Monday, 26 September 2016

FLIR Announces FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor for Rail Coaches

FLIR RSX-F Combines FLIR Lepton Thermal Sensor and Visual Imaging for Improved Fire Detection and Passenger Safety

WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 09/20/16 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside rail coaches. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging for fire and occupancy detection as well as CCTV monitoring.

The FLIR RSX-F uses a thermal sensor with on-board fire detection algorithms to detect a fire faster and more accurately than conventional methods. The FLIR RSX-F detects thermal energy emitted from objects within its field of view and sees through smoke. The dynamic video detection algorithms also determine the size, rate of temperature increase, and movement of a hot spot. This approach allows for lower false alarms by distinguishing hazardous events like cigarettes or lighters.

The FLIR RSX-F also measures seat occupancy in a passenger train, which allows train operators to optimize passenger flow or improve passenger comfort by sensing temperature and adjusting train-based HVAC systems. The FLIR RSX-F mounts easily to walls or ceilings and tilts up to 45 degrees for optimal viewing. The FLIR RSX-F sensor is also fully compliant with the EN 50155 standard covering electronic equipment used for railway applications.

"The FLIR RSX-F sensor provides a significant new asset for train operators to improve safety," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "By leveraging Lepton and advanced fire detection algorithms, the FLIR RSX-F provides train operators with a 'sixth-sense' to detect hot spots early and effectively to increase passenger safety."
FLIR will showcase the RSX-F sensor at the Innotrans 2016 trade show in Berlin, Germany, from September 20 - 23, 2016 (Hall 4.1, booth #108).

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release by Andy Teich and the other statements in this release about the products described above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in pricing of FLIR's products, changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a timely manner, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services orInternet service providers.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Hail Damage: high-resolution cameras detect every dent

Following hailstorms, many vehicles must be inspected for hail damage in the shortest possible time. With the aid of 17 high-resolution Manta cameras from Allied Vision, adomea’s hail scanner MIKo quickly and thoroughly detects even the smallest dents, accelerating the claim process for insurers and vehicle owners alike.

Due to climate change, powerful storms with hailstones as big as golf balls occur more frequently. But even with smaller sized ice projectiles, numerous vehicles are covered with countless dents, large and small. Frustrating for vehicle owners in the affected region, but good for business for Bochum Germany’s adomea (advanced optical measurement and automation) GmbH - when insurance adjusters and underwriters have difficulty handling the number of cases, despite additional personnel, this mobile hail damage scanner can help save time. Additionally, it makes complete documentation of damage possible for the first time. Thanks to high-resolution cameras, MIKo sees far more detail than an adjuster can perceive with mere eyes.

Rapid surface error analysis

Policy holders in regions ravaged by hail need not travel to adomea in Bochum to have vehicle damage evaluated; MIKo (a German acronym for mobile identification system for vehicle surface defects) is mobile, fits in flight cases packed into a trailer, and is set up on location, such as in a warehouse, like a transportable roofless garage. Its aluminum frame construction, with a footprint of approximately 50 m² (538 ft2), provides sufficient space to check the entire surface of any current vehicle model. The walls surrounding the vehicle are illuminated by projectors. A total of seventeen cameras are mounted in different positions to capture the entire exterior of the vehicle.

Similar to an adjuster’s procedure, the reflection of a pattern on the vehicle’s surface is observed. But in contrast to a human observer, MIKo delivers an objective measurement result on a metric scale. By observing the reflection, even the smallest surface errors can be reliably detected. In order to register the smallest irregularities and distortions within the surface, two Allied Vision camera models with high resolution are used: the 6-megapixel Manta G-609 camera equipped with a Sony ICX694 CCD progressive sensor, delivering 15 images per second at full resolution (2752 × 2206), and the 9-megapixel Manta G-917 camera, from the same camera family, which contains a 1'' Sony ICX814 sensor with EXview HAD II technology that distinguishes itself with outstanding image quality and high resolution.

“Moreover, due to the system geometry, they have to be cameras that can run on Power over Ethernet so that each camera only uses one single cable and a robust system construction is possible. Furthermore, because of the cable length necessary, only a GigE Vision camera would do,” stated RenĂ© Franke, Managing Director of adomea in Bochum, as further reasons for selecting Allied Vision GigE Vision cameras.

Three-dimensional damage report

All seventeen cameras are synchronously controlled using PTP (Precision Time Protocol). Together, they generate a complete image of the examined vehicle. Using Allied Vision’s Vimba Software Development Kit, the cameras are integrated into damage analysis software developed by adomea where 3D renderings for nearly 90% of the highest sold auto models over the last ten years are stored. The results, specifically the individual dents, can be subdivided not only according to shape and depth, but also can be designated according to the corresponding section of the chassis. A visual representation of the damage is included in a damage report that is generated automatically. Using available interfaces, the common damage calculation software can be connected. Even system operation via tablet computer is possible.

