FLIR Systems, Inc., a global leader in thermal imaging technology, on Monday announced the launch of Flir Boson, the company’s latest thermal imaging camera core.
Boson is the company’s smallest, lightest, and least power-consuming, high-performance uncooled thermal camera for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company says Boson is the first thermal camera core to incorporate a sophisticated, low-power multi-core vision processor running FLIR XIR expandable infrared video processing architecture, which enables advanced image processing, video analytics, peripheral sensor drivers, and several industry-standard communication interfaces.
Boson is available with many different options for lenses offered in 320 x 256 and 640 x 512 formats with 15 field-of-view options. Boson also supports common interfaces for displays, storage devices and data communication.
Additionally, OEMs can leverage FLIR’s Solution Accelerator featuring ready-made configurations for different market verticals. The camera is well-suited for multiple applications, including security and surveillance systems; handheld thermal-imaging systems for first responders, military/paramilitary, and thermography; unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic vision; navigation; obstacle avoidance; and automotive driver’s vision enhancement.
“Boson represents a significant advancement in size, weight, power and cost for small high-performance microbolometer-based cameras,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “As the market demand for affordable and smaller sized camera cores strengthens, we continue to drive technical breakthroughs that enable high performance sensing at lower costs to produce. We’re excited to introduce Boson into our family of cores and to offer a broader range of configuration options to OEMs that will help them expedite development and lower their cost-to-market.”