Flir Camera Systems
FLIR Systems designs, develops, produces, markets and distributes technologies that increase perception and awareness. We offer innovative detection solutions daily with our thermal imaging, visible light imaging, video analysis, measurement, diagnosis and advanced threat detection systems. FLIR offers a diversified portfolio that serves many applications in the government, defense industry and commercial markets. Our products help first responders and military personnel to protect their lives, increase trade efficiency and develop consumer-oriented technologies. FLIR strives to strengthen public safety and welfare, increase energy and time efficiency, and contribute to healthy and intelligent communities.
FLIR - Global Leader in Design, Manufacturing and Marketing of Thermal Imaging Infrared Cameras
FLIR was established in 1978 to pioneer the development of high performance, low cost infrared (thermal) imaging systems for airborne applications. Thermal imaging systems detect infrared energy (heat) emitted by all people, objects and materials. Infrared cameras allow the operator to see through completely dark, adverse weather conditions and air pollutants such as smoke and haze.
In the late 1980s, FLIR began using its experience in infrared imaging technology to develop hand-held and laboratory systems for a variety of commercial applications that require not only superior image quality but also the ability to detect and measure temperature differences. This effort accelerated with the acquisition of the industrial infrared imaging group from Hughes Aircraft Co. in 1990.
The acquisition of Agema (Sweden) in 1998 and Inframetrics (Boston, MA) in mid-1999 provided the sales and support infrastructure that accelerated FLIR engineering teams and FLIR's success in commercial thermal imaging markets. Together, Agema and Inframetrics have been representing the expertise of infrared camera development and thermography applications for more than 60 years. Agema developed the first commercial infrared scanner designed for powerline inspections, the first portable infrared scanner powered by battery in 1965, 1973, the first dual-wavelength system and first uncooled device capable of real-time analog recording for R&D markets. infrared camera, Agema 570 and 1997. Inframetrics, a pioneer in commercial infrared cameras and thermography training,
FLIR acquired Indigo Systems in 2003, a leading developer and supplier of a wide variety of infrared imaging products, including chilled and uncooled infrared detectors, camera core and finished cameras.
Since then, FLIR has invested in countless neighboring markets, technologies and products to expand its sensor solution set and its ability to serve a wider customer base. These investments have led to a significant growth in revenue and unit volumes, which helped reduce the cost of products and end-user prices. This resulted in a dramatic increase in customers and also increased global awareness of the power of thermal technology.
Currently, FLIR operates in many locations worldwide and employs over 3,000 people in total.