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Local company to provide high tech gear for Super Bowl coverage

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WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

As Super Bowl XLVIII gets ready to kick off on Sunday, a local company will play a big role in how you'll see some of that game.

The company is called FLIR, based out of Wilsonville, and they specialize in thermal imaging equipment.

Some of that equipment is going to be used during the Super Bowl.

The FLIR cameras can show the temperature difference on the field from hot to cold.

This year's Super Bowl is expected to be the coldest and windiest in history and because of that, FOX Sports has asked FLIR to help out with its high-definition thermal cameras.

The cameras will help give viewers a different perspective.

It'll show what the players and coaches are dealing with and what conditions look like on the field.

It'll also show how the wind chill is affecting player's range of motion and stamina.

"We're thrilled to be a part of the Super Bowl broadcast, especially bringing thermal technology to a field that historically hasn't been used," said Andy Teich, president and CEO of FLIR.

Those cameras can detect a temperature change within half a degree.

This will be the first time these cameras are used during a Super Bowl game.

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