M-Series systems use cutting-edge Ethernet connectivity for easy installation, control, and interface with other on-board electronics. The rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure provides a continuous 360° pan and +/-90° tilt field of regard for horizon-to-horizon visibility.
M-Series thermal night vision systems are available with a variety of resolution and performance options:
- Their thermal night vision cameras come in either 320 × 240 standard resolution, or 640 × 480 high-resolution format; higher resolution provides improved image detail and range performance.
- All M-Series thermal cameras come with a 2× e-zoom function that lets you see farther at night; the high-resolution option provides an additional 4× e-zoom for even greater reach.
- Installers can mount all M-Series gimbals in either ball-up or ball-down orientation.
- The dual-payload M-Series incorporates an extreme lowlight micro-lux TV camera for improved visibility during twilight hours, and when operating in areas with some ambient light like intracoastal waterways and harbor entrances.
Joystick Control Unit
The ergonomic M-Series controller provides ready access to all critical system functions and smooth, effortless control, even in rough seas.
- Heated LCD Screen – Provides instant display of system status.
- User-programmable “hot key” – Lets operators have instant access to commonly-used functions.
- Home – A programmable feature that lets operators define a Home position as a reference they can use when navigating for long periods.
- Color – Different display settings let the operator choose between two black and white or three color display schemes that are easy on the eyes and help operators see better.
- Scene – Provides a variety of pre-set gain and level adjustments so that operators can get the best image quality possible throughout a wide range of conditions.
- Joystick – The sealed 8-way control knob provides precise control even in rough seas.
- Ethernet connectivity – Lets you install multiple control stations around your vessel so you can control M-Series from anywhere you want on board.
The M-Series combines a thermal imaging camera with a low light camera. It provides crisp, clear thermal imagery in total darkness and light fog or smoke. Packaged in a small, ultra-compact gimbal it is designed for the most demanding maritime applications. The FLIR M-Series is a perfect tool for night time navigation, shipboard security, man overboard situations, anti-piracy and many other applications. The FLIR M-Series is the standard for maritime thermal imaging systems against which all others are compared.
Thermal imaging camera and ultra-low light camera
The M-Series is equipped with both a thermal imaging camera and a low light camera.
Easy-to-use Pan/Tilt system
The M-Series come standard with a remote Joystick Control Unit (JCU) to operate the Pan/Tilt. Additional JCUs, which can be used to control the M-Series from different locations on board of a vessel, are optionally available. The JCU is the primary method of control for the M-Series camera. It can be used to move the camera (pan or tilt), electronically zoom the camera in and out, switch between the thermal imaging and low light camera, adjust the image quality, and access the on-screen menus.
The M-Series control panel is fully sealed for use in a maritime environment. Just like the camera itself it meets IP66 standards. The control knob provides precise proportional speed control. Use it to have the M-Series look in the exact direction you want. The JCU Puck functions like a joystick – it can be moved left or right, or fore and aft, and it can be rotated in either direction. It can also be pressed down (like a mouse click) or pulled up. It is used to move the Pan/Tilt position of the camera and to navigate through the on-screen menus.
|Sensor Type||640 × 480 VOx Microbolometer||640 × 480 VOx Microbolometer||640 × 480 VOx Microbolometer||320 × 240 VOx Microbolometer||320 × 240 VOx Microbolometer||640 × 480 VOx Microbolometer|
|FOV||12º x 10º||25° × 20°||25° × 20°||24° × 19°||24° × 19°||18° × 14°|
|Focal Length||50 mm||25 mm||25 mm||19 mm||19 mm||35 mm|
|E-Zoom||2× & 4×||2× & 4×||2× & 4×||2×||2×||2× & 4×|
|Image Processing||FLIR DDE||FLIR DDE||FLIR DDE||FLIR DDE||FLIR DDE||FLIR DDE|
|Daylight Imaging Specifications|
|Detector Type||1/2” Interline Transfer Lowlight CCD||1/2” Interline Transfer Lowlight CCD||N/A||1/2” Interline Transfer Lowlight CCD||N/A||1/4” ExView HAD CCD|
|Lines of Resolution||768 (H) × 494 (V)||768 (H) × 494 (V)||N/A||768 (H) × 494 (V)||N/A||530|
|Minimum Illumination||100 μlx (@ f/1.4)||100 μlx (@ f/1.4)||N/A||100 μlx (@ f/1.4)||N/A||1.4 lux|
|FOV||Matched to IR||Matched to IR||N/A||Matched to IR||N/A||58º x 43º / 36x optical zoom slaved to thermal camera|
|Size||178 mm dia. × 284 mm ht.|
|Pan/Tilt Coverage||360° Continuous Pan, +/-90° Tilt|
|Video Output||NTSC or PAL|
|Connector Types||BNC with BNC-to-RCA adapter included for video out|
|Power Requirements||12 VDC to 24 VDC (-10%/+30%)|
|Power Consumption||25 W nominal; 50 W max|
|Operating temperature range||-25°C to +55°C|
|Storage temperature range||-40°C to +85°C|
|Automatic Window defrost||Standard|
|Shock||15 g vertical, 9 g horizontal|
|Vibration||IEC 60945; MIL-STD-810E|
|Wind||100 knot (115.2 mph)|
|Standard Package||Camera head with 50 cm pigtails for power, analog video, and Ethernet; Joystick Control Unit; Operator Manual|
|Accessories||Dual Station JCU; Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Ethernet Cables; Standard cat 5e Ethernet cables; Top-down mounting riser|
|Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m)||1,700 m||990 m||990 m||570 m||570 m||1,280 m|
|Detect Small Vessel (2.3 m × 2.3 m)||5,100 m||2,800 m||2,800 m||1,910 m||1,910 m||3,850 m|