MeterLink™ – a wireless connection between infrared cameras and moisture and electrical instruments launched by FLIR.

March 4th, 2010 – FLIR launches MeterLink™ an industry-first wireless connection between selected FLIR cameras and measurement instruments from Extech, a subsidiary of FLIR Systems. The MeterLink™ simplifies the work of an electrical or building inspector by making it possible to transfer, via Bluetooth™, the dataacquired by the measurement instrument into the infrared camera and implement it on the infrared image for accurate, coordinated documentation. The new MeterLink™ technology saves time and eliminates the risk of faulty records or notes.

For example, during infrared inspections of electrical components, users can transmit key electrical readings such as current or voltage from a MeterLink™-enabled Extech EX845 1000A AC/DC clamp meter directly to a FLIR infrared camera. For buildingrelated professionals concerned with tracking moisture and water ingress, MeterLink™ works with the Extech InspectorPro MO297 multi-function moisture meter and psychrometer.

Guy Pas, VP Sales, Commercial Systems EMEA, emphasise the significant role of customer input in developing MeterLink™, “We have heard from our customers that they wanted their infrared cameras to ‘talk to’ their meters. MeterLink™ enables FLIR customers to integrate valuable readings from advanced, multifunction Extech meters into one format, their infrared image. MeterLink™ and the related connectivity features we’re introducing represent FLIR’s commitment to driving innovation and leadership in the infrared camera industry.”

The new, industry-first features include:

  • MeterLink™ – Bluetooth™-based connectivity with Extech measurement instruments
  • Instant Reports – In-camera application generates PDF inspection reports on-the-go. Inspectors can easily compile images and findings into a fully-formatted PDF report that can be given to a client at a job site via USB memory stick.
  • Bluetooth™ Voice Annotation – Connectivity to Bluetooth™ handsfree headsets. Inspectors can now connect a Bluetooth™ wireless headset to a FLIR infrared camera for easier recording of voice comments associated with their inspections.
  • Copy-to-USB – Transfer onboard images or reports directly to a USB memory stick. Copy-to-USB increases customer convenience by saving time and simplifying file sharing without the need for a PC, USB cable, internet, or email.
  • IR Window Auto-Correction – Automatic sensitivity compensation for IR windows. IR Window Auto-Correction ensures thermographers get connected to accurate diagnostics when protective safety interfaces, like view ports or IR windows are
  • needed.

New features will be available on selected FLIR IR cameras from March 4th, 2010. Visit to learn more about FLIR´s upgraded product line featuring a suite of improved connectivity features and find your local supplier.