Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thermal Imaging and South Portland, Maine Police

Police in South Portland, Maine are trying out some new technology. One of these technologies is thermal imaging. The thermal camera that they are using (on loan) for six weeks is manufactured by NOPTIC Thermal Imaging.
"The cameras view a spectrum of radiation -- infrared -- that is emitted by all objects in a wavelength that is invisible to the human eye. The warmer an object is, the more infrared radiation it gives off. A thermal imaging camera senses the different levels of infrared radiation and converts that to electronic information, which is then displayed on a video screen."

Read more in the online news article - "Police try out thermal imaging", Portland Press Herald, October 31, 2008.

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