FLIR Debuts X-Series High-Performance Thermal Cameras for Research

Redesigned Research and Development Thermal Science Cameras Guarantee Zero Dropped Frames for Lossless Data Capture and Testing Success

FLIR today announced four new additions to its family of X-series science-grade thermal cameras for research and development (R&D) for both the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR) spectrums: the X6980 HS high-speed family and the X8580 high-resolution family.


These new high-speed (HS) models expand the performance capabilities of the popular FLIR X-Series cameras by taking connectivity and on-camera recording to the next level.

New 10GigE and CoaXPress (CXP) 2.1 high-speed interfaces provide more than one hour of lightning-fast image streaming and data transfer, ensuring data fidelity while improving efficiency. At the same time, the on-camera recording option includes a removable nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drive (SSD) to ensure lossless recording of critical thermal events. A four-terabyte (TB) high-speed SSD is now included as a standard feature on all X-Series HS cameras, providing the ability to record multiple hours of thermal data on the camera without dropping frames.

"The FLIR X-series science thermal cameras are the industry standard for defense, academic, and commercial research and testing applications in the most critical test scenarios around the globe that require high-speed or high-resolution thermal data capture," said Jerry Beeney, Business Development Director, FLIR. "Now, with the new X-series HS infrared cameras, lab or field operators will have access to lossless onboard recording, high-speed streaming and data transfer, and proprietary trigger and synchronization for precise, on-time recording."

Standardize on FLIR Research Studio
In combination with FLIR Research Studio software, scientists, engineers, researchers, and quality assurance managers can leverage the X-series HS infrared cameras to blend data sets and synchronize multiple sensors, including with other FLIR A-series, X-series, and T-series cameras to create integrated, comprehensive analysis for improved decision support. By standardizing on the FLIR platform, organizations can enjoy reduced costs and interchangeability, depending on the specific needs of a given application, including electronic board-level design and testing, defense research, and other commercial and academic use cases.

To view the new X-series HS infrared cameras in person, visit the Teledyne FLIR booth number 702 at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference at National Harbour, Maryland, April 23 - 25, 2024.

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