FLIR Systems introduced Boson, its smallest, lightest, and least power-consuming, high-performance uncooled thermal camera for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Sized between FLIR’s Tau and Lepton camera cores, Boson is the first thermal camera core to incorporate a low-power multi-core vision processor running FLIR XIR expandable infrared video processing architecture.
Boson features a high sensitivity 12µm pitch vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled detector that provides high-resolution thermal imaging in a small, low-power, lightweight, turnkey package. It also offers several levels of video processing with inputs and processing for other sensors including visible CMOS imaging sensors, Global Positioning Systems (GPSs), and Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).
Additionally, FLIR XIR provides OEM customers with a suite of advanced image processing features including, super resolution algorithms, sophisticated noise reduction filters, local area contrast enhancement and image blending.
Offered in 320 x 256 and 640 x 512 formats with 15 field-of-view options, Boson offers the widest range of features and lens choices for FLIR’s OEM customers. Boson also supports common interfaces for displays, storage devices and data communication. OEMs can also leverage FLIR’s Solution Accelerator to develop product solutions for key market verticals including firefighting, automotive, maritime, hunting, UAS, and military.