FLIR Systems announced the launch of the RANGER HDC MR – a new high-definition mid-range surveillance system, on 10 March.
The Ranger HDC MR sets a new standard for surveillance with its ability to detect illegal activities even under degraded weather conditions, using embedded analytics and image processing to reduce cognitive workload and enabling operators to distinguish quickly between true threats and false alarms. The high-performance HD thermal imaging system carries approximately the same price tag as standard resolution systems. Compared to standard systems, the RANGER HDC MR can capture a wider array of views with the same target resolution, thanks to its HD imagery. Mission capability is extended two-fold, with a built-in fog filter to see through fog and haze as well as an optional Merlin ASX turbulence filter to see through heat/air turbulence for more accurate target classification. RANGER HDC MR is also ready to host on-board artificial intelligence (AI) image processing for faster decision-making. Its advanced technology improves reliability, while lowering downtime and maintenance with a lifelong core that more than doubles the mean time between failures of previous models.
“Whether securing borders, ports, facilities or troops, the FLIR RANGER HDC MR delivers a new level of surveillance so operators can act fast against threats,” said David Ray, President of the Government & Defense Technologies business at FLIR. “This new system can eliminate days of inefficient surveillance by using on-the-edge technology to see through poor weather conditions, increasing up-time. Our powerful RANGER HDC MR offers customers a cost-effective solution that boosts mission success.”
Equipped with a high-definition thermal imager with a 1280 x 720 detector and a 1920 x 1080 HD colour TV camera, the RANGER HDC MR is designed for integration with other sensors, making it ideal for counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) applications. The AI-ready HDC MR also includes an industry-leading cybersecurity tool that lowers risk by scanning each software release to help ensure the system is protected from cyber-attacks.