WILSONVILLE, Ore. — FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the introduction of its FLIR C2 pocket-sized thermal camera, designed to help building professionals see hidden heat patterns that can reveal sources of energy loss, signs of structural defects, and plumbing issues.

With its compact design, the company said the C2 fits comfortably into any pocket, making it one of the most convenient thermal cameras on the market. Professionals including HVAC contractors and technicians can keep the C2 handy while carrying other tools and equipment. FLIR said the unit has a simple-to-use touch screen with auto orientation, and it is built tough in a rugged casing.

The C2 is powered by FLIR’s patented Lepton® micro thermal detector, which captures and displays thermal patterns and temperature differences using 4,800 pixels of resolution. The unit’s wide angle fixed-focus lens can be used for viewing and analyzing large areas typically found in building inspections. Plus, a built-in work light and flash helps illuminate poorly-lit areas common in building inspection environments.

With its patented MSX® real-time image enhancement, the C2 creates thermal images with enhanced clarity and readability, said the company. MSX automatically embosses edge detail captured by an onboard visible camera onto the thermal image. Numbers, letters, textures, and other features become recognizable without compromising the thermal image. The extra illumination of the work light also helps ensure that a brighter visible photo is captured along with the C2’s thermal image.

With point-and-shoot operation, the C2 stores radiometric thermal and visible JPEG images with the push of a button. The images can later be downloaded with FLIR Tools, free software that allows users to adjust thermal image levels, isolate and add temperature measurements, change color palettes, and create reports.

For more information, visit www.flir.com/C2.

Publication date: 3/9/2015

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