SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

FLIR Systems, Inc.

April 07, 2015 08:00 ET

FLIR Launches Versatile Wi-Fi Video Monitoring Camera

FLIR FX Enables Users to See the Day in a Minute With RapidRecap

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) -  FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the availability of FLIR® FX, a compact, versatile Wi-Fi-enabled HD camera that integrates unique cloud-based analytics and flexible application-specific mounts. FLIR FX optional accessory mounts facilitate use in an array of applications including in-home monitoring, outdoor security, sports activity, vehicle dash-camera recording, and more. Users have the ability to stream live HD video to a smartphone or tablet with or without an internet connection, record video to a removable Micro-SD card, review events that are recorded utilizing motion detection algorithms, communicate with two-way audio, and quickly review hours of video with FLIR's Cloud-based RapidRecap™ capability.

See the Day in a Minute with RapidRecap
The FLIR FX app includes the innovative RapidRecap function, which uniquely displays multiple time-stamped motion events into a single abbreviated video clip. Based on technology historically used in law enforcement for rapid suspect identification, RapidRecap allows users to simultaneously review a day's worth of video events in seconds and to quickly pinpoint events of interest. Original recordings of interest can then be easily accessed on both iOS and Android devices.

Optimize Alerts with Smartzone
FLIR's SmartZone feature allows users to identify specific areas within the camera's field of view for movement detection, which in turn triggers an instant alert to a user's mobile device of choice. This allows users to receive only the most relevant alerts. 

Anytime. Any place. 
The FLIR FX app intelligently detects the accessory mount type in use, whether it be the indoor, outdoor, sport, or vehicle dash mount, and automatically switches the functionality and app configuration for the best results. These patent-pending mounts make FLIR FX a versatile portable wireless camera for every scenario:

  • INDOOR STAND: Place on a counter or mount on a wall to capture activity in an entire room using the camera's a 160° field-of-view. Night vision infrared LEDs on the camera provide up to 33 feet (10 meters) of range in dark environments.
  • OUTDOOR HOUSING: The rugged and weatherproof outdoor housing protects FX from the elements and shields it from excess sunlight. Sold both with and without the camera, the outdoor accessory includes additional infrared LEDs to facilitate more powerful night-vision capabilities up to 65 feet (20 meters).
  • OPTIONAL SPORT CASE: A protective acrylic camera housing that facilitates body or helmet mounting and makes the camera waterproof at depths up to 65 feet (20 meters).
  • OPTIONAL DASH-MOUNT: Facilitates mounting the camera to a dashboard or windshield for recording while driving. A built-in accelerometer senses motion and activates a 30-minute loop recording function. The accelerometer also senses shock from potential impacts and automatically stores a before and after recording.

With a powerful internal battery and direct Wi-Fi connection capability, the FLIR FX can be installed and used anywhere. HD video footage can be easily recorded to an on-board microSD card or to the FLIR Cloud. Additional features include two-way audio, ambient temperature measurement, humidity monitoring, and the ability to manage multiple cameras at once.

 "We're delighted to bring this versatile Wi-Fi camera to the market," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "The combination of our innovative RapidRecap, SmartZone, and FLIR Cloud features provide users with an unprecedented ability to see, record and review video events, no matter where they are in the world."

FLIR Cloud When You Want It
FLIR FX includes complimentary access to FLIR's Free Cloud Basic, which provides cloud storage of video motion events dating back 48 hours along with three RapidRecaps per month. For more cloud storage days and an unlimited number of RapidRecaps, FLIR offers FLIR Cloud Plus (seven days of storage) for $9.99 (USD) per month and FLIR Cloud Premium (30 days of storage) for $19.99 (USD) per month. Every purchase of FLIR FX includes a 30-day free trial of FLIR Cloud Plus.

The FLIR FX is available for pre-order starting today at FLIR.com and numerous online retailers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Direct shipments to consumers begin in mid-April. FLIR FX is offered with the indoor stand at $199 (USD) and with the outdoor housing at $249 (USD). Additional accessories are sold separately. The FLIR FX will be available at Best Buy, Target, B&H, Amazon.com, and other retailers starting in the spring and will launch worldwide later this year. For more information about FLIR FX, please visit www.flir.com/fx

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 www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the product 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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