Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

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The European Union (EU) has enacted Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE), which aims to prevent EEE waste from arising; to encourage reuse, recycling, and recovery of EEE waste; and to promote environmental responsibility.

In accordance with these regulations, all EEE products labeled with the “crossed out wheeled bin” either on the product itself or in the product literature must not be disposed of in regular rubbish bins, mixed with regular household or other commercial waste, or by other regular municipal waste collection means.

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To identify a responsible disposal method where you live, please contact your local waste collection or recycling service, your original place of purchase or product supplier, or the responsible government authority in your area.

Business users should contact their supplier or refer to their purchase contract.

Important Instructions and Notices to the User:

Modification of this device without the express authorization of FLIR Systems, Inc. may void the user’s authority under FCC rules to operate this device.

Note 1: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that of the receiver
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ television technician for help

Industry Canada Notice:

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Avis d’Industrie Canada:

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada

FLIR Systems, Inc.

9 Townsend West Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: 1-888-959-2259
or (603) 324-7600
Fax: 1-888-959-2260
E-mail: OTS-support@flir.com

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Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited.

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CONTENT

Safety Statement

1. Introduction
2. Getting Started
3. System Overview
4. Main Menu Systems
5. System Maintenance
6. Global Limited Warranty
7. Specifications

SAFETY STATEMENT

  • Read and follow all instructions
  • Read all warnings
  • Only use the attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer
  • All service must be provided by the manufacturer

WARNING:

DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE DEVICE.

Disassembly can cause permanent damage and void the warranty.

WARNING:

This product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions!

CAUTION:

Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

CAUTION:

  • Do not point the camera at high-intensity radiation sources such as the sun, lasers, or arc welders
  • Do not leave fingerprints on the camera’s infrared optics. Clean only with low pressure fresh water and a lens cloth
  • Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature drops, and electrical shocks
  • DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points
  • DO NOT leave the equipment activated during breaks in operation
  • DO NOT store the equipment with the batteries installed
  • Thoroughly clean and dry each item before placing them into the storage case

NOTES:

  • To avoid losing unsaved data, DO NOT remove the batteries or disconnect the external power source while the product is on
  • Inadvertent sun damage is not considered a defect in material or workmanship, and is therefore not covered in the product warranty

Scion® Thermal Monocular

The Scion thermal imaging monocular is a handheld viewer with the ability to save an image or a video clip. Nevertheless, in the industry, and throughout this manual, the Scion will be referred to as a camera.

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Monocular

This manual covers the FLIR Scion® thermal monocular and all applicable components. It is recommended that you read and understand this manual to optimize the monocular’s operation.

1.2 Introduction

Built around the powerful FLIR Boson core, and using a refined user interface, the Scion OTM and Scion PTM capture clear thermal imaging that allows you to quickly detect objects of interest in complete darkness and through glare or haze. A rugged, IP67-rated housing and an intuitive set of controls allow singlehand operation in harsh weather conditions, maintaining reliable thermal imaging in the most demanding outdoor environments. The Scion OTM produces 9 or 60 Hz thermal imaging and records geotagged video and still images for playback. By comparison, the Scion PTM packs the same features as the Scion OTM, but is available in 60 Hz only. The Scion PTM is especially built to equip law enforcement professionals with superior thermal surveillance. It features compatibility with FLIR TruWITNESS™, which can instantly stream encrypted thermal footage of any pursuit, evidence recovery, or search and rescue effort to a command center via wireless network.

NOTE:

Internal recording and image capture cannot be used when USB-C is plugged into a computer.

1.3 Features

  • FLIR BOSON 320 x 256 or 640 x 512 (depending on model) 12 µm VOx Microbolometer
  • High definition display
  • Multiple thermal palette choices
  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Advanced media capture mode
  • Digital zoom up to 8x (depending on model)
  • 2 GB internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB with optional micro SD™ Card
  • Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi enabled
  • IP67-rated
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life at 20°C
  • Limited 3-year warranty
  • 10-year warranty on FLIR detector

1.4 Register Your Scion

In order to validate the warranty, please register your product at: www.flir.com/support

1.5 Infrared Thermal Vision versus Image Intensified Night Vision

Thermal cameras make images from heat, not light, a feat impossible for the naked eye or image intensified (I2 ) night vision devices. This allows you to see clearly without any visible light. People, animals, and objects all generate or reflect heat and are clearly seen by the thermal camera in even the most adverse conditions.

