. They can be easily integrated into any existing infrastructure providing detection and visibility 24/7 all the year round. They can serve as a simple plug and play replacement for existing visible cameras
Designed for use in harsh environments
The FC-Series T are extremely rugged systems. Their vital core is well protected, meeting IP66 requirements, against dust and water ingress. They operate between -50 ºC and +75 ºC. Perfect for all climates.
Just like all thermal imaging cameras, the FLIR FC-Series T works perfectly together with video analytics.
About thermal imaging
Thermal imaging is the use of cameras constructed with specialty sensors that “see” thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible to the human eye because its wavelength is too long to be detected. It’s the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.
Thermal imaging cameras produce images of invisible infrared or “heat” radiation. Based on temperature differences between objects, thermal imaging produces a clear image. In contrast with other technologies, such as light amplification, thermal imaging needs no light whatsoever to produce an image on which the smallest of details can be seen. Thermal imaging provides full visibility irrespective of the prevailing light level and weather conditions.
It can see in total darkness, in the darkest of nights, through light fog, in the far distance, through smoke and is able to detect anyone hiding in the shadows.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design and manufacturing of thermal imaging cameras for a wide variety of applications. It has over 50 years of experience and thousands of thermal imaging cameras currently in use worldwide for predictive maintenance, building inspections, research & development, security and surveillance, maritime, automotive and other night-vision applications. FLIR Systems has eight manufacturing plants located in the USA (Portland, Boston, Santa Barbara and Bozeman), Sweden (Stockholm), Estonia (Talinn) andFrance (near Paris). It operates offices in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, UK and the USA. The company has over 3,200 dedicated infrared specialists, and serves international markets through a global distributor network providing local sales and support functions.
If you would like more information about the FLIR line of security cameras or about FLIR Systems and its wide range of thermal imaging cameras, please contact:
FLIR Commercial Systems AB
Mr. Christiaan Maras
Marketing Director EMEA & APAC
Tel. : +32 (0) 3665 5100
Fax : +32 (0) 3303 5624