June 08, 2015 08:00 ET

FLIR Launches Groundbreaking Thermal Imaging Cameras for Firefighting

FLIR K2 Compact Entry-Level Thermal Firefighting Camera and FLIR K65 Feature-Rich NFPA-1801 Compliant Thermal Imaging Camera Enable Firefighters With Life-Saving Thermal Technology

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2015) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the addition of the K2 and K65 to its industry-leading lineup of K-Series thermal imaging cameras that provide firefighters with the capability to see through smoke, locate and rescue victims, identify hot spots, navigate safely, and stay better oriented during response missions.

The K2 brings FLIR's powerful life-saving thermal technology to a broader base of firefighters at a breakthrough price point. Powered by FLIR's revolutionary Lepton® camera core, the compact K2 delivers detailed thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution and is equipped with FLIR's patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX®) technology that significantly enhances image quality, allowing firefighters to see key structural details in a variety of environments.

Also released was the K65, which is an advanced, feature-rich thermal imaging camera that is fully compliant with the NFPA 1801-2013 Standard for Thermal Imagers covering usability, image quality, and durability for firefighting. The K65 offers crisp 320 x 240 thermal resolution and features FLIR's revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement™ (FSX) technology which significantly enhances scene detail and contrast in total darkness and smoke-filled rooms. The K65 also features onboard video recording and playback, which is useful for debriefing and training.

"FLIR is committed to providing firefighters with a broad range of thermal imaging cameras to meet virtually any budget or performance requirement. These two new K-Series products broaden FLIR's product line while offering unique new capabilities with compelling price points," said Andy Teich, FLIR's President and CEO. "The K2 is another example of how our Lepton thermal camera core can address new customer segments for thermal imaging, while the K65 shows how our focus on customer needs and innovation results in highly advanced, rugged, and user-friendly sensor systems."

The K2 will be available for purchase in late September 2015 and will retail for $1,295 (EUR 1,195; £875) MSRP. The K65 will be available for purchase globally through established distribution networks immediately, retailing for $6,995 (EUR 6,190; £3,795) MSRP.

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR's web site at

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the products described above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in pricing of FLIR's products, changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a timely manner, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

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