Scion enables the user to:

  • See people or objects in difficult terrain, reduced visibility, or total darkness
  • See through smoke, dust, and light fog
  • See more and further than low light night vision

1.6 Detection, Recognition, Identification

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

SECTION 2. GETTING STARTED

2.1 UNPACKING AND INSPECTING

The FLIR Scion monocular is available with the features, options, and accessories described in this manual. Refer to the packing list enclosed with your product to determine the actual contents of your product package.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

2.2 Battery

The FLIR Scion monocular uses 2, 4, or 6 standard CR123A Lithium batteries.

BATTERY STATUS INDICATOR

While the monocular is ON, a battery status indicator is always shown in the corner of the display. This indicator provides an estimation of the remaining battery charge.

Battery Installation

Verify that the equipment is off before installing battery.

Install battery as follows:

1. Open battery door by turning door latch 90 degrees
2. Remove battery tray
3. Install 2, 4, or 6 CR123 batteries in tray following proper polarity
4. Install tray inside battery compartment
5. Securely close battery compartment with screw latch

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

SECTION 3. SYSTEM OVERVIEW

3.1 System Controls

This section details the use of the Scion system controls.

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

SYSTEM CONTROLS LOCATION
Control Panel 1
Diopter Adjustment 2
Battery Tray & USB Connector 3
Objective Lens 4
Lanyard Attachment Point 5
Status LED 6

3.1.1 Diopter Adjustment

The diopter adjustment allows users to alter the viewfinder to accommodate their eyesight for optimal image sharpness. While looking through the eyepiece, rotate the diopter adjustment ring until the text and overlay graphics are at their sharpest in the view finder.

3.1.2 Control Panel Buttons

The control panel buttons configure operational settings.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS LOCATION
Power/Cancel/Exit 1
Scroll Up 2
Menu/OK 3
Scroll Down 4
Flex 5
Status LED 6

3.1.3 Using USB-C Connector

Remove the connector protective cap. Connect USB-C cable. To view video using the USB-C, connect the cable to a USB input of a computer. Then it can be viewed like an external webcam. To read/copy/delete files on the internal memory of Scion, operate it like any external mass storage device connected by an USB cable. To power the Scion from an external source, plug the cable into any standard USB power.

3.1.4 Digital Zoom

  • Short press the UP or DOWN arrow to zoom in and out using step e-zoom
  • Long press the UP or DOWN arrow to zoom in or out using progressive e-zoom

The actual e-Zoom value will be displayed at the top of the scale.

3.1.5 Recording Video

Long press the FLEX button to START/STOP recording. A REC icon will appear in the top right corner during the recording. Total recorded time will appear next to the icon. When completed, the recording will be stored in the image gallery.

3.1.6 UCMNUC/FFC

As the camera changes temperature, its pixels may drift due to internal and external temperature change. The pixels do not drift uniformly. The camera software compensates for the drift up to an accurate position point.

This User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction / Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/ FFC) function is triggered when the limit is reached. A uniform mechanical shutter is placed between the lens and the detector for a moment, and the signal is processed. Push the two control buttons ▲ and ▼ at the same time for three seconds to manually trigger the UCMNUC/FFC manually.

3.2 On-Screen Indicators

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

FEATURE LOCATION
System Status Icons 1
Inclination Angle 2
Image/Video File Name 3
Compass Direction 4
Zoom Level 5
date/Time Stamp 6
Palette Indicator 7
Picture in Picture 8
UCMNUC/FFC Countdown 9

3.4 AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) – a correction used to automatically adjust the gain to an appropriate range. The weaker the image signal, the stronger the gain.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

SECTION 4. MAIN MENU SYSTEMS

4.1 MAIN MENU

Most setup options can be accessed from the MAIN MENU. To display the MAIN MENU, Press and hold down the central MENU button. Once the MAIN MENU is displayed, use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to navigate through the items. Push the MENU button to view the settings available for the item selected. Use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to adjust the settings for the highlighted item. Short press the POWER button to return to previous menu level or to exit the menu structure.

MENU ICONS

Click on menu items listed here using the MENU/OK button to select the Scion sub-menus

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Continue scrolling the main menu to bring up the second page of the main menu

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Click once using the MENU/OK button on items listed on the extended menu to enable:

  • Advanced Capturing Mode (ACM)See Media Capture section for more information.
  • Auto power off (APO)
  • Bluetooth – Enables Scion for Bluetooth (additional configuration is required in the Network Menu below).
  • Wi-Fi – Enables Scion for Wi-Fi (additional configuration is required in the Network Menu below).

