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FLIR Pathfinder II

PathFindIR II is a powerful thermal night vision camera that lets you see clearly in total darkness, regardless of the vehicle you’re driving or the road you’re on. Headlights usually only let you see about 450’ straight ahead, but PathFindIR II sees heat not light, so you can see everything in front of you up to four times farther down the road. Now you can see clearly, night and day, in good weather and bad, without being blinded by the glare of oncoming headlights.

Unique in the industry, PathFindIR II is an automotive-qualified system that is hermetically sealed, rated to IP-69, with an integrated, automatic window heater. It uses 12 VDC input power, and standard NTSC video is output for compatibility with most monitors or displays. Intended as an aftermarket addition, PathFindIR II is based on a 320x240 thermal camera system with a 24° field of view.

Key Features

  • Rugged design
  • Simple installation
  • Affordable price
  • Optimized for driving applications

What's in the Box

  • 7" LCD Monitor
  • Sun Shield
  • Screen mounting bracket
  • LCD Cable

  • BNC to S-Video Cable
  • PathFindIR II mounting bracket and arm
  • ECU Mounting Bracket

Driver Vision Enhancement System


The PathFindIR is used in a variety of transportation and driving vision enhancement applications. While the unit is designed for automotive and trucking OEM's such as BMW, the PathFindIR has found its way into a variety of other OEM segments. Fire Rescue, recreational vehicles, maritime, and UGV's are all benefiting from the compact, sealed package and fast integration design.



High Impact Optic

Rugged design assures operability even in the toughest environments

Optimized lens

24° FOV lens balances longer detection range with viewing of either side of road

Optical Heater

Automatically activates when temperature reaches 4°C providing use in cold weather conditions

Sealed Design

IP69 rated, hermetically sealed providing extra insurance in all weather conditions

Small form factor

2.6" × 3.4" × 3.2" allows integration into many tight spaces or OEM systems


320×240 resolution provides crisp clean images and greater viewing distances

Digital Data and Control sets

Provides OEM's with more features and integration possibilities (requires custom cable and LIN converter)


FLIR Pathfinder II

Sensor Type

320 x 240 Uncooled Microbolometer
24° (h) x 18° (v)
Spectral Band
8-14 microns (LWIR)
Sealed Design
IP69 rated, hermetically sealed providing extra insurance in all weather conditions
Power Requirements
12 VDC
Power Consumption
2 W (6 W w/heater on)1.8 A max. system current
Spectral Band
8-14 microns (LWIR)
Operating Temperature
-40°C to 80°C
Weather Resistance (Camera)
Hermetically Sealed, Automotive Qualified
Weather Resistance (ECU)
Non-Hermetic; Passenger Compartment mount required


High-Impact Resistant Optic w/ Built-in Automatic Heating Element
Replaceable Window
Camera Dimensions
60 × 86 × 82 mm 
Camera Weight
300 g
ECU Dimensions
148 × 110 × 24 mm
ECU Weight
350 g

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PathFindIR and PathFindIR II are designed for commercial, over the road, automotive applications. While many other applications are possible, each user should carefully consider additional protection and installation methods that might be required for any given application. Mechanical, environmental and electrical requirements should be evaluated to assure that PathFindIR and PathFindIR II can be utilized with satisfactory results. Particular attention needs to be given to the electrical system that will power the PathFindIR or PathFindIR II as the camera is designed for the automotive 12 VDC power environment and conforms to ISO 7637-2 requirements for transients and disturbances on the typical automotive power system. If the PathFindIR or PathFindIR II is installed in applications other than commercial automobiles, additional power conditioning or protection may be required.