FLIR New Coronavirus Prioritized Temperature Screening Camera Examined

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 03, 2020, 10:07am EDT

FLIR has announced a new series of thermal cameras "prioritized for entities working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus", the A400/A700 series.

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In this post we examine this new camera line, how it compares to FLIR's other options and competitors, and outlook for FLIR.

A400/A700 ********

******* (*******) *** **** (640x480)*** ******* ***-***** ******* with ******* **** ******* from *° ** **°. They **** ** **-***** display **** **** ** FLIR's *******, **** ** the* ********* ************, *** ******* *** accessed *** ******** ** Wi-Fi.

Accuracy ****** / ** ***** **** ********

** ********* ****, **** claims ******** ** ±*.*° C (~±*.*° *). **** accuracy **** ** ******* to ***** ***** * and * ****** ****** as **** ** **** competitive ********* ******* ** have ******** **** ***************. *******, ****** ****** claiming ±*.*°* ** *****, FLIR **** *** ******* a ***** **** **********, eliminating *** ******* *********** and ****** ******** *** proper ***** **** *** and ******** ************ *** setup ****.

**** **** ****'* ****/**** spec ****** **** ******** of ±*° *, *** this ** *** ******* accuracy **** ** *** camera ****** *** ****** temperature ***** ** ** capable ** *********, -**° C ** *,***°* (-*° to *,***° *), *** specific ** ********* ****. Screening **** *********** ** not ********* ** ***** spec ******.

Stop *** ***** ********* / ** **-***-**** ***********

***** **** *******, ******** are ******** *** ** a ****, ** * distance ** *-** (~*.*-*.*') using ******* **** *******. Subjects **** ****** ******* and ****** ***** *** screening, ***** ***** *-* seconds, ***** ** *** video *****.

********** ********* ******** ********, as *** ****** ** better **** ** ******* small ******** ** ****** located **** ******** ****** of *** ****, *** eases ******** ******** ******** to ****** ***** ***** on-the-move ***********, ***** *** subject *** ** ****** out ** **** *********** for ********* *********, ******* of ******** **** ** a ****** *****.

*******, ** **** ********** applications **** ** ******** or ****** ***** ******* areas, **** *********** *** cause ***********, ********* ********** screening ******* ** ******** throughput.

Inner ******* ** *** *** ********

**** ******** ********** ********* and ******** ******* ** be ******* ******* ******* temperature ** ******** ***** the***** ******* ** *** eye, * ***** ****** near *** **** *****, instead ** ********* *** skin ** *** ****/******** like **** *********** *******.

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*** ***** ******* **** is **** **** ******* correlated ** ****** **** temperature **** ***** ******* of *** **** ******* it ** **** *** ophthalmic ******, ***** ********* blood ****, *** ******* it ** **** *********** to ************* ******* **** as ****, ****, ** moisture ***** *** ***** inaccurate ************ ** *** skin.

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*** ******** ** **** glasses ***** / ******* the ***** ******* **** thermal *******, ********* ******* to ** ******* ** perform **** *********, ***** is ************ ** ****'* recent ********* **** *****:

Adaptive ******** ************

**** **** ****** ** improve ******** ** ********* baseline ************ **** ****. A ******** ** *********** using *****-******* ******** (**********) ** *****, *** the ****** ************* ******* temperature ******* ** ********* if ** ******* ******** steadily ********* ** **********.

**** ****** **** ** the **-*********** ***** ****** otherwise ** ********* ********** the *** *** ** changing ******* ********** *** to *******, **** **********, crowd ****, ***. **** competitors ***** ** ******* this ********* **********, ** well, *** ** ** not * ****** *******.

FDA ***(*) *********

**** *** ******** *** 510(K) ********* *** ***** elevated **** *********** *******, allowing **** ** ** used *** ******* ********* (requiring * ****** *********** with ** ******** ***********). This ** ******** ***** competitive *******, ****************** ***** **** ***** ************* marketing ******** **** *********** detection ***** **** ******** clearance (*** *** ***'* ******* of ***(*) ******* ******).

********* ****** ******* *** clearance ** *****, ** enforcement ******* ***** (*** historically ****) ******** ** product ******* *** *****. For **** *********** ** FDA **********, ***:*** ***** ******** ** 'Coronavirus' ******* ***** ********* Systems.

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**** *** **** ****** pricing ****** **** ~$*,*** for ***** ********** **** models ** ~$**,*** *** VGA ******, **** ********* on ****. **** ** priced ******* ** ** moderately ***** **** **** competitive ******* ***** ******* camera *** ***** **** calibrator, ***** **** *** $10,000-15,000. *******, **** ** 4-5x *** **** ** compact ******* **** ****** ****($*,*** ****).