4.1 PALETTE MENU

The PALETTE menu allows you to select from a choice of temperature imaging modes. The palettes act as color templates for visualization of temperature changes in the scene. Navigate through the PALETTE menu with the UP and DOWN arrows. There are six palettes available. See the following examples

4.1.1 BLACK HOT

Hot objects appear black. Scenes appear more lifelike than White-Hot, especially at night.

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.1.2 WHITE HOT

Most commonly used palette. Hot objects appear white. Good for scenes with either high or low contrast.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.1.3 IRONBOW

Color is used to show heat distribution and identify subtle details. Hot objects are shown in light, warm colors while cold objects are dark, cool colors.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.1.4 RAINBOW

The Rainbow palette pinpoints small temperature changes and uses vibrant colors to identify objects in areas with minimal heat differences.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.1.5 LAVA

The Lava palette identifies warm objects with light, warm colors. Cooler objects appear blue. Lava quickly detects body heat and captures detail in low-contrast environments.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.1.6 GRADED FIRE

Graded Fire combines the lifelike detail of White Hot with easy-to-spot highlighted areas. Ranging from dark red to bright yellow, bursts of color help detect targets and capture key details.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.2 LEVELS MENU

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The LEVELS menu allows the user to take advantage of advanced signal processing algorithms and improve the quality of the image under a variety of different thermal environments.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.2.1 BRIGHTNESS

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This menu allows for the adjustment of the screen brightness level. Press OK to select option, use arrows to change value. Press power button to exit selection.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.2.2 PRESETS

A group of default settings for various environmental conditions that are optimized toward best camera performance is available:

ITEM RANGE DEFAULT
Screen brihtness 0 to 100 50
Contrast 0 to 100 48
Sharpness 0 to 100 45

4.2.3 CONTRAST

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Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) – a digital contrast correction that allows for a smart scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments, where a variety of contrast levels occur. See presets table for adjustment range and default value. Lower values will cause hotter objects to have greater contrast, and higher values will cause colder objects to have greater contrast.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.2.4 SHARPNESS

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Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – a sharpness correction that digitally enhances the picture – significantly improves edge sharpening, further reducing image noise. See presets table for adjustment range and default values. Lower values will create an image with softer edges. Higher values will make objects appear sharper and enhance detail. They also increase the signal-to-noise ratio, which is the ratio of the strength of a signal to its background noise.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.3 MODES MENU

4.3.1 CHANGING VIEW MODES

Short press the MENU button to cycle through different view modes from the main screen.

Alternatively, from the Settings Menu, select the Mode Menu you wish to view.

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Settings Menu

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Mode Menu

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1. FULL mode

  • Minimal overlay for best situational awareness
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2. Picture-in-Picture (PiP)

  • 2x zoomed-in view of center area
  • Sample area size: 160 × 120 pixels
  • Display area size: 320 × 240 pixels
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3. Lock Span mode

  • Auto Gain Control (AGC) is locked at current level to view rich details, even in low dynamic range scenes
  • Short press POWER button to lock and unlock AGC

4.4 MEDIA GALLERY

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The MEDIA GALLERY allows the operator to play or delete selected image or video files stored in the camera.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

To view an image

1. Use the scroll buttons to select an image, then press the OK button.
2. The image will be displayed.

Advanced Imaging Mode

Images created in the Advanced Imaging Mode will be stored in a sub-folder in the image gallery, marked with the following icon

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1. Use the scroll buttons to select the sub-folder and press the OK button to open.

2. Use the scroll buttons to select an image, then press the OK button.

3. The image will be displayed.

4. Short press of Power button will return to gallery.

To view a video

1. Navigate to the desired video, press the OK button to start the playback.

2. Use the OK button to pause/start the playback.

3. Short press of Power button will exit playback and return to gallery.

4.4.1 DELETE MEDIA

To delete an image or video

1. Navigate to the desired file

2. Hold the OK button for two seconds.

3. The “Delete internal media” box will display, as in the figure below. Press the OK button again to confirm the deletion.

4. The image or video will disappear from the list.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.5 SETTINGS MENU

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The Settings Menu provides access to most Scion system settings. Below are listed all settings that can be configured.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.5.1 TOOLS MENU

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The Tools Menu allows for the configuration of date and time, clock style, and unit selection.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Date/Time

To set the date and time of the system, select the Date/Time icon.

