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MTV VMA Viewers stunned by live Thermal Video Broadcast

Alternative Rock Band 30 Seconds to Mars wowed the audience at the 34th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. With MTV’s “Brace for History” motto, MoviTHERM helped shape that message by being part of the first ever thermal video broadcast.

Lead singer Jared Leto started teasing viewers about their upcoming live performance in the MTV VMA award show in this interview with The Insider Magazine. Fans were kept in suspense, as he only vaguely hinted on what was to come.

 

Walk on Water by 30 Seconds to Mars, live at the MTV VMA 2017

The above are still shots from the live thermal video below. From left to right: Jay Leto, Tomo – Travis Scott – Jared Leto, Choir & Dancers.

 

A few weeks prior to the MTV VMAs, MoviTHERM was approached by the band’s production company interested in using several FLIR HD Thermal Cameras. MoviTHERM assembled a team of thermal imaging engineers and started working with the creative production team, choreographers, dancers, choir and band to create some mesmerizing thermal video that was sure to capture the audience’s attention.

“This was history in the making, commented Vatche Arabian, Senior Director of Strategic Communications at FLIR. This was the first time ever that four FLIR HD Thermal Cameras had been used in a live, world-wide TV broadcast!”

“We utilized two FLIR A8300sc and two FLIR SC8300 HD thermal cameras with HD-SDI outputs, suitable for broadcasting in 720p” , added Markus Tarin, President & CEO at MoviTHERM. When it became apparent that temperature span adjustments had to be made on-the-fly during live broadcast, we decided to develop special thermal imaging and camera control software to accommodate that task. The software enabled us to optimize the thermal contrast of the performers in real-time during the live performance and respond rapidly to cues of the video director. The MoviTHERM software was a critically important asset to making this a glaring success for Thirty Seconds to Mars, the MTV VMA show, FLIR as well as MoviTHERM.

After the MTV VMA performance aired, social media was lighting up with headlines like these:

Billboard Magazine
Thirty Seconds to Mars Gives ‘Walk on Water’ Its Live Debut With Mind-Bending Performance at 2017 VMAs”

PopCrush
“30 Seconds To Mars Go Full-Throttle Thermal Tech With Glowing 2017 VMAs Performance”

Hollywood Life
“30 Seconds To Mars Rocks Infrared Performance Of ‘Walk On Water’ With Travis Scott At VMAs”

FLIR Systems, Inc
Thirty Seconds to Mars Uses FLIR Thermal Cameras in MTV Video Music Awards

Behind the Scene Interview from the MTV VMA

For a behind the scene interview with FLIR and MoviTHERM, check out the video below. This video provides a small behind the scene view at the MTV VMA show, right before the band goes on stage.

2017-08-28T20:21:14+00:00 Monday, August 28, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM introduces thermal imaging software “IR-CAT”

Irvine, CA – 07/23/2017

MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions (http://www.movitherm.com) is releasing a new thermal imaging capture and analysis toolkit software for FLIR thermal cameras.

MoviTHERM Infrared Capture & Analysis Tool, thermal imaging softwareIR-CAT offers a powerful set of features with a very intuitive user interface. The software tool is intended for research and development as well as for analyzing automated production processes, such as package sealing, hot glue, PID loop characterization, paper and plastic manufacturing, steel and many other applications where heat is a critical parameter. MoviTHERM’s IR-CAT allows the user to perform statistical process analysis of their production process, research thermal behaviors of their newly developed products, characterize heat dissipation of electronic circuits and even perform thermal microscopy using special microscopic lens attachments for uncooled and cooled thermal cameras.

movitherm ir cat thermal imaging software A65 A35 A315 A615The thermal imaging software is also an invaluable tool for evaluating if a particular inspection task can be automated, using one of MoviTHERM’s automated thermal inspection solutions. The captured data can be exported to MS Excel for further number crunching. IR-CAT offers real-time video sequence analysis and the built-in image extraction function lets the user pick the desired thermal images with a simple mouse click.

IR-CAT combines video editing software with scientific thermal analysis in one powerful package.

