FLIR thermal smart sensor could help mitigate the spread of COVID-19

April 15, 2020
The FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Smart Sensor solution initially will be prioritized for those responding to COVID-19.

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) has introduced the FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Smart Sensor and Thermal Image Streaming fixed camera solutions for monitoring equipment, production lines, critical infrastructure, and screening for elevated skin temperatures (which is a symptom of the COVID-19 virus). The smart camera systems provide accurate, noncontact temperature monitoring in areas including manufacturing process control, product development, emissions monitoring, waste management, facilities maintenance, and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) improvements.

The FLIR A400/A700 Thermal Smart Sensor solution initially will be prioritized for those responding to COVID-19. For all applications, the series offers multi-image streaming, edge computing, and Wi-Fi connectivity to help speed data flow and enable faster decisions, improving productivity and safety for professionals.

FLIR designed the A400/A700 cameras with two configurations to better meet application-specific needs. The Thermal Smart Sensor configuration, recommended for measuring elevated skin temperatures, incorporates advanced measurement tools and alarms with edge computing to enable faster critical decisions. The Image Streaming configuration provides multiple thermal streaming capabilities to help optimize process control, improve quality assurance, or identify potential failures that could shut down a production line.  

Users design their systems by choosing either the Smart Sensor or Imaging Streaming configurations, selecting either the A400 or A700 camera body based on the resolutions they need, and then adding lenses and a range of optional features to fit their application.  

"As the world works together to face the global COVID-19 pandemic, given the need for this technology, FLIR will prioritize initial deliveries of this new A-series camera to professionals using it in elevated skin temperature screening as an adjunct to other elevated body temperature screening tools to help to fight the spread of the virus," says Jim Cannon, President and CEO at FLIR.   

Also, FLIR currently is in beta testing for an automated elevated skin temperature screening software solution that is fully integrated with its U.S. FDA-certified thermal cameras. The solution is designed to rapidly increase the accuracy, ease-of-use, and speed of existing screening procedures. The company plans to make an announcement about its solution in Q2 2020.   

For more information, please visit flir.com/a400-a700-series

Source: FLIR Systems press release 

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