Teledyne FLIR Introduces Infrared Camera Module with Integrated Continuous Zoom Lenses

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, introduced the Neutrino SX8 mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) camera module and four additional Neutrino IS Series models designed for integrated solutions requiring HD MWIR imagery with size, weight, power and cost constraints for commercial, industrial, defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators. Based on Teledyne FLIR HOT FPA technology, the Neutrino SX8 offers high performance, 1280×1024 HD MWIR imagery for ruggedized products requiring long life, low power consumption, and quiet, low vibration operation. The SX8 and the Neutrino IS series models are ideal for integration with small gimbals, airframes, handheld devices, security cameras, targeting devices and asset monitoring applications.

The latest additions to the Neutrino MWIR camera portfolio continue to provide shortened time-to-market and reduced project risk with off-the-shelf design and delivery. Teledyne FLIR also provides technical services teams for integration support and expertise throughout the development and design cycle. All the cameras and solutions in the Neutrino series are classified under US Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a and are not subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Neutrino IS products include a Teledyne FLIR CZ lens integrated with a Neutrino SWaP Series camera module (VGA or SXGA).  All four models using the Neutrino LC and two models using the Neutrino SX8 provide crisp, long-range MWIR imaging. The purpose-designed, factory-integrated CZ lenses and MWIR camera modules provide performance, cost, schedule and risk benefits.   Duquesne Light Company (DLC) recently partnered with LineVision to install no-contact sensors on several transmission towers across DLC’s service territory.

The pilot project, which began in July, uses real-time and forecasted dynamic line ratings to monitor transmission conductors and uncover additional grid capacity with the purpose of making service more resilient, efficient and affordable. Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed line rating guidelines to encourage utilities to use this ground-breaking technology. Data that’s gathered from DLC’s program will help address line congestion, assess line conditions and better determine when maintenance is required.

“This project is part of DLC’s multi-year, £2.6 billion investment in innovative technologies that enable us to modernize the grid and continue meeting the energy demands of our customers. Overall, our goal is to provide affordable, reliable, safe and sustainable service, and this project hits all of those areas,” said Josh Gould, director of innovation at DLC. “As one of the first electric utilities to use this technology, we can unlock greater capability on our existing transmission lines while also making it easier for more generation assets, including renewable energy, to be added to the grid. We are looking forward to the many benefits this project will bring to our customers and communities.”

“Record-setting demand for energy and changing system dynamics are tasking utilities with the challenge of how to best maintain system reliability while simultaneously transitioning how we deliver power,” added Jonathan Marmillo, vice president of product at LineVision and the company’s co-founder. “DLC is at the forefront of innovative thinking on how to solve these issues, and we are delighted to work with its team on this important initiative.”

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