Scout II Operators Manual

Scout II Operators Manual
Thermal Imager
Operator’s Manual
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If you have questions that are not covered in this manual, or need service, contact FLIR Systems, Inc. customer
support at 805.964.9797 for additional information prior to returning a camera.
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; and/or
• 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.
70 Castilian Drive
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 888.747.FLIR (888.747.3547)
International: +1.805.964.9797
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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Scout II Series Camera Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Charging the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using USB/Analog Video Adapter Cable—Scout II 320 only 8
Scout II Series Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Scout II/LS-X/LS-XR/Ocean Scout End User Tool. . . . . . . . 9
Operating Your Scout II Series Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Camera Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Buttons and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Auto Shutdown Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Scout II Series Model Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Important Safety Instructions
• Read and follow all instructions
• Heed all warnings
• Only use the attachments/accessories specified by the
• All service must be provided by the manufacturer
Battery Safety Information
The Scout II Series camera 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 camera unit must not be
opened or modified by the user or owner in any manner or for any
The battery used in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical
burn if mistreated. Do not disassemble the camera, store above
60°C, or incinerate. The battery is factory replaceable only; return the
camera to the manufacturer for battery replacement.
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1 Introduction
FLIR’s Scout II Series thermal handheld cameras give hikers, hunters, and outdoorsmen the ability
to see clearly in total darkness, providing a wealth of information during any nighttime excursion.
The Scout II Series camera enables the outdoorsman 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
The Scout II Series camera makes images from heat, not light, a feat impossible for the naked eye
or even image intensified (I2) night vision devices, which means you can see clearly even without
any visible light at all. People, animals, and objects all make their own heat and their own contrast,
and are clearly seen by the Scout II Series camera in even the most adverse conditions.
Visible Image
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Scout II Series Camera Features
• Rugged design—Built to withstand the demands of outdoor use.
• Microbolometer sensor for excellent image quality and clarity
• 336×256 pixel resolution, 17° horizontal field of view—Scout II 320
• 240×180 pixel resolution, 24° horizontal field of view—Scout II 240
• Palm-Sized Portability and Light Weight—Only 12 Ounces
• Embedded LED Task Light
• USB Cable for battery charging
• USB/Video Adapter Cable for video out—Scout II 320 only.
• Rechargeable Internal Li-Ion battery—Provides up to 5 hours of camera operation on a
single charge
Do not disassemble the camera enclosure. Disassembly can cause permanent damage
and will void the warranty.
Do not point the camera directly at extremely high-intensity radiation sources, such as
the sun, lasers, arc welders, etc.
Be careful not to leave fingerprints on the camera’s infrared optics. Clean only with low
pressure fresh water and a lens cloth.
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Getting Started
2 Getting Started
The Scout II Series camera is available with the features, options, and accessories described in this
Refer to the packing list enclosed with your camera shipment to determine the actual contents of your
camera package.
In addition to the camera and Quick Start card; the following items are included in the camera
USB Cable
USB/Video Adapter
Cable—Scout II 320 only
USB Power Adapter Set
Belt Holster
The following optional accessories are available for the Scout II Series cameras.
Camera Carrying Pouch
Floating Lanyard
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Getting Started
Charging the Camera
To assure proper charging, Scout II Series cameras 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 camera battery should be fully charged prior to use.
To charge the camera, lift the cover from the USB port,
plug in the USB cable provided with the camera, and plug
other cable end into a USB power source.
• When charging correctly, 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.
USB port
Plug in USB Charger
Charging indicator green
when fully charged
Charging indicator
orange when charging
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Using USB/Analog Video Adapter Cable—Scout II 320 only
To obtain analog video out, insert the adapter cable into the USB connector. The camera will detect
the adapter cable and provide the video stream. Use an RCA cable to connect to a monitor or a
video recorder.
adapter cable
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 Shutdown feature of the camera.
Scout II Series Power Management
Your Scout II Series camera 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 make the best use of the camera it is important to understand the basic power states of
the camera.
• When the camera 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 and then the
software version is displayed briefly. Pressing the Power button will toggle the camera
between On and Off.
• The camera shuts down after about five minutes if no buttons are pushed. Auto
shutdown 30s, is shown in the display, and after counting down for 30 seconds the
camera will shutdown.
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.
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Scout II/LS-X/LS-XR/Ocean Scout End User Tool
The Scout II/LS-X/LS-XR/Ocean Scout end user tool is a graphical user interface (GUI) that is used
with the following FLIR handheld thermal imaging cameras:
• Scout II Series
• LS Series
• Ocean Scout
These cameras are similar in design and may be referred to generally as “Cayman” cameras.
The software allows a user to make minor
configuration changes to one of these
cameras. For example, a user can turn
camera sounds on or off, or change the
amount of time before the camera shuts
down automatically. The tool can also be
used to perform a camera firmware
upgrade if one becomes available in the
To download the GUI, go to http://
?id=53129, select the end user tool
under Software to download.
Select Configuration to read camera
setting and make changes to available
camera features.