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Use the MENU/OK button to move through the settings and the up and down buttons to select date and time. Short press power button to exit/save.

Clock Format

To change the clock format from 12 hour to 24 hour, select the Clock Format icon

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and press the OK button. Short press power button to exit/save.

Units of Measurement

To change the Units of Measurement from Metric to Imperial, select the Units of Measurement Menu

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and press the OK button to toggle from Metric to Imperial. Short press power button to exit/save.

LED Power Indicator

Scroll to the LED icon

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to turn the LED on top of the unit on (while SCION is powered on) or off (stealth mode).

4.5.2 POWER

The Scion’s power settings can be configured by clicking the power modes icon

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from the main menu.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

LPM

Low Power Mode: Saves battery power by turning off non-essential subsystems. Pressing any button will return system to normal operation.

  • Low Power Mode intervals [Off, 1, 5, 10, or 30 minutes].

APO

Auto Power Off: Complete system shutdown after selected interval. Power cycle to power on the system.

  • Auto Power Off intervals [Off, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes].

Movement Wake up

If enabled, the system will exit LPM and power on when movement is detected.

NFC Wake up

If enabled, system will exit LPM on Near Field Communication detection.

4.5.3 NETWORK MENU

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

1. From the Settings Menu , select the Connections Menu

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2. See instructions for the Wi-Fi

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configuration in section 4.5.3.1 below or

3. The Bluetooth

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configuration in section 4.5.3.2 below.

4.5.3.1 Wi-Fi MENU

1. From the Connections Menu , select the network – Wi-Fi

Two Wi-Fi Modes are available: Host Mode or Client Mode (for Streaming video).

  • In Host Mode, the Scion will now be discoverable as a Wi-Fi network.
  • In Client Mode, the Scion can connect to Wi-Fi

Note: SCION is discoverable using the ONVIF protocol on any network.

HOST MODE

1. To set your system as a hotspot, select Host Mode

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by clicking the OK button.

2. All network information is displayed on the page

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

3. Connect to Scion with devices by searching for the SSID (shown in image at bottom left).

4. Password = SCION- as in SCION-0025. (This is case sensitive),

CLIENT MODE

1. Navigate to the desired network

2. Press the OK button to select the network; Connection Screen will appear

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

3. Select the SSID of the Wi-Fi network using the OK button.

4. Hit the OK button again to enter a password. (If the network does not have a password, the Scion will automatically connect).

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

5. Scroll up to select password characters, beginning with lowercase “a” and continuing with lowercase letters, single digit numbers, uppercase letters, and special characters.

6. Use the OK button to select a character and the FLEX button to cycle through uppercase characters or numbers/special characters.

7. Hold down the FLEX button to delete a given character (about 3 seconds).

8. Once your Wi-Fi password is entered, hold the OK button about 3 seconds to log in. The screen reveals your Network Info including Real Time Streaming Protocol number (RTSP IP) used for video streaming.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Auto Reconnect

Once a connection is established, select Auto-Reconnect

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to automatically connect to that network the next time it is available.

Video Streaming

Two methods are available for streaming video.

1) Host Mode – Allows the user to connect directly to the SCION:

a. Connect to SCION using the Wi-Fi SSID and password shown in the Host Mode section above.

b. Once connected, you can access the RTSP stream via a video streaming-capable application.

2) CLIENT Mode – Allows the SCION to connect to a Wi-Fi network:

a) Connect the SCION to a Wi-Fi network using the instructions outlined in the Client Mode section above.

b) Once connected, you can access the RTSP stream via a video streaming capable application.

A video streaming application such as VLC

Media Player is required to stream video in either Host or Client Mode.

The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) address is displayed when you connect to Wi-Fi.

Example Address –
[RTSP://192.168.10.10:5004/SCION]

4.5.3.2 BLUETOOTH

1. From the Connections Menu , select Bluetooth and press the OK button.

2. The Scion will search for available devices.

3. Scroll to the desired device and use the OK button to select it.

4. A check mark will appear next to the BT network when a connection is established.

This is needed to connect a Bluetooth headset to add sound to video recordings.

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

5. Select a paired device to edit the connection

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.5.4 MEDIA FILE PREFERENCES

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4.5.4.1 storage location preference

To manage media file preferences, such as storage locations and meta-data option. Navigate to the Media Preferences Menu under the Settings Menu.

