FLIR Designs New Long-Range Camera for Infrastructure and Remote Facilities

September 02, 2020 by Sara McCaslin

FLIR released the Quasar 4K IR PTZ camera with high resolution, up to 31x optical zoom, and low light imaging capabilities.

These capabilities make it ideal for situations where close monitoring and real-time situational awareness is a must.


The Quasar 4K IR PTZ camera is FLIR’s latest addition to its premium Quasar™ line of PTZ cameras. Image courtesy of FLIR.


FLIR is known for its world-leading industrial technology and its focus on intelligent sensing solutions, such as sensor modules and autonomous monitoring systems. Among their most recent releases is the powerful FLIR Quasar 4K IR PTZ, available in either a 21x or 31x zoom model.


The New FLIR Quasar 4K IR PTZ Camera

The FLIR Quasar 4K IR PTZ is designed specifically for applications where critical situational awareness and close monitoring is required. The 31x model can do this in rugged environments. According to FLIR, it provides better imaging and performance compared to other PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras. Key features include a 4K image resolution for sharp images, an onboard IR illuminator that provides low-light coverage up to 200 m, and an IP66 rating. 


Key Quasar 4K IR PTZ Specifications

The Quasar 4K IR PTZ possesses open platform compatibility uses either the FLIR United VMS or one of a number of third-party VMS (Video Management System) solutions. It also supports configuration either by web access or the use of a supported VMS. 

As far as security goes, it implements practices and industry-standard protocols to keep facility networks secure. It also requires user credentials with policy and utilizes TLS (Transport Layer Security) for the cryptographic protocol. Along with hardware and software authentication, the FLIR Quasar 4K IR PTZ also provides protection from brute login force attacks. 

The Quasar 4K IR PTZ has international certifications that include CE marked, EN 50130-4, EN61000-6-4 (Class A), RoHS, LVD, NEMA 4X, WEEE, and it is ONVIF Profile S compliant. The Quasar 4K IR PTZ is also FCC Part 15 (subpart B, class A) certified.


Environmental Performance

Note that the Quasar 4K IR PTZ is available in two models: one with 21x zoom and another with 31x zoom. Both camera models are IP66 rated, which means they are weatherproof and water-resistant, which is key for reliable performance in outdoor environments. The Quasar 4K IR PTZ is encased in a dust-tight enclosure and protected against everything from dripping water to water jets. 

The FLIR Quasar 4K 22x IR PTZ has an operating temperature range of -40° to 50°C, a storage temperature range of -20° to 70°C, and can handle non-condensing humidity between 10% and 90%. The Quasar 4K 31x IR PTZ, on the other hand, has an operating temperature range of -40° to 0°C, a storage temperature range of -55° to 85°C, and can handle relative humidity between 0% and 95%. In addition, the Quasar 4K 31x IR PTZ offers some additional features over the 22x: a NEMA-4x rating, built-in lens wiper, remote-operated washer accessory, and PT de-icing.

The FLIR Quasar 4K IR PTZ makes remote and real-time monitoring (even in low-light visible imaging for large areas) possible through its crisp 4K resolution, powerful zoom capability, remote PTZ, and long-range IR coverage for up to 200 m. The new camera will be available starting September 1, 2020.