For more information, please contact MoviTHERM today!

2017-07-28T22:04:28+00:00 Friday, July 28, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM forms US Distribution Partnership with TecnoVideo Italy

Irvine, CA – (March 3rd, 2017). MoviTHERM announces a US distribution partnership with Italian Camera Enclosure Manufacturer TecnoVideo, S.R.L.

TecnoVideo, located in Villaverla-Vicenza, Italy specializes in the design and manufacture of stainless steel protective camera enclosures for harsh and hazardous environments. Available enclosures are suitable for visible, day/night cameras as well as a variety if thermal cameras. Camera enclosures manufactured for thermal cameras are equipped with exotic viewing glasses made from Germanium (GE) or Zinc Selenide (ZiSe) to allow for optimum transmission of mid-wave and long-wave thermal cameras. The range of enclosure sizes makes them ideally suitable for small, medium and large size cameras. The environmental protection offered spans from simple weatherproof, outdoor applications, air and water cooling to full explosion proof enclosures with ATEX certifications.

MoviTHERM will be expanding on the enclosure offerings with the addition of purge & pressurization controllers for cost-effective hazardous location applications for Class 1/Div 1, Class 1/Div 2, Class 2/Div 1 and Class 2/Div 2 rated locations.

“We are excited about this partnership. Almost all industrial thermal monitoring applications require some form of protection for cameras. Finding the right camera enclosure for any particular camera model and environment can be a daunting and time consuming task. With our continued effort to offer value added products and services, we now have a complete line of camera enclosure solutions for just about any situation. Whether our customers are just looking to add an enclosure to their application, or acquiring a turnkey thermal imaging system from MoviTHERM, they can continue to rely on us for the right solution.”, says Markus Tarin, President & CEO.

In addition to offering a complete lineup of high-quality camera enclosures, MoviTHERM also provides application consulting services to assist customers with selecting the right enclosure for their particular application.

“We also offer integration services to assist customers with mounting their cameras into these enclosures. There are a lot of things to consider, such as controlling a heater for the viewing glass, how to power the camera inside the enclosure, how to manage the camera’s connectivity to the outside, maybe adding a copper-to-fiber media converter for long cable runs or an internal temperature and moisture sensor. We even offer custom modification to the enclosure, if needed. That is where MoviTHERM is different. We look at how we can provide the most value to our customers with what we do and know best, so our customers can focus on their core business.”, adds Markus Tarin.

Contact Us today with your camera enclosure needs!

2017-03-17T22:32:57+00:00 Friday, March 17, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM shows “Plastic-Weld-Check” Solution for Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Inspection at MD&M West 2017

IRVINE, CA ‐ (January 24, 2017) ‐ MoviTHERM (http://www.movitherm.com) is proud to announce that they will be showcasing their “Plastic-Weld-Check” system at the Herrman Ultrasonics booth (#3101) during MD&M West 2017 show, February 7-9 in Anaheim, California.

Herrmann Ultrasonics (http://www.herrmannultrasonics.com) leads the industry in high-quality plastic forming equipment for the medical devices industry. The MoviTHERM “Plastic-Weld-Check” system provides a method to evaluate the quality of plastic welds in real-time, enabling tighter quality assurance and process control.

The “Plastic-Weld-Check” demonstration, which will be on display at the Herrmann Ultrasonics booth, showcases the advantages of implementing real-time, plastic weld inspection as the parts are formed.

Picture of a good uniform weld

Picture of a bad non uniform weld

About Herrmann Ultrasonics
Over the past 26 years, Herrmann Ultrasonics has grown from a small start-up to a global leader in Ultrasonic Engineering. With more than 30 patents, the company supplies ultrasonic welding machines, systems, and components for joining thermoplastic materials. In addition, the company offers Ultrasonic Engineering services such as, applications consulting & optimization, and machine integration. While the medical device industry provides a large segment of the business, Herrmann Ultrasonics implements more than 1000 customized solutions per year for a broad customer base. For more information, visit Herrmann Ultrasonics at the MD&M West 2017 Show. Booth #3101.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in California in 1999. The company is an authorized FLIR Systems, Inc. distributor, integrator, solutions provider and product development company. The company offers thermal cameras and thermal imaging solutions for remote monitoring, automated imaging and infrared non-destructive testing (“IR-NDT”). IR-NDT Solutions include Pulse, Flash, Transient and Lock-in Thermography methods. Industries served are: Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Steel, Food, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Automotive, R&D, Paper & Plastic and others.

