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FLIROcean Scout™

Marine Thermal Handheld Camera

Ocean Scout is a rugged, compact thermal night vision camera that lets you see other vessels, landmarks, buoys, and floating debris in total darkness. All three Ocean Scout models offer the tools you need to see clearly, steer confidently, and respond quickly in an emergency. With its high resolution LCD display and FLIR’s industry-leading thermal sensor technology, Ocean Scout makes your time on the water safer and more relaxing.

Be Aware

Ocean Scout helps you see marine traffic and spot navigational aids on even the darkest nights. Visual awareness on the water can be key to avoiding danger. Use the Ocean Scout to quickly scan your surroundings for other vessels, look for buoys and other navigational aids, and detect key landmarks such as islands or docks.

Steer Clear

Navigate rivers channels and the open water with confidence, day or night. The clear view provided by the Ocean Scout will help you avoid rocks, floating logs, and other dangerous obstacles. You can easily steer clear of hazards such as kayakers, personal watercraft, and small boats that are running without lights. You can even detect – and avoid – marine mammals above the water’s surface.

Stay Safe

Ocean Scout is a lifesaving tool for “man overboard” emergencies. The Ocean Scout can detect the body heat of anyone in the water, allowing you to quickly identify and rescue people or pets. Use InstAlert™ mode to highlight the hottest objects in red – and make the search and recovery go even faster.

FLIR Ocean Scout Features

Simplified Design

Intuitive, three-button design that’s meant to be controlled with one hand

Crisp, High Resolution Display

Choose from 240 × 180, 336 × 256, or 640 × 512 high resolution LCD displays

Enhanced Heat Alert

Palette options: White Hot, Black Hot, or InstAlert™ for the fastest identification of people or animals in the water

FLIR Ocean Scout Specifications

Model Number OS 240 OS 320 OS 640
Thermal Imaging Specifications
Detector Type 240 × 180 VOx Microbolometer 336 × 256 VOx Microbolometer 640 x 512 VOx Microbolometer
Video Refresh Rate <9Hz NTSC or 30 Hz
Field of View (H x V) 24° x 18° NTSC 17° x 13° NTSC 18° x 14° NTSC
Start Up <1.5 seconds
Waveband 7.5 – 13.5µm
Thermal Sensitivity <50mK @f/1.0
Image Processing FLIR Propriety Digital Detail Enhancement™
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User Interface
Zoom Button Freeze Frame 2X Zoom 2X & 4X Zoom
Black Hot / White Hot Black Hot / White Hot /InstAlert™
Brightness Adjusts display brightness setting
Task Light LED enabled during Power Off state
System Specifications
Display 640 x 480 LCD Display
Video Output Composite Video Output (320 & 640 model only)
Image Polarity White Hot / Black Hot / InstAlert™ selectable
Battery Type Internal Li-ion cell
Battery Life (Operating) >5 hours
Rating IP-67, submersible
Operating Temperature -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
Drop Test Rating 1m drop
Weight (inc. lens) 12oz (340g)
Size (l x W x H) 6.70″ x 2.31″ x 2.44″
Range Performance
Detect man (1.8m x 0.5m) 1,150ft. (350m) 1,800ft. (550m) 3,740ft. (1,140m)
Detect Small Boat 2,940 ft (895m) 5,085 ft (1,550m) 9,842ft (3,000m)

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