FLIR Thermal imaging cameras for maritime applications

FLIR Systems markets a full range of thermal imaging cameras for the most demanding marine applications. Our thermal imaging cameras are rapidly finding their way to pleasure craft and yachts, commercial vessels, work boats, fishing boats, cruise ships and many other types of vessels.

  • FLIR Maritime Thermal Cameras
  • FLIR Maritime Handheld Thermal Cameras
  • Integration & Control of Thermal Cameras


Gyro-stabilization Technology
Now standard across the entire M-Series NEXT GENERATION and M300 Series.
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The gyro-stabilized FLIR M500 cooled thermal camera is our most technologically-advanced M-Series pan and tilt camera ever. Designed around a cryogenically-cooled 640 x 512 pixel Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR) thermal sensor, the FLIR M500 excels at both short and...


Combining a high-performance visible marine camera with long-range optical zoom capability, the M300C offers positive target identification for law enforcement, commercial, and recreational applications. Advanced gyro-stabilization provides steady imaging in rough sea...


Featuring a high definition low light camera and one of the most advanced FLIR thermal imaging cores, the M364C and M364C-LR provide an elite level of awareness on the water. Both cameras use multispectral imaging to deliver exclusive FLIR Color Thermal Vision™ (CTV)...


Pairing a rugged, all-weather design with one of the most advanced FLIR thermal imaging cores, the M332 and M364 deliver awareness-enhancing thermal vision for law enforcement, commercial, and recreational applications. Advanced gyro-stabilization and high-performance...

FLIR M300 Series

The M300 Series sets a new standard for safe marine navigation and situational awareness. Applying enhanced stabilization technology to high-performance visible, thermal, or multispectral imaging, M300 Series marine cameras deliver unwavering vision in high-stakes...

FLIR BHM-Series Handheld Thermal Night Vision Cameras

FLIR BHM-Series Handheld Thermal Night Vision Cameras BHM-Series imagers make pictures from heat, not light, letting you see other boats, obstructions, land, buoys, and floating debris in total darkness, as well as through haze, smoke, and light fog. Available with...

Ocean Scout – Open Seas Ahead

Ocean Scout - Open Seas Ahead Ocean Scout is a rugged, compact thermal night vision camera that lets you see other vessels, landmarks, buoys, and floating debris in total darkness. Now with a high resolution LCD display and FLIR’s industry-leading thermal sensor...

FLIR m400 Multi-Sensor Marine Thermal Night Vision

Multi-Sensor Marine Thermal Night Vision The FLIR M400 thermal night vision camera is a versatile, high-performance pan / tilt marine camera system designed for best-in-class short and long range target identification. The FLIR M400’s advanced 640x480 sensor delivers...

FLIR MD-Series Thermal Imager

This affordable, fixed-mount thermal night vision system helps with steering around obstacles, collision avoidance and finding people in the water at night. Simple to mount and easy to integrate into your existing electronics, MD-Series’ display can be mounted...


The M-Series pan/tilt re-defines maritime multi-sensor system design, drawing on FLIR’s 25 years of experience in building combat-proven airborne and maritime thermal imagers for militarys, coast guards, and governmental agencies around the world. With up to 640 x 480 thermal imaging,

M-Series cameras let you see more – and see farther – than ever before. Even in the dead of night.


Integration & Control of Thermal Cameras

 FLIR Sensors Manager (FSM) Software

Thermal imaging cameras: valuable instruments for maritime vessels

FLIR thermal imagers provide an important complement to other marine electronics and ordinary daylight cameras in overall video solutions. FLIR thermal imaging systems are often integrated with other third-party devices in maritime applications.

Modern maritime vessels are becoming more and more complex. Advanced marine electronics that were once used only on military or large commercial vessels are now commonly found on all types of craft. This includes radar, GPS, digital compasses, video security cameras and other sensors that can be geo-referenced and interconnected in “slew to cue” configurations. The need for security on many different types of vessels has created a demand for installation and integration of security equipment that is commonly found on land (CCTV for surveillance, access control for door locks, and so on).

FLIR Systems has developed a powerful solution to help to integrate thermal imaging cameras into maritime and security networks: Nexus. This architecture provides integrators with off-the-shelf components for integrating thermal cameras with maritime electronics, as well as a software environment for developing custom applications.

Nexus Integration

 Integration with 3rd party Multi-Function Displays (MFD)

 Configuration of Nexus Server and other components

 Using Nexus servers, a small network will be installed and configured

 Mapping / Geo-referencing: calibrate a map, set-up a sensor with geo-reference information

 Recording video with a FLIR nDVR

 Display real time coverage on a map

 Advance configuration of Nexus Servers

 Nexus integration with other communication protocols

 Nexus Software Developers Kit (SDK)

 Configure Nexus Servers for “slew to cue” operations

 Serial communications and Pelco interface in a Nexus environment

Software to manage and control FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras for maritime applications

FSM offers powerful and efficient management capabilities for any maritime installation with FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras. FSM allows to automatically locate FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras in the network and to easily control them. Thanks to FLIR Sensors Manager, the management of FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras over a network will become extremely easy.

Different versions available

FLIR Sensors Manager is available in two different versions: Basic and Pro. Depending on your exact needs and your security network, you can choose the version that best fits your system’s requirements.


The Basic version of FLIR Sensors Manager allows to:

  • Discover sensors in the network

  • Command and control of up to four networked sensors: focus, pan/tilt, zoom…

  • Display network video

  • Define presets

  • Manage scan lists

  • Create panoramas

  • Configure user profiles(toolbars, layout, etc)

  • Show thermal images on multiple monitors

  • Capture images

  • Geo Mapping


The Pro version of FLIR Sensors Manager contains all the features that are incorporated in the Basic version, plus a number of useful modes that will help you make the most out of your security network.

Video analytics

Allows to perform video analytics within FLIR Sensors Manager. It includes:

  • Video Motion Detection: FLIR’s pro prietary algorithm will work on thermal or visible video in the most harsh environments.

  • Target detection with alarms based on spatial rules like trip wires crossing or areas triggered by enter, exit or both events.

  • Software based video-tracking of moving objects for control of PTZ sensors.

Radar Cueing and radar tracks display

Allows display of real-time position and classification information of radar targets (ID, course, speed, lat/lon, classification, …) coming from Nexus enabled radars. Allows users to command cameras in advanced radar slave modes (ARPA tracking).

Connect a large number of sensors

Both the Basic and the Pro versions of FLIR Sensors Manager allow multiple users to share monitoring and control of up to four FLIR Systems thermal imaging camera. Different license packages to manage more than one camera are available. Additional sensor licenses can be added to manage up to 50 sensors from a single workstation.

Control a wide variety of sensors

FLIR Sensors Managers not only works together with FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras. Using Nexus technology, it can also be used to control a wide variety of other sensors like radars, ground sensors and many others and to make these sensors interact with FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras in so called “slew-to-cue” configurations.