Recently at FDIC International 2016, Seek Thermal™ introduced its line of breakthrough, affordable and portable personal thermal image cameras (TICs). The Seek Reveal and extended range version, the Seek RevealXR FastFrame, combine an award-winning thermal imager with a high-performance 300-Lumen LED light into one hand-held device to offer the accessibility, portability, and features needed for fire professionals involved in critical search and rescue missions.
Until now, TICs have been prohibitively expensive, with budget constraints typically allowing for only one or two per firehouse. Seek Thermal is looking to change that by developing a cost-effective alternative that aims to put a TIC into the hands of every fire professional. With the ability to see and read heat, TICs aid in search and rescue missions by helping to track, scout and find adults, children, and especially elderly, even through smoke, so that fire professionals can safely and quickly clear a location.
“There is no question that new technologies are constantly improving our ability to perform our duties in the field, but if we can’t afford to get the tools into the hands of all the firefighters, it doesn’t maximize the benefits,” said Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association Rich Marinucci. “We are proud to say that several firefighters are already using Seek products in the field. This benefits us in many ways and not just on the fireground. TICs are invaluable during a fire including saving lives, clearing buildings faster, and even saving the building or home itself.”
“As a company, we see so many benefits to making thermal imaging available to fire safety, search and rescue teams –and this is a prime example of how important TICs are to each and every member of a squad,” said Tracy Benson, VP of Global Marketing for Seek Thermal. “When lives and safety is on the line, thermal imaging technology can be a powerful tool for detection and inspection.”
The Seek Reveal in Blue
The Seek Reveal features intuitive controls, an ergonomic grip, hi-res display and a detectable range of -40° to 626° Fahrenheit. With just the touch of a button, Reveal provides powerful thermal insight by identifying and measuring specific sources of heat—and heat loss—up to 500 feet away. Additionally, a high-performance 300 lumen LED spotlight gives you a quick click method to select desired lighting functions.
Data capture, storing, and sending images from the Reveal is easy so that fire professionals can report back on failed components and more. Integrated connectivity allows you to quickly transfer captured thermal images to any computer or tablet through a USB connector.
The Seek RevealXR FastFrame in Black
Built for long-range detection and identification, the Seek RevealXR FastFrame features a >15Hz frame rate, a 20-degree field of view, and a detectable thermal imaging distance of up to 275 meters away. Its rugged and innovative handheld design makes it easy to capture infrared images in outdoor conditions day or night, near or far and includes a powerful 300-lumen LED flashlight. The products also feature a color display and a 206×156 thermal sensor allowing users to see and snap quality thermal images. Store, save and transfer photos to your computer or tablet using the USB cable or microSD card provided. The rechargeable lithium battery included has a runtime of 10+ hours, perfect for extending your time outdoors while seeking a new advantage.
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