4.5.4.1 Storage Location Screen Capture

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

1. Image Storage location – Internal SD Card
2. Video Storage location – Internal SD Card
3. Select Meta-data option to set preferences (see Meta-Data Options below).

4.5.4.2 Meta-Data Options

1. Timestamp when enabled adds time and date to image meta-data

2. GPS when enabled adds GPS coordinates to image meta-data

3. Audio when enabled adds audio when video recording via Bluetooth

4. Metrology when enabled adds metrology data to file meta-data

5. Camera Information when enabled adds thermal core information to meta-data.

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.5.5 SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

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Manage device storage or restore factory defaults. From the settings menu click on the Storage Icon.

1. SD Card Delete – Delete all files* located on SD Card

2. Internal Storage – Delete all files* located on Internal Storage

3. Factory Defaults – Restore all settings to factory defaults

a. Stored media is not affected.

*This will only delete files in the DCIM directory.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.5.6 DIGITAL COMPASS RECALIBRATION

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Digital Compass – The digital compass calculates coordinates by detecting magnetic north. In a high magnetic interference zone, the compass may lose calibration as indicated by a stuck heading or a yellow warning icon and may require manual calibration.

To manually calibrate the compass, click on the Compass Recalibrate icon , from the settings menu . Press the menu/ok button to initialize calibration. Rotate the unit simultaneously in all three axes in a “figure 8” as in the diagram at the top of the right column, until calibration is complete. The LED on top of the Scion will flash red during the calibration and then green to indicate it has completed.

This process takes only a minute or two.

4.5.6 Digital Compass Calibration Screen

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.6 INFO MENU

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The information menu provides device information, such as IP address, GPS coordinates, software version numbers, etc.

To enter the Info Menu click on the on the main menu.

1. Screen One displays software versions

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

2. Press the Flex button and Screen 2 displays internal temperature

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

3. Press the Flex button and Screen 3 displays IP address (if connected to a network), Subnet Mask, and RTSP address (used for video streaming)

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4. Press the Flex button and Screen 4 displays GPS information

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

GPS Latitude – The distance north or south of the equator as measured in degrees.

GPS Longitude – The distance east or west from the prime meridian as measured in degrees.

GPS Altitude – GPS altitude is the GEOMETRIC altitude above Mean Sea Level accurate to 10 to 20 meters.

GPS Time – The precise measurement of time (within 3 nanoseconds).

GPS Satellites Found – Number of GPS satellites found to calculate position.

GPS Status – Indicates the health of the GPS system.

4.7 ADVANCED MEDIA CAPTURE OPTION

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The Scion has two media capture options for recording images and video:

Standard Image Mode: (Default Setting)

Standard Image Capture –

  • Short press the FLEX button to capture and save images (pictures)
  • File name will show on main screen

Standard Video Capture –

  • Long press the FLEX button to capture video, the recording icon will display on the screen until a long press of the FLEX button saves the video.

Note: You can capture images while actively recording video.

Advanced Capture Mode (ACM):

Advanced Image Capture

  • Allows you to capture many images (pictures) at once. The system will capture a 15 second burst of images to ensure no action is missed.
    Short press of the FLEX button to enable Advanced Image Capture then,
  • Short press of the FLEX button to interrupt the loop function and capture a burst of images beginning 15 seconds before the short press flex button was initiated.

Advanced Video Recording

When activated, the system will record video in a continuous 30-second loop to ensure no action is missed.

  • Long press the flex button to enable Advanced Video Recording then,
  • Long press the flex button to interrupt the loop function and continue recording.

Note: your recording will save the previous 30 seconds from the point you began recording. Recording will continue until a long press of the flex button stops recording and saves the video.

Note: You can capture images while actively recording video.

 

The diagram on the following page depicts the recording modes with their respective button presses. Red for video and blue for still images.

4.7.1 RECORDING MODES DIAGRAM

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Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

4.8 AUTO POWER OFF (ON/OFF)

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Select this icon to toggle the Autor Power Off (APO) and Low Power Mode (LPM) ON or OFF. Additional setting for APO and LPM can be found in the setting menu;

4.9 BT RADIO (ON/OFF)

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Select this icon to toggle the Bluetooth radio ON or OFF. Additional setting for Bluetooth can be found in the wireless setting menu;

4.10 WIFI RADIO (ON/OFF)

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Select this icon to toggle the WiFi radio ON or OFF. Additional setting for WiFi can be found in the wireless setting menu;

SECTION 5. SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

5.1 BATTERY REPLACEMENT

Refer to Part 2.2 for battery installation procedure.

