FLIR Systems unveils next-generation Voyager II maritime thermal camera system with quad-camera capability

(PORTLAND, ORE. – AUGUST 14, 2008) — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR), the infrared camera manufacturer with more maritime thermal imagers at sea than all other competitors combined, announced today the planned October 1 release of its next-generation Voyager gyro-stabilized multi-sensor thermal imaging system, the Voyager II.

Boasting features such as Radar Slaving and Internet Remote Control, the Voyager II greatly expands the utility of the industry-leading system and addresses customer requests for this added functionality. The Voyager II’s Radar Slaving feature allows operators to automatically direct the imager to a chosen radar return, eliminating the need for manual camera control leaving them free to concentrate on vessel operation. Using the new Internet Remote Control feature, boat owners can access and control their Voyager II over the internet, expanding the system’s range of access to computers anywhere onboard the vessel as well as anywhere around the world.
“Thermal imaging has become an indispensable tool for maritime navigation and safety,” said Lou Rota, vice president commercial maritime sales. “FLIR Systems is proud to be leading the way in this vital imaging revolution.”
The FLIR Voyager II thermal imaging system makes nighttime boating safer and more enjoyable. At the heart of the Voyager II multi-camera system are two infrared cameras: a wide-angle camera that provides a continuous, broad overview of a vessel’s surroundings, and a telephoto camera that lets allows boaters to zoom in on objects at long ranges. The Voyager II also has a color video camera that is actually two cameras in one: a daylight camera that provides clear, sharp images in bright sunlight, and a low-light camera that automatically adjusts to allow boaters to see in the half-light of dusk or dawn. The Voyager II is ideal for reading distant channel markers, identifying other vessels, evaluating activity on board other vessels while under way or in port, and checking out hazardous inlets and harbor entrances.
By Professional Mariner Staff