Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: Introducing Teledyne FLIR VUE TZ20-R

Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: Introducing Teledyne FLIR VUE TZ20-R

thermal zoom drone payloadTeledyne FLIR introduced the FLIR VUE® TZ20-R as we speak, a hi-res, thermal zoom gimbal designed for DJI V2 Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes. The radiometric gimbaled thermal drone payload affords pixel-by-pixel temperature measurement, with as much as 20x digital zoom.

Radiometry permits customers to measure the temperature of each pixel within the scene.  Thermal zoom functionality signifies that customers can search or examine extra space in much less time, with fewer false positives and sooner insights.  “Featuring two 640×512 decision FLIR Boson® thermal digital camera 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 better situational consciousness, accuracy, and context by providing extra pixels heading in the right direction 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 light-weight sufficient to protect flight time, weighing in at 1.4 kilos (640 grams.)  The twin digital camera system “affords unmatched thermal zoom efficiency at 5 occasions, 10 occasions, and 20 occasions digital zoom for a wide range of public security and industrial missions,” says the discharge. “The twin Boson digital camera modules additionally present 4 occasions extra radiometric pixels heading in the right direction at each zoom degree versus all rivals….”

Public Safety and Industrial Inspections

 The TZ20-R might be a sport changer for public security companies utilizing the payload for serach and rescue, firefighting, or regulation 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 signifies that inspectors can get unmatched readability – whereas nonetheless sustaining a secure distance from the inspection web site.

“Operators can use in-app options, equivalent to isotherms to robotically detect temperatures of curiosity, very best for industrial inspection and public security the place shortly recognizing anomalies is mission vital,” says the discharge.

Plug and Play Setup 

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

The FLIR Vue TZ20-R is accessible for pre-order with supply in October by means of approved distributors. Learn extra at

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, knowledgeable drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone trade and the regulatory setting for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles centered on the industrial drone house and is a global speaker and acknowledged determine within the trade.  Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising and marketing for brand new applied sciences.
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