FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. We were founded in 1978. Our business is organized into two divisions: Commercial Systems and Government Systems. Within these divisions, we had five reporting segments in 2010: Thermography, Commercial Vision Systems, and Raymarine, which comprise the Commercial Systems division; and Government Systems and ICx, which make up our Government Systems division. Thermography products are generally sold for commercial and industrial applications, typically where imaging and temperature measurement ... Moretogether are required. Products range from highly sensitive cameras with extensive analytic capabilities and sophisticated image processing to less expensive cameras offering excellent performance and value for less demanding applications. Our Thermography products range in price from slightly over $1,000 for a value hand-held camera to over $150,000 for our most sophisticated science cameras. Revenue from Thermography has grown at a compound annual rate of 15 percent since 2001 and was $317.9 million, or 23 percent of consolidated revenue in 2010. Commercial Vision Systems (CVS) is focused on the emerging commercial markets for infrared imaging technology where the primary need is to see at night or in adverse conditions, such as through smoke or light fog. As the cost of infrared technology has declined, demand in large untapped markets such as commercial security, automotive, marine, airborne, personal night vision, and first responder markets has grown rapidly. Our infrared sensor business, which sells focal plane arrays and camera cores internally as well as to third parties on an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) basis, is also a part of CVS. Since 2005, CVS revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 25 percent. CVS revenue was $256.1 million, or 18 percent of our consolidated revenue in 2010. Raymarine designs, develops, and markets electronics for the maritime market and is a leading global provider of fully integrated stem to stern networked electronic systems for boats of all sizes. Products include multifunction displays used to control multiple onboard electronic components, radar systems, thermal imaging cameras, autopilot systems, sonar modules, connectivity software, and various other instruments used to monitor factors such as boat speed, direction, and location. The business distributes its products through a vast network of independent distributors and retailers as well as through its relationships with boat builders, providing both first fitment and aftermarket solutions. For the period from our acquisition of the business in May of 2010, Raymarine has generated revenue of $104.1 million and represented 8 percent of consolidated 2010 revenue. Government Systems (GS) is focused on selling advanced imaging systems to government customers and markets where high performance is required. Typical applications include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), force protection, drug interdiction, search and rescue, special operations, and target designation. GS products are often customized for specific applications and frequently incorporate additional sensors, including visible light cameras, radars, low light cameras, laser rangefinders, laser illuminators, and laser designators. GS products range in price from under $10,000 for certain hand-held and weapon-mounted systems to over $1 million for our most advanced stabilized targeting systems. Since 2005, GS revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 22 percent. GS is our largest segment with 2010 revenue of $661.1 million, or 48 percent of consolidated revenue. ICx primarily produces sensor systems that detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threats and deliver actionable intelligence for wide area surveillance, intrusion detection, and facility security. With superior technological expertise, ICx integrates advanced sensors into effective force protection, homeland security, and commercial solutions. ICx has unique strength in understanding the nature of sophisticated security threats, the technological potential of security solutions, and the complex procurement processes of government customers. With a history of entering into government-funded design and development contracts, ICx has built relationships with key government customers and has experience in converting highly specialized technologies into commercial solutions that are marketable to a global customer base. We acquired ICx in October 2010, and during the period of our ownership, ICx has generated $46.1 million of revenue, representing 3 percent of consolidated 2010 revenue. Less
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