FLIR Systems unveiled its new FLIR SCION Professional Thermal Monocular (TPM) for the first time in Europe at this year’s Enforce Tac, which visitors can see on stand 12-482. The company is positioning this monocular for law enforcement professionals as well as users in the military community.
The SCION is powered by FLIR’s BOSON core technology, providing detailed thermal imaging and detection for tactical users. Christer Tillander, Sales Manager for Nordics and Southern Europe at FLIR Systems, told the Enforce Tac Show Daily that the first demonstration units were likely to ship in March, with production units to follow in May. “I see very good demand for a product like this and we are confident it will good very well for us,” he explained.
The advanced 12µm thermal core offers more sensitivity than legacy devices, allowing users to quickly detect objects with greater detail and offers clearer vision in low visibility conditions. Three lens options are available for customers, including 13.8mm, 18mm and 25mm that give a man-sized detection distance of 706m, 922m, and 1,280m respectively.
The PTM has a smooth 60Hz refresh rate and a quad-VGA (1,280x960) high definition display, along with a 16mm eye relief. It is powered with a special battery configuration consisting of 6x CR123A 3V lithium batteries that give a weight of 572g (without batteries stands at 452 grams).
The TPM has 2GB of internal storage and a Micro SD slot (expandable to 128 gb) to record geotagged video or still images for later playback. The imager also supports picture-in-picture zoom and intuitive controls.
The device is also compatible with FLIR Systems’ new TruWITNESS platform, linking powerful thermal imaging with other smart sensors on the ground and in the air, enabling greater situational awareness and real-time centralised information for public safety organisations.