FLIR First Mate MS
Posted on 06 September 2011
Written by Dieter Loibner
FLIR Systems made thermal night vision accessible to the small boater two years ago with its First Mate handheld imager.
The next generation is now available, with more features and a lower price. The new unit is smaller, lighter and has illuminated buttons and an audible on/off signal. More significant improvements include an IP 66 waterproof rating, LED lighting and a rechargeable lithium battery. Suggested retail price is $1,999. FLIR Systems, Portland, Ore., (877) 773-3547. www.flir.com
This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue.