Yes, you too can have technology on your boat that would make James Bond green with envy! FLIR Systems, an industry leader in night-vision cameras, recently introduced the M-618CS, a gyrostabilized version of their thermal camera.
The M-Series camera offers powerful new features, including a high-resolution thermal night-vision camera that boasts 640 x 480 resolution, and 2x and 4x E-Zoom, which provides clear, detailed images, even in total darkness, from farther away than you ever thought possible. The unit also comes with extended range performance — the M-618CS’s 35 mm thermal lens can detect small vessels from more than two miles away, giving you more time to see and avoid potentially dangerous situations. It even has a color TV camera with a 10x optical zoom that matches the thermal camera’s E-Zoom, so you can switch back and forth between the two cameras. Housed in a rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure that provides continuous 360-degree pan and plus or minus 90-degree tilt capability, the M-618CS provides horizon-to-horizon coverage, and incorporates cutting-edge Ethernet connectivity for easy installation and control.
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