Prioritizing *********** ********

*** **** *** **** are ********* *** ******** now. *******, **** ** currently ************ **** **** for ***** ******* ** mitigate *** ****** ** COVID-19. ***** ******** *** order *** *******, *** they *** ** *********** until ******* *******/****** ****** orders *** ******.

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****'* **** *** **** are *********** **** **********, with *** ********* **** competitors ** *** ****, and ******* ******* ** screening *******/******* **** *********** with **** **** ******* in *********** ***********, **** as *****, *********, *** Sunell. ************, ***** *** of ********** ********* ** the ******* ** *** eye ** ************* ******** than ***** ******* ******** on *** **** *********** of *** ****.

*******, ***** ******* ** lower **** **** ***********, those ******* *** * quick, *********** ******** ** a ******* ***** ***** may ******* ** * matter ** * *** months *** **** $*,***+ too **** *** **** lower **** ************ **** as ****.

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UPDATE ********* *********

**** **** ***** ******* do ******* * ********* though **** ** *** generally ********* **, ******:

*** *** ****/**** ***** Cameras **** *** ************* have ** ****** ********* mode, *** ** **** configuration, ** *** ******* a **. *** *** A4xx/A7xx ***** ******* ** support *** *** ** a ** ********* ** users **** ** *** that ******. ** ** so, *** ****** **** on *** ** ********* in *** ****** ******* interface *** ***** *** cursor ** *** ** reference. **** **** ********* measurement **** **** *** that *********.

***** *** **** ********* with ****** *** ****** configuration. ** ******* *** screening **** *** **** distinct **********, *** ** which **’** ****** (*****), but *** ***** **** wish ** *** * BB, ** ******* **** configuration ** ****:

  • ******** ** +/-*.**, ***** meets *** *** *** ISO ****
  • *********** *** ********** ** body ************ ********** *** day, ** ***** *** last *** ******* ******** as *** *********
  • **** *** ******* ******* piece ** ******** ** maintain *** ********* ** the ******.

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*** ***** *********** ** cameras? *.*. *** ** get ** **** ******?

** ******* **, *** is ***** **** *** or ***** ****** **** provides *** ********/******** ** fevers?

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***. **** ** **** an **** ******. ****, while **** ** *** claiming ***** ***********, **** distributors *'** **** *** mentioning **. *'** ***** FLIR *** ******* ** that.

**** **** **** **** M12 ******* ** *** rear, *** * ******* Ethernet ****, *** **** also ***** ** ***/**** adapter *****.

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****** *** *** ***** up ** ****, *****. Great *******.

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***** ******* *** **********, thanks! * ******* *** to *** **** *** yesterday *** *** ********* that ******** *********** *** not *** **** *******. It ** *** ********** as * ******** ******* line ****. ***** *********** are ******* ** ******** and ****** - - this ***** ***. ******* of *** ******* *** requesting **** ***** ** additional ********* (** *** of ***** ****** *******) to **** **** *** more ***** ** ********.

**** ***** **** *** hospitals *** ******** ************** clients ***'* ******** ******* their ******* **********.

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**** ** **** *** of **** ******* *** FLIR's ******** ***** *** had ** **** ****** over *** **** ******* years. **********, **** ** split ** **** * number ** *********. **** camera ** **** ** the *********** *****. ******** is ** *** ********** group. *** *********** ***** more ** **** ******** any *********** ******* ** an "**********" *** *** a "******** ******". **** have ****** ** ** incentive ** *********** **** business ** ***** ***** in * ********* ******** of *** *******.

*** **** **** **** the ********** ***** ***** a *******+************ *** *** a ***** ******* **** an *******, *********** ********* with *** ********** ***** offering *** **** ******** via *** ******** ******* to *** **** ********.

**** ******** ** *** but **** ** **** point. ** *** *** interested ** **** *******, find * ******* ** the *********** ***** *** they **** **** *** purchase ** ******* ***** channels.

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*** *** ********'*, * would **** ** **** your ************.

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** *** * **** distributor *** ***** ******* and *** **** **** you, ** *** ****.

***** ** *** ******* info **** *** *** for ** ** **** request.

******* ** - *********

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******,

*'* ********** ** ******** more ***** *** *** FLIR ******* ********* ** this *******.

