Ultra High Performance Multi-Sensor Camera System

FLIR M500

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The gyro-stabilized FLIR M500 cooled thermal camera is our most technologically-advanced M-Series pan and tilt camera ever. Designed around a cryogenically-cooled 640 x 512 pixel Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, the FLIR M500 excels at both short and ultra-long range target detection and identification. It features a 14X continuous optical thermal zoom, a color HD camera with 30x zoom, an LED spot-beam, video tracking and radar integration.

Premium Long Range Thermal Vision

  • Superior Short and Long Range Vision

    Cooled thermal core technology and continuous optical zoom enables early detection of vessels, navigation aids, and key landmarks.

  • Exceptional Target Awareness

    Automatic video tracking keeps the M500 locked onto visual targets, while radar integration directs it to track select radar targets.

  • Enhanced Clarity

    The 14× optical thermal zoom can detect the heat signature of vessels up to ~8.3 nm / 15.4 km away.

The Power of High Contrast Cooled Thermal Imagery

The Power of High Contrast Cooled Thermal Imagery

The M500's cooled thermal core is capable of producing images with enhanced detail and extensive ranges. Cooled thermal technology has been utilized by Coast Guard and Navy vessels around the world for decades, and now this military-grade technology offers government and commercial vessels alike unparralleled viewing capacity.

Specifications
General
Pan/Tilt Range
360° pan and +/-90° tilt capability
Size
10.75" (273 mm) dia. x 15.65" (397.5 mm) ht
Weight
45 lb (20.4 kg)
Contrast Enhancement
AGC or manual, histogram equalization, local contrast enhancement algorithms available
NMEA0183
TCP/IP, RS-422, NMEA 0183, Pelco D
Overlay
Integrated graphics overlays to indicate azimuth, AGC, active camera and menu control
Sharpness Enhancement
Automatic, adjustable Digital Detail Enhancement
Color Camera
Resolution
1920 x 1080
E-Zoom - Color
12x
Field of View Limits - Color
Optical 63.7° x 35.8° WFOV to 2.3° x 1.29° NFOV
Visible Sensor
1/2.8" CMOS
Connections & Communications
Communication
TCP/IP, RS-422, Pelco D
Video Over Ethernet
2 channels of streaming MPEG-4, H.264, or M-JPEG
Output Modes
Black hot, white hot, false color palettes
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature
-50°C to +80°C
Marine Imaging & Optical
Video Format
NTSC or PAL NTSC or PAL, 720p30, 1080p30
Video Interface
Analog video, HD-SDI
Measurement & Analysis
NETD
<30 mK
Power
Power Consumption
250 W (max w/heaters)
Power Requirements
12 VDC to 24 VDC (-10%+30% per IEC 60945)
Range Performance
Person in the Water
~4.9 nm (9.0 km)
Small Vessel
~8.3 nm (15.4 km)
Thermal Imaging
Spectral Response
3-5 µm
Thermal Resolution
640 x 512
Detector Type - Thermal
Cooled MWIR InSb 640x512 Focal Plane Array
E-Zoom - Thermal
4x
Field of View Limits
Optical 28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV
Field of View - Thermal
28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV
Optical Zoom - Thermal
1x to 14x (continuous)
Video Refresh Rate - Thermal
25 Hz (PAL) / 30 Hz (NTSC)

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FLIR M500