The Many Uses For the Flir Scope
Flir Scope is an advanced water based spray solution, enabling firefighters to fight a fire safely and more efficiently using the smallest water nozzle. Using the attached clip-on unit on the top of the FLIR SCopes nozzle, it enables smoke divers to readily inspect the immediate environment in complete darkness and virtually see all the contents of the immediate environment. This is in contrast to the traditional firefighting method of seeing through a smoky environment with the help of hand held torches and breathing apparatus.
The attached clip-on unit of Flir Scope can be attached to the end of a long telescopic tube which is then inserted into a traditional gun. One end of this tube can then be connected to a handheld LED rifle camera. A digital camera and a computer are then connected to the rifle via a USB cable to capture images as the flames from the fire damage the surrounding area. Once captured through this device, it can be transmitted back to the Fire Safety Officer via a communication line.
In the design of the patented Flir Scope, the temperature sensitive, self cleaning LED lamp combines with the cutting edge 2X high resolution image capturing technology of the digitally controlled water nozzle. The patented, high-tech, and state-of-the-art firefighting solution uses an extremely large water nozzle on the top of the flirscope. This is attached to the end of a long tube which is then attached to the bottom of a traditional shotgun. When activated, this system produces and spread a concentrated stream of water at an incredibly fast rate of speed.
It is very important for firefighters to have a highly functional tool to assist them in fighting fires. The patented design of the flir thermal imaging camera allows the user to not only see where fires are located but also enable the user to remotely control and monitor them. Many factors can cause fires such as heat, smoke, or moisture, so the user can specify parameters for viewing through the lens of the camera. For instance, if the fire is located near to an electrical panel, then the heat sensor will automatically activate the nozzle to shoot water at the source of the problem.
Additionally, many modern day fire fighting units utilize an electronic "hot spot" interface that connects the fire truck to the rest of the local fleet. Once a fire truck locates a hot spot, the software of the Flir Scope can determine the distance between the two using the infrared thermometer. From this location on the map, the user can then adjust the nozzle to shoot water up to 100 feet away, depending on the need. In addition, this same locator can also connect the user to their local tactical operations center, allowing them to view mapping and operational information in real time.
Another use for the thermal scopes is in the defense industry. Since the United States Navy is one of the largest users of thermal technology, it is imperative that all of their members receive the best possible night vision technology. Through the use of a digital camera, the user can not only see into the distance, but can determine how far they are from any potential enemy fire.
Additionally, many firefighters use Flir Scopes to view their location in close proximity to the burning building in case a fire breaks out in the structure. Through the thermal image obtained by the camera, the firefighter can determine the exit routes to be taken, as well as the type of maneuver needed to enter the burning building and place the firemen in an effective defensive position. This information is vital to the overall successful rescue operations and avoiding unnecessary loss of life. In the event of a fire, the firefighter does not want to lose a member of his crew, so knowing the most effective route to take to get inside and to place the firemen in the best defensive positions is crucial.
Because of the many different applications of the infrared imaging scope, it is often used by various other special forces as well. The Marine Corps carry such a device which is known as a Marine Thermal Mantoline, which is similar to the Flir Tec II sight, in that it uses an infra red camera to capture images of their targets. In the past, this technology was originally exclusively used by the Marines. In fact, many combat boots were designed with the Thermal Mantoline in mind, in that they would have a heat resistant interior and a reflective exterior to better help them see in the dark. The Marine thermal weapon sights are being used by both civilian and military personnel now for just these reasons and many more.