Agilent reveals collaboration behind entry into thermal imaging

June 10, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Agilent Technologies recently introduced the handheld Agilent U5855A TrueIR thermal imager; the company has now disclosed that the product is the outcome of a collaboration with Nippon Avionics (Avio) on the co-development of enhanced thermal imager solutions, which aims to combine the best of each company's technology and expertise.

Avio, a provider of high-quality thermography solutions at economical prices, brings more than 40 years of thermal imager design, market and application knowledge to the partnership. Agilent's expertise includes handheld tools that are rugged and ergonomic, with unique functions that simplify the way engineers work. The addition of the thermal imager to Agilent's handheld instruments portfolio expands its reach into industrial markets, enabling the company to offer customers a one-stop centre for their application needs. The two companies view the collaboration as the start of a long-term relationship to provide highly differentiated thermal image solutions.

The U5855A TrueIR thermal imager provides clear and sharp thermal images with its unique Fine Resolution capability, which enhances the quality of thermal images by reconstructing the image based on multiple continuously captured infrared frames. The U5855A comes with a light and ergonomic design to allow engineers to comfortably use the thermal imager for longer periods of time or even one-handed operation in tight locations.

The Agilent U5855A TrueIR thermal imager is priced from $3,500.

Nippon Avionics; www.avio.co.jp/english

Agilent (soon to be Keysight) Technologies; www.agilent.com