The M-Series gimbal re-defines maritime multi-sensor system design, drawing on FLIR’s 25 years of experience in building combat-proven airborne and maritime thermal imagers for militaries, Coast Guards, and governmental agencies around the world. If you want to use a tougher, better-performing FLIR, you’ll have to join the Special Forces.
M-Series cameras feature:
* Clearest, most detailed thermal imagery– M-Series cameras deliver up to four-times the resolution of other systems, giving you clear, sharp images with detail you never thought possible in such an affordable thermal night vision system.
* More than twice the detection range of earlier systems– The new M-Series systems use FLIR’s latest generation of thermal imagers. Featuring the highest sensitivity, and more than double the range performance of current systems, M-Series cameras let you see more - and see farther - even in the dead of night.
M-Series systems are available with either standard resolution or high resolution thermal imagers.
* Lowlight TV Camera– Provides enhanced navigational abilities during twilight hours, when operating along intracoastal waterways, and near harbor entrances. Anywhere you can see a little, the lowlight camera will help you see more.
* Color on-screen symbology– Part of FLIR’s exclusive Accu-Point control and display technology, M-Series cameras have detailed, 3D color on-screen symbology that gives you instant access to system status, position, and configuration.
* 640x480 thermal imaging, M-Series cameras provide four-times the thermal resolution and more than twice the range performance compared to other systems. M-Series cameras let you see more – and see farther – than ever before. Even in the dead of night.
* Simple Ethernet connections and IP addressability make the system simple to install and easy to control.
* Proprietary, patent-pending, image enhancement algorithms called Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) let all of FLIR’s front-line products see more in the most challenging conditions.
* Standard video signal displays on any monitor with an auxiliary video input.
* Watch thermal and lowlight video simultaneously on multiple displays or single multi-function display.
* Automatic window heaters keep both sets of optics free of ice to deliver crystal clear video.
* 2X and 4X e-zoom functions give the thermal camera best-in-class range performance.
* Mount gimbal ball-up or ball-down for added flexibility.
M-Series Control Unit
The M-Series controller is simple to use, provides precise system control, and lets users access all of the important camera functions with push-button controls.
Controller functions include:
* Heated LCD screen – Instantly displays system status.
* User-programmable “hot key” for commonly used functions.
* Scene selection allows the operator to optimize the system’s performance for specific situations – Night Running, Day Running, Night Docking, and Man Overboard.
* User-selectable color palettes change the video display mode for easier viewing based on operator preference.
* User-programmable Home button allows the operator to point the gimbal to pre-defined position with the push of a button.
* Precision proportional pointing control is provided through a custom, sealed, 8-way iDrive style control knob.
* Backlit for easy nighttime readability; the sealed buttons are easy to see and provide positive tactile feedback.
* The controller is fully sealed for survival in a maritime environment, and meets IPx6 standards.
* Install as many control stations around your vessel as you want, thanks to the system’s easy Ethernet connectivity.
Thermal Imaging Specifications
Sensor Type: 640 x 480 VOx microbolometer 320 x 240 VOx microbolometer
FOV: 25° x 20° 24° x 18°
Focal Length: 25mm 19mm
E-Zoom: 2X & 4X 2X
Image Processing: FLIR DDE FLIR DDE
Lowlight Imaging Specifications
Detector Type: 1/2” interline transfer CCD
Lines of Resolution: 768 (H) x 494 (V)
Minimum Illumination: 100 micro-lux (@ f/1.4)
Size: 7” dia. w 11.2” ht.
Weight: ~ 9lb
Pan/Tilt Coverage: 360° continuous pan
Video Output: PAL
Connector Types: BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out
Power Requirements: 12 VDC to 24 VDC (-10%/+30%)
Power Consumption: 25W nominal; 50W max
Operating temperature range: -25°C to +55°C
Storage temperature range: -40ºC to +85ºC
Automatic Window defrost: Standard
Window de-icing: Standard
Water Ingress: IPX6
Shock: 15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal
Vibration: IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E
Lightening Protection: Standard
Salt Mist: IEC60945
Wind: 100 knot (115.2 mph)
EMI: IEC 60945
Camera head with 18-inch pigtails for power, analog video, and Ethernet
Joystick Control Unit
Warranty 2 Year
Accessories Dual Station JCU
Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Ethernet Cables
Standard cat 5e Ethernet cables
Top down mounting riser
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FLIR thermal imaging cameras began appearing on NZ boats around 2006. Although FLIR thermal imaging cameras look like a regular video camera they are far from it. The FLIR core cannot see visible light whatsoever; it can only see light within the infrared spectrum. A lot of folk are sceptical on this point and when we first began distributing FLIR in 2006, no one had any idea about this technology. They simply would not believe ...