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Supplier delivers its 100,000th infrared camera

Tucson, AZ -- FLIR Systems has sold its 100,000th commercial-use infrared camera. The FLIR thermal imager was ...

Test and Measurement

November 5, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Tucson, AZ — FLIR Systems has sold its 100,000th commercial-use infrared camera. The FLIR thermal imager was sold by Professional Equipment of Tucson, a distributor, to Bob Childs, owner of Bob the Inspector Inc. in nearby Green Valley, AZ.


To commemorate the milestone, both Childs and Professional Equipment (a division of W.W. Grainger Inc.) will be honoured at an awards ceremony on Nov. 5, 2009, at the Radisson Suites Hotel inTucson.



In addition to receiving the 100,000th infrared camera award, Childs will also receive his FLIR BCAM SD infrared camera compliments of FLIR Systems ($3,450 value).


Tom Scanlon, vice-president for Americas Thermography, spoke about the event: “It is fitting that our one-hundred-thousandth infrared camera goes to Bob Childs, a home inspection professional. As our country and our world continue to strive to go green, home inspectors and energy auditors are at the forefront of that monumental effort, evaluating our homes and buildings to ensure they are sound and energy efficient. We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our valued distributor, Professional Equipment and with Mr. Childs here in Arizona.”


“While FLIR’s earliest thermal imagers cost $50,000, today’s professionals can access FLIR technology for a fraction of that, with cameras now starting at under $2,000,” Scanlon noted.


Lisa Sympson, specialty brands senior manager at Professional Equipment, commented, “Professional Equipment is proud to partner in recognizing this significant milestone in FLIR’s history. This recognition is a testament to the increasingly critical role thermal imaging is playing across industries worldwide.”


In addition to serving as a key tool in home inspection and building diagnostics, FLIR’s commercial infrared cameras (excludes defence and surveillance markets) have been used around the world by professionals in a variety of applications ranging from law enforcement, industrial plant maintenance, electrical and HVAC diagnostics, as well as research and development.