High-resolution, cooled (HRC) thermal security cameras provide TV-quality thermal video for long-range, 24/7 video security applications.
Using cooled InSb detectors sensitive to the MWIR waveband and with 640 × 480 resolution, these cameras can detect small targets from extreme ranges, making them the perfect solutions for applications with long perimeters - especially perimeters that can’t be physically secured - and in situations that need as much warning of potential intrusion as possible. That’s why FLIR’s cooled cameras are the systems of choice for border security, port and coastal security, and offshore security around the world.
Flexible enough to provide both wide area coverage and long-range, high magnification performance, HRC provides a continuous zoom thermal optical telescope with 12.5:1 zoom ratio and a variety of optical packages.
Security operators can field HRC thermal security cameras as portable, stand-alone thermal video cameras, multi-sensor surveillance suites with long-range video camera and laser rangefinder on a pan/tilt mechanism, or integrate multiple sensor systems into a long-range, day/night video security network.
Features and Benefits
- Four thermal optical designs to choose from to give you the range and situational awareness you need - Continuous optical & digital zoom for long reach without losing sight of intruders while zooming - Unmatched image quality with FLIR’s proprietary Tunable Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) - Long-range visible light camera, and ultra-lowlight sCMOS color camera options (MS configuration only) - Network ready installation with FLIR’s JPC module (MS configuration only) - Serial control - Composite video output for use with video management and display systems - Threat geo-location capable with built-in digital magnetic compass, GPS, and laser rangefinder (MS configuration only)
HRC & HRC MS
Long-range thermal imaging cameras for border and coastal surveillance applications
FLIR is the world leader in thermal imaging cameras
FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of thermal imaging systems for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and government applications.
FLIR Systems’ thermal imaging systems use state-of-the-art infrared imaging technology that detects infrared radiation - or heat - enabling the user to see in total darkness, in practically all weather conditions. We design and manufacture all of the critical technologies inside our products, including detectors, electronics, and special lenses ourselves.
The HRC-Series are equipped with a highly reliable, mid-wave, cooled detector which offers extremely long range detection in all weather conditions.
The cameras offer a continuous optical and electronic zoom. This offers excellent situational awareness while also giving the possibility to zoom in at suspect activities, and have a closer look, once they are detected.
The HRC-Series can be integrated into existing networks or used as a stand alone unit.
The HRC-Series offer extreme long range detection and excellent image quality, in the darkest of nights, through smoke and dust. You can detect a man-size target several kilometers away.
All thermal imaging cameras are extremely suited for border and coastal surveillance but also for mid-range threat detection
The HRC-Series are equipped with a mid-wave, cooled detector. A thermal imaging camera with a cooled detector gives you the advantage that you can see and detect potential threats much farther away than with an uncooled detector. But there is more... Objects which are at a close distance can be seen with much more detail. You can see what people are carrying. There is no need anymore to send someone out in the field to take a closer look since small details can clearly be seen on the thermal image. According to his needs and preferences, the user can choose a FLIR HRC-Series that is either equipped with a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) or a cooled Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector.
Crisp, high resolution thermal images: 640 x 480 pixels
All thermal imaging cameras are equipped with a cooled Mid-Wave InfraRed (MWIR) detector (InSb or MCT) that produces ultra-sharp thermal images of 640 x 480 pixels. This will satisfy users that want to see the smallest of detail and demand the best possible image quality. It allows the user to see more detail and detect more and smaller objects from a farther distance. Coupled with high sensitivity, the HRC-Series offer extremely long range performance and excellent image quality.
Four different versions available
- HRC-E: Equipped with a 22 x 275 mm lens. It zooms between a 25° field of view and a 2° field of view. - HRC-S: Equipped with a 39 x 490 mm lens. It zooms between a 14.1° field of view and a 1.1° field of view. - HRC-U: Equipped with a 59 x 735 mm lens. It zooms between a 9.4° field of view and a 0.75° field of view. - HRC-X: Equipped with a 88 x 1100 mm lens. It zooms between a 6.3° field of view and a 0.5° field of view.
