Teledyne FLIR introduces RS6780 long-range radiometric infrared camera


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Teledyne FLIR has announced the FLIR RS6780 long-range radiometric infrared camera system, designed for range tracking, target signature, outdoor testing and science applications in all conditions. Featuring continuous zoom, the camera includes an integrated motorised three-position filter wheel and optional factory calibrations to support thermography applications up to 3000°C. The optional 3x zoom afocal lens attachment provides engineers and scientists the flexibility to change the focal range from the standard 50mm – 250mm to up to 150mm – 750mm, designed to get the most pixels on target and address unique application and testing requirements in the field.

“The RS6780 enables precision long-range measurement and tracking applications by combining a full-feature, radiometric infrared camera sealed within an IP65-rated enclosure to protect it from the elements,” said Desmond Lamont, Global Business Development Manager, Teledyne FLIR. “This small-format camera is perfect for open-air testing, thanks to its ability to detect minute temperature differences at long distances, multiple connectivity and software options for easy integration and a metric zoom lens that optimises pixel density on target while enabling advanced radiometric measurements, such as radiant intensity. The system also weighs 37 lbs. (16.7 kg) or less for easy deployment and mobility.”

One platform, multiple applications

The advanced lens system provides instantaneous, frame-by-frame focal position information to enable factory or custom calibrations for thermography and radiometry applications, including supporting time space position information (TSPI) data collection. It can be deployed as a stand-alone camera or one that is integrated into a larger testing system through the FLIR Science Camera SDK.

Thanks to the flexibility offered through a variety of connection and video inputs and outputs on the camera, including inter-range instrumentation group (IRIG) timecodes, SDI digital and sync out/in, users can enjoy higher speed and quality video feeds for supporting modern tracking and video systems. The camera also features tri-level sync, providing operators the flexibility to sync the frame capture of the RS6780 to other types of video output, such as visible or ultraviolet, where the other cameras do not have a sync out/in option. Additional features include a lock-in capability ideal for non-destructive testing applications and trigger in. Along with Gigabit Ethernet compatibility, the CoaXPress high-speed bus feature supports more ruggedised and lower-cost cable runs compared to fibre optic.

Users can stream thermal data directly to a computer running Windows, MacOS, or Linux and for post-processing and analysis, the RS6780 is compatible with the FLIR Research Studio software application.

It also provides access to low-level detector settings and RAW data. This enables users to perform high quality, custom radiometric measurements across approximately 327,000 data points per frame, to generate data as part of research and development projects.

For more information, please visit the RS6780 product page on, including for local availability, pricing and purchasing options.

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