FLIR Systems Inc is an Oregon corporation and was founded in 1978. It is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging systems. The Companys products are used in a variety of applications in commercial, industrial and government markets. It offers a variety of system configurations to suit specific customer requirements. Its business is organized into two divisions: Commercial Systems and Government Systems. Within these divisions, it operates under five reporting segments: Thermal Vision & Measurement and Raymarine, which comprise the Commercial Systems division; and Surveillance, Detection, and Integrated Systems, which make up its Government Systems division. Thermal Vision & Measurement (TVM) products are generally sold for applications where the customer need is to see at night or in adverse conditions or to image a scene while gathering valuable situational and temperature information. The products include from sensitive cameras with extensive analytic capabilities and sophisticated image processing to less expensive cameras offering a mix of performance and value for less demanding applications. TVM customers include OEMs, integrators of security systems, security dealers, utility companies, electrical contractors, maritime dealers. The Competitors include Danaher (Fluke), General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Sofradir, Axis Communications, NEC, Testo, and numerous smaller companies. Raymarine designs, develops, and markets electronics for the maritime market and is a provider of fully integrated stem to stern networked electronic systems for boats of many sizes. Its products include multifunction displays used to control multiple on-board electronic components, radar systems, thermal imaging cameras, autopilot systems, sonar modules, connectivity software, and various other instruments used to monitor factors such as boat speed, direction, and location. Its competitors include Furuno, Garmin, Navico, Johnson Controls, as well as numerous smaller companies. Surveillance segment is focused on sellingimaging and sensor systems to government customers and non-government markets where high performance is required. Typical applications include intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), force protection, drug interdiction, search and rescue, special operations, and target designation. The customers generally consist of United States and foreign government agencies, including civilian, military, paramilitary, and police forces. The competitors in the Surveillance markets include divisions of BAE Systems, DRS (a Finmeccanica company), Elbit Systems, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Sagem, Sofradir, and Thales. Detection produces sensor systems that detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threats. Detection competes in various markets with companies such as Agilent Technologies, Canberra Industries, Idaho Technologies, NUCSAFE, Safran, SAIC, Smiths Detection, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and United Technologies. Integrated Systems develops platform solutions for combating sophisticated security threats and incorporates multiple sensor systems in order to deliver actionable intelligence for wide area surveillance, intrusion detection, border security, and facility security. It competes with Boeing, Cobham, Honeywell, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, SAIC, Cassidian, Telephonics, and Thales. The Companys operations are subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations.
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