Thermal imaging cameras for ultra long range surveillance applications with cooled detector 



The FLIR HDC enables users to see more details at long range without losing situational awareness with twice the wide area coverage at any distance compared to 640×480 systems. The FLIR HDC provides a 16:9, wide screen video to show more of the scene at a glance.

Using a cooled detector, the FLIR HDC provides exceptional long range performance with detection of man-sized targets beyond 18km and vehicles beyond 22km. The system also supports continuous zoom to maintain situational awareness with target focus in both a wide field of view and during zoom for effective target assessment. This capability ensures users always have an optimized field of view for targets at any range.

The system also features the new FLIR Image Processing Engine with advanced algorithms developed to generate a perfect picture with minimal adjustment and includes features such as DDE and CRISP. Auto perfect mode creates a clear image in any circumstance.

Developed under the unique FLIR CDMQ process (Commercially Developed, Military Qualified), the FLIR HDC delivers a military quality system, designed to work 24/7 with unmatched reliability.

detector  Cooled detector
The HDC are equipped with a mid-wave, cooled detector. A thermal imaging camera with a cooled detector gives you the advantage that you can see and detect potential threats much farther away than with an uncooled detector. But there is more. Objects which are at a close distance can be seen with much more detail. You can see what people are carrying. There is no need anymore to send someone out in the field to take a closer look since small details can clearly be seen on the thermal image.

The FLIR HDC is equipped with a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector.


1280x720   High Definition 1280 x 720 Detector
See more details at long range without losing situational awareness. Twice as wide area coverage at any distance compared to 640×480 system.

It allows the user to see more detail and detect more and smaller objects from a farther distance. Coupled with high sensitivity, the HDC offer extremely long range performance and excellent image quality.

16-9   16:9 wide screen
Provides a 16:9 wide screen video that shows more of the important part of the scene and fits well on modern screens.
digital zoom   22x continuous optical zoom on the thermal image
The HDC thermal imaging camera is equipped with powerful continuous optical zoom capability on the thermal image. It offers excellent situational awareness but also the possibility to zoom-in, and see more detail, once a target has been detected. This way operators can see farther recognize more detail and react more quickly to security threats. The advantage of continuously zooming compared to other systems that are using a rotating lens system is that there is no switch or swapping between the different images. You can gradually zoom in while keeping your focus all the time.

All systems are also equipped with a 16x continuous digital zoom.

DDE   Advanced image processing features
Auto perfect mode creates a perfect image, in any condition. Minimal operator adjustment is needed. Auto perfect mode provides better contrast scenes. This is possible thanks to FLIR’s advanced image processing algorithms like:

  • Advanced Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE)
    FLIR Systems has developed a powerful algorithm that helps to overcome the problem of finding low contrast targets in high dynamic range scenes. Advanced Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) assures clear, properly contrasted thermal images. DDE delivers a high contrast image even in extremely dynamic thermal scenes. It provides high quality thermal imaging in any night- or daytime environmental conditions.
  • Clear regional image sharpness (Crisp)
    Where DDE is designed for creating a perfect image in high contrast scenes, Crisp does the same in low contrast scenes
focus free   Auto focus
The FLIR HDC contains an exclusive auto focus feature which delivers crisp, clear images at the press of a button. Focus is kept while zooming in or out. The system allows you to experience better situational awareness in the wide field of view, while maintaining detailed recognition capabilities in the narrow field of view.
easy to install   Easy and fast to install
All cameras incorporate easily with common power and video interfaces found in existing and new security systems. They can be easily integrated into any existing infrastructure providing early detection and visibility 24/7 all the year round. The images from the 1280 x 720 pixels detector can be displayed as MPEG4-format or high end HD SDI format.
ease of use   Portability
All systems are configured to be either fixed mounted or field transportable for fast deployment. They can be mounted on a standard tripod. A single operator can set up the system in minutes, making it ideal for mobile operations and quick deployments.
harsh conditions   Designed for use in harsh environments
All systems are extremely rugged. Their vital core is well protected against humidity and water. It operates between -32°C to +55°C.
multiple installations   Multiple installation options
The FLIR HDC comes with a TCP/IP interface that supports Nexus™ and multiple common standard protocols to provide video over IP. The IRIG B synchronization enables integration into demanding applications where accurate time stamping video is required. The video can be syncronized with external sources.
Upgrade   Easy upgradable
The HDC can easily be upgraded with new software features and developments in the future. This can be done from the control room, no need to open up the camera. This makes the HDC a state-of-the-art system for many years to come.


FLIR HDC Technical specifications


Detector type 1280×720 InSb focal plane array
Spectral range 3 to 5 μm
Narrow field of view 1.4° x 0.8°
Wide field of view 30° x 17°
Focus Automatic or Manual
Continuous Zoom options Optical 22x, digital zoom 16x
Image processing IP Engine, incl. auto DDE, CRISP, High performance
Frame rates 50/60Hz (100Hz with windowing)
SYSTEM interfaces
System interface 38999 Series III connectors
Video HD SDI according to SMPTE 292M, GigE IP: MPEG4/H-264, MJPEG
Command and Control TCP/IP, Gigabit Ethernet 1000 BASE-T, Nexus, and multiple standard protocols, RS485 – 4 wire
POWER requirements
Input power 18-32 VDC. MIL-STD 1275D (Normal Operating mode)
Power Consumption 80W (approx. 180W with heaters)
Operating temperature range -32°C to +55°C
Storage temperature range -45°C to +70°C
Automatic Window defrost Yes
EMC / EMD CE tested which requires compliance with the following procedures:
Emission: EN61000-6-4
Immunity: EN61000-6-2
FCC 47 CFR part 15 Class B
Rain MIL STD 810G, 506.5
Humidity Mil-Std-810F, 507.5 procedure II
Sand/dust Mil-Std-810F, 510.5, procedure II
Shock Mil-Std-810F, 516.6, procedure I
Vibration Mil-Std-810C, 514.2 – procedure VIII, Sinus Min. of 10mm and 1.0 g, 514.¤ procedure ISaw tooth, 20g (peak)/11ms
Solar radiation Mil-Std-810F, 505.5 – procedure I, cycle A1
IP rating IP66
Size 625 x 260 x 315 mm
Weight 20 kg