FLIR's First Mate is a hand-held thermal imaging camera that offers high-performance at a low cost. It provides every mariner with the power to see at night like never before, navigate with confidence anywhere, and at any time.
First Mate can be mounted on your boat, or held in your hand providing you with "go-anywhere", portable thermal night vision. As well, the long battery life doesn't require an vessel power supply.
The First Mate uses a 240 x 180 thermal imaging core, and provides four times the image clarity and detail of earlier systems. The advanced image-processing algorithms produce crisp, clear thermal video day and night, in good or bad weather.
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Flir's First Mate is available in two models, the standard model, and the Pro model which offers some additional features to the standard edition.
Standard Model: This model (with viewer only) contains all the necessary features for covert, all weather, 24/7 thermal surveillance. The package includes: 4 rechargeable AA NiMH batteries, AC power adapter, Vehicle power adapter/charger, Neck lanyard, Operator's Manual
*Optional Carrying Case sold separately
Pro Model: The Pro model package offers still frame storage and 2x zoom. Additional features include:
Still Image Capture - Allows officers to capture and store thermal images in JPEG format on a removable SD card with the touch of a button. A 1 GB SD card will hold up to 20,000 320 x 240 JPEG images
Real-time Clock - Encodes the date and time on captured still images and video
SD Card Slot - Allows for easy field upgrades and the storage of captured still images and video evidence on the removable SD card
USB2 Connection - Rapid transfer of still images and video from the H-Series to a PC
Shuttered Eyepiece - Keeps light from coming out of the viewfinder, helping the operator to stay covert
Rugged Design - The all-weather design is built to withstand the demands of day-in, day-out law enforcement operations, and it is even submersible
Battery Compartment - 4 rechargeable AA NiMH batteries are good for 6 + hours of continuous use. The H-Series also runs on standard non-rechargeable alkaline and Lithium Ion AA batteries
AC Power Adapter - This power adapter fully charges the batteries in under 2 hours
Vehicle Power Adapter / Charger - The adapter/ charger allows for field charging and battery management
Neck Lanyard and Two-sided Hand Strap - The lanyard safeguards your investment, and the 2-sided stap accomodates for both left and right-handed users
Power - Virtual instant-on from Standby mode
E-Zoom (on Pro model) - Cyles the 2x e-zoom on and off
Brightness - Adjusts the brightness of eyepiece display
Polarity - Switches the display betwen Black Hot and White Hot modes
24deg x 18deg
Start up from Stand-by
< 1.5 seconds
7.5 - 13.5 um
<50mK @ f/1.0
240 x 180 V0x Microbolometer
NTSC or PAL (RCA jack)
White Hot/Black Hot; Selectable
Battery Life (Operating)
> 5 Hours on NiMH
Battery Life (Stand-By)
120 Hours on NiMH
1.45 lb (with batteries)
Size (L x W x H)
10.42" x 3.33" x 2.62"
Thermal Imaging Devices
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