******,

****

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*** **** **'* *.*°*? In **** ******** ** says **'* +-*°*

**** ** ********* *** posted ****** ***** *********** measurment ***** *** * link **** **** **** for +-*°*-*% *** **** blackbody:
******** ****** ******** *** Uncertainty ** ***** ******** | **** *******

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**** ********* ****. *** specs *** * *** confusing. *** ±*° **** is *** ******* ******** of *** ******, ****** the *** ****** *********** range ** ** ******* of *********, -**° * to *,***°* (-*° ** 3,632° *).

** ******** *********** ********* mode, ******** ********* ** ±0.3°C, ** *** ****** is **** ** * stable ******* ***********, **** humans *** ******** (******* of ***** ******* ** a **** ***), *** their ********* ******* *** updated ********* ** *** population ***** ******** (******** baselines ********* ** *** post). **** ** *** reflected ** *** **** sheet, *** **** ********* this **** **.

**'** ******* *** **** of *** **** *** clarity.

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*** ***** **** ** as ******** ** *****? This **** *** **** sense, *****?

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**** **** "*** ** can ** ** ******** as ******* ******* **** require ***** **** *** thermography". *** ** **** managed ** ** **** using **** ***** ********* and ******** - ***** great! ** ***** **** black **** ** *** needed *** **** ******** will ** *******, ******* need ** **-*********** ***** body ***** *-* *****. And **** ***** **** that **** ****** *** afford **** ********. ** it's ****, *'* *** in!

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** ** *** **** any **** ** **** statement? **** ** ***** webpage? * ***** **** something ******** *** **** ;)
****, **** ************* ****** ******** *** Uncertainty ** ***** ******** | **** *******
** **** ***** **** show **** **** **** camera ******* ** ********* alone, **-*********** *** *** time, **** ****** ********, temperature *** ** **, they *** ******* ****** 0.3-0.6°C.
** ***, ** * get **** *****, **** are ***** "******" ** this "********* *********" ** re-calibrate ****** *** *** time? **** **** ****** if ******* ****** **** for *******, **** **** happen **** **** *********** during **** ****? ** will **-********* ** ***** person **** ****** *** shop? ** ** ***** that ** ***** ***** people ******** *** **** should ** ******* **** some ************ ** **** sure **** ***** *********** is ******. ** ***** any **** ****, ****** or ********* **** ****? I **** **** ******** more ** ***** *******.

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**'** ***** **** *** documentation. **** *** *** using ****** ** ***** body *********, *******. **** are ********** * ******* average ** *** ** there ** * *********** trend ** ** **** which ***** ******** ** ambient *********** ****** ** determine ** ***** ************ should ** ****** ** lowered. **** *******'* *********** measurement ** ********, *** relative ** ******.

****, ** *** ***** a **** *** **-**** Monday, ***, *** ***** need ** **-********* ********. But *** ***** ******* should ** *********/************, ************.*****'* *** **************** ***** **** *********** system ******** ****.

**** ********* ** **** talked ** *** **** been ** *** *********** measurement ***** *** ***** say **** ***** ****** should ** ******** ***** per ***, **** **** using * ***** **** (which ****** **** ** checked *** ******** *** recalibrated ************). ***** *** critical ************, *** *** it *** ****** ** camera *******.

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***** *** *** **** article. ** *** **** if *** ******** ** required *** ***?

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* ***** **** ** clarify **** ***** **** some ***** ********* *****. They *****'* *** *********. I'll **** **** **** as **** ** ** get ********.

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** *****!

** *** * *********** and ******* ********** *** these *******.
***** ** ********* ** specific *** ******* ** the **** ****/****. *** smart ****** ************* (********) of *** ****/*** ****** a ***** **** ************ function. ** ***** *****, if *** *** ******* a ****** ** ******** on * ********* ***** body, *** ************ **** be ********* ******* **** source.

*** ***** *** * region ** ******** *** place ** ****** *** eye *** **** ***** for *** ***. ***********, which **** ** *** canthus, ** **** ** you ***'* ******* *** forehead.

**** **** ** **** camera:

**** **** **** ***** Sensor ******* ****** - MoviTHERM

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***** *** *** ***** thermal ****** **** ******* for **** ***** **********, and **** ******** ** intrigued ** ****'* ********. Not ********* ***** ** picking ** ****, *** we *** **** **** is ****** **** ******* in ******** *** ****** of *** *****.

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*****, * ***** ****'* a **** *********. * key ********** ****** ** expectations, **** *** **** very ************.

**** **** ****** **** to ****, **** **** to **** *** ***** glasses, **** **** ** look ** *** ******, etc.

***** ***** *****:

***** ***** ****** ** masses ** ****** ******* off * *****, ********* to **** ****** ******* quickly **** *** ******, etc.