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

Flir Scion Thermal Monoculars Instruction Manual

5.2 CLEANING SCION

Wipe the housing with a damp cloth as needed.

CAUTION: Do not use abrasives or solvents to clean the housing, lens, or display window. Do not use ammonia-based cleaning products to clean the lens, doing so may damage the antireflective coating of the lens. The Scion thermal camera lens is designed for the harsh outdoor environment and has a coating for durability and anti-reflection, but it may require cleaning occasionally. Avoid scratching the lens and/or leaving fingerprints on the optics.

The camera optics can be damaged by improper cleaning. Clean the lens according to the instructions below when image quality degradation is noticed or excessive dirt or other contaminant is on the lens. Do not use abrasive materials, such as paper or scrub brushes as this will possibly damage the lens by scratching it. Only wipe the lens clean when there is visible contamination on the surface.

5.2.1 PREFERRED METHOD FOR CLEANING THE LENS

Materials:

  • Optical-grade cloth
  • Pure water (de-ionized or other)
  • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)

Saturate a piece of the lens tissue with the water and drape it over the lens. Let the surface tension of the water pull the tissue onto the lens surface and then drag the tissue across the lens surface. Repeat several times with different pieces of tissue. Repeat the same step using IPA instead of water. Drag the final piece of tissue over the lens several times to prevent pooling, which could leave a residue behind.

SECTION 6. GLOBAL LIMITED WARRANTY

Visit: flir.com/support-center/warranty to view the Scion’s warranty policy.

PRODUCT REGISTRATION

In order to validate the warranty please register your FLIR Systems device at: www.flir.com/support

OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE

9 Townsend West Nashua, NH 03063
Phone: 1-888-959-2259 or (603) 324-7600
Fax: 1-888-959-2260
E-mail: US_CBUrepair@flir.com
www.flir.com

SECTION 7. SPECIFICATIONS

The following three pages contain the latest product specifications for the Scion. These specifications are subject to change without notice.

SCION OTM 9 Hz Models
General Scion OTM130 Scion OTM230 Scion OTM260 Scion OTM430
Core Technology BOSON 12 µm VOx Microbolometer
Detector Resolution 320 x 256 640 x 512 320 x 256
Refresh Rate 9 Hz
Lens System 13.8 mm 18 mm 36 mm
Field of View (H x W) 16° x 12° 12° x 9° 24° x 18° 6° x 4.5°
Optical Magnification 1.5x 1.9x 1x 3.8x
Digital Zoom 1X | 2X | 4X 1X | 2X | 4X | 8X 1X|2X|4X
Video Recording Yes
Image Capturing Yes
Internal Memory 2 GB Internal Storage / Optional microSD™ Card (up to 128 GB)
Focusing Range Manual
Eye Relief 16 mm
Display Quad-VGA (1280×960) High definition display
Display Focus Manual
Features
Color Palettes White Hot; Black Hot; Iron Bow; Rainbow; Graded Fire; Lava
Viewing Modes Scouting, Picture-in-Picture, Lock Span Mode
GPS No Yes
Advanced media capture Yes
Media capturing 2 GB Internal storage / Optional micro SD™ card (up to 128 GB)
Date/Time Stamp Yes
Auto Power OFF Yes
Magnetic Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Interfacing
USB cable USB-C; Power In; Video Out; Video and Image File Transfer
Power
Battery Type / Life 6x CR123A 3V Lithium Battery / Up to 4.5 Hours at 20°C or Rechargeable battery pack / Up to 10 Hours at 20°C
Communications
Bluetooth™ BLE 4.1+
Wi.Fi Video Streaming
Physical
Size 227 x 77 x 61 mm(9x3x2.4 in) 278 x 77 x 73mm (10.9 x 3 x 2.8in)
Weight Unit only: 452 g; With batteries 572 g Unit only: 580 g; With batteries 794 g
Color (Housing) Gray / Black
Mounting 1/4-20 Tripod Mount / Optional docking station
Country of Origin USA
Included in Box SCION, Battery tray, 6xCR123, USB-C cable, Black MOLLE pouch, Quick Start Guide

 

