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​FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. 

FLIR bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through their thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. 

Today FLIR advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety and efficiency, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threat detection.

About FLIR

This compact, affordable infrared camera is designed specifically for machine vision.It’s perfect for those applications that only require the benefits of a thermal image but don’t need exact temperature measurement.

Key Features

  • Extremely affordable and Compact 
  • GigE VisionTM (fast image transfer via low cost standard cables over long distances)
  • GenICamTM protocol support (generic programming interface for all types of cameras)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) 
  • Synchronization (configure one camera as master and others as slave(s))
  • General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) 
  • High sensitivity < 50 mK - < 50 mK

In all industries the possibility to automatically ensure quality and to prevent and detect fires is of vital importance. The solution can be a fixed infrared camera that monitors your process or asset continuously, detecting minute temperature differences in a 24/7 manner. This methodology has been implemented in a wide range of industrial automation applications all around the world.

FLIR thermal imagers offer affordable, fully integrated thermal imaging and measurement solutions for applications such as process development and optimization, industrial process monitoring, product verification, quality assurance, safety applications and more. An infrared camera can detect even small temperature differences in most operating conditions, including when there is smoke, fog or steam involved in the measurement situation.

This compact, affordable infrared camera is designed specifically for machine vision. It’s perfect for those applications that only require the benefits of a thermal image but don’t need exact temperature measurement.

Compact A-Series  Features

  • Extremely affordable - The FLIR compact A-Series is an extremely affordable unit. From now on price is no longer an issue for deploying thermal imaging cameras to monitor continuous processes.
  • Compact - Extremely compact, measuring only 40 mm x 43 mm x 106 mm the FLIR compact A-Series can easily be integrated in every production line.
  • GigE VisionTM standard compatibility - GigE Vision is a new camera interface standard developed using the Gigabit Ethernet communication protocol. GigE Vision is the first standard to allow for fast image transfer using low cost standard cables even over long distances. With GigE Vision, hardware and software from different vendors can interoperate seamlessly over GigE connections.
  • GenICamTM protocol support - The goal of GenICam is to provide a generic programming interface for all types of cameras. Regardless of interface technology (GigE Vision, Camera Link, 1394 DCAM, etc.) or features implemented, the Application Programming Interface (API) will always be the same. The GenICam protocol also makes it possible to use third party software with the camera. GenICam makes the FLIR compact A-Series plug-and-play when used with software packages such as IMAQ Vision and Halcon.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) - Communication and power supplied with only one cable.
  • Synchronization - Possible to configure one camera to be master and others to be slave(s) for applications that call for more than one camera to cover the object or for stereoscopic applications.
  • General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) - One output that can be used to control other equipment and one input to read the status from the same equipment.
  • High sensitivity < 50 mK - < 50 mK thermal sensitivity captures the finest image details and temperature difference information.


FLIR Compact A-Series Specifications

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Imaging and Optical Data

Standard Temperature Range -40 to +160°C (-40 to 320°F)
Optional Temperature Range N/A -40 to +550°C (-40 to +1022°F)
Accuracy Accuracy ±5°C (±9°F) or ±5% of reading
IR Resolution 640 x 512 pixels 320 x 256 pixels 160 x 128 pixels 80 x 64 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD < 0.05°C @ +30°C (+86°F) / 50 mK
Field of View (FOV) / Focal Length
(lenses are not interchangeable and need to be specified at time of order)
45° (H) x 37° (V) with 13 mm lens
25° (H) x 20° (V) with 25 mm lens
48° (H) x 39° (V) with 9 mm lens
25° (H) x 19° (V) with 19 mm lens
44° (H) x 36° (V) with 5 mm lens
25° (H) x 20° (V) with 9 mm lens
Spatial Resolution (IFOV) 1.31 mrad for 13 mm lens
0.68 mrad for 25 mm lens
2.78 mrad for 9 mm lens
1.32 mrad for 19 mm lens
5.56 mrad for 9 mm lens
2.63 mrad for 19 mm lens
10.0 mrad for 5 mm lens
5.56 mrad for 9 mm lens
Focus Fixed
F-Number 1.25
Image Frequency 9 Hz 60 Hz

Detector Data

Focal Plane Array (FPA) / Spectral Range Uncooled VOX microbolometer / 7.5 - 13 µm
Detector Pitch 17 µm 25 µm 50 µm
Detector Time Constant Typical 12 ms


Ethernet Control and image
Ethernet, Type Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet, Standard IEEE 802.3
Ethernet, Connector Type RJ-45
Ethernet, Communication GigE Vision ver. 1.2
Client API GenICam compliant
Ethernet, Image Streaming 8-bit monochrome @ 60 Hz
Signal linear/ DDE, Automatic/ Manual, Flip H&V
14-bit @ 60 Hz according to IR camera resolution
Signal linear/ DDE, GigE Vision and GenICam compatible
Ethernet, Power Power over Ethernet, PoE IEEE 802.3af class 0 Power
Ethernet, Protocols TCP, UDP,ICMP, IGMP, DHCP, GigEVision

Digital Input / Output

Digital Input, Purpose General purpose
Digital Input 1× opto-isolated, “0” < 2, “1”=2–40 VDC
Digital Output, Purpose General purpose Output to ext. device (programmatically set)
Digital Output 1× opto-isolated, 2–40 VDC, max 185 mA
Digital I/O, Isolation Voltage 500 VRMS
Digital I/O, Supply Voltage 2–40 VDC, max 200 mA
Digital I/O, Connector Type 12-pole M12 connector (shared with Digital Synchronization and External power)
Synchronization In, Purpose Frame sync In to control camera
Synchronization In 1×, non-isolated
Synchronization In, Type LVC Buffer @3.3V, “0”2.0 V.
Synchronization Out, Purpose Frame sync out to control another FLIR Ax5 camera
Synchronization Out 1×, non-isolated
Synchronization Out, Type LVC Buffer @ 3.3V, ”0”=24 MA max, “1”= –24 mA max.
Digital Synchronization, Connector Type 12-pole M12 connector (shared with Digital I/O and External power)

Power System

External Power Operation 12/24 VDC, < 2.5 W absolute max
External Power, Connection Type 12-pole M12 connector (shared with Digital I/O and Digital Synchronization )
Voltage Allowed range 10–30 VDC

Environmental Data

Operating Temperature Range –15°C to +50°C (+5°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F )
Humidity (Operating and Storage) IEC 60068-2-30/24 h 95% relative humidity +25°C to +40°C (+77°F to +104°F)
EMC EN 61000-6-2 (Immunity)
EN 61000-6-3 (Emission)
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (Emission)
Encapsulation IP 40 (IEC 60529)
Bump 25 g (IEC 60068-2-29)
Vibration 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)

Physical Data

Weight 0.200 kg (0.44 lb.)
Camera Size (L × W × H) 106 × 40 × 43 mm (4.2 × 1.6 × 1.7 in.)
Tripod Mounting Optional with Accessory T198349, Base support
Base Mounting 4 × M3 thread mounting holes (bottom)
Housing Material Magnesium and aluminum


About Compact A-Series

Compact A-Series

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