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FLIR Systems Inc. (D.C.), the global leader in thermal imaging, infrared (IR) cameras and night vision systems and Sofradir (Paris, France), a leader in advanced infrared detectors for military, aerospace and commercial applications, announces that FLIR Systems will be collaborating with Sofradir on state-of-the-art third-generation dual-band detectors and camera cores to create thermal cameras with enhanced capabilities for military and commercial applications.
Sofradir brings its industry-leading detector technology and mass production capacities, while FLIR will design cameras and insert them into both US and international developed systems.
"FLIR Systems and Sofradir share a common goal to supply the global sensor market with leading-edge technology," said Bill Sundermeier, president, FLIR Systems Government Systems division. "This relationship reinforces the confidence that our customers have in our increased technological capabilities."
"We are pleased to be working side-by-side with FLIR, whose reputation for product quality is recognized worldwide," said Philippe Bensussan, Chairman and CEO at Sofradir. "Together we'll be offering the best dual-band product on the market."
This collaboration comes at a point when dual-band detectors are just beginning to become available after a long period of materials development in several countries. The applications include not only military and security imaging systems, but also thermographic and scientific cameras. This is because they provide the possibility of precise non-contact temperature measurement with automatic compensation for unknown material emissivity.