Flir thermal cameras get Raymarine ClearCruise Augmented Reality

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of Panbo.com, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, completed the Great Loop in 2017.

2 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I’m really surprised that this new AR feature hasn’t generated more interest, but I guess that thermal cameras are still considered quite exotic. But in my view, this is a significant step in FLIR’s long effort to make thermal vision more affordable for marine use.

    I have extended experience with FLIR pan/tilt cameras ranging from about $35,000 to $3,500 in cost, and I’m pretty sure that the AR feature will bring the relatively inexpensive (and low resolution) M232 a lot closer in performance to the once-10x-more-expensive model. ClearCruise object detection is also a big deal, and so is Raymarine new ability to overlay the camera field-of-view on a chart (though Furuno somehow figured that out years ago).

    Will marine thermal cams ever hit the “Most boats” unit volume FLIR was eventually hoping for in 2009?

    https://www.panbo.com/thermal-imaging-coming-to-your-boat-eventually/

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    David Schmidt does a great job explaining the value of Raymarine ClearCruise AR in Cruising World:

    https://www.cruisingworld.com/augmented-reality-for-sailors/

    (But note that FLIR thermal cam AR isn’t included, probably due to magazine print schedules.)

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