** *** ****** **** these ********* ****, * have * *** **** confidence ** **** **** responsibly ****** ** **** ones *** ** ***. Yes/no?

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***** *** **** *** be **** *********** *********, it **** *** ********** detect ***** ******** *** virus. ** ** **** now *** ************ ****** are **** ** ****** the ***** **** ** easily ** ***** **** symptoms. ** ***** **** may ***** *********** ****** it's *** ****** ******* in ******** *** ******.

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* ******** **** *** statement: "** ***** **** may ***** *********** ****** it's *** ****** ******* in ******** *** ******."

** ** **** **** no ****** (** *********** for **** ******) **** be **** ** ****** an ************ ******. *** no ******* ****** *** actually **** ******** ** the *** ** **** "detect * *****". **** are ****** ******* ** detecting "********** ** **** surface ***********".

*******, ***** **** **** studies **** ** *** effectiveness ** ********* (**** all ****** **********). *** statistical ****** **** **** screening ** **** ********* than *** *********. ****, if *** **** ***** symptomatic *****.

**** **** ******* **** a *********, ** *** would **** ** ****** your *********** ** ****** and *** *** **** affects *** ******.

********* ************* ** ******* and **** ********* ** prevent *** ****** ** COVID-19 | *****

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*** ******* ** **** doesn't ******* ** ****** have * ***** ** not. ** **** ********** people **** ******** ******* temperatures. ** ***** ******* may ****** *** ** the *******, ** *****'* necessarily **** **** **** a *****. ** **** is ****, ***** *** opposite ** ****? * person***** ***** ***** *** show ******** ******* ************. Again, **** ** ****** one ******* ** ****** the ***** *** ** you're ******* ** ** risk *********, ***** * camera ** ******** ****** just ***'* *********. ********** at *** ***** ***** they *** ****** *** these *******. ** ** effective, ***'** **** ** screen *** ****** ** asking *********, *** ** you've *** **** ******* to *** ********* *** not **** *** * $75 ***** *********** ******* of * $**,*** ******? You ***** **** ** force ****** ** ** one **** ** ***** in ***** ** * $10,000 ****** *** * few ******* ** *** could **** **** *** lines **** **** ***** thermometers *** *** **** equipment ****.

***'* *** *** **** something **** **** ***** at *** ******** ** a ******* **** *** an ************ ****** **** the ***** ****** ******* with ** *****. **** person ******* *** ****** nursing ****. *** ***** they *** ***** ** be ***** **** ***** purchase?

*****'* ********* ****** ** catch ****** ** *** move ** ****** *** be ***** ***********, *** that ** *** **** of ****** **** ***** make *** **** *****. IF *** ***** ********** scan ****** ** ****** and **** *** ***** with ******** ******* ***** you ***** ** **** to ****** **** ** to * ********* ********* line *** ******* ********. But ***** **** ** only *** *******.

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*** **** ** ********* also ***** ****. *** lines = ** ***** 130 ****** (**** *** at ****, ******* **** are ***** ** ***** screened ******), ** ** works ***, **** ***** 130x3 **** **** ******/***** break.

*'* ***** ******* ***** studies ****** ** #* but ** ***** **** screening ** *** ** bad ****.

** *** ***** ** Hikvision ********* - *** me ** ***** **** of ***** ****** **** like ******* ******. * hope **** **** **** test **** ** ***** sets *** **** ****** them. ********** ***** ******* black-body ********.

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** ****** ***** **** would ** * ******. I *** ****** ******** out **** *** **** of * ****** ****** makes ** * *** excessive *** ********* *** for **** ****** ** accomplishes.

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* ******* ** ************ spreaders (**%?) ******* ***** and *******. * *** combination.

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*** ******* **** *** examined *** ***** *** Hik *********? **** *** actually ****** *** ****** these ** ** **** a ***-******* *********?

*** ****** ** *** these ********* * ******* to ** ****. ******* for ******** ************ **** put ****** *** ****** at ****. *** **** for ***** *** ****** forward ****** ********* **** can ***** ** ******** temps **** * ******** without ******** ***** ** warn ** ***** **** may **** * **** to *******, ********* *** facilities. ** ** *** about ******** ** ***** but ******** ** ***** that **** ******** *****.

** ***** **** ******** has ** **** ***. and ******** ** ******** to **** **** *** persons **** ***** *** FOV.

** **** *********** **** there ** ** ****** headline ** ****.

**** ***** *** * bias ******* ********* *** the ******. **** ** actually * ****** *** it ***** **** ********* material ** *******.

