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FLIR Introduces Thermal Fire Sensor for Railway Coaches


Leading thermal imaging cameras maker, FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR unveiled its latest thermal fire sensor, FLIR RSX-F. The device is well equipped to detect fire in rail coaches, thus averting major crisis.

Better Fire Control for Coaches

Leveraging the company’s FLIR Lepton thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging, FLIR RSX-F can detect both fire and state of occupancy in coaches. It comes with sophisticated on-board fire detection algorithms which can set the alarm bells ringing at the slightest hint of a fire, far more accurately than conventional sensors.

Some of the noteworthy features of FLIR RSX-F include the ability to detect thermal energy emitted from objects, estimate the rise in temperature and locate hot spot movement.

Such advanced features help in minimizing the chances of false alarms and detect hazardous elements like cigarettes and lighters in case of a fire. This apart, FLIR RSX-F comes with a technology which enables train operators to optimize passenger flow and improve their comfort by regulating temperature and adjusting train-based HVAC systems.

Product Launches Hold Promise

FLIR Systems remains strongly committed toward the introduction of innovative products to expand its customer base and fortify its foothold in new markets. The company has been focusing on using its exclusive Lepton and Infrared Guided Measurement technology to grab a greater market share in the Instruments segment. Rapid market traction of Lepton camera cores, along with the entire range of Lepton-based products, have driven growth by 200% on a year-over-year basis.

Some remarkable products introduced during second-quarter 2016 include a 380-HDc gimbal platform – Star SAFIRE 380-HLDc, a portable ground radar R6SS, infrared guided measurement product DM284 and the Vue series of thermal cameras. We believe that FLIR Systems’ core strength of providing reliable and effective imaging & threat-detection technologies will be conducive to its growth. Increased adoption of thermal imaging in a broad spectrum of applications – ranging from military to personal hand-held cameras and Smartphones – indicates bright prospects for market traction of the newly-launched products.

FLIR currently holds Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the sector include CAE Inc. CAE, Leidos Holdings, Inc. LDOS and General Dynamics Corporation GD. All three stocks hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here

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