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Dräger UCF® 8000 Thermal Imaging Cameras

Dräger UCF® 8000

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Dräger UCF® 8000

Fires and other hazardous environments pose unseen challenges and dangers. Now you can know before you go with the Dräger UCF 8000 thermal imaging camera. With first-rate image quality and precision, this camera is intrinsically safe and approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Crystal clear images

The thermal imaging camera Dräger UCF 8000 delivers excellent images to firefighters even if visibility is less than optimal. A resolution of 384 x 288 pixels as well as a 2x zoom provide a detailed impression of the situation. When the current image is always right in front of your eyes, rooms and the immediate vicinity are searched quickly and safely.

Additional image modes

Missing an important detail in a difficult environment can place lives at risk. Because of application-specific operating modes, you can optimize the image display of the Dräger UCF 8000 for the specific task at hand. For example, the camera’s display can be optimized for finding individuals or sources of heat. In addition, the image display maintains a vertical orientation regardless of the camera’s position. In addition to the standard thermal mode, the UCF 8000 offers three additional operating modes:

  • Fire (firefighting)
  • Persons (search and rescue)
  • Thermal Scan (searching for hotspots)
Simply by pressing a button, you can optimize the camera’s display for the task at hand, giving you better information in any situation.

Extremely robust

This thermal imaging camera is reliable even in the roughest environments and with the most demanding applications. Equipped with an almost indestructible housing, the Dräger UCF 8000 is heat-resistant and withstands usage-specific mechanical stresses with ease. Due to its high protection class of IP67, the Dräger UCF 8000 is resistant to water and dust exposure. Modern lithium-ion battery technology enables the camera to operate for up to four hours – giving you peace of mind during long operations.

Comfortable one-hand operation

The ergonomic design and well-balanced light weight of only 3.1 lbs make the Dräger UCF 8000 easy to operate with just one hand. As a result, you’ll always have one hand free. The intuitive operation makes it possible to use the camera safely and use its functionality to the full extent—even in highly stressful situations. A very sturdy detachable crawling plate enables you to put your weight on the camera while crawling. The camera also offers various carrying options for optimal comfort.

Extended functionality

Optimized image processing provides an overview in just seconds. The Dräger UCF 8000 even makes it possible to “see around corners” if your equipment limits your freedom of movement or field of view. The snapshot function provides a temporary freeze-frame of the thermal image, which can then be viewed on the display. This allows you to examine and scan difficult to access areas quickly and safely. The integrated laser pointer simplifies isolating and showing the position of hazards—such as hotspots—to other team members and clearly defines the path of attack. The Dräger UCF 8000 offers a high temperature resolution—even in hot situations. This makes it possible to detect cooler objects such as people with best possible resolution—even in the vicinity of a fire. The Dräger UCF 8000 integrates video and sound recording functions, as well as the ability to capture single images.

Standard USB interface

The Dräger UCF 8000 is equipped with a standard USB 2.0 interface, which makes it possible to configure the camera (e.g., setting a custom start image) and transfer the thermal image directly to a PC. Recorded images and video sequences used for documentation purposes can also be transferred to a PC.

Continuous recording with full memory card

​Should the recording capacity of approx. two hours be exhausted, the black box of the UCF 8000 guarantees further use of the thermal imaging video. If the memory is full, the camera will simply record over the beginning of the recording. The recording continues automatically.


UCF 8000 Thermal Imaging Camera Product Information, en-us
UCF 8000 Thermal Imaging Camera Product Information, en-us


Collateral: UCF Thermal Imaging Camera Feature Comparison (Poster)
Collateral: UCF Thermal Imaging Camera Feature Comparison (Poster)

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Technical Data

Technical Data

384 x 288 pixels
Field of view
Horizontal: 57° / Vertical: 41° / Diagonal: 74°
Dimensions of camera (WxHxD)
0.41x0.92x0.36 ft
3.09 lb
Temperature sensitivity
35 mK
Heat sensitivity
-40°F - 1832°F
Battery life
4 hours
Frame rate
50 hz


ATEX approval Ex zone 1
Protection class IP 67

Basic Functions

Thermal image
One-hand operation
Laser pointer
Extended dynamic range
Quick shutter
Adaptive display brightness

Special Functions

Application modes
Thermal scan
Scan Plus
Film and photo function (thermal image)
Film and photo function (real image)
Film display

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