Raytheon Infrared Enhances its Powerful Law Enforcement Tool

DALLAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company announces the introduction of the Thermal-Eye X100xp. The rugged, lightweight, waterproof, palm-sized X100 thermal imaging camera from Raytheon Infrared is the next generation of the X100 camera. The X100xp is the smallest and lightest handheld thermal imaging camera on the market, with a newly enhanced image quality and a tripod mount. The improved image quality helps law enforcement officers to see more clearly while using the X100xp during low-light or no-light rescue, surveillance or fugitive searches.

"After polling police officers and learning what they wanted to make the X100 even better, we responded quickly," said Raytheon Infrared President Chris Bade. "Raytheon Infrared is committed to developing technology that helps law enforcement professionals make better, more informed decisions -- because the lives they're protecting are important."

The X100xp measures only five inches long, weighs 13 ounces, is powered by AA batteries and is priced at $7,500, which is less than half the cost of other thermal imaging cameras for the law enforcement industry. The camera, designed for rugged use, has no illuminating light source that could betray the location of an officer doing surveillance or while tracking criminals fleeing in the darkness.

Raytheon Infrared, based in Dallas, designs, manufactures and sells a wide range of thermal imaging products and solutions serving the security, fire and rescue, public safety, law enforcement, transportation, industrial, utilities and homeland security markets. Product applications include search and rescue, perimeter surveillance, investigation, industrial process monitoring, preventative maintenance, automotive and truck night vision and much more [...]

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - News), with 2002 sales of $16.8 billion, is an industry leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 76,000 people worldwide.

(Source: press release from Raytheon Company, dated Wednesday 22 October 2003.)

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