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Bullard introduces three new thermal imagers sharper than ever

New QXT Pro, NXT Pro and DXT thermal imagers for the fire service

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bullard, a global leader in thermal imaging for the fire service, announces three new thermal imagers, each including new X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology, high resolution, and expanded features. These new imagers – QXT Pro, NXT Pro, and DXT – round out Bullard’s full line of decision-making thermal imagers and will be available later this year. All safety testing and certifications will be completed in advance of the release date.

QXT Pro, NXT Pro, and DXT are the first thermal imagers to include Bullard X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement. This advanced technology sharpens the distinction between objects and backgrounds, optimizing the image for greater clarity. Elements like crisp white edge highlighting and exceptionally vivid images are key components of X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement. This technology helps firefighters recognize objects faster and identify flow patterns to understand scenes more quickly.

Advancement in image technology

Key features of X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology include the following:

  • Seamless Gain Transition: Eliminates forced shuttering when transitioning between hotter and cooler areas of the scene, providing a seamless viewing experience in changing scenes.
  • Sharpest Details: Features crisp white edge highlighting to make important details easy to identify and understand.
  • Fluid Viewing Technology: Provides smooth movement for fluid scenes through high refresh rates and fast image processing.
  • Super Red Hot Colorization: Offers consistent and transparent colorization to alert firefighters when temperatures approach a range that may begin to damage personal protective equipment.
  • People-Focus: Critical for victim search; provides a bright and detailed display, helping reveal people and items, even with high-heat elements elsewhere in the scene.

“We have a long history of listening to and engaging with firefighters as we develop new thermal imaging technology,” said Bullard CEO Wells Bullard. “These new XT Series Thermal Imagers are designed with firefighter input, helping provide critical information and bring efficiency to a variety of fire service tasks and applications, without sacrificing the proven durability of Bullard Thermal Imagers the fire service has come to trust.”
Three new models

In addition to X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology, all three new models are optimized with essential features and top-quality imaging. Departments can choose the best models to fit their customized deployment needs:

QXT Pro – Sharpest image and best performance:

  • Highest image resolution available today at 640 x 480 pixels
  • Fast 60 Hz refresh rate
  • X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology
  • Long battery life, up to 6.5 hours

NXT Pro – Sharpest image and best performance, with NFPA certifications:

  • Highest image resolution available today at 640 x 480 pixels
  • Fast 60 Hz refresh rate
  • X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology
  • Long battery life, up to 6.5 hours
  • NFPA Certifications

DXT – Versatile imager that enhances decision-making details:

  • High image resolution at 320 x 240 pixels
  • Fast 60 Hz refresh rate
  • X-Factor 2.0 Image Enhancement technology
  • Long battery life, up to 8.5 hours

QXT Pro, NXT Pro, and DXT can be equipped with features to provide maximum versatility. Optional features include:

  • Thermal ThrottleTM: Patented technology to help find hidden heat sources during overhaul.
  • Image Capture and Video Capture: Easily downloadable for training sessions.
  • On-Screen Playback: Facilitate timely training and technical discussions from recorded materials.
  • Hot/Cold Area Detector: Instantly identify the hottest area of a scene and the coldest area of a scene.
  • Zoom: Get closer to scene specifics with easy-to-use Zoom.

A focus on fire department needs
“We truly spent time in departments of all sizes as we developed the QXT Pro, NXT Pro, and DXT,” said Bullard Director of Product Development Kimberly Fry. “We used that experience to make these imagers simple and intuitive to use. They include features like on-screen playback that make training easy and effective. The Bullard Tough durability of these new imagers, backed by a CareFree® 5-year warranty, also helps departments stay efficient. When you pair those benefits with an image quality that’s best-in-class, the new XT Series offers a significant advancement in thermal imaging offerings for the fire service.”

QXT Pro, NXT Pro, and DXT will be available later this year through Bullard-authorized distributors. To see additional specs and features, visit https://www.bullard.com/thermal-imaging.

About Bullard

Founded in 1898, and the inventor of the original hard hat in 1919, Bullard is a global company ingrained in personal protective equipment (PPE) across multiple industries including Emergency Responder, Life Sciences, and Industrial Health and Safety. With their global headquarters and manufacturing facility in the heart of central Kentucky (USA), Bullard is a fifth-generation family-owned enterprise with additional locations in Europe and Asia. Bullard product lines include hard hats, thermal imagers, fire and rescue helmets, and respirators. Bullard has a rich history of solving customer problems in innovative ways with high quality products.

Bullard’s vision is to advance human safety to enable long, healthy, production lives through innovative solutions.