Raymarine launches hand-held thermal marine cameras

New compact TH Series provides go-anywhere thermal night vision for everyone on the water

PSP Southampton Boat Show ● 16-25th September 2011 ● Stand G088
October 2011

Sophisticated thermal imaging night vision technology is now available in a compact, hand-held camera format with the launch of Raymarine’s new TH Series. The new TH24 and TH32 Thermal Cameras are lightweight and easy-to-use, giving boaters the power to see clearly for up to a kilometre distance, even in total darkness.

Priced from £1295 ex tax, these rugged, all-weather hand held cameras use the same proven FLIR thermal imaging technology as Raymarine’s top of the range fixed mount thermal night vision systems. This new affordable, portable format makes thermal imaging accessible and usable by a wide audience. 

 

The TH Series thermal cameras make pictures from heat, not light. As everything – even ice – has a ‘thermal’ print, objects show up through the thermal energy they emit. Thermal imaging means users see landmarks, bridge abutments, and other vessels clearly in all light conditions from daylight to complete darkness. Thermal night vision will show rocks, buoys, floating debris, and even helps find people in the water, vital when just a few minutes makes all the difference in a matter of survival. 

 

The TH Series cameras are easy to use, with just three button operation, and a built-in LED task light. An internal camera (Li-lon) battery provides the power, and there is a USB cable to charge the battery when not in use. There is an audible alert indicating when the camera is turned on, and when functions are changed. There are three thermal image modes; ‘white-hot’, ‘black-hot’ and ‘red-hot’. The TH24 has a range of up to 895m for sizeable objects such as a vessel, and up to 320m for an object, such as a person, in the water. The TH32 model also features a 2x digital zoom capability, and has an extended range of vision, up to 1.23km for a vessel and to 450m for objects or people in the water.

Weighing just 340g, the TH Series cameras bring thermal imagining technology within reach of everyone and are ‘must-haves’ as safety equipment for any boater.

Prices are:

E70032 TH24 Handheld Thermal Marine Camera (240x180 resolution) £1295 ex tax
E70033 TH32 Handheld Thermal Marine Camera (320x240 resolution) £1995 ex tax  


About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

 

About Raymarine:

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.

The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fareham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.


For further information contact Haley Ellison – FLIR Systems Tel: +1 503/919-0696 or email: haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media 


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