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Latest Iris Innovation Combines Best-in-Class 640X480 Resolution,

Proven NightRunner PTZ Housing and Extraordinary Value

MIAMI, FLA. (February 15, 2017) — UK-based night vision innovator Iris Corporation has brought the safety and peace of mind of high-definition thermal imaging within realistic reach of the greatest possible audience of boaters with today’s introduction of its new-for-2017 Iris NightRunner 390 Solo+ Thermal Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Camera.   This new product is being unveiled to the North American boating public at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.

With an advanced Vanadium Oxide 640X480 pixel thermal core at its heart, the NightRunner Solo+ gives navigators operating in total darkness the ability to detect a vessel at nearly 3 kilometers, and gain full recognition of the vessel at .7 kilometers.   In the event of a man-overboard situation, the high-def NightRunner Solo+ can detect a human at 1.15 kilometers and provide recognition of that person at 320 meters.  This matches the thermal performance of competitive high-def thermal camera systems currently selling for between $12,000-$14,000, yet the NightRunner Solo+ costs much less!

“We believe that every boater deserves the most advanced life-saving night vision technology, so we worked very hard at pricing,” said Tony Digweed, Head of Operations at Iris’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida U.S. headquarters.  “While we’ve always been at the forefront in terms of price and value, serious users kept asking us for a 640X480 high-def camera.  We’ve managed to bring the Solo+ to market at a cost that makes it a realistic choice for a wide range of vessels and boaters, whether it’s a large center console sportfishing boat, cruising trawler, sailboat or small workboat that operates at night or in poor visibility,” added Digweed.


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The NightRunner Solo+ is no stripped-down, price-point camera — far from it, in fact.  In addition to best-in-class thermal resolution, it features a 25mm lens, 8X digital zoom, wide 24.8o field of view and full PTZ capabilities housed in the streamlined NightRunner body found on vessels around the world.    This camera also features seven levels of Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE®) to further sharpen target detection and identification in the most challenging conditions.

NightRunner Solo+ also lets navigators choose from six color palettes — Greyscale, Ocean Blue, Inferno, Full Spectrum, Arcus and Memorium — all with reversible hot-to-cold polarity.   This gives operators the ability to select the presentation mode that best suits their type of boat, operating environment and personal preference, further enhancing their safety and enjoyment during nighttime adventures.

As all members of the popular NightRunner family, the Solo+ is housed in a UV-stabilized, IP66 waterproof ABS cowling locked to a sturdy aluminum mounting base.    Built for long-term use in the harsh marine environment, this housing also meets Military Standard 810E for shock/vibration resistance, as well as sand/dust intrusion.

Operation is simple and intuitive using Iris’ optional touch-pad controller, letting boaters quickly zoom in, pan over a full 360o rotation or tilt the camera over a 210o range with smooth, continuous motion.  The NightRunner Solo+ provides its high-def thermal images to dedicated marine monitors or all popular brand chartplotters/Multi-Function Displays via composite video input.    Measuring roughly 6.2” high by 6.7” in diameter and with just a single 7mm diameter cable to be run from the center of its base, the NightRunner Solo+ easily installs in a wide variety of locations and surfaces.  It can be mounted either ball up or ball down, further enhancing its versatile location on today’s modern vessels.

To learn more about the new Iris NightRunner Solo+ high-definition thermal camera  — or the company’s complete line of day and night vision cameras, monitors and recording systems engineered for the marine environment — contact Iris Corporation’s North American headquarters at 954.533.9381 or visit the company’s website at


About Iris Corporation
Iris Corporation has specialized in marine camera systems for more than 15 years.  From the Iris001 —the industry’s first specialized docking camera launched in 2001 to today’s latest innovations —Iris has earned a reputation for bringing boaters the most advanced technology at realistic and accessible prices.  Based in the United Kingdom, Iris serves the North American market from its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.