RenĂ© Frank summarized the actual measurement process: “The damage assessment takes two to three minutes and in another two and a half minutes, the results are logged and available.” For him, the enormous time efficiency, objective measurement result and complete documentation are the hail scanner’s significant advantages.

Camera technology with a good image

Currently, five mobile MIKos are ready for use across Germany and are utilized anywhere hail damage occurs. In such instances, adomea works closely with different insurance companies as a cooperative partner. How much the entire damage assessment, calculation, and regulation process can be completely digitized is currently undergoing lively debate throughout the industry. In most cases, the hail scanner serves, at the moment, to support experts in most cases and has not completely taken over the evaluation process. Still, acceptance of “artificial camera eyes”, which in cases of doubt see more than the human eye, is rapidly increasing among policy holders that some prefer to rely on the technology rather than their adjuster. Confidence in an adjuster’s expert option increases when he or she makes use of modern imaging and measurement technology, according to Franke.

The German specialists’ mobile hail scanner is in use in the USA as well, using the same measurement technology and camera models as in Germany. However, due to market conditions, adomea’s systems engineers have created a highly flexible variation. The aluminum frame construction has been replaced by a large truck that can be set up and parked conveniently in shopping center or supermarket parking lots. The measurement chamber’s area has been adapted and increased in size to accommodate American pickup trucks.

While the MIKo image detection and processing system has been primarily used for identifying hail damage, adomea is already developing new models and is planning to use a 29-megapixel camera from Allied Vision. This next stage in the system expansion is expected to be used not only for identification of hail damage, but also for detecting the smallest surface flaws (such as scratches and rock impacts).

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Medicine with Vision – Cameras in Modern Medical Technology

Cameras are being used in an increasingly broad range of daily activities. While most of us have probably noticed the devices being used in ATMs or building surveillance systems, there are many more cameras in our environment that we likely don't notice at first. These small embedded cameras shoulder a big load: they are an important component for many applications in medicine and the life sciences in particular. Our latest Vision Campus article explains where the cameras are used and what purpose they serve.

The fictional Basler Medical Center specializes in diagnostics and therapy and makes heavy use of vision technology. Each floor of the center houses a different specialized department. This includes a floor dedicated to ophthalmology, including slit lamps for examining the eye's fundus.

Another floor is home to researchers using the latest technical devices – including cameras, of course – to assist tomorrow's physicians with their daily work. Naturally there are operating theaters as well. Cameras are used there to ensure better and more targeted treatment of patients. Our Vision Campus article "Medicine with Vision" shows you how it all works.

The Vision Campus also contains in-depth articles and videos on machine vision and on vision technology in general. Have you already seen our introductory video on "How Do Industrial Cameras Work?" or the article "How Can I Find the Right Lens"? Watch for yourself!

For more information about the potential uses for vision technology in medicine and research, have a look at our overview page for "Medical & Life Sciences."

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

INCREMO: In-Vehicle Police Car Video Application with Basler IP Cameras


  • Police of the Czech Republic (Ministry of the Interior)
  • Location: All regions of the Czech Republic
  • Industry: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Implementation: 2015


To increase the quality of their service performance, the Czech police equipped their vehicles with video cameras as an integral element of the INCREMO monitoring system. INCREMO provides the police officers with complex text information about individuals and cars as well as video intelligence from the vehicle’s surroundings. The system securely encrypts all collected data and authenticates users before providing access, to ensure that sensitive information remains safe.

Solution and Benefits

The INCREMO system includes a PC which is adapted to in-vehicle use, a recording device and two Basler IP cameras. The PC is controlled via a touch-screen display and the police radio unit, and provides many preset applications such as information retrieval (checking for a person’s criminal record, for example), or chat and navigation. The police officers in the vehicle communicate with the operation center via an encrypted messaging app, and can use other apps to request information from remote databases,for person, ID and vehicle details. Data is transmitted via either GPRS modem or the police radio station.

All installed equipment starts automatically when the vehicle’s engine is turned on. An automatic diagnostic system inside the vehicle monitors the state of the PC, the video recorder, and the battery, as well as the readiness of the radio station. The user-friendly interface on the LCD touch screen allows the police officers on duty to continuously control every piece of equipment.

Practical examples of typical INCREMO operations would be a police patrol checking a suspect person, where one police officer verifies the person’s identity on the touch screen in the car. In the case of vehicle examination, the police patrol verifies a particular vehicle based on its license plate in order to find out whether it has the necessary technical certificate or if it is has been reported stolen. In the event of a car accident, the operation center can be briefed on the current situation through the messaging system – for example to convey a victim’s health status. In case of a search operation, the operation center uses the same messaging system to quickly transmit navigation coordinates.

Key factors for choosing Basler IP cameras for this application were their attractive price/performance ratio, the image quality of the video recordings, and the easy-tointegrate size of the cameras.

Technologies Used

  • Basler IP cameras
  • System/Solution: OS Linux
  • Software: Own system INCREMO, Software is OEM with the official title REDBAC 5

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