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  • Flir Captures 1st Dreamliner Flight
Jul 2010
PORTLAND, Ore., July 29, 2010 — Thermal camera maker Flir Systems Inc. captured full high-definition infrared footage last week during the first public flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

The video and images were captured by the newly released Star Safire 380-HD, which was launched as part of a line of high-definition sensors. The all-digital system offers up to seven simultaneous payloads as well as full HD capability and 1080P/720P on all video channels, significantly enhancing the imaging spectrum, the company said.

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In other news, Flir announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Revenue for the quarter was $618.4 million, up 12 percent compared with revenue of $550 million for the same time period one year ago. Net income was $115.3 million, or 72 cents per share, compared with net income of $110 million, or 70 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

"We are pleased with our performance in the second quarter as the company continues to perform well across markets and geographies. We are especially pleased with recent growth and profitability trends in our Commercial Vision Systems business and with the continued strong operating margins generated by our Government Systems business," said said Earl R. Lewis, president and CEO of Flir Systems.

Flir said it is increasing its outlook for revenue and reaffirming its earnings per share forecast for the full year based on its financial results for the first half of 2010, the recent Raymarine acquisition and the outlook for the remainder of the year. Flir expects revenue for 2010 to be in the range of $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion and net earnings to be in the range of $1.48 to $1.53 per share.

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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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