Revolutionary M-Series Maritime Thermal Night Vision System Lets Boaters See at Night

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FLIR Systems announced the release of its new M-Series of maritime thermal night vision systems at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show. Learn more at

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FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced the release of its new M-Series of maritime thermal night vision systems at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show. Learn more at

Like all of FLIR's thermal night vision systems, M-Series cameras let boaters see clearly in total darkness. With four times the resolution and twice the range performance of competitive systems, M-Series cameras let boaters see navigation hazards like other boats, channel markers, outcroppings of land, and people in the water more clearly and from farther away than ever beforeā€¦even in total darkness.

In addition to providing best-in-class thermal imagery, the M-Series maritime imaging systems incorporate a micro-lux low-light camera for improved visibility during twilight hours, and when operating along intracoastal waterways and near harbor entrances.

Housed in a rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure that provides continuous 360° pan and +/-90° tilt capability, M-Series imagers provide horizon-to-horizon coverage.

M-Series systems incorporate cutting-edge Ethernet connectivity for easy installation, control, and interface with other on-board electronics, and installers can mount M-Series gimbals in either ball-up or ball-down orientation.

The FLIR M-Series provides all of this in a compact package that's only 7-inches in diameter and 11.2-inches tall, taking up a fraction of the swept volume of most systems in its class.

As with FLIR's other maritime thermal imagers, M-Series imagers include FLIR's full array of infrared color palettes for easy viewing; users can watch its video on virtually any monitor or multi-function display that has an auxiliary video input.

"Thermal imaging has become an indispensable tool for maritime navigation and safety," said Lou Rota, Vice President of Maritime Business Development at FLIR Systems. "Our new M-Series class of products combines our industry-leading thermal cameras with our tested military technology to deliver the ultimate marinized imager for the recreational and commercial marine markets."

FLIR has more thermal night vision systems at sea and in the air than all other manufacturer of thermal imagers combined. See more about all of the different ways FLIR helps people to see at night at .

About FLIR Systems:
FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging camera systems for a wide variety of applications. Boaters, security professionals, scientists, aviators, and drivers all benefit from FLIR's ability to turn night into day. FLIR Systems is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with service and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Learn more about the M-Series, and other of FLIR's maritime products, at .    

Contact: Lou Rota
Vice President of Maritime Sales
FLIR Systems, Inc.

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