Credit Toward IR Camera PurchaseNORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 3 -- Flir Systems has announced a new direct-from-factory infrared (IR) camera rental program with a flexible rent-to-buy provision through which up to 50 percent of the rental fee can be credited toward the purchase of a new Flir IR camera. For the first time in the scientific market, first-time rental customers can rent for one week and get a second week free, then apply 100 percent of their rental fee as a credit toward their purchase of a new camera. The offer ends Oct. 30, 2004. "The new scientific rent/buy program was created to accommodate a fast-growing number of researchers who are finding that renting is perfect for pre-purchase evaluation, as well as for short-term applications or temporarily replacing a unit in for service," said Kellie A. Hanlon, rental program manager. The program covers purchases of Flir's ThermaCAM P/S and A-Series cameras. The rental fee credit is applied to the purchase of a camera made within 90 days of the completion of the rental*. In addition, the company provides trade-in allowances for any brand or model of infrared camera toward the purchase of a new FLIR infrared camera.** Flir's IR camera rental program offers a large inventory of its latest models. The company said renting an infrared camera directly from the manufacturer ensures receiving equipment that is factory certified, calibrated and inspected by a certified factory technician and access to the latest equipment that some program guidelines may require. Companies that are ISO-certified can rent from FLIR, the world's only ISO-certified infrared camera manufacturer that rents its products. FLIR also provides ISO-certified training via its Infrared Training Center division. For more information, contact Kellie A. Hanlon, rental program manager at (866)477-3687; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit: www.infraredcamerarentals.com. Visit www.inframation.org for details on the InfraMation infrared camera applications conference, to be held Oct. 4-8 in Las Vegas. *Credit offer specifics are subject to restrictions and may change without notice. **Trade-in allowance is determined on a case-by-case basis.