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FLIR Systems Expands Quasar Visible Security Camera Offering with Premium Mini-Dome and Bullet Series

FLIR Systems today announced the availability of two premium visible-camera options as part of its full lineup of Quasar™ security cameras. Designed for use in demanding indoor and outdoor environments, the new FLIR Quasar Premium Mini-Dome and Quasar Premium Bullet deliver the forensic image quality, tight integration, and advanced cybersecurity features required for critical infrastructure sites, remote facilities, or large areas requiring close monitoring.

The new Quasar Premium lineup offers the highest quality video surveillance in the product family, delivering optimal performance for forensic review. The FLIR Quasar Premium Mini-Dome is available with 5MP HD or 4K Ultra-HD resolutions and the FLIR Quasar Premium Bullet series is available with 4MP Quad HD and 4K Ultra-HD resolutions, coupled with a variety of lens options for extended range performance for perimeter security. Both cameras have an SD-card for on-edge recording and redundancy, while also meeting the H.265 video compression standard to minimize network bandwidth and storage space.

Discreet Monitoring with FLIR Quasar Premium Mini-Dome Series

The versatile FLIR Quasar Premium Mini-Dome series is IP66 rated for dust and waterproof protection and can be ceiling- or wall-mounted in minutes. In no-light conditions, the unit can provide up to 40 meters of visibility via on-board near-infrared illumination. Improved three-shutter wide dynamic range (WDR) (130db) offers optimal light balance in scenarios with both light and dark spots. The camera has an IK10 vandal-proof rating and is available with an optional smoke bubble accessory used to obscure camera position.

FLIR Quasar Premium Bullet Series Provides Longer Range in Rugged Conditions

The FLIR Quasar™ Premium Bullet series is also IK10 vandal-proof and designed to be permanently installed, typically pole-mounted, for video surveillance. It covers up to 60 meters of visibility via on-board near-infrared Illumination and also features three-shutter WDR (130db).  The camera is IP67 rated for dustproof and waterproof protection, while offering extended operating temperature range from -40 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit) for use in extreme conditions.

Improved Security Without Sacrificing Flexibility

Similar to other Quasar products, the Quasar Premium Bullet and Premium Mini-Dome editions are National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)-compliant and include industry standard security protocols and additional cybersecurity enhancements. These features include unique protection from log-in attacks, hardware and software authentication, and encrypted communication to help keep facilities safe from cyber threats. They maintain open platform compatibility and can be used with a large variety of third-party VMS solutions or FLIR United VMS. They also include bi-directional audio and operator control of input/output devices for remote monitoring and responding to events.

To further lower the cost of ownership and ease of installation, the cameras include the FLIR accessory and mounting ecosystem. The cameras support the 1G network for better streaming and reduced bandwidth issues. Both cameras also include customized video flow options for live and recorded video, including frames-per-second output adjustment and encoding for extra streams.

The Quasar Premium Bullet and Quasar Premium Dome editions are available for purchase globally from FLIR or authorized distributors. Visit www.flir.com/visible-security for more details about the new series along with the complete lineup of FLIR visible surveillance and perimeter intrusion detection products.

Adds to Existing $57.9M IDIQ Contract for Sustainment Activity across All FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems

ARLINGTON, Va., January 26, 2021 ― FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has received an additional $30.1 million contract from the United States (U.S.) Army for sustainment efforts tied in part to the service’s Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc. II) and Common Robotic System-Heavy (CRS-H) ground robot programs. The award raises the maximum value on the company’s existing Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to $88 million, covering maintenance, parts and overall sustainment support for the entire FLIR unmanned ground systems family of small, medium and large robots used by the Army.

“We’re proud to be supporting the U.S. Army on two vital programs of record designed to confront a new generation of threats on the battlefield,” said Tom Frost, VP for Unmanned Ground Systems in the Unmanned and Integrated Solutions business at FLIR. “From the Kobra™ and Centaur® platforms to our smaller PackBot® and FirstLook® robots, we are well positioned to provide high-quality, cost-effective sustainment efforts over these systems’ lifespan and deliver lifesaving robotic technology to America’s warfighters.”

In 2019, the Army selected the FLIR Kobra robot as its CRS-H platform. The five-year production contract is worth up to $109 million to build upwards of 350 unmanned ground vehicles. In November, the Army announced it had begun fielding CRS-H. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams will use the system to perform a range of missions, such as disarming vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and other heavy-duty jobs. Modular payloads can be added for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection and other tasks.

In 2017, the Army selected the medium-sized Centaur robot as its MTRS Inc. II solution. FLIR is delivering systems under that multi-year program of record, valued at more than $150 million upon award, including options. Since then, other U.S. military branches have opted to deploy Centaur as well.

Over the last year, FLIR has announced multiple orders totaling nearly $100 million for more than 750 Centaur unmanned ground systems from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. In addition to its use for bomb disposal efforts, Centaur operators can quickly attach different sensors and payloads to the robot to address other missions, including CBRN threats.

