Professional Mariner Magazine's "Plimsoll Award for Innovation"
The FLIR Systems Navigator II marine thermal imager won the 2008 Plimsoll Award for Innovation. The Plimsoll Award for Innovation recognizes an innovation that contributes to improved safety or efficiency in the commercial maritime industry. For reasons of cost, thermal imaging systems have largely been limited to military applications. In recent years, however, FLIR has succeeded in bringing the cost of systems within reach of commercial vessel operators. Thermal imaging systems give searchers a tool of unprecedented power for rapidly locating and rescuing people who have fallen overboard or been forced to abandon ship.