FLIR Systems, Inc. has introduced its FLIR i5 low-cost thermal imaging camera. The FLIR i5 is the lowest priced, full-function thermography camera ever offered by FLIR and is targeted at the emerging market for low-cost, high-performance thermal imaging cameras for commercial applications. The FLIR i5 is being offered at a price 30% to 40% below FLIR's current lowest cost camera. The product will be sold through a strong, well-developed distribution network worldwide, with applications in electrical, mechanical, and building trades. An Extech i5 branded product will also be available for the North American market.
Weighing just 12 ounces, the FLIR i5 is the lightest and most compact handheld infrared camera available in its class, while offering ease of use and commercial-grade functionality. The FLIR i5 includes a bright 2.8-inch LCD display, and can measure temperatures up to 480°F, while detecting temperature differences as small as 0.10 degreesF. The FLIR i5 comes with FLIR's proprietary QuickReport image analysis and report writing software, a 512MB mini SD Card, a rechargeable battery and charger, USB cable, hand strap, and manuals and user CDs available in 21 languages. The FLIR i5 was designed by FLIR's Thermography division in Stockholm, Sweden, uses FLIR's own high-performance infrared sensors and will be produced at the company's new manufacturing facility in Tallinn, Estonia.