FLIR Announces Industry’s First Multi-Gas Detector for Unmanned Aerial Systems

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FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the FLIR MUVE C360, the industry’s first multi-gas detector specifically built for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). As the first of its kind, the MUVE C360 has pioneered providing instantaneous readable data on dangerous conditions with its 8-channel sensors. It offers a safer and more comprehensive way to assess a scene and find a safe solution.    

The MUVE C360 will transform how emergency response teams approach chemical, industrial, or environmental incidents by providing a new level of safety, dramatically reducing time to action, and delivering a more complete assessment in situations where every second counts. The C360 is currently compatible with the DJI Matrice 210 UAS platform.

Before putting the health and safety of response teams at risk, drone pilots will be able to fly the new MUVE C360 into a scene for initial assessment. The C360 houses a photoionization detector, plus a suite of advanced electrochemical sensors that provide real-time continuous monitoring of chemical hazards such as chlorine, carbon monoxide, and other combustible gases. This capability will enable emergency response teams to assess situations remotely and select the proper personal protective equipment. Fire crews will be able to monitor air quality surrounding active scenes before entry, and industrial experts can perform inspections in hard-to-reach areas with relative ease.

The MUVE C360 will allow operators to understand the flow of hazardous vapors both at the source and in the air. It bypasses difficult terrain and enables response teams to quickly draw a perimeter and map known hazards, while preset alarm thresholds help scene commanders or security operators make quick decisions.

Read the full press release here