Teledyne FLIR’s Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: More Pixels. More Accuracy.

Teledyne FLIR’s Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: More Pixels. More Accuracy.

Teledyne FLIR Unveils Radiometric Vue TZ20-R Thermal Zoom Drone Payload. The high-resolution radiometric gimbaled thermal drone payload for the DJI V2 Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 gives pixel-by-pixel temperature measurement with as much as 20 occasions digital zoom.

Radiometry permits customers to measure the temperature of each pixel within the scene.  Thermal zoom functionality implies that customers can search or examine extra space in much less time, with fewer false positives and quicker insights.  “Featuring two 640×512 decision FLIR Boson® thermal digicam modules, with one offering a narrow-field-of-view (18 levels) and the opposite a wide-field-of-view (95 levels), the Vue TZ20-R gives even higher situational consciousness, accuracy, and context by providing extra pixels on course with the corresponding temperature knowledge,” says the Teledyne FLIR press launch.

The new TZ20-R is designed for public security and trade, rugged sufficient to function in unhealthy climate (IP44 rated) and lightweight sufficient to protect flight time, weighing in at 1.4 kilos (640 grams.)  The twin digicam system “gives unmatched thermal zoom efficiency at 5 occasions, 10 occasions, and 20 occasions digital zoom for quite a lot of public security and industrial missions,” says the discharge. “The twin Boson digicam modules additionally present 4 occasions extra radiometric pixels on course at each zoom degree versus all rivals….”

Public Safety and Industrial Inspections

The TZ20-R could possibly be a sport changer for public security companies utilizing the payload for serach and rescue, firefighting, or legislation enforcement.  The thermal zoom reduces false positives, offering extra correct knowledge, whereas nonetheless permitting groups to keep up their distance and search in silence.

For industrial inspections, the thermal zoom functionality implies that inspectors can get unmatched readability – whereas nonetheless sustaining a secure distance from the inspection web site.

“Operators can use in-app options, reminiscent of isotherms to mechanically detect temperatures of curiosity, supreme for industrial inspection and public security the place shortly recognizing anomalies is mission important,” says the discharge.

Plug and Play Setup 

The TZ20-R is simple to make use of and simple to attach through the Skyport V2.0 gimbal on the DJI Matrice 300 or V2 Matrice 200 sequence. Thermal video and still-image knowledge could be recorded on twin microSD playing cards together with the power to stream thermal video mid-flight. Post mission, operators can export the info to FLIR Thermal Studio and third-party knowledge processing software program for in-depth evaluation and evaluation.

The FLIR Vue TZ20-R is on the market for pre-order with supply in October via licensed distributors. Learn extra at

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