FLIR Systems has launched FLIR Ranger HDC MR, a new high-definition midrange surveillance system, to enhance the detection of illegal activity in harsh weather conditions, the company announced on Tuesday.
“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,” said David Ray, president of the Government & Defense Technologies business at FLIR.
The Ranger HDC MR will utilize embedded analytics and image processing to reduce the cognitive workload, which will enable operators to determine true threats and false alarms. The surveillance system has integrated a high-performance HD thermal imaging system to capture a larger scope of imagery with the same target resolution.
The high-definition thermal imager, including a 1280 x 720 detector and a 1920 x 1080 HD color TV camera, will work in combination with other sensors to further enhance counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) applications.
In addition, FLIR has enhanced the system’s mission capability through its built-in fog filter to see through fog and haze, as well as an optional Merlin ASX turbulence filter to see through heat and air turbulence for more accurate target classification.
The Ranger HDC MR will be compatible with on-board AI image processing for faster decision-making. Its advanced technology will improve reliability and lower downtime and maintenance. FLIR will also integrate a cybersecurity tool that will mitigate risk by scanning each software release to help ensure the system is protected from cyberattacks.
“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,” added Ray.
About FLIR Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods.