Scout III User Manual

FLIR

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© 2016 FLIR Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. No parts of this manual, in whole or in part, may be copied, photocopied, translated, or transmitted by any electronic medium or in machine-readable form without the prior written permission of FLIR Systems, Inc.

Names and marks appearing on the products herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of FLIR Systems, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners.

This product may be protected by patents, design patents, patents pending, or design patents pending.

If you have questions that are not covered in this manual, or need service, contact FLIR Systems, Inc. customer support for additional information prior to returning a product.

Phone: 888.747.3547 , select option 2 at the prompt (“Handheld

Products”)

Email: [email protected]

This documentation is subject to change without notice.

Proper Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)

The European Union (EU) has enacted Waste

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

2002/96/EC (WEEE), which aims to prevent EEE waste from arising; to encourage reuse, recycling, and recovery of EEE waste; and to promote environmental responsibility.

In accordance with these regulations, all EEE products labeled with the “crossed out wheeled bin” either on the product itself or in the product literature must not be disposed of in regular rubbish bins, mixed with regular household or other commercial waste, or by other regular municipal waste collection means. Instead, and in order to prevent possible harm to the environment or human health, all EEE products(including any cables that came with the product) should be responsibly discarded or recycled.

To identify a responsible disposal method where you live, please contact your local waste collection or recycling service, your original place of purchase or product supplier, or the responsible government authority in your area. Business users should contact their supplier or refer to their purchase contract.

Important Instructions and Notices to the User:

Modification of this device without the express authorization of FLIR

Commercial Systems, Inc. may void the user’s authority under FCC rules to operate this device.

Note 1: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that of the receiver

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Industry Canada Notice:

This Class B digital apparatus complies with

Canadian ICES-003.

Avis d’Industrie Canada:

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme

NMB-003 du Canada

FLIR Systems, Inc.

25 Esquire Road

N. Billerica, MA 01862

Phone: 888.747.3547

Email: [email protected]

This product is an export controlled item. Authorization by the

US government must be obtained prior to any shipment outside the

United States.

When shipping from manufacturer Internal Lithium battery state of charge

(SOC) does not exceed 30% of rated capacity, in compliance with IATA UN

3480, PI 965, Section IA and IB

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CONTENT

1. Introduction

2. Getting Started

3. Operating the System

4. Symbology

5. Maintenance

6. Specifications

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SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 SCOPE

This manual covers the FLIR SCOUT III Series and all applicable components. It is recommended that you read and understand this manual to optimize the monocular’s operation.

1.2 INTRODUCTION

FLIR’s Scout III Series thermal handheld monoculars give hikers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts the ability to see clearly in total darkness, providing a wealth of information during any nighttime excursion.

SCOUT III Features

• Rugged design – Built to withstand the demands of outdoor use.

• Microbolometer sensor for excellent image quality and clarity

• Palm-Sized Portability and Light Weight – Only 12 Ounces

• Embedded LED Task Light

• Battery charging via USB Cable

• USB/Video Adapter Cable for video out – Scout III 640 & 320 only.

• Rechargeable Internal Li-Ion battery – Provides up to 5 hours of camera operation on a single charge

DETECTION

I see something.

RECOGNITION

It’s a four-legged animal.

IDENTIFICATION

I can tell it is an Elk.

The SCOUT III Series monocular makes images from heat, not light, a feat impossible for the naked eye or image intensified (I

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) night vision devices. This allows you to see clearly without any visible light. People, animals, and objects all generate or reflect heat and are clearly seen by the Scout III Series camera in even the most adverse conditions.

Scout III series monocular enables the outdoor enthusiast to:

• See animals and difficult terrain in reduced visibility or total darkness

• See through smoke, dust, and light fog

• See camouflage and foliage in any lighting conditions

• See more – and see farther – than with low-light night vision goggles

Image Intesified i 2 FLIR Thermal

1.3 REGISTER YOUR SCOUT III

You can register your product online at:

www.flir.com/scout/registration

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SECTION 2. GETTING STARTED

2.1 UNPACKING AND INSPECTING

The FLIR SCOUT III Series monocular is available with the features, options, and accessories described in this manual. Refer to the packing list enclosed with your product to determine the actual contents of your product package.

In addition to the product the following items are included in the product package:

• FCC Declaration of Conformity

• CE Declaration of Conformity

Molle-Compatible

Belt Holster

Thank You Card

Quick Start Guide

Lens Cap

Wrist Strap

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USB Power Adapter

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2.3 CHARGING THE SYSTEM

To assure proper charging, SCOUT III Series monoculars should be turned OFF throughout the charging cycle. Charging MUST only be done when the camera temperature is from 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F), or battery damage may occur.

The monocular battery should be fully charged prior to use. To charge the monocular, lift the cover from the USB port, plug in the USB cable provided with the monocular, and plug other cable end into a USB power source.

2.4 BATTERY

Your Scout III Series monocular is equipped with a sophisticated power system that uses a rechargeable internal Li-Ion battery.