About the MD&M West 2017 Tradeshow
The MD&M Tradeshow (http://mdmwest.mddionline.com/) is the world’s largest annual Medtech event. For 32 years, MD&M West has helped take medical devices from concept to market by uniting cutting-edge technologies with the industry’s foremost minds. The event takes place from February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

2017-04-04T22:29:00+00:00 Tuesday, January 24, 2017|News|

MoviTHERM now offers Single Camera MIO Series Intelligent I/O Module

MoviTHERM announced an expansion to their MIO Series Intelligent I/O lineup for remote thermal monitoring applications. The new, lower-cost single camera MIO Series Intelligent I/O modules (“MIO”) join the existing 7 camera product line. MIO is an Ethernet based thermal imaging module that adds analog and digital output capabilities to FLIR® AX8, A310(f), and FC-Series R thermal cameras.

The MIO I/O modules provide connected FLIR® cameras with the ability to alarm if a configured temperature threshold is being breached. The new, low-cost single camera unit automatically connects to a configured FLIR® camera on the network, looks up the designated region or area of interest (ROI), and starts monitoring.

Two analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals and two digital (alarm) outputs are provided per each device. The alarm outputs as well as the current loop outputs update continuously in real-time, enabling a complete, turn-key embedded monitoring solution.

An intuitive web server interface provides the user with a quick and easy way to configure or change alarm thresholds.

“The MoviTHERM MIO Series Intelligent I/O module turns FLIR® cameras instantly into a remote monitoring system!”
Markus Tarin, photoMarkus Tarin, President and CEO of MoviTHERM

MoviTHERM’s MIO I/O Module eliminates the need for running monitoring software on a PC. It greatly simplifies the architecture and infrastructure that is typically required for a multi-camera monitoring system. A remote monitoring system based on the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module is easily scalable without adding significant cost or complexity. Each MIO supports up to seven cameras. To monitor more cameras or to extend the I/O, simply add more MIO I/O modules.

Utilizing the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module for a remote monitoring applications completely removes the complexities associated with thermal imaging and software engineering. The user can finally focus on what is important without the learning curve, programming or hiring an engineering company.

Contact MoviTHERM today to get started with your own thermal monitoring system!

2017-01-26T02:16:31+00:00 Monday, November 21, 2016|News|

MoviTHERM Adds MIO Intelligent I/O Support for FLIR® FC-Series R Cameras

MoviTHERM MIO for FLIR FC Series-RMoviTHERM is pleased to announce two new MIO Series Intelligent I/O (“MIO”) modules for FLIR® FC-Series R Cameras. The new, lower-cost, single camera MIO and the flexible 7 camera MIO for FC-Series R Cameras join the existing single and 7 camera line-up for FLIR® AX8 and A310 cameras. MIO is an Ethernet based thermal imaging module that adds analog and digital output capabilities to FLIR® AX8, A310(f), and now, FC-Series R thermal cameras.

The MIO I/O modules provide connected FLIR® cameras with the ability to alarm if a configured temperature threshold is being breached. The MIO automatically connects to configured FLIR® cameras on the network, looks up the designated regions or areas of interest (ROI), and starts monitoring. Single camera versions offer two analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals and two digital (alarm) outputs per device. Seven camera versions offer 8 assignable analog (4 to 20mA) current loop signals, and 8 assignable digital outputs per device. The alarm outputs and current loop outputs update continuously in real-time, enabling a complete, turn-key embedded monitoring solution.

An intuitive web server interface provides the user with a quick and easy way to configure or change alarm thresholds.

“The MoviTHERM MIO Series Intelligent I/O module turns FLIR® cameras instantly into a remote monitoring system!”

