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FLIR Systems announces second-generation Star SAFIRE HD at Paris Air Show

15th June 2009 - 01:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


FLIR Systems marked the 100th anniversary of the Paris Air Show by announcing the second-generation Star SAFIRE HD.

The Star SAFIRE HD is the world's first, and only all-digital, all-high definition (HD) electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) system; from the detector-to-the-connector. To date, FLIR Systems has delivered or received orders for more than 250 Star SAFIRE HD systems worldwide.

FLIR Systems has taken the full HD capabilities of the Star SAFIRE HD's infrared camera core and added their expertise in manufacturing infrared focal-plane detectors to provide more range, performance and pixels on target in the second generation Star SAFIRE HD system.  Also announced are a number of other features that provide enhanced performance and capabilities.

"The second-generation Star SAFIRE HD sets new standards for full HD performance and demonstrates FLIR Systems' continuing leadership in this vital technology area," said William A. Sundermeier, president of FLIR Government Systems. "This system will continue to serve as the eyes for surveillance, reconnaissance, SAR and targeting missions, day or night, in some the harshest environments around the world."

The second-generation Star SAFIRE HD provides comprehensive solutions, with full high definition and all-digital imaging in every sensor channel. This affords beautiful daylight color pictures, but more importantly, equally crisp and clear images at night when EO/IR systems are most needed to ensure crew safety and save lives.

"FLIR Systems recognizes that real-world rescues and military operations usually take place at night or in adverse weather conditions," continued Sundermeier. "For this reason, we provide technologically advanced systems like Star SAFIRE HD and refuse to compromise, but instead provide full HD across the board, both day and night."

The launch of the second-generation Star SAFIRE HD reinforces FLIR Systems' technology and market leadership. With 45 years of experience and over 100,000 sensors delivered, FLIR Systems is the world's largest total volume supplier of cooled and uncooled infrared components, cores and systems.

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