FLIR Tau 2 specifications, accessories, lenses and price

FLIR Tau 2The FLIR Tau 2 IR video camera core is used all over the world for multiple applications. With an unmatched set of features, the FLIR Tau 2 camera core is perfect for even the most demanding, harsh and challenging environments.

In this article, you can find out more about the FLIR Tau 2 including :

  • Specifications
  • Lenses
  • Drones / UAV applications
  • Accessories
  • Pricing


FLIR Tau 2 specifications

FLIR Tau 2The FLIR Tau 2 is a lightweight, uncooled, longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal imaging camera core. It is available in two resolutions; Tau 2 640 and Tau 2 336, with multiple lens options, shutter options and coatings, and can be integrated with a user’s own lens choice.

Tau 2 cameras share common mechanical and electronic components across all resolution specifications, allowing complete design flexibility for system designers and OEMs. The Tau 2 is a proven rugged, reliable solution which is perfect for industrial, agricultural, marine, oil and gas, energy, automotive and transportation, fire, search and rescue applications. These include handheld devices, Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAVs), drones and those within manufacturing processes and machinery.

  • FLIR Tau 2 weight: <70g
  • FLIR Tau 2 dimensions: 44.5 x 44.5 x 30mm (without lens)
  • FLIR Tau 2 640 resolution: 640 x 512 pixels
  • FLIR Tau 2 336 resolution: 336 x 256 pixels
  • Accuracy: ±5°C, customisable to ±2°C

FLIR Tau 2 lenses

FLIR Tau 2There are multiple lens options available for the FLIR Tau 2 to perfectly tailor the camera to your application, whether it needs a wide field of view or requires a long range focal point. Standard lens options include 7.5mm (with the widest field of view), 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 60mm and 100mm (with the longest distance focal point). All of these lenses are available with multiple coatings to increase the solutions resilience and toughness.

Customers can also opt to incorporate their own lens into their design with the Tau 2 and support from the Acal BFi European Imaging Competence Centre, which can match, calibrate and re-calibrate the core to a customer’s specification.

FLIR Tau 2 drone

FLIR Tau 2Thanks to its compact and lightweight construction and design, the FLIR Tau 2 is perfectly suited to drone and Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) applications. Weighing <70g and measuring just 44.5 x 44.5 x 30mm in size, the FLIR Tau 2 can be used for search and rescue, fire and building inspection applications.

Product shown in the image is the Aeryon Scout sUAS, featuring a Tau2 640.

FLIR Tau 2 accessories

FLIR Tau 2As well as multiple lens options, the FLIR Tau 2 is supported with a host of accessories, enabling quick integration into your design and solution. These include:

  • VPC Breakout Module - video, power, and communications interface
  • Tripod adapter - standard tripod mount
  • Photon Replicator Kit – provides backward compatibility, including the ability to translate the 30-pin SAMTEC connector to a 15-pin D-sub connector
  • Photon Replicator Board - Part of the Photon Replicator Kit, this board gives users who do not require a O15-pin D-sub connector backward compatibility
  • Camera Link Expansion Board - Furnishes 14-bit digital data with separate connectors for analogue video, power and communication
  • Tau Lens Focus Tool - Lets users adjust the focus of 9 mm, 13 mm, and 19 mm lenses
  • Tau Lens Locking Ring - Lets users mount WFOV Tau cameras to a bulkhead
  • Narrow Field of View Lens Holder and Clamp
  • 4" Blackbody Source for Lens Calibration and Supplemental FFC

Acal BFi can also design, develop and install custom accessories to perfectly match and integrate the FLIR Tau 2 into your application.

FLIR - The World's sixth sense

Where to buy FLIR Tau 2

The entire FLIR Tau 2 range, including all resolutions, lens, accessory and customisation options, is available from Acal BFi, with leading technical and local support from an experienced team of engineers. We work with you to find the perfect combination of core, lens and accessories, tailored to your application. Plus, you can access the Acal BFi European Image Competence Centre to further customise the FLIR Tau 2 to your requirements. Services include additional integration, custom design and customer lens configuration.


FLIR Tau 2 price

Acal BFi will support you specifying and customising the Tau 2 to your exact requirements, with appropriate accessory and lens options. Please contact your local Acal BFi office today for pricing.



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