Flir is launching the Flir Duo Pro R dual-sensor thermal imaging and mapping system for commercial drones. Featuring a thermal sensor with radiometry, the Flir Duo Pro R gives professional drone operators the range and image detail needed to capture actionable thermal and visible data in a single flight. The Flir Duo Pro R is said to usher in a new era of imaging capability for a wide range of high-performance commercial, industrial and public safety drone applications.
The Flir Duo Pro R enables operators to switch between thermal and video cameras in flight. With the option of a 336x256 or 640x512 thermal resolution sensor and a high-definition 4K colour video camera, the Flir Duo Pro R uses Flir's patented multispectral dynamic imaging, MSX, technology to emboss high-fidelity, visible-light details onto the thermal imagery to improve image quality. Equipped with thermal, visible and picture-in-picture mode, the Duo Pro R records raw video and stills to two dedicated microSD cards and allows for live digital video output over micro-HDMI and analogue video out for easier integration.
With its dual sensors, the Flir Duo Pro R presents as a self-contained airborne mapping package. The fully integrated GPS receiver, Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU), temperature, humidity and altitude sensors provide an onboard source for high-fidelity, reliable geo-tagging data required to create accurate maps and 3D models from an airborne platform.
Jeff Frank, Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy at Flir, states: "The Flir Duo Pro R offers class-leading imaging performance and will save drone operators time and effort with the highest quality thermal and visible cameras combined in a single system. With the ability to select either a thermal or visible camera image in flight, or watch video streams of both simultaneously in picture-in-picture mode, we are making it easier for drone operators to capture imagery and thermal data from the air."
See the Flir Duo Pro R at InterDrone Conference in Las Vegas from 6-8 September 2017. The Flir Duo Pro R will be available for purchase starting at $5199 from authorised Flir dealers in Q4 2017. To pre-order or to learn more about Flir Duo Pro R, go to www.flir.com/duopro.