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Thermal Imager Delivers 320 x 240 Resolution at Lower Price

Fluke Corp. has introduced the Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager, designed and priced to deliver performance for troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

The Fluke Ti32 is the first imager to incorporate a powerful 320x240 sensor to provide crisp, detailed images for under $9000. Using Fluke's IR-Fusion technology, users can marry high-precision thermal images with visual (visible light) images in full screen, picture-in-picture or blended views for enhanced problem detection and analysis.

IR-Fusion is available with physical parallax correction, which enables perfect alignment, pixel by pixel, of both infrared and visible images. Fluke products incorporate IR-Fusion in both camera and software.

Users can record voice comments with every image taken. It includes a three-button menu designed for intuitive operation and navigation, on-screen emissivity correction, transmissivity correction and high temperature alarm.

Each unit comes with two field-swappable, rechargeable batteries that enable virtually continuous imager use. Typical battery life is more than four hours each. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses are available to bring distant and wide views into sharp focus.

The rugged Fluke Ti32 Thermal Imager is tested to withstand a drop of 6.5 feet (2 meters), and is IP54-rated to withstand water and dust. With a widescreen, full color LCD display, increased thermal sensitivity (¡Ü0.05 ¡ãC at 30 ¡ãC target temp.) and a temperature measurement range of -20 ¡ãC to +600 ¡ãC (-4 ¡ãF to +1112 ¡ãF).

Fluke SmartView software (with free software upgrades for the life of the product) is included with each thermal imager. SmartView software is a modular suite of tools for viewing, annotating, editing and analyzing infrared images that fully supports Fluke IR Fusion technology. It enables users to edit images in five viewing modes and generate customized professional reports in a few steps. Fluke 3D-IR three-dimensional viewing makes hot or cold spots "pop out" of the background for easy viewing and analysis.

The Fluke Ti32 includes a 2 GB SD memory card that will store at least 3,000 basic infrared images (.bmp or .jpg formats) or 1,200 fully radiometric (.is2 IR Fusion file format) infrared and linked visual images, each with 60 seconds of voice annotation, as well as a multi-function memory card reader (USB) for downloading images into a computer. Each imager comes with a rugged hard carry case and a soft transport bag, an adjustable hand strap for right- or left-handed use, two rechargeable lithium ion smart batteries, a two-bay external charger, an AC power supply, and an interactive training DVD.

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