BATTERY STATUS INDICATOR

While the monocular is ON, a battery status indicator is always shown in the corner of the display image. This indicator provides an estimation of the remaining battery charge.

Full Charge

Half Charge

Plugged In

USB Port

BATTERY SAFETY INFORMATION

The SCOUT III Series monocular is a sealed unit with sensitive electronics and contains no user-serviceable parts. Service or repair is to be performed only by the manufacturer. The monocular must never be opened or modified by the user. The monocular contains no user serviceable components. The battery used in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not disassemble the monocular, store above 60°C, or incinerate. The battery is replaceable only in the factory. Return the product to the manufacturer for battery replacement.

Charging Indicator

• When charging the charging indicator will be lit orange.

• When fully charged, the charging indicator will light solid green. The initial charge time is approximately 5 hours.

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SECTION 3. OPERATING THE SYSTEM

3.1 SYSTEM CONTROLS AND BUTTONS

Power

Display Brightness

Task Light On/Off

Zoom (320 & 640 models)

Charging

Indicator

Eyepiece

3.1.3 DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS BUTTON

Use this button to cycle through the five levels of display brightness.

Each press of the button advances to the next level of brightness.

When the highest brightness level is reached, subsequent button presses advance to the next lower brightness levels. When the lowest brightness level is reached, subsequent button presses advance to the next higher brightness level. One of the following icons is displayed for approximately 3 seconds after the button is pressed indicating the current brightness level:

Dim Bright

Task Light

Mini-USB/Charging/Analog video out

(320 & 640 models only)

Palette Selection

Adjustable Diopter

SYSTEM STATE

System OFF

Systemt ON

SHORT PRESS

Flashes LED Task light

Changes Current

Display Brightness

LONG PRESS

Turn on LED Task Light

N/A

3.1.1 DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT

While looking through the eyepiece, adjust the position of the diopter lever to optimize the sharpness of the image in the viewfinder.

3.1.3 COLOR PALETTES

Use this button to toggle between the available color palettes. Please see the following images for examples of SCOUT III’s color palettes.

WHITE HOT

Most commonly used palette. Hot objects appear white. Good for scenes with either high or low contrast.

3.1.2 POWER BUTTON

The Power Button performs the following functions:

SYSTEM STATE

System OFF

System ON

SHORT PRESS LONG PRESS

Turns Power ON N/A

Access User Menu Turns Power

OFF

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BLACK HOT

Hot objects appear black. Scenes appear more lifelike than White-Hot, especially at night.

InstAlert

Level 3

The hottest 15% of things in the image are colored and everything else is greyscale.

InstAlert

Level 1

The hottest 5% of things in the image are colored and everything else is greyscale.

InstAlert

Level 4

The hottest 20 % of things in the image are colored and everything else is greyscale.

InstAlert

Level 2

The hottest 10% of things in the image are colored and everything else is greyscale.

GRADED FIRE

The hottest things in the image are colored with a gradient color of yellow’s and oranges and everything else is greyscale.

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3.1.4 ZOOM BUTTON

(Scout III 320 and 640 only)

Use this button to switch the monocular between no zoom (full resolution), 2x zoom (320), and 2x & 4x zoom

(640). The central part of the image is magnified by the zoom level selected.

When zoom has been selected, the icon appears continuously in the display. See user menu section for additional details

FREEZE FRAME BUTTON

(Scout III 240 only)

Allows current visible frame to be frozen

Use this button to freeze the video so that a single frame may be inspected closely.

3.3 SCOUT III POWER MANAGEMENT

Your SCOUT III Series monocular is equipped with a power management system that provides up to five hours of continuous operation. When left in the Off state the battery will hold a charge for up to two months. To use the product it is important to understand the basic power states of the product.

• When the monocular is turned on from the Off state, it takes about five seconds to become operational. During the bootup process, the

FLIR splash screen is shown. Pressing the Power button will toggle the monocular between On and Off.

• The camera shuts down after about five minutes if no

buttons are pushed.

SYSTEM STATE

OFF

ON

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

The display is off and the Task Light comes on when the Brightness button is pressed.

The display is on and the LED Task Light is disabled. If the image appears blank, make sure the lens cover is removed.

3.2 USING USB/ANALOG VIDEO ADAPTER

CABLE

(Scout 640 and 320 models)

To obtain analog video out, insert the adapter cable into the

USB connector. The monocular will detect the adapter cable and provide the video stream. Use an RCA cable to connect to a monitor or a video recorder.

USB to RCA Video Cable

3.4 AUTO POWER OFF OPERATION

Auto Power Off is a feature of the SCOUT III Series monocular that helps to guard against draining the battery prematurely by inadvertently leaving the camera on.

Auto Shutdown turns the camera off if the following conditions are met:

• The product is On

• No buttons have been pressed for five minutes

Once these conditions are met, you will see the following message in the display: “Auto Power Off 30s.” After counting down for 30 seconds, the monocular will shutdown.

