Family Sets New Bars for SWaP+C
FLIR Systems announced on 13 December the launch of three NEUTRINO midwave infrared (MWIR) camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR NEUTRINO LC and two FLIR NEUTRINO Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX. The latest models expand the FLIR NEUTRINO cooled camera core family for commercial, industrial, and defence original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators.
The NEUTRINO LC is FLIR’s first high operating temperature (HOT) MWIR camera core and the first model in the SWaP+C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost) series. As the smallest, lightest, and lowest power consuming NEUTRINO model available, the LC can be integrated with smaller drones and allows drone operators to fly longer. With HOT technology, NEUTRINO starts imaging twice as fast as previous models, allowing optical gas imaging professionals to detect gases faster. Additionally, the NEUTRINO’s longer operational lifetime allows installation in security applications in which maintenance access is restricted, difficult, or costly.
The two new NEUTRINO Performance series products, the NEUTRINO SX12 and NEUTRINO QX, offer the highest-resolution MWIR performance from FLIR. The SX12 produces high-definition (HD) thermal imaging video, while THE QX, with more than 3.1 megapixels, is FLIR’s highest resolution MWIR core. Both models provide crisp imagery at long distances while maintaining a wide field of view and are ideal for ground-based or airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), and counter-drone solutions.
“The three new NEUTRINO cooled camera cores offer significant technological advances, from setting a new bar for size, weight, power, cost and lifetime, to offering the highest resolution for a midwave thermal camera in its class,” stated FLIR Systems President and CEO, Jim Cannon. “With common industry-standard interfaces, simple and powerful software controls, and technical support, the new NEUTRINO products empower OEMs to reduce product development risk and shorten time to deployment. The expanded NEUTRINO line opens opportunities for FLIR to help customers solve challenges, increase efficiencies, and save lives.”