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Operating Your Scout II Series Camera
3 Operating Your Scout II Series Camera
Camera Features and Controls
Display Brightness/
(Task Light On/Off
when Camera is off)
LED Task Light
Analog video out of
USB port
(Scout II 320 only)
2× zoom/
Freeze Frame
White hot/
Black hot/
Buttons and Controls
Power Button
Turn the camera On and Off.
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:
When the Scout II Series camera is powered Off, the Display
Brightness button, when held on, turns on the LED Task Light.
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Operating Your Scout II Series Camera
White Hot/Black Hot/InstAlert ™ Button
Use this button to toggle between the two video and the four InstAlert™ color
palettes. In the default White Hot palette, hotter objects appear as white or light grey.
In Black Hot, hotter objects appear as black or dark grey. In the InstAlert™ palettes
the hottest objects in the scene are highlighted in red to simplify detection of
animals, people, and objects. There are four pre-set levels of InstAlert™ that you can select based
on the specific scene being viewed. All of the InstAlert™ palettes are based on the white hot palette.
While white hot is the most commonly used and visually intuitive method of viewing thermal
imagery; black hot can often enhance contrast of certain objects or provide better visual perspective
in some conditions. When switching between palettes, the appropriate icon is displayed for
approximately 3 seconds.
White hot
Black hot
InstAlert™ 1 – 4
Zoom Button—Scout II 320 only
Use this button to switch the camera between no zoom (full resolution) and 2×
zoom. The central part of the image is magnified twice its normal size when 2× is
When zoom has been selected the icon is continuously shown in the display:
Freeze Frame Button—Scout II 240 only
Use this button to freeze the video so that a single frame may be inspected
Diopter Controls
Adjustable Diopter
neutral position
The diopter adjustment lever allows you to adjust for optimum image sharpness in the eyepiece.
When the diopter adjustment lever is pointing straight away from the front of the camera, it is in the
neutral position. Adjust the diopter setting for the sharpest image in the viewfinder.
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Operating Your Scout II Series Camera
Your Scout II Series camera is equipped with a sophisticated power system using a rechargeable
internal Li-Ion battery.
Battery Status Indicator
While the camera 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
plugged in
Auto Shutdown Operation
half charge
Auto Shutdown is a feature of the Scout II Series camera 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 camera is On
• No buttons have been pressed
for about five minutes.
Once these conditions are met you will see the following message in the display: Auto shutdown
30s, and after counting down for 30 seconds the camera will shutdown.
Press any button during this countdown to terminate Auto Shutdown and resume normal operation.
Pressing any button during an Auto Shutdown countdown will
only terminate the countdown and abort the shutdown.
The normal function of the button will not occur.
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Technical Data
4 Technical Data
Scout II Series Model Features
Scout Model
Scout II 240
Scout II Series Handheld Thermal Camera with video resolution of 240 ×
180 pixels with freeze frame capability.
Scout II 320
Scout II Series Handheld Thermal Camera with video resolution of 336 ×
256 pixels with 2× digital electronic zoom.
Included with all
camera models
Lens Cover, USB Cable, Wrist Strap, Operator’s Manual, and
Soft Carrying Pouch
Start up
< 5 seconds
Thermal Sensitivity,
< 50 mK @ f/1.0,
7.5 µm to 13.5 µm
Detector Type
VOx Microbolometer
Scout II 240—240 x 180 pixels
Scout II 320—336 x 256 pixels
Resolution / Display
640x480 pixels LCD
Scout II 240, < 9Hz Refresh rate;
Scout II 320, < 9Hz Refresh rate
Video Output
NTSC/PAL switchable using GUI available from FLIR website.
(Scout II 320 models only—Composite video out through USB port via
USB/Video Adapter Cable to customer supplied RCA cable.)
Image Processing
FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
Focus, Zoom
Fixed focus (Scout II 320 models only—2x electronic zoom)
Display Palettes
White Hot, Black Hot, InstAlert™; selectable
Task Light
LED enabled during power off state
Battery Type
Internal Li-Ion
Battery Life Operating
Greater than 5 Hours at 25°C
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Technical Data
Scout II 240 and Scout II 320
Camera Operational
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage Temp.
-40°F to 140°F(-40°C to 60°C)
Ingress Protection Rating
IP-67, submersible up to 1 meter
Drop Test Rating
1 meter drop
Scout II 240, Scout II 320
Weight, including lens
12 oz. (340 g)
Size (L × W × H)
6.70” × 2.31” × 2.44”
(172 × 58.7 × 62 mm)
Field of View
Scout II 240, Scout II 320
Field of View (FoV)
Scout II 240: 24° × 18° NTSC
Scout II 320: 17° × 13° NTSC
Range Detection 1
Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m)
Scout II 240
383 yd. (350 m)
Scout II 320
600 yd. (550 m)
1. Actual range may vary depending on camera set-up, environmental conditions, and user
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Document: 431-0008-21-10
Revision: 100
Language: English (US)
Date: March 2015
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