- 320x240 Resolution
- 17°(H) x 13°(V) FOV
- 60Hz Thermal Imaging Camera
- Tactical Marking Laser
- 2x Digital Zoom
- Does NOT Record Video/Photos
FLIR FIRST MATE MLS-317
Handheld thermal imaging camera for marine navigation
The FLIR FirstMate MLS-317 is the most recognized handheld marine thermal night vision cameras available. The First Mate MLS-317 is ultra light weight and offers a 320x240 resolution, 19mm focal length, and a 17°x13° optical field of view. The FLIR First Mate Series delivers the same great thermal imaging technology as FLIR's best in class Navigator II, Voyager II, and M-Series thermal night vision systems, but it's even more compact, and even more affordable than ever before.
The light weight FLIR FirstMate MLS-317 handheld thermal camera allows any boater the ability to see more clearly in bright sun-glare, dense fog, or the darkest of night. The First Mate MLS uses a high-quality thermal imaging core, which improves clarity and gives better detail than earlier models. The First Mate MLS-317 allows boaters to be more aware of their surroundings than with any other night vision technology available.
The First Mate MLS-317 thermal imaging camera is equipped with advanced image-processing technology to create pictures from heat, not light, which allows the user see clearly in any weather condition, at any time of the day.
Seeing Red: First Mate II's new InstAlert feature highlights the hottest objects in a scene red. This is extremely valuable when you're trying to avoid hazards in your path or in crew overboard situations, when time is of the essence to save a life.
FLIR First Mate MS Applications
The importance of thermal night vision is that is enhances what the eye can't see. The First Mate MS gives the user the ability to see hazardous obstacles such as floating debris, rocks, buoys, landmarks, and other water crafts.
The heat sensor technology discovers faint heat signals that many others would over look allowing the user ability to identify people in the water that radar would miss.
|First Mate MS|
|System||MLS 317||MLS 618|
|Detector Type||320 x 240 V0x Microbolometer||640 x 480 V0x Microbolometer|
|Focal Length||19 mm||35 mm|
Field of View (Hx W)
||18° x 14°|
|Waveband||7.5 - 13.5 µm|
|Start-up from Stand-by||<2 seconds|
|Built-In Viewfinder Display||Color VGA LCD Display|
|Polarity/Detection Palettes||Toggles White Hot, Black Hot, and InstAlert|
|Video Output||NTSC or PAL Composite Video; 9 Hz Refresh Rate|
Weight (with battery)
|12.9 oz (366 g)|
|Size (L x W x H)||6.70" x 2.31" x 2.44" ( 172 x 5.87 x 62 mm)|
|Fixed Use||Stand Tripod Mount|
|Battery Recharging||USB Cable for Internal Battery Charging; Charging Cradle (optional)|
|Battery Life (operating)||5 to 7 Hours (nominal)|
|Operating Temperature||-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)|
|Camera Package Includes:||Maritime Handheld Thermal Night Vision Camera, Wrist Strap, USB Cable, Product CD, Charging Cradle (optional), Soft Carrying Pouch (optional)|
Detect Man-Sized Target (1.8 m x 0.5 m)
Detect Small Vessel (4.0 m x 1.5m)
~ 1,050 ft (320 m)
~2,940 ft (895 m)
~1,467 ft (~450 m)
~4,200 ft (~1.23 km)