FLIR Introduces the FLIR Ocean Scout TK Thermal Vision Monocular for Boaters

The Marine Industry’s first sub-$600 thermal camera helps increase nighttime awareness

WILSONVILLE, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced the FLIR Ocean Scout TK thermal camera at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. A sub-$600, pocket-sized thermal vision monocular, the Ocean Scout TK features FLIR’s revolutionary low-cost Lepton micro camera core, making thermal imaging technology even more accessible to boaters.

The smallest and most affordable model in the FLIR Ocean Scout series, Ocean Scout TK creates high-contrast images using heat, rather than visible light. As a result, Ocean Scout TK makes it possible to see the differences in temperature and heat emitted by boats, buoys, and landmarks in total darkness. Ocean Scout TK also reveals people overboard and marine mammals breaking the surface of the water.

Pocket-sized and designed for one-handed use, FLIR Ocean Scout TK is designed to withstand rain, wind, and even a drop in shallow water. Ocean Scout TK can also store up to 1,000 JPEG images and four hours of video. With a five-hour rechargeable internal battery, Ocean Scout TK is the perfect on-the-water companion.

“The ability to see in complete darkness with thermal vision gives boaters greater confidence while fishing, sailing, or cruising at night,” said Gregoire Outters, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Maritime. “The FLIR Ocean Scout TK’s affordable price gives more people access to thermal imaging, providing a reliable tool to safely spend more time on the water.”

The FLIR Ocean Scout TK will be available worldwide through established FLIR dealers for $599 USD in the first quarter of 2016. For more information, or to preregister, visit

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at

By Ocean Navigator