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Testo 872 Thermal Imager

Powerful is the single word that best describes the Testo 872. Testo has packed an overwhelming number of features into this compact thermal imager. Built on the proven Testo 870 platform, the 872 sports the latest 320x240 detector with 640x480 super-resolution capabilities as standard.
By |August 14th, 2017|Reviews|

IR/INFO Conference General Information

IR/INFO 2016 Orlando, Florida January 22 – 25, 2017

Infrared Conference General Information

Walt Disney World Resort – EPCOT
Infraspection Institute, the undisputed leader in infrared thermographic education and training, created and developed IR/INFO in 1987 as a forum for information exchange in the thermographic, NDT, and P/PM realms. This unique program is well known within industry as the […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Latest News|

SATIR Hotfind S Thermal Imager Review

It has been well over 10 years since SATIR released the SATIR S160 thermal imager.  This pistol style thermal imager made big waves at the time against rival FLIR, and was an instant hit with the new genre of pistol grip style thermal cameras.  It provided a level of value and innovation that really connected with users.  Year after year this model was re-invented with different names and specifications, each a refinement on the previous design. Fast forward 13 years and the HOTFIND S is the latest incarnation in this long line of industry proven thermal imagers.
By |November 22nd, 2016|Reviews|

Testo 875-1i Thermal Imager Review

Testo 875-1i
What’s to like:

Thermal Sensitivity <50mk
320×240 resolution with SR
Focus mechanism for up close imaging
32° angle lens
Laser Pointer
Professional Software

What’s not to like:

Somebody? Anything?

The Testo 875-1i represents a significant upgrade to the base model Testo 875. The “i” has some very important points of difference including upgrades to the […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Reviews|

SATIR PK-160 Android based Tablet Thermal Camera

SATIR PK-160 Android based Tablet Thermal Camera Review
Author: Brenton Ward
Date: 9th Nov 2016
What’s to like:

Android Operating System – outstanding user interface
Actual android smart phone hardware platform
Rugged construction, excellent use of rubber
Access to battery
Excellent image quality
Use of shutter technology
Fully radiometric (i.e. full screen temperature measurement)

What’s not to like:


By |November 9th, 2016|Reviews|

Testo 882 Thermal Imaging Camera

Testo 882 Thermal Imaging Camera
The Testo 882 scores very high in image performance. I am impressed by the 320×240 image quailty and it is evident that the sensitivity is every bit as good as the stated <60mk. Despite measurement capabilities up to 350°C, the first range is -20 to 100°C, which takes full advantage […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Reviews|

Flir T400 Series (T420/T440/T460) Infrared Camera Review

Flir T400 series (Flir T420/440/460)
What’s to like:

Great Built Quality
Great design – compact, light and excellent ergonomics
Temp range up to 650°C standard
Excellent user interface

What’s not to like:

Level and span adjustment is awkward
Key strokes/acceleration is not very predictable
Electronic focus only – no manual adjustment
Onscreen colour/palettes not very bright […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Reviews|

Testo 870 Thermal Imager Review

The gloves are really off with this latest release from Testo. Quite simply it’s ridiculously good. Too good in fact. The truth is, it is so good it will probably cannibalise the sales of many of their higher end models, which is not the best strategy for a manufacturer. It is however good for YOU the customer.
By |November 6th, 2013|Reviews|

Flir C2 Thermal Imaging Camera Review

What’s to like:
– Smartphone like design, slim and compact
– Quick startup time
– Intuitive interface and easy to use
– Clear and responsive touch screen

What’s not to like:
– Resolution is too low for professional use
– 80×60 is the only resolution currently available
– Lens is exposed full time, without protection

From the moment I picked up the FLIR […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Reviews|

Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer Course

Infraspection Training in Australia

The Infraspection Institute Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer Course is hosted and taught by IPI in Australia and meets both local and international standards. Many people are unsure about exactly what a level 1 Course entails, so I will explain in more detail.

NOTE: The following information pertains specifically to Infraspection Institute […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|