Continuous optical and digital zoom on the thermal image
The HRC-Series thermal imaging cameras are equipped with powerful continuous optical zoom capability on the thermal image. It offers excellent situational awareness but also the possibility to zoom-in, and see more detail, once a target has been detected. This way operators can see farther recognize more detail and react more quickly to security threats. The advantage of continuously zooming compared to other systems that are using a rotating lens system is that there is no switch or swapping between the different images. You can gradually zoom in while keeping your focus all the time. All systems are also equipped with an up to 16x continuous digital zoom
Advanced image processing
FLIR Systems has developed a powerful algorithm that helps to overcome the problem of finding low contrast targets in high dynamic range scenes. Advanced Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) assures clear, properly contrasted thermal images. DDE delivers a high contrast image even in extremely dynamic thermal scenes. It provides high quality thermal imaging in any night- or daytime environmental conditions.
The HRC-Series contain an exclusive auto focus feature which delivers crisp, clear images at the press of a button. Focus is kept while zooming in or out. The system allows you to experience better situational awareness in the wide field of view, while maintaining detailed recognition capabilities in the narrow field of view.
Easy and fast to install
All cameras incorporate easily with common power and video interfaces found in existing and new security systems. They can be easily integrated into any existing infrastructure providing early detection and visibility 24/7 all the year round. The images from the 640 x 480 pixels detector can be displayed on virtually any existing display that accepts standard composite video.
All systems are configured to be either fixed mounted or field transportable for fast deployment. They can be mounted on a standard tripod. A single operator can set up the system in minutes, making it ideal for mobile operations and quick deployments.
Designed for use in harsh environments
All systems are extremely rugged. Their vital core is well protectedagainst humidity and water. They all operate between -32°Cand +55°C. All HRC-Series are Commercially Developed, MilitaryQualified (CDMQ). They comply with various Mil-Std. Multiple installation options
Various options exist to connect the HRC-Series and integrate them in your existing systems. All cameras can be configured for stand alone use, as part of a network or in a hybrid configuration with local and network based control:
- Serial Configuration: Simply connect the HRC-Series over serial to your remote control panel or use the Joystick Control Unit.
- TCP/IP configuration: all HRC MS cameras can be integrated in any existing TCP/IP network and controlled over a PC. No need to put extra cables. Using this configuration, you can monitor all activity in a protected area over the internet. Even when you are thousands of kilometers away.
Global Positioning System (GPS) Laser Range Finder Digital Magnetic Compass
Thermal imaging HRC-S camera
Long range daylight camera (LR-TV)
TCP/IP compatible electronics
Pan & Tilt providing continuous rotation
HRC-E 275 mm lens
Detection, Recognition, Identification of a Human Target
HRC-U 735 mm lens
HRC-S 490 mm lens
HRC-X 1100 mm lens
HRC-X 1100 mm lens
HRC-U 735 mm lens
HRC-S 490 mm lens
HRC-E 275 mm lens
Detection, Recognition, Identification of a Vehiclewith 2.3m critical dimension
Actual range may vary depending on camera set-up, environmental conditions, user experience and type of monitor or display used. Assumptions: 50 % probability of achieving objective at specified distance given 2°C temperature difference and 0.82 / km atmospheric attenuation factor.
Range performances for HRC-E, HRC-S, HRC-U, HRC-X
Thermal imaging cameras for ultra long range surveillance applications with cooled detector
Catch it Early with E-Series The Fastest Way to Capture, Analyze, and Share Thermal Images.
- Thermal resolutions from 160 x 120 up to 320 x 240 - Temperature range choices: 120°C (bx), 250°C, or 650°C - Sensitivity down to 0.045°C on select E-Series bx models - Fast image sharing from E40/50/60 with Wi-Fi mobile apps - Dual charger and spare battery option for all-day operation - 10-year detector warranty, 5 on battery, 2 on parts & labor