SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc.

March 21, 2006 07:30 ET

FLIR Systems Awarded Contract to Secure Houston Airports

Thermal Imaging Systems to Provide Perimeter Surveillance and Aid in Alarm Assessment

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2006 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received a contract to provide 14 thermal imaging cameras for use at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport as part of a comprehensive video security system that protects more than 30 miles of perimeter at the two airports.

FLIR will provide ThermoVision Sentry II® and ThermoVision Integration Series® cameras to be integrated with the airports' video processing and radar surveillance systems. FLIR's thermal imaging cameras will provide video coverage in areas where ground-based radar is obstructed by buildings or other objects, and be linked to a geospatial map interface to provide high resolution infrared imagery to aid in the assessment of perimeter intrusion.

"We are proud to be providing state-of-the-art infrared imaging technology into this critical security and surveillance application," said Earl Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc. "Our broad line of thermal imaging systems for the commercial security market is providing solutions for facilities where intrusion detection is a critical necessity."

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of diagnostic, night vision and temperature measurement applications including building inspection, predictive and preventive maintenance, transportation night vision, research and development, manufacturing process control, broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring and perimeter security. Visit the Company's web site at

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release, including those related to the Company's expectations for the value of integrating its ThermoVision Sentry II® and ThermoVision Integration Series® cameras with video processing and radar surveillance systems for the commercial security market, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company'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 continuing ability to penetrate new market applications for thermal imaging products, changes in the competitive environment, the Company's ability to manufacture sufficient volumes of the ThermoVision Sentry II and ThermoVision Integration Series cameras and actual demand for the products, changes in demand for the Company's products generally, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the Company's continuing compliance with US export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of export licenses for international shipments, constraints on supplies of critical components, actual purchases under existing agreements, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds as well as other risk factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, 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 the company does not undertake any obligation to update such statements after the date of this release.

Contact Information

  • Investor Contact
    Tony Trunzo
    FLIR Systems, Inc.
    (503) 498-3547