Press any button during this countdown to terminate Auto Power Off and resume normal operation.

Customer Supplied RCA Cable

When using the USB/Analog Video Adapter cable to record video or supply video to a remote monitor, it may be useful to turn off the Auto

Power Off feature of the monocular.

3.5 SCOUT III/LS-X/LS-XR END USER TOOL

The SCOUT III/LS-X/LS-XR end user tool is a graphical user interface (GUI) that is used with the following FLIR handheld thermal imaging monoculars:

• SCOUT III Series

• LS Series

To download the GUI go to: www.flir.com/hunting-outdoor, and then click the resource tab and select product literature.

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SECTION 4. SYMBOLOGY

The SCOUT III user interface has a clear and simple on-screen symbology that allows the user to easily navigate through the settings, and optimize the image quality based on certain variables. From the zoom function to palette choice the symbology on-screen matches the button symbology so the user becomes instantly familiar with how to manipulate and operate all of SCOUT III’s functions.

See the reference points below to get a solid understanding of the onscreen functionality.

The brightness indicator appears on screen when adjusting the brightness level of the LCD screen

The battery symbol clearly displays the battery status

The magnifying glass clearly indicates the zoom functionality of the SCOUT III and the 2X inside the symbol indicates the magnification

This symbol clearly identifies the current palette that the image is being displayed in. In this example instAlert level 1 is displayed (I1)

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SECTION 5. MAINTENANCE

5.1 SOFTWARE UPDATE

Software updates for your FLIR SCOUT III can be found at www.flir.com/hunting-outdoor/ under the “Resources” tab.

5.4 WARRANTY INFORMATION

Get detailed warranty information on your SCOUT III by visiting: www.

flir.com/scout/warranty

5.2 BATTERY SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT

If the battery will not hold a charge and requires replacement, please contact FLIR Systems for details on returning the unit for service.

For instructions on charging the battery refer to Section 2.3 Charging the system.

5.5 CAUTIONS

• Do not disassemble the monocular enclosure. Disassembly can cause permanent damage. The battery is not user-replaceable

• Do not point the monocular at high-intensity radiation sources, such as the sun, lasers, or arc welders

• Do not leave fingerprints on the monocular’s infrared optics. Clean only with low pressure fresh water and a lens cloth

• All service must be provided by the manufacturer

5.3 CLEANING THE SCOUT III

Wipe the housing with a damp cloth, as needed. Use a high quality lens wipe to remove dirt or smudges from the lens and display window. Do not use abrasives or solvents to clean the housing, lens, or display window.

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SECTION 6. SPECIFICATIONS

SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS

Detector Type

Video Refresh Rate

Field of View (H x V)

Focal Length

Start up

Image Processing

USER INTERFACE

Zoom Button

Video Detection Palettes

Brightness

Task Light

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Display

Video Output

POWER

Battery Type

Battery Life (Operating)

Battery Power

ENVIRONMENTAL

Rating

Operating Temp.

Storage Temp.

PHYSICAL

Weight (incl. lens)

Size (L × W × H)

Color (housing)

Country Of Origin

RANGE PERFORMANCE

Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m)

PACKAGES INCLUDE

SCOUT III 240 SCOUT III 320 SCOUT III 640

240 × 180 VOx

Microbolometer

30Hz NTSC

24° × 18°

13 mm Fixed Focus

336 × 256 VOx

Microbolometer

60Hz NTSC

17° × 13°

19mm Fixed Focus

< 1.5 seconds

FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement™

640 × 512 VOx

Microbolometer

30Hz NTSC

18° × 14°

35mm Fixed Focus

Freeze Frame 2X Zoom

User Selectable: Black Hot, White Hot, InstAlert™ and Graded Fire

2X, 4X Zoom

Multiple Brightness Levels

LED (operational when imager power off )

N/A

640 X 480

NTSC composite video

Internal Li-Ion Cell

>5 hours, Auto-off after 5 minutes of non-use

3.7 V 2400mAh

NTSC composite video

IP-67, Submersible

-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)

-40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)

12 oz (340 g)

6.70” x 2.31”x 2.44”

Flat Dark Earth

USA

380yd (350m) 600yd (550m) 1200yd (1140m)

Handheld Thermal Monocular, USB Power Adapter/Charger, Wrist strap, Custom Video out cable (320 & 640 version),

USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Molle bag

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CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

FLIR Systems, Inc.

27700 SW Parkway Ave.

Wilsonville, OR 97070

PH: +1 877.773.3547

THE AMERICAS

25 Esquire Road

N. Billerica, MA 01862

USA

T +1 888.747.3547, Option 2

Email: [email protected]

www.flir.com

NASDAQ: FLIR

Equipment described herein is subject to US export regulations and may require a license prior to export. Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited.

Imagery for illustration purposes only. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 FLIR Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 08/31/2016

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