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Scout PS-Series

Thermal Imager

Operator’s Manual

Document Number: 431-PS00-00-10

Revision: 110

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— Scout PS-Series Operator’s Manual

© 2011 FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. No parts of this manual, in whole or in part, may be copied, photocopied, translated, or transmitted to any electronic medium or machine readable form without the prior written permission of FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.

Names and marks appearing on the products herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of FLIR Commercial 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 is 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 Commercial Systems, Inc. customer support at 805.964.9797 for additional information prior to returning a camera.

This documentation is subject to change without notice.

This equipment must be disposed of as electronic waste.

Contact your nearest FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc. representative for instructions on how to return the product to

FLIR for proper disposal.

This document is controlled to FLIR Technology Level EAR 1. The information contained in this document is proprietary and/or restricted and pertains to a dual use product controlled for export by the Export Administration

Regulations (EAR). This document and data disclosed herein or herewith is not to be reproduced, used, or disclosed in whole or in part to anyone without the written permission of FLIR Systems, Inc. Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited. US Department of Commerce authorization is not required prior to export or transfer to foreign persons, parties, or uses otherwise prohibited.

FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.

70 Castilian Drive

Goleta, CA 93117

Phone: 888.747.FLIR (888.747.3547)

International: +1.805.964.9797

www.flir.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Scout PS-Series Camera Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Operating Your Scout PS-Series Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Camera Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Charging the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Scout PS-Series Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Buttons and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Auto Shutdown Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Scout PS-Series Model Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Physical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Field of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Range Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Important Safety Instructions

• Read these instructions!

• Follow all instructions!

• Heed all warnings!

• Only use the attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer!

• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Caution!

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. return the equipment to the manufacturer for battery replacement.

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 and must be replaced with the identical battery pack.

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1 Introduction

FLIR’s Scout PS-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 PS-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 PS-Series camera makes images from heat, not light, a feat impossible for the naked eye or even image intensified (I

2

) 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 PS-Series camera in even the most adverse conditions.

Visible Image

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1–1 Scout PS-Series Camera Features

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

• 240×180 or 320×240 microbolometer sensor for excellent image quality and clarity

• 19 mm lens with 24° field of view

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

• Embedded LED Tasklight

• USB Cable for battery charging

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

Caution!

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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2 Getting Started

The Scout PS-Series camera is available with the features, options, and accessories described in this manual.

Refer to the packing list enclosed with your camera shipment to determine the actual contents of your camera package.

• PS24 and PS32 Cameras

In addition to the camera, Quick Start card, and Documentation/

Training CD or DVD; the following items are included in the camera package:

Soft Carrying Pouch

Lens Cover

USB Cable

Wrist Strap

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• PS24 and PS32 Camera Options

The following optional accessories are available for the Scout PS-

Series camera

Molle-Compatible Belt Holster

Floating Lanyard

4

Camera Carrying Pouch

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3 Operating Your Scout PS-Series

Camera

3–1 Camera Features and Controls

Power Display Brightness/

(Tasklight On/Off when Camera in off state)

2

×

zoom/

Freeze Frame

Eyepiece

LED Tasklight USB/Charging

Plug

White hot/

Black hot/

Instalert

Adjustable

Diopter

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3–2 Charging the Camera

Caution!

To assure proper charging, Scout PS-Series cameras should be turned OFF throughout the charging cycle. Charging MUST only be done when the camera is at temperatures from 0 to 40°C

(32 to 104°F) or battery damage may occur.

The battery in the camera 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 also plug it 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.

Plug in USB Charger

6

Charging indicator orange when charging

Charging indicator green when fully charged

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3–3 Scout PS-Series Power Management

Your Scout PS-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 four 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.

Off

Camera

State

How do you know?

The display is off and the LED Tasklight comes on when the

Brightness button is pressed.

The display is on and the LED Tasklight is disabled.

On

3–4 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.

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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:

Lowest Highest

Note

When the Scout PS-Series camera is powered Off, the Display

Brightness button, when held on, turns on the LED Tasklight.

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

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Zoom Button—PS32 models 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 selected.

When zoom has been selected the icon is continuously shown in the display:

Freeze Frame Button—PS24 models only

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

Diopter Controls

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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3–5 Battery

Your Scout PS-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 half charge plugged in

3–6 Auto Shutdown Operation

Auto Shutdown is a feature of the Scout PS-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.

Note

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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4 Technical Data

4–1 Scout PS-Series Model Features

The Scout PS-Series cameras are available with either NTSC or PAL video output format.

Scout Model

PS24

PS32

Included with all camera

models

Scout PS-Series Handheld Thermal Camera with video resolution of

240 × 180 pixels

Scout PS-Series Handheld Thermal Camera with video resolution of

320 × 240 pixels with 2

×

digital electronic zoom.

Lens Cover, USB Cable, Wrist Strap, Operator’s Manual, and Soft

Carrying Pouch

Feature

Start up from stand-by

Thermal Sensitivity,

Waveband

Detector Type

Resolution

Image Processing

Focus, Zoom

Video Display

<5 seconds

<50 mK @ f/1.0,

7.5 - 13.5 μm

VOx Microbolometer

240

×

180 pixels PS24

320

×

240 pixels PS32

FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement

Fixed focus. 2

×

electronic zoom on applicable models only.

NTSC 7.5 Hz refresh rate

4–2 Power

Battery Types

Battery Life Operating

(Stand-By)

Internal Li-Ion

Approximately 5 Hours at 25°C,

(120 hours)

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4–3 Environmental

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Operational Temp.

Storage Temp.

Ratings

4–4 Physical

PS24 and PS24

-4°F to 122°F

(-20°C to 50°C)

-40°F to 140°F

(-40°C to 60°C)

IP-67, 1 meter drop

Weight

Size (L

×

W

×

H)

PS24, PS32

12 oz. (340 g) with battery

6.70”

×

2.31”

×

2.44”

(172

×

58.7

×

62 mm)

4–5 Field of View

Field of View (FoV)

PS24, PS32

24°

×

18°

4–6 Range Detection

1

PS24

PS32

Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m)

350 yd. (320 m)

500 yd. (450 m)

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1. Actual range may vary depending on camera set-up, environmental conditions, and user experience.

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Santa Barbara

FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.

World Headquarters

FLIR Systems, Inc.

70 Castilian Dr.

Goleta, CA 93117

USA

PH: +1.888.747.FLIR

(+1.888.747.3547)

Europe

FLIR Commercial Systems B.V.

Charles Petitweg 21

4847 NW Teteringen - Breda

The Netherlands

PH: + 31 (0) 765 79 41 94

FX: + 31 (0) 765 79 41 99 [email protected]

Portland

FLIR Corporate Headquarters

FLIR Systems, Inc.

27700A SW Parkway Ave.

Wilsonville, OR 97070

USA

www.flir.com

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