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NEW FLIR AX8™ - Marine Thermal Monitoring System

Gain an entirely new view of your vessel’s mechanical system with the new FLIR AX8 thermal monitoring camera. Combining thermal and visible cameras in a small, affordable package, the AX8 integrates with Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs) and sends audible and visual alerts when the temperature of machine parts rise above preset thresholds.

Keep a watchful eye on such critical equipment as engines, exhaust manifolds, and shaft bearings and spot problems before they leave you stranded on the water. And FLIR’s exclusive MSX® imaging blends visible and thermal images for more detailed imagery that is easier to understand.



FLIR AX8 Key Features

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Engine Rocker Cover - Thermal Image | FLIR Marine  

Spot Potential Problems Before They Happen

  • State-of-the-art thermal monitoring of engines and onboard machinery
  • Powered by Lepton, FLIR’s most advanced micro thermal camera
  • Exclusive Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX®) for easy-to-understand thermal imagery.

1Engine Rocker Cover

2Engine Exhaust Manifold

3Fuel Line


On Board Thermal Alarming and Visual Analysis

  • Stream live thermal video of exhaust manifolds, propeller shafts, electrical panels, and other machinery
  • Program specific areas to generate automated spot alarms when temperatures exceed pre-set thresholds
  • Evaluate ongoing temperature trends
  • Help avoid costly repairs and unwanted breakdowns
Fuel Line - Digital Image | FLIR Marine  
Fuel Line - Digital Image | FLIR Marine  
Raymarine Integration - Thermal Image | FLIR Marine  
Raymarine Integration - Thermal MSX Image | FLIR Marine  

Raymarine Integration

  • View thermal, visible, and MSX video imagery on Raymarine LightHouse II™ MFDs
  • Continuous thermal monitoring with audible and visual alarms across the Raymarine network
  • Connect up to eight AX8 cameras using Ethernet
  • View and record thermal video and snapshots from any Raymarine display on the network
  • Easy setup and alarm programming with a PC and web browser
FLIR AX8 Multi-Positioning Bracket | FLIR Marine  

FLIR AX8 Overview

1 Digital and thermal cameras and LED illumination

2 Compact housing 54mm (w) x 25mm (d) x 79mm (h) excluding connectors

3 Ethernet connections

4 Optional ball and socket bracket mount

5 Cooling plate

6 Optional RAM(R) brand multi positioning mounting bracket


FLIR AX8 Ball and Socket Bracket Mount | FLIR Marine  

FLIR AX8 Specifications

IR Resolution 80x60 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity / NETD <0.10°C @ +30°C (+86°F) / 100mK
Field of View (FOV) 48° x 37°
Focus Fixed
Detector Type Focal Plane Array (FPA) Uncooled Microbolometer
Spectral Range 7.3-13µm
Built-in Digtal Camera 640x480
Digital Camera FOV Adapts to the IR lens
Sensitivity Minimum 10 Lux without illuminator
Object Temperature Range -10°C to +150°C (14°F to 302°F)
Accuracy +/-2°C (+/-3.6°F) or +/-2% of reading (+10 to +100C@+10 to +35amb)
Spotmeter 6
Area 6 Boxes with max. / min. / average
Automatic Hot / Cold Detection Max / Min temperature value and position shown within box
Measurement Presets Yes
Atmospheric Transmission Correction Automatic, based on inputs for distance, atmospheric temperature and relative humidity
Optics Transmission Correction Automatic, based on signals from internal sensors
Emissivity Corrections Variable from 0.01 to 1.0
Reflected Apparent Temperature Correction Automatic, based on input of reflected temperature
External Optics / Windows Correction Automatic, based on input of optics / window transmission and temperature
Measurement Corrections Global Object Parameters
Alarm Functions Automatic alarms on any selected measurement function. A maximum of 5 alarms can be set
Alarm Output Digital Out, store image, file sending (ftp), email (smtp), notification
Color Palettes Color palettes (BW, BW inv, Iron, Rain)
Set-up Commands Data / Time, Temperature °C/°F
Web Interface Yes
Storage Media Built-in memory for internal storage
Image Storage Mode IR, Visual, MSX
File Formats Jpeg + FFF
Ethernet Control, result and image
Ethernet Type 100 Mbps
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3
Ethernet Connector Type M12 8-pin X-coded
Ethernet Video Streaming Yes
Ethernet Power Power over Ehternet, PoE IEEE 802.3as class 0
Ethernet Protocols Ehternet/IP, Modbus TCP, TCP, UDP, SNTP, RTSP, RTP, HTTP, ICMP, IGMP, SFTP, SMTP, SMB (CIFS), DHCP, MDNS (Bonjour)
Multifunction Displays Network compatible with Raymarine LightHouse II multifunction displays
Image Streaming Formats Motion JPEG, MPEG, H.264
Image Streaming Resolution 640x480
Image Modes Thermal, Visual, MSX (IR-image with enhanced detail presentation)
Automatic Image Adjustment Continuous
External Power Operations 12/24VDC, 2W continuously / 3.1W absolute max
External Power Connector Screw Connection (12V/0V/Chassis)
Voltage Allowed Range 9-36VDC
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to +50°C (32°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature Range –40°C to +70°C (–40°F to +158°F) IEC 68-2-1 and IEC 68-2-2
Humidity (Operating and Storage) IEC 60068-2-30/24 h 95% relative humidity +25°C to +40°C (+77°F to +104°F)/ 2 cycles
EMC EN 61000-6-2:2001 (Immunity) | EN 61000-6-3:2001 (Emission) | FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (Emission) | EN 60945:2002 | EN60945 (Electromagnetic Compliance)
Encapsulation IP67 (IEC 60529)
Bump 25 g (IEC 60068-2-29)
Vibration 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)
EN 60945:2002
Ignition Protection EN 28845:1993
Camera size (L × W × H) 54 × 25 × 79 mm (2.1 x 1 x 3.1 in.) w/o connectors
54 × 25 × 95 mm (2.1 x 1 x 3.7 in.) w/ connectors
Packaging Infrared camera with lens, printed documentation, user documentation CD-ROM, cooling/mounting plate, POE injector, Camera PoE Cable, Raymarine RayNet Ethernet cable

Thermal & Visible Images

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Screen Captures

FLIR AX8 Screen Capture from Raymarine MFD | FLIR Marine  
FLIR AX8 Screen Capture from Raymarine MFD | FLIR Marine  
FLIR AX8 Screen Capture from Raymarine MFD | FLIR Marine  
FLIR AX8 Screen Capture from Raymarine MFD | FLIR Marine  


FLIR AX8 Installation | FLIR Marine  
FLIR AX8 Installation | FLIR Marine  

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FLIR AX8 User Manual

FLIR AX8 Quick Start Guide | (Available in other languages).


FLIR IP Config tool

FLIR AX8 Connections

The camera can be powered using the supplied PoE injector, alternatively, it can also be powered by an MFD or network switch capable of providing power over ethernet.

FLIR AX8 Connections - MFD | FLIR Marine

1 Raymarine LightHouse II Multifunction Display (MFD)

2 Raymarine RayNet Ethernet Cable

3 PoE Injector

4 PoE Cable

5 Class 2 PoE Device