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Ultra High Performance Multi-Sensor Camera System


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The gyro-stabilized FLIR M500 cooled thermal camera is our most technologically-advanced M-Series pan and tilt camera ever. Designed around a cryogenically-cooled 640 x 512 pixel Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, the FLIR M500 excels at both short and ultra-long range target detection and identification. It features a 14X continuous optical thermal zoom, a color HD camera with 30x zoom, an LED spot-beam, video tracking and radar integration.

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Premium Long Range Thermal Vision

  • Superior Short and Long Range Vision

    Cooled thermal core technology and continuous optical zoom enables early detection of vessels, navigation aids, and key landmarks.

  • Exceptional Target Awareness

    Automatic video tracking keeps the M500 locked onto visual targets, while radar integration directs it to track select radar targets.

  • Enhanced Clarity

    The 14× optical thermal zoom can detect the heat signature of vessels up to ~8.3 nm / 15.4 km away.

The Power of High Contrast Cooled Thermal Imagery

The Power of High Contrast Cooled Thermal Imagery

The M500's cooled thermal core is capable of producing images with enhanced detail and extensive ranges. Cooled thermal technology has been utilized by Coast Guard and Navy vessels around the world for decades, and now this military-grade technology offers government and commercial vessels alike unparalleled viewing capacity.

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Thermal Camera
Image Processing
FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
Optical Zoom
1x to 14x (continuous)
Thermal Detector Type
Cooled MWIR InSb 640x512 Focal Plane Array
Thermal E-Zoom
Thermal Field of View
Optical 28° x 21° WFOV to 2° x 1.5° NFOV
Thermal Focal Length
19 mm (Wide) to 275 mm (Narrow)
Video Refresh Rate
25 Hz (PAL) / 30 Hz (NTSC)
Visible Camera
Lines of Resolution
Up to 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps
Minimum Illumination
0.1 lux (ICR off, slow shutter off, high sensitivity off) / 0.006 lux (ICR on, slow shutter off, high sensitivity off)
Visible Detector Type
1/2.8” Exmor R CMOS
Visible E-Zoom
Visible Field of View
Optical 63.7° x 35.8° WFOV to 2.3° x 1.29° NFOV
Visible Focal Length
129 mm to 4.3 mm
30× Optical Zoom
Spotlight Specifications
Type Lumens and Beam
LED, 580 Lumens, 5° Divergence Angle
System Specifications
Analog Video Connector Types
F-type BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out
Analog Video Output
NTSC or PAL, 30 Hz or <9 Hz
Firefighter Mode
Gyro Stabilized
HD-SDI Lossless Video Output
Network Video Output
Four, Independent H.264 Network Video Streams
Pan-Tilt Adjustment Range
360° Continuous Pan, ±90° Tilt
Power Consumption
250 W (max w/heater)
Automatic Window Defrost
Standard at Power-Up
IEC 60945
Lightning Protection
Operating Temperature Range
-13°F to +131°F (-25°C to +55°C)
Salt Mist
Sand & Dust Ingress
15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal
Storage Temperature Range
-56° F to + 176°F (-50°C to +80°C)
IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E
Water Ingress
100 knot (115.2 mph)
Camera: 10.8” (273mm) x 15.7” (398mm) / Camera with Top-Down Riser: 12.8” (324mm) x 18.1” (459mm)
32 lb (14.5 kg) (w/o top-down riser)
Range Performance
Detect a 30-foot Vessel
5.0nm (9260m)
Detect Human Sized Target
2.0nm (3625m)
NATO Target 2.3m x 2.3m at 50 Pct.
3.5nm (6480m)
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