Nightingale Blackbody Temperature Reference Source

Nightingale Blackbody Temperature Reference Source

A thermal source for human body temperature detection.

Supplier: Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR)

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Technology type: IR Blackbodies and Test Systems

The Nightingale blackbody temperature reference (BTR) system provides a stable, uniform, low-cost, and simple to operate thermal source for human body temperature detection.

The Nightingale BTR source “set and forget” mode is configured through the USB interface and stores the set point into non-volatile memory.

Its performance has been optimised for a range of absolute temperature set points and ambient conditions that are required by most body temperature screening systems. Nightingale is also IEC 80601-2-59 compliant. 

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • 30°C to 45°C  settable temperature range above ambient
  • 3” square emitting aperture
  • Temperature accuracy of ±0.15°C
  • ±0.05°C (±0.1°F) temperature stability

What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer


Emitting surface area

Temperature range


3’’ x 3’’

30°C to 45°C

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