Editor’s Product Review
FLIR SCOUT II Night Vision Viewer
“These units are designed for simple, single hand use in rugged conditions. But instead we put it on a tri-pod and headed down the local foreshore after dark – the LS-Series thermal imagers see heat, instead of light, allowing observations in total darkness and avoid using flashlights that could reveal location.
The LS-Series cameras feature multiple imaging modes that can detect the body heat of a human or animals, with fully-automatic operation, they have multiple operating modes, including FLIR’s InstAlert™, which turns hot objects bright red on screen, allowing the ability to quickly see hiding or hard to see subjects quickly. These units are suitable (and recommended) for law enforcement and surveillance investigators through to environmental enthusiasts. For more information check out FLIR’s Australian Distributor Night Vision Australia www.nightvision.com.au“
FLIR Systems, manufacturer of thermal cameras, have now added the FLIR LS-X and LS-XR handheld thermal cameras to their range. These units are built for the demanding missions of the modern law enforcement officer.
Night Vision Australia General Manager, John Overs, said “These are the newest and most advanced cameras in the field. The LS-X and LS-XR feature enhanced high resolution color displays, extended range performance and video output for recording and external displays”. Mr Overs went on to say “The LS-X has a 320 x 240 sensor and up to 4X e-zoom, while the LS-XR has a 640 x 480 sensor with up to 8X e-zoom for superior vision”.
Both units are designed for simple, single hand use in rugged conditions. The LS-Series thermal imagers see heat, instead of light, allowing law enforcement professionals to search in total darkness and avoid using flashlights that could reveal their location.
The LS-Series cameras feature multiple imaging modes that can detect the body heat of a human or animals LS-Series cameras are easy to carry and operate with one hand. Simple, with fully-automatic operation, they have an intuitive interface with multiple operating modes, including FLIR’s exclusive InstAlert™, which turns hot objects bright red on screen, allowing law enforcement the ability to quickly see hiding suspects quickly.
“By enhancing situational awareness, the LS-Series helps law enforcement officers do their job more effectively in low light conditions,” said Tom Surran, FLIR Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Officers can expedite search and rescues, find hidden compartments, recover evidence, and enhance officer and public safety with the power of thermal imaging.”
FLIR’s Australian Distributor Night Vision Australia (based in Sydneys’ CBD), carry a wide range of FLIR products as well as premium Night Vision equipment.
For more information on Night Vision Australia and their products click here
Night Vision Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 103 127 York Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9283 4375
|Thermal Monocular SPECS|
|FOV||17° × 13° NTSC||18° × 14° NTSC|
|Start up||< 1.5 seconds|
|Waveband||7.5 – 13.5 μm|
|Thermal Sensitivity||<50 mK @ f/1.0|
|Detector Type||336 × 256 VOx Microbolometer||640 x 512 VOx Microbolometer|
|Image Processing||FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement|
|Power Button||On / Off|
|Zoom Button||2X & 4X||2X, 4X & 8X|
|Black Hot / White Hot||BH / WH / IntsAlert|
|Task Light / Pointer||Red Laser Pointer|
|Built-In Display||640 X 480 LCD Display|
|Video Output||NTSC Composite Video|
|Video Refresh Rate||<9Hz NTSC or 60 Hz||<9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz|
|Image Polarity||White Hot / Black Hot / InstAlert; Selectable|
|Battery Type||Internal Li-Ion Cell|
|Battery Life (Operating)||>5 Hours|
|Operating Temperature||-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C); Laser = 4°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)|
|Drop Test Rating||1 m drop|
|Weight||12 oz (340 g)|
|Dimensions||6.70″ x 2.31″x 2.44″|
|RANGE PERFORMANCE (NO EXTENDER)*|
|Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m):||625 yds. (570m)||1250 yds.(1140yd)|
|Detect Small Vessel (2.3 m × 2.3 m):||1500 meters||3000 meters|
|Package Includes||Handheld Thermal Camera,USB Power Adapter/Charger,Wrist strap, Custom Video out cable (320 version), USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Molle bag|
|Specifications are subject to change without notice.|