Extech i5 Infrared Camera First to Shatter $2,000 Price Barrier
(Waltham, MA, USA) August 3, 2009 -- Extech Instruments, (www.extech.com),
a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it is
reducing the price of its popular EXTECH i5 infrared thermal imaging camera
by $1,000 to a new price of $1,995 (USD). Now more than ever, the EXTECH i5
shatters price/performance barriers as the most cost-effective thermal imaging
camera on the market making it easier than ever for professionals to upgrade
from a single-spot IR thermometer to the big picture of a full-featured infrared
Mullaney, VP of sales and marketing at Extech talked about the monumental move,
"When the powerful and feature-packed EXTECH i5 was introduced in early
2008, it trail-blazed the entry-level
infrared thermal imaging camera market by being the first professional-grade
product to retail for less than $3,000. As this segment continues to grow, the
EXTECH i5 maintains its market leadership as the industry's game-changer with
an affordable new price of $1,995."
Mullaney adds, "'Infrared Everywhere' is a mantra at our parent company,
FLIR Systems, and this price rollback reflects our commitment and strategy to
driving down the cost of thermal imaging. Our goal is to enhance the ability
of professionals to compete in a wide range of sectors including electrical
contractors, plant MRO, predictive maintenance, HVACR professionals, disaster
restoration technicians, and green building/energy auditors. For millions of
professionals who have settled for an infrared thermometer's single-spot temperature
reading, stepping up to an infrared camera with thousands of pixels of temperature
data has never been easier or more affordable."
The EXTECH i5 IR camera can be used confidently to quickly diagnose problems,
improve efficiency, and ensure worker safety. At $1,995, budget is no longer
an excuse to upgrade from single-spot IR thermometers to the complete picture
provided by an EXTECH i5: every workplace should have at least one. ($1,995
USD pricing applies to U.S. sales only.)
About the EXTECH i5
Designed with legendary FLIR Systems technology, the $1,995
EXTECH i5 compact infrared camera is an easy-to-use and affordable troubleshooting
tool for quality thermal imaging. With 2% accuracy and focus-free viewing, the
EXTECH i5 helps electrical contractors find overheating in electrical panels
and transformers. Plant MRO teams use one or several EXTECH i5 imagers to monitor
motors, cooling systems, and steam traps as a key part of predictive maintenance.
Water damage and disaster restoration professionals use the EXTECH i5 with crisp
infrared images to quickly identify water damage and to accurately document
6,400 pixel IR resolution, 2% thermal accuracy, and a large 2.8" color
display help users pinpoint problems fast. The ergonomic, pocket-sized 12 oz.
design is double-molded and splashproof, making it as rugged as it is lightweight.
With 1,000 image storage in the easy-to-share, patented radiometric JPEG format,
the EXTECH i5 helps users report compelling findings before they become hazardous
For more information, contact Extech Instruments at 781-890-7440.
About Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Extech Instruments is one of the
largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Founded in 1971,
Extech is known for its depth and breadth of products and its innovation in
providing instruments with unique combinations of features that make them highly
useful and very convenient. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through
leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001 2000
certified and is a wholly owned subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc.
Global PR Manager
Extech Instruments, a FLIR Company