Markus Tarin, photoMarkus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM

MoviTHERM’s MIO I/O Module eliminates the need for running monitoring software on a PC. It greatly simplifies the architecture and infrastructure that is typically required for a multi-camera monitoring system. A remote monitoring system based on the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module is easily scalable without adding significant cost or complexity. Each MIO supports up to seven cameras. To monitor more cameras or to extend the I/O, simply add more MIO I/O modules.

Utilizing the MoviTHERM MIO I/O module for a remote monitoring applications completely removes the complexities associated with thermal imaging and software engineering. The user can finally focus on what is important without the learning curve, programming or hiring an engineering company.

Contact MoviTHERM today to get started with your own thermal monitoring system!

2017-01-26T02:15:57+00:00 Friday, November 18, 2016|News|

Non-Destructive Test Systems expansion

MoviTHERM Advanced Thermography Systems announced today an expansion of its US sales channels for Infrared Non-Destructive Test Systems. This expansion will be supported by Composite Automation, LLC, a New Jersey based manufacturer’s representation company with over 30 years of complex capital equipment sales experience.

“We are very excited to welcome John Melilli and his company Composite Automation, LLC on board. John brings 30 years of invaluable experience with him. Mr. Melilli has spent many of these years in the composite market, which makes him a natural fit for MoviTHERM’s line of Composite Non-Destructive Test Solutions.”, said Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM.

MoviTHERM is uniquely positioned for the US market with a range of composite material inspection solutions. As more and more structural components are being manufactured using carbon and other composite materials, the need for more sophisticated inspection technology is growing. Traditionally, manufacturers have been using Ultrasound NDT technology to inspect their parts. However, structures are getting ever more complex; curved geometries are often problematic for ultrasound inspection methods. Infrared Non-Destructive Test Systems (“IR-NDT”) have several advantages over ultrasound equipment. IR-NDT based system can cope with curved geometries and allow the user to perform rapid inspections on very large structures. A lineup of MoviTHERM’s IR-NDT solutions can be found on their website: http://movitherm.com/solutions/non-destructive-testing/

 

About Composite Automation, LLC (http://compositeautomation.com/)
Composite Automation, LLC provides sales and marketing services to manufacturers offering high-value equipment for the composites markets. The company has extensive experience selling custom capital equipment for the manufacture of composite parts. Areas of expertise include automated fiber placement, automated tape placement, pick and place, filament winders, drum winder, laser templating, ultrasonic cutters and custom automation solutions.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in California in 1999. The company is an authorized FLIR Systems, Inc. distributor, integrator, solutions provider and product development company. The company offers thermal cameras and thermal imaging solutions for remote monitoring, automated imaging and infrared non-destructive testing (“IR-NDT”). IR-NDT Solutions include Pulse, Flash, Transient and Lockin Thermography methods. Industries served are: Aerospace, General Manufacturing, Steel, Food, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Automotive, R&D, Paper & Plastic and others.

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Thursday, November 10, 2016|News|

Infrared Imaging Article published by Vision Systems Design

The Vision Systems Design magazine has published an infrared imaging article, authored by Markus Tarin, President & CEO of MoviTHERM.

In his latest educational article, titled:”Choosing a camera for infrared imaging”, Mr. Tarin walks the reader step-by-step through available camera and detector technologies and explains important technical specifications. Non-visible imaging is a much more complex subject matter than standard, visible machine vision. The user can choose between different detector types for different applications and wavelengths. However, the selection process is littered with possible pitfalls that could lead to costly mistakes, if any of the technical specifications are being misinterpreted.

infrared-imaging-spectrum

The article is touching on the most important technical aspects affecting camera performance and suitability for particular applications. It is meant to expand the reader’s technical background with respect to infrared imaging. However, due to editorial limitations, the article only scratches the surface of the world of infrared and thermal imaging.

Read the full article on the Vision Systems Magazine Website here:
http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/print/volume-21/issue-8/features/choosing-a-camera-for-infrared-imaging.html

 

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Wednesday, November 2, 2016|News|

Herrmann Ultrasonics invites MoviTHERM as guest speaker

MoviTHERM has been invited as a guest speaker for Herrmann Ultrasonics Technology Day 2016 on September 29th, 2016 in Irvine, CA.

