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Mid-Range PAN/TILT Multi-Sensor

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The FLIR Ranger® MS-UC DefendIR is an industry-leading mid-range thermal imager that can see in complete darkness and through a multitude of environmental conditions, including smoke, rain, snow, dust, and dense fog. The Ranger DefendIR is ideally suited for day and night perimeter security, maritime surveillance, and DHS/DoD applications. The ruggedized housing is environmentally sealed and certified to meet NEMA4X and IP66 specifications, standing up to the most challenging weather and temperature conditions.

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Video Outputs

Two video channels – one thermal and one mixed (CCD EO and thermal), varying from 0 to 100% CCD EO

Serial Interface

RS-422 and 10/100 Ethernet

Power Input

15-24 VDC ± 20% or 220/110 VAC 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

<22 Watts (nominal) / 45 Watts (peak)


<28 lbs. (12.7 kg) (Varies by configuration)

Environmentally Sealed

NEMA 4 and IP66 Certified, MIL STD 810F tested

MIL-STD-810F tests

Methods 501.4, 502.4, 503.4, 505.4, 506.4, 507.4, 508.5, 509.4, 510.4, 514.5, 516.5 and 521.2

Azimuth Control

Continuous 360°

Elevation Control

45mm/135mm model: -25° to +80° All other models: -80° to +80°

Pan & Tilt Slew Rate

0.25-60°/sec Controlled (varies by configuration)

Pointing Accuracy & PanRepeatability

Pan ± 0.25° (varies by configuration) Tilt ± 0.1° (varies by configuration)


Uncooled, Vanadium Oxide Microbolometer

Frame Rate

30 Hz (NTSC) and 25 Hz (PAL)


640 x 480

Spectral Response


IR Lens Options

25mm, 50mm, 100mm 30/90mm Continuous zoom, 45/135mm Continuous zoom

Optical IR Zoom

30/90mm 3X continuous 45/135mm 3X continous

Digital IR Zoom

Continuous Digital Zoom 1x to 4x


Remote focus

Gain / Level Controls

Automatic or Manual

CCD Camera

Narrow FOV 1.6°, Wide FOV 42°

Image Stabilization

By software command


Optical: 26x Digital: 12x Total: 312x

Minimum Illumination

0.6 lux typical, 1/60 sec (NTSC) 0.04 lux typical 1/4 sec (NTSC)

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