FLIR deploys EST screening solution at Pentagon to fight Covid-19

3 June 2020 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2020 11:06)

FLIR Systems has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, DC to continue the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

FLIR deploys EST screening solution at Pentagon to fight Covid-19
FLIR Systems has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Credit: FLIR Systems, Inc.

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FLIR Systems has installed its EST screening system at the Pentagon Visitor Center in Washington, DC, to continue the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Known as A700 EST-IS, the integrated EST screening solution features FLIR A700 thermal imaging camera.

To help contain the spread of the virus, the system screens visitors for abnormally high skin temperatures.

The deployment of the EST system at the Pentagon is one of the several efforts that FLIR is discussing with United States Department of Defense for applications across the armed services.

FLIR president and CEO Jim Cannon recently stated the company secured $100m in new EST business within the first quarter of the year.

Recently, General Motors selected FLIR cameras to screen its workers across its facilities, in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, FLIR stated.

FLIR Systems’ EST cameras help to support the fight against Covid-19 in public buildings, hospitals, airports, schools, sports venues or manufacturing facilities.

The thermal imaging cameras are used for initial screening and identify people with signs of fever. Once detected, individuals can be tested further for the virus.

Cannon added: “For more than 40 years, FLIR has provided advanced thermal imaging technology to America’s military, on its aircraft, helicopters, ships at sea, and to forces on land.”

Last month, FLIR Systems expanded its portfolio with the launch of its new mid-wave infrared (MWIR) thermal camera.

Known as FLIR RS8500 MWIR, the camera is a combination of a mid-wave infrared detector with a telescope.

It is designed to help obtain data on long-range and high-temperature targets in challenging conditions.