Thermal imaging cameras have proven to be among the most effective tools available for fire combat. From search and rescue to overhaul operations, thermal imaging technology gives firefighters the advantage of seeing and better understanding the conditions around them when smoke and darkness would otherwise limit that ability. For more than 10 years, firefighters around the world – as well as other first responders and industrial workers – have looked to Scott to provide thermal imaging cameras that satisfy their needs for robust. Today, Scott offers two robust thermal imaging cameras, specially designed to meet first responder needs, the Eagle Imager 160 and Eagle X.
Dependable Microbolometer Technology
The heart of Scott thermal imaging cameras is an advanced vanadium oxide (Vox) microbolometer engine, capable of producing vivid imagery under a variety of conditions.
- 1,100˚ dynamic range generates highly detailed images that enable quick and easy scene interpretation. Unlike other technologies, the Vox microbolometer employed in the Eagle Imager 160 and Eagle X won’t white out or show ghosted images or other distracting image artifacts.
- Wide dynamic range permits the user to see a firefighter standing next to or behind flame, an example of performance that cannot be matched by many other infrared imaging technologies.
- The Vox microbolometer engine features a fast 60 Hz update rate for smooth, seamless images without the choppiness so apparent in cameras with slower update rates.
- The engines in both the Eagle Imager 160 and Eagle X feature a 160 X 120 focal plane array capable of producing images equal to or superior to most costly cameras with larger focal plane arrays.
Feature and Benefits
- The Eagle X is a fast-attack camera intended to be hand-carried by firefighters and others required to respond quickly to emergency situations. The camera may also be easily carried on a shoulder strap.
- Featuring a streamlined and ergonomic design, the Eagle X weighs just 2.6 pounds.
- A large format 3.5 inch diagonal LCD displays highly detailed and clear images to the user. This is an important feature because the more detailed the image, the more visual information the user is provided when sizing up a situation.
- The Eagle X features “Image-on-Demand,” an instant-on function that reactivates a camera in standby by simply pressing the trigger finger button. This feature permits the user to conserve battery power, while allowing for immediate image activation.
- The camera’s comfortable “V” shaped handle is designed for sure-grip handling of the camera and ease of use with gloved hands.
- The Eagle X runs on a rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack for up to two hours of continuous operation. Off the shelf, disposable AA batteries may also be used for up to one hour of continuous operation.
- The camera is available is either yellow or black housing.