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FLIR Systems Unveils New Thermal Imaging Traffic Sensor

FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR launched the FLIR TrafiOne traffic sensor which uses a highly advanced low-cost thermal imaging technology for precise traffic detection.

Employing the thermal imaging and Wi-Fi tracking technology, the FLIR TrafiOne delivers a unique, highly reliable solution to traffic engineers for intelligent, reliable intersection traffic monitoring.

The traffic sensor is powered by FLIR's innovative Lepton thermal imaging technology, which helps it counter potential distortions caused by shadows, colors and sun glare. The sensor can operate in rough weather conditions as well as in total darkness, and lower false alarm rates by detecting heat signatures of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.

Thus, it delivers dependable 24x7 traffic detection of intersection activity by perceiving when a pedestrian or vehicle draws near a crosswalk, waits at a stoplight, or crosses a median or crosswalk.

The FLIR TrafiOne enables an improved and more dynamic control of traffic signals by drawing from patterns and intensity of traffic and pedestrians. Hence, FLIR Systems’ highly accurate thermal imaging technology can help improve traffic flow in cities, and aid traffic engineers in accurately adjusting signal timing, monitoring congestion, and improving driver safety in various environmental and lighting conditions.

The launch follows FLIR Systems’ recent announcement that Bullitt Group, a producer of rugged smartphones, would be incorporating its Lepton microcamera in its new Cat S60, the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal technology.

We believe that the company’s thermal imaging segment will likely act as a strong catalyst for the FLIR Systems’ profitability in the coming quarters.

FLIR Systems currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked stocks in the sector include Arotech Corp. ARTX, AeroVironment, Inc. AVAV and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. HII. While Arotech sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), AeroVironment and Huntington carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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