FLIR M500 Maritime Thermal Camera


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The gyro-stabilized FLIR M500 cooled thermal camera is our most technologically-advanced M-Series pan and tilt camera ever. Designed around a cryogenically-cooled 640 x 512 pixel Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, the FLIR M500 excels at both short and ultra-long range target detection and identification. It features a 14X continuous optical thermal zoom, a color HD camera with 30x zoom, an LED spot-beam, video tracking and radar integration.
• Superior Short and Long Range Vision — Cooled thermal core technology and continuous optical zoom enables early detection of vessels, navigation aids, and key landmarks.
• Exceptional Target Awareness — Automatic video tracking keeps the M500 locked onto visual targets, while radar integration directs it to track select radar targets.
• Enhanced Clarity — The 14× optical thermal zoom can detect the heat signature of vessels up to ~8.3 nm / 15.4 km away.
The Power of High Contrast Cooled Thermal Imagery — The M500’s cooled thermal core is capable of producing images with enhanced detail and extensive ranges. Cooled thermal technology has been utilized by Coast Guard and Navy vessels around the world for decades, and now this military-grade technology offers government and commercial vessels alike unparalleled viewing capacity.

Pan/Tilt Range: 360° pan and +/-90° tilt capability
Size: 10.75″ (273 mm) dia. x 15.65″ (397.5 mm) ht
Contrast Enhancement: AGC or manual, histogram equalization, local contrast enhancement algorithms available
NMEA0183: TCP/IP, RS-422, NMEA 0183, Pelco D
Overlay: Integrated graphics overlays to indicate azimuth, AGC, active camera and menu control
Sharpness Enhancement: Automatic, adjustable Digital Detail Enhancement
Weight: 45 lb (20.4 kg)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
E-Zoom – Color: 12x
Field of View Limits – Color: Optical 63.7° x 35.8° WFOV to 2.3° x 1.29° NFOV
Visible Sensor: 1/2.8″ CMOS
Communication: TCP/IP, RS-422, Pelco D
Video Over Ethernet: 2 channels of streaming MPEG-4, H.264, or M-JPEG
Output Modes: Black hot, white hot, false color palettes
Operating Temperature: -25°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature: -50°C to +80°C
Video Format: NTSC or PAL NTSC or PAL, 720p30, 1080p30
Video Interface: Analog video, HD-SDI
Power Consumption: 250 W (max w/heaters)
Power Requirements: 12 VDC to 24 VDC (-10%+30% per IEC 60945)
Person in the Water: ~4.9 nm (9.0 km)
Small Vessel: ~8.3 nm (15.4 km)
NETD: <30 mK Spectral Response: 3-5 µm Thermal Resolution: 640 x 512 Detector Type – Thermal: Cooled MWIR InSb 640x512 Focal Plane Array E-Zoom – Thermal: 4x Field of View Limits: Optical 28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV Field of View – Thermal: 28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV Optical Zoom – Thermal: 1x to 14x (continuous) Video Refresh Rate – Thermal: 25 Hz (PAL) / 30 Hz (NTSC)


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