For more on FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems platforms, visit www.flir.com/UIS/UGS.

About FLIR Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense and industrial applications. Our vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating and advancing technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir.

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Access authentication for teleworking grows 60%

The Duo Security study, part of Cisco, also reveals the increased use of unmanaged devices at the beginning of the pandemic and the evolution towards Cloud applications

Madrid 2020. – Faced with the rapid transition to teleworking, organizations have massively adopted Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) technologies, among others. As a result, the authentication activity for these technologies increased by 60%, accelerating the digitization of companies and administrations.

This is clear from the Duo Trusted Access 2020 Report published by Duo Security, part of Cisco, which analyzes the activity of 26 million corporate devices around the world [i]. The report reveals how the effects of this digital transformation will continue to affect the coming years in the face of the new hybrid work environment that demands connected, safe and productive workers.

And, according to another recent Cisco study, 96% of organizations had to change their cybersecurity policies during confinement. And more than half used multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms for secure access to applications.

Cloud applications and personal devices

Cloud adoption has also accelerated. Daily authentications for applications hosted in the cloud increased by 40% during the first months of the pandemic, most of the large and medium-sized organizations that wanted to ensure secure access to various cloud services.

In fact, Cloud applications will outperform on-premises applications (hosted on local servers) predictably in 2021. Cloud applications make up 13.2% of the total authentications registered by Duo (an increase of 5.4% vs. to 2019). For their part, on-premise applications account for 18.5% of all authentications (a 1.5% drop compared to last year).

As organizations hastily purchased equipment to support remote work, employees were using personal or unmanaged devices. Thus, access attempts blocked due to outdated devices soared 90% in March. This figure fell precipitously in April, indicating that devices are already more secure, reducing the risk against malware.

“When the pandemic started, the priority for many organizations was to stay up and running at all costs, taking the risk to get there,” says Dave Lewis, Global CISO Advisor at Duo Security. “The focus has now turned to mitigating risk through a more mature and modern approach to security, adapted to a completely disrupted corporate perimeter.”

Other notable conclusions are:

The rise of biometrics. Biometric technologies are widely used by business users, paving the way to a password-free future. 80% of mobile devices used for work have the biometric function configured, which represents an increase of 12% in the last five years.
Goodbye, SMS. The prevalence of SIM swapping attacks has led organizations to tighten their authentication schemes. In year-on-year terms, the percentage of organizations that apply a policy to override SMS authentication has almost doubled, from 8.7% to 16.1%.
Windows devices and the Chrome browser dominate businesses. 59% of the devices used to access protected applications run Windows, followed by Mac OSX with 23%. In general, mobile devices represent 15% of corporate access (iOS: 11.4%, Android: 3.7%). In terms of browsers, Chrome accounts for 44% of all browser authentications.
Apple devices, more likely to update quickly. On June 1, both Apple iOS and Android released software updates to patch critical vulnerabilities in their operating system options. Compared to Android, iOS devices were 3.5 times more likely to be updated in the next 30 days.
Windows 7 endures in healthcare. More than 30% of Windows devices in healthcare organizations continue to run Windows 7 – despite the security risks of being an unsupported version – versus 10% in widespread use by Duo customers. The legal requirements and the particular conditions of third-party software providers may influence the failure to update obsolete systems.

Windows 7 endures in healthcare. More than 30% of Windows devices in healthcare organizations continue to run Windows 7 – despite the security risks of being an unsupported version – versus 10% in widespread use by Duo customers. The legal requirements and the particular conditions of third-party software providers may influence the failure to update obsolete systems.
UK and EU, behind US in Cloud security. US organizations perform a greater number of user authentications to access Cloud applications, which implies less widespread use of the cloud by British and European companies or a greater proportion of applications not protected by multi-factor mechanisms in the United Kingdom. Kingdom and the EU.

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Extech IR200: Non-Contact Forehead InfraRed Thermometer

Ideal for Quickly Detecting Elevated Skin Temperature

The IR200 is ideal for quickly screening individuals for elevated skin temperature. This infrared thermometer has a non-contact design that eliminates the need for replacement probe covers and other supplies. The IR200 is accurate to 0.5°F (0.3°C) with 0.1°F/°C resolution when measuring skin temperatures between 89.6°F to 108.5°F (32.0°C to 42.5°C). Adjustable alarm alerts user visually and audibly when temperature exceeds programmed limit. Optimum measurement distance of 1.9 in. to 5.9 in. (5 to 15 cm). Move the Body/Surface function switch to the Surface position for non-contact surface temperature measurements from 32°F to 140°F (0.0°C to 60.0°C). With a fast response of just 0.5 seconds, users can simply press the trigger and read temperature on the large backlit LCD display. Memory stores up to 32 readings for easy recall. Comes complete with 2 AA (1.5V) batteries and pouch.

Note: This thermometer is intended for screening individuals or monitoring an individual for potential elevated skin temperatures. It is not a substitute for a clinical thermometer. Always use a clinical thermometer when high accuracy body temperature measurements are required.