PORTLAND, OR, Jul 13, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- FLIR Systems' (NASDAQ: FLIR) Commercial Vision Systems Division announced today the launch of its new H-Series line of hand-held law enforcement thermal imaging cameras. Purpose-built for the law enforcement community, H-Series cameras feature several powerful new tactical features and four times the resolution of competing systems.
H-Series thermal cameras let users see things other technologies miss. With prices starting at $4,999, law enforcement agencies can afford to equip every officer with the powerful tactical advantages that H-Series thermal cameras provide compared to legacy night vision devices. H-Series development capitalized on FLIR's recently introduced Tau(TM) thermal camera core which is lower cost, lighter weight, smaller, and uses less power than any previous camera core.
FLIR has long been a pioneer in law enforcement thermal imaging, and -- with 860,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S. alone -- the feature-rich H-Series is positioned to expand this vital market.
"The H-Series is an outstanding example of FLIR's ongoing strategy to expand new markets for thermal imaging by reducing costs and offering innovative new products through broad distribution channels. FLIR revolutionized airborne law enforcement operations 30 years ago, and today we are bringing the same capability to the officers on the ground," stated Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.
Company contact: Tony Trunzo FLIR Systems, Inc. (503) 498-3547 www.flir.com
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