Teledyne FLIR has released an upgraded version of its infrared camera series, which provides new features for image sharing
Called the E8 Pro, the device comes with a larger 3.5-inch touchscreen with FLIR Ignite Cloud connectivity within the same pistol-grip form factor as legacy E8 series thermal cameras. Through the touchscreen, users can share captured images with colleagues, partners, and clients over Wi-Fi, including with on-screen annotations to highlight findings. Images can then be loaded straight to the FLIR Ignite Cloud as well.
The FLIR E8 Pro offers crisp thermal and visual detail at an affordable price by pairing a 5 MP digital camera with a thermal camera. It overlays the edge detail of the visible camera upon the thermal image, providing significantly greater detail and contextual awareness without sacrificing any thermal data. The tool also includes a built-in LED lamp to capture critical details in low-light scenarios for improved decision support.
When connected to Wi-Fi, the FLIR E8 Pro can automatically sync with the FLIR Ignite application, which is accessible from anywhere on mobile devices, a web browser, or a desktop, eliminating the need to carry extra USB flash drives, card storage, or cables.
The FLIR E8 Pro is drop-tested up to two metres. The ruggedised design also features a 25G-shock and 2G vibration test rating along with built-in lens protection. It also offers up to four hours of continuous operation on one battery, which can be quickly swapped out and recharged for all-day use.
“As part of effective predictive maintenance and condition monitoring programs, thermography inspectors require easy-to-use and cloud-connected handheld thermal cameras to quickly locate issues and effortlessly share that data with colleagues and clients for further analysis,” said Rob Milner, global business development director, Teledyne FLIR. “The FLIR E8 Pro answers the call with a larger touchscreen and improved 640 × 480 screen resolution. It also features FLIR Ignite cloud connectivity for instant documentation to provide inspectors with a familiar, yet superior, handheld thermal imaging camera to get the job done quickly and efficiently.”