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. is expaUltrasonic Weldingnding its operations to the west coast. The company is hosting an all day technology workshop at its new location in Irvine, CA. John Cabrer, Senior Systems Engineer at MoviTHERM will be presenting two sessions.

The location of the event is at:

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.
188-M Technology Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 630-626-1626
marketing@herrmannultrasonics.com

The workshop is free of charge. For reservations, please contact Herrmann Ultrasonics using the phone number or email address provided above. Please reserve before September 22nd, 2016.

MoviTHERM’s Workshop Session:

Session 1:  11:00am to 12:00pm
Session 2: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

“Inspection of Plastic Weld Seams using Passive and Active Thermography”
Thermography can be a valuable tool for inspecting weld seam integrity. This presentation will provide an introduction to thermography for non-contact temperature measurement. It will provide an overview of the latest camera technology and how to apply thermal imaging for automated inspection. The attendee will learn the difference between passive and active thermography techniques and how these techniques can be utilized for product development, testing and quality control.

About MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions
MoviTHERM was founded in 1999 by Markus Tarin, President & CEO. The company is a FLIR Camera Distributor, Systems Integrator and Product Development house. MoviTHERM provides commercially off-the-shelf solutions for remote monitoring, automated thermal imaging and non-destructive test systems. In house capabilities include mechanical, optical, electronic and software engineering. MoviTHERM’s inspection technologies are being used by Universities, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Automotive, General Manufacturing, Government and Aerospace. Clients include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, NASA, Northrup Grumman, Medtronic, BD Medical, Watson Laboratories, USDA, US Army, NOAA and many more.

About the Presenter
John Cabrer, Senior Systems Engineer, has developed and worked numerous thermal imaging systems for process control, monitoring and R&D applications. Applications he has been involved with, range from remote optical gas detection system to unmanned aerial imaging systems for wild life research. John has also worked on many non-destructive test systems, utilizing active thermography techniques for material testing. As a Systems Design Engineer, he has been integrating thermal imaging systems, electrical control systems and development of custom thermal imaging software.

About Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.
Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. is a German Technology Company specializing in ultrasonic welding equipment. The company was founded in 1961 by Walter Herrmann. Read more on the company history and achievements here: https://www.herrmannultrasonics.com/en-us/history/

The company provides solutions for Automotive, Food, Hygiene, Medical, Electronics, Consumer Goods and Automation.

 

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Thursday, September 1, 2016|News|

FLIR releases new and improved A35/A65

improved A35/A65, New FLIR A65 A65 Version 2016August 29, 2016 – FLIR Systems, Inc. announced new improved A35/A65 thermal imaging temperature sensors for machine vision.

Designed for process control and quality assurance – but applicable to condition monitoring and fire prevention as well – the upgraded A35 and A65 cameras can help processes run smoother. The A35 and A65 include greater vibration specifications to survive harsher conditions. The cameras are available with 10 field-of-view options, from 8 degrees up to 90 degrees, to give users the option to pinpoint a single target or monitor a large area. The A35 and A65 are the leaders in digital communication standards, offering GigE Vision™ compatibility and GenICam protocol support.

FLIR’s A35 and A65 thermal imaging temperature sensors are available now through established FLIR sales channels, starting at $4,995 for the A35 and $7,895 for the A65.

FLIR has also added additional lens options to both, the FLIR A35 and the FLIR A65 cameras. Previously, there were only two lens choices each, the 25 degree and the 45 degree. The additional lens options provide wider and more narrow field of view options for both camera models. The wider angle lenses open up applications where the camera has to be placed very close to the object, while maintaining a decent image size. The narrow angle (telephoto) lens options allow the camera to be placed much further away, without sacrificing resolution. For a specific line up of all available lens options, please go to the product page and click on the “Specifications Tab”.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection.

2016-12-07T20:01:22+00:00 Thursday, September 1, 2016|News|