SCION OTM 60 Hz Models
General Scion OTM136 Scion OTM236 Scion OTM266 Scion OTM366 Scion OTM436
Core Technology BOSON 12 µm VOx Microbolometer
Detector Resolution 320 x 256 640 x 512 320 x 256
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Lens System 13.8 mm 18 mm 25 mm 36 mm
Field of View (H x W) 16°× 12° 12° x 9° 24° x 18° 18° x 13° 6° x 4.5°
Optical Magnification 1.5x 1.9x 1x 1.3x 3.8x
Digital Zoom 1X | 2X | 4X 1X | 2X | 4X | 8X 1X|2X|4X
Internal Memory 2 GB Internal Storage / Optional microSD™ Card (up to 128 GB)
Focus Manual
Eye Relief 16 mm
Display Quad-VGA (1280×960) High definition display
Display Focus Manual
Features
Color palettes White Hot; Black Hot; Iron Bow; Rainbow; Graded Fire; Lava
Viewing Modes Scouting, Picture-in-Picture, Lock Span Mode
GPS No Yes
Advanced media capture Yes
Media capturing 2 GB Internal storage / Optional micro SD™ card (up to 128 GB)
Date/Time Stamp Yes
Auto Power OFF Yes
Magnetic Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Interfacing
USB Type USB-C; Power In; Video Out; Video and Image File Transfer
Power
Battery Type / Life 6x CR123A 3V Lithium Battery / Up to 4.5 Hours at 20°C or Rechargeable battery pack / Up to 10 Hours at 20°C
Communications
Bluetooth™ BLE 4.1+
Wi-Fi Video Streaming (ONVIF Discoverable)
Physical
Size 227 x 77 x 61mm
(9 x 3 x 2.4in)
239 x 77 x 61mm
(9.4 x 3 x 2.4in
278 x 77 x 73mm
(10.9 x 3 x 2.8in)
Weight Unit only : 452g
With batteries (6): 565g
Unit only: 567g
With batteries (6): 680g
Unit only: 680g
With batteries (6): 793g
Color (Housing) Green / Black
Mounting 1/4-20 Tripod Mount / Optional docking station
Country of Origin USA
Included in Box SCION, Battery tray, 6xCR123, USB-C cable,Black MOLLE pouch, Quick Start Guide

 

SCION PTM 60 Hz Models
General Scion PTM166 Scion PTM336 Scion PTM366 Scion PTM466
Core Technology BOSON 12 µm VOx Microbolometer
detector Resolution 640 x 480 320 x 240 640 x 480 640 x 480
Lens System 14 mm 25 mm 36 mm
Field of View (H x W) 31° x 24° 9° x 6.5° 18° x 13° 12° x 9°
Optical Magnification 7x 2.6x 1.3x 2.0x
Digital Zoom 1X | 2X | 4X | 8X 1X | 2X | 4X 1X | 2X | 4X | 8X
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Video Recording Yes
Focus Manual
Eye Relief 16 mm
Display Quad-VGA (1280×960) high definition display
Display Focus Manual
Features
Color Palettes White Hot; Black Hot; Iron Bow; Rainbow; Graded Fire; Lava
Viewing Modes Scouting, Picture-in-Picture, Lock Span mode
Picture While Recording (PWR) Yes
Media capturing 2 GB Internal storage / Optional micro SD™ card (up to 128 GB)
GPS Yes
Real Time Clock (RTC) Yes
Date/Time Stamp Yes
Auto Power OFF Yes
Magnetic Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Interfacing
USB Type USB-C; Power In; Video Out; Video and Image File Transfer
Power
Battery Type / Life 6x CR123A 3V Lithium Battery / Up to 4.5 Hours at 20°C or Rechargeable battery pack / Up to 10 Hours at 20°C
Communications
Bluetooth™ BLE 4.1+
Wi-Fi Video Streaming
NFC Yes
Physical
Weight Unit only : 452g
With batteries (6): 565g
Unit only: 567g
With batteries (6): 680g
Unit only: 680g
With batteries (6): 793g
Size 227 x 77 x 61mm
(9 x 3 x 2.4in)
239 x 77 x 61mm
(9.4 x 3 x 2.4in)
278 x 77 x 73mm
(10.9 x 3 x 2.8in)
Color (Housing) Black
Mounting ¼-20 Tripod Mount
Country of Origin USA
Included in Box SCION, Battery tray, 6xCR123, USB-C cable, Black MOLLE pouch, Quick Start Guide

 

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