FLIR introduces Ocean Scout TK thermal camera

(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) — FLIR Systems Inc. announced the FLIR Ocean Scout TK thermal camera at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. A sub-$600, pocket-sized thermal vision monocular, the Ocean Scout TK features FLIR’s low-cost Lepton micro camera core, making thermal imaging technology even more accessible to boaters. 

The smallest and most affordable model in the FLIR Ocean Scout series, Ocean Scout TK creates high-contrast images using heat rather than visible light. As a result, Ocean Scout TK makes it possible to see the differences in temperature and heat emitted by boats, buoys, and landmarks in total darkness. Ocean Scout TK also reveals people overboard and marine mammals breaking the surface of the water.

Pocket-sized and designed for one-handed use, FLIR Ocean Scout TK is designed to withstand rain, wind, and even a drop in shallow water. Ocean Scout TK can also store up to 1,000 JPEG images and four hours of video, and it has a five-hour rechargeable internal battery.

“The ability to see in complete darkness with thermal vision gives boaters greater confidence while fishing, sailing, or cruising at night,” said Gregoire Outters, vice president and general manager of FLIR Maritime. “The FLIR Ocean Scout TK’s affordable price gives more people access to thermal imaging, providing a reliable tool to safely spend more time on the water.”

The FLIR Ocean Scout TK will be available worldwide through established FLIR dealers for $599 in the first quarter of 2016. For more information or to preregister, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff