FLIR signs global distribution agreement with Digi-Key

June 4, 2015

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics today announced a global distribution agreement with FLIR Systems Inc. to distribute Lepton Series thermal imaging cameras. Digi-Key selected FLIR due to a growing demand for technology applications in safety and security, unmanned, automation, smart devices, robotics, and gaming and augmentation.

“We are excited to partner with Digi-Key Electronics to provide a quick and easy way to purchase Lepton, whether you need one or a thousand,” said Bill Terre, vice president and general manager of OEM and emerging markets at FLIR. “Lepton offers unrivaled versatility, at a tenth the cost of traditional thermal camera cores.”

The FLIR Lepton Series enables designers to add thermal imaging technology into applications that were once unreachable due to cost, size, and integration complexities. The innovative FLIR Lepton modules eliminate traditional roadblocks, enabling thousands of new product design possibilities.

“We are thrilled to bring FLIR onto our line card, and we are already seeing very positive sales activity around the Lepton series of thermal imagers, on a global scale,” said David Stein, Digi-Key vice president of global semiconductors. “Design engineers now have access to bleeding-edge thermal imaging components that will support limitless opportunities for new product development, across a wide spectrum of industries.”

FLIR describes Lepton as a longwave infrared (LWIR) imager with a resolution of 80 x 60 pixels. It is available in three models: 50° FOV without a shutter, 25° FOV without a shutter, and 50° FOV with a shutter for manual calibration. Potential applications include safety and security, automotive (to detect children or animals left in hot parked cars, for example), micro and nano unmanned vehicles, and presence detection (to operate air conditioning or automatic doors, for example).

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