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**** ***** *** * bias *******

*** *** * ***** rep *** *** **** 2 ***** ********, **** defending *****, ** ***'* keep **** ** **** when *********** ** **** are ***** ****** ***.

** **** *** *** tested ********, **** ********, because ********* ********** ** sold *** *** ***********.

*** ***** ** ******** temps **** * ********without ******** ***** to warn of those that may pose a risk [emphasis added]

*** ******** ***** ** a ***** ***** ** strive *** *** **'* obviously ***** ** ****** accuracy. ****** ******* *** looking ** ********* ********** (to *** **** ** right ** **** ******* at * *****) ** with * ******* ** or **** ******** ***** forehead *** ********* ***** to ****** *** ******'* performance. *** ****** *** we *** *** ********* FLIR ** **** **** admit ****.

*** **** ** ****** to ******* ** *** inner ******* ***** ** clearly **** ******** **** the ********. **** **** matter ** ***** ****?

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***'* ** *********. * am ******** *** * clear ****.

******* ** ****** *** very *********** *** * articles **** * * very ********* ****. *'* just ******* *** ** trashy *********, ******** **** point *** *** ******** and ********* ** **** solution **** ********.

***** * ****** *** much, **** ** ******** consumer *******.

* ** **** **** you ******* * ** a ***** ***, ** problem *** ****** ***** as * ******* ** all **** **** *********** is *** ** ***********. Might ** ********** *** some.

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* ** **** **** you ******* * ** a ***** ***, ** problem *** ****** ***** as * ******* ** all **** **** *********** is *** ** ***********. Might ** ********** *** some.

*********** *** ****** **** this ***. ** ***'* disclose ***** *** ************ are ********* ** **********, in **** *****,****. *** *******, ** a **** *** *********** attacked *****, ** ***** call **** *** ***.

**** *********** *** * articles **** * * very ********* ****.

**'* ****** ******. **** has * **** ************ and *********** ******** ********. Dahua ***** *** ********* with * ***** ***** and ******** ******.

*** ****** *** ** to *** *** ** China *****,** ****** * *** CEO******** ********* ***** *********** ****** marketing.

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* ******** ******** **** the **** ****** ** this *******. ** **** stated, **'* ********** ** conservative ********* **. ********** claims ** ***** *********** as ****** **** ****. If **** ********* **** have *** ******* ******** in **** *** ****'* give *** ***** ********, I ***** *** ******** would **** **** ********* negative *** ***** **** harsher **** ***** *** Hik ******* ** *** Flir.

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*** ****** ** *** these ********* * ******* to ** ****.

* ********. *** ****** behind **** ** **** appears ** ** ****** products ** *** *** capitalize ** ****.

** **** **** *********** solution *** *** ***** 3 ****** ***, **** (IMO), ** ** * rushed ******* **** ** likely *** ***** ** be ******** ** ******** over ****.

** ** ** * recent *******, **** ******** data ** ***/*** ** was ********* *** ********* specifically *** **** ***********. Explain *** *** ************** used *** ******, *** it ** ********** ** the *******, ********** *** setup *** ******** ********** changes ** ******* ************, etc.

** ** ** *** a ****** ******* *** it *** **** ****** for * *****, **** some **** ******* ** white ****** **** ******* show ******** ******* *** applications.

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*** ****** ** **** offering? *** ******* **** connect ***** ** ********* with **** **** ** Genetec *** ********, *********?

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**** ***** ** **** the ****/**** ******* **** be ***** **********, *** they *** *** *** on*****'* ******** *******.

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***** ******* **** **** please ***** *** ** me ** **** *******? Thanks!

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*** **** **** ********** the ***** ***** **** the ******* ;)

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*** ****** ********** ******* the **** **** / A700 ****** ******* *** or *** *** "**-********"?*** datasheet ***** *** "***-*******" component ** ******** ... but ** ** ** present, *******'* ***** ** separate ****** ** *** front ** *** ******?* have ***** **** *** photos ** *** **** series **** *** ****** ....

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*** ******* ****** ** at *** ****** ** the ***** ** *** camera, ********. **'* *** small *** ** ***** the ******* ****.

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*********** ** ***** **** FLIR **** **** **** solution ****** ** **** customers!

* ********** *** **** A400 ******** ** * large ******** ******* ** mine *** **** ******** did ***** *** ******** to **** *** **** quoted *** ***** ****** of ***** *** **** are ******* ******!

*** ****!

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