Reed R2020-NIST Video Infrared Thermometer Obsolete

R2020-NIST Datasheet (PDF)

R2020-NIST Manual (PDF)

This unit went Obsolete October 12, 2023. 

Please call (800-852-8324) or email ( for a replacement model.



Reed R2020-NIST Video Infrared Thermometer, 50:1, 3992°F (2200°C)

Reed R2020-NIST Datasheet (PDF)

Built-in camera capable of taking pictures and recording video. Easily review saved data on the 2.2″ color TFT LCD or transfer information to a computer with the included USB cable (no software required).

This unit went Obsolete October 12, 2023. 

Please call (800-852-8324) or email ( for a replacement model.

REED R2020 Offers

This Video Infrared Thermometer combines the accuracy and convenience of a traditional infrared thermometer with the visual advantage of a digital camera. The R2020 is capable of measuring high temperatures up to 3992°F (2200°C) and includes a number of features including ambient temperature, humidity, dew point and wet bulb temperature measurements.

This instrument can also be mounted to a tripod and setup to continuously monitor an application while graphing live results on-screen.


  • Dual lasers assist with target area identification
  • 50:1 distance to spot size ratio
  • Take photos and record video with built-in camera
  • Datalogging capabilities include on-screen graphing with time and date stamp
  • Digitally adjustable emissivity
  • Type K thermocouple input for contact measurement
  • Ambient air temperature, humidity, dew point and wet bulb temperature measurement
  • Max, min, avg and differential readings
  • High and low alarms
  • Trigger lock feature for continuous monitoring
  • Export data to PC with included USB cable (no software required)

REED R2020 Specifications

IR Temperature
Range -58 to 3992°F (50 to 2200°C)
Accuracy -58 to 68°F (-50 to -20°C): ± 6.3°F(3.5°C)
68 to 932°F (20 to 500°C ): ±1% rdg. +1.8°F (1.0°C)
932 to 1832°F (500 to 1000°C): ±1.5% rdg.
1832 to 3992°F (1000 to 2200°C): ±2.0% rdg.
Resolution 0.1°F (0.1°C)
Contact Type K T/C Temperature
Range -58 to 2498°F (-50 to 1370°C)
Accuracy -58 to 32°F (-50 to 0°C): ±4. 5°F (2.5°C)
32 to 2498°F (0 to 1370°C): ±0.5% rdg. + 2.7°F (1.5°C)
Resolution 0.1°F (0.1°C)
Ambient Temperature
Range 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Accuracy 50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C): ±0.9°F (0.5°C)
>104°F (40°C): ±1.8°F (1.0°C)
Dewpoint and Wet Bulb Temperature
Range 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Accuracy <40°C: ±0.9°F (0.5°C)
>40°C: ± 1.8°F (1.0°C)
Relative Humidity
Range 0 to 100% RH
Accuracy 0 to 20%: ±5%
20 to 40%: ±3.5%
40 to 60%: ±3%
60 to 80%: ±3.5%
80 to 100%: ±5%
General Specifications
Optical Resolution (D:S) 50:1
Dual Laser Yes
Spectral Response 8 to 14µm
Emissivity 0.1 to 1.0 (Adjustable)
Response Time 150ms
Display Size/Type 2.2″ TFT Color LCD
Backlit Display Yes
Display Hold Yes
High/Low Alarms Yes (Audible (beep) and visual (on-screen))
Max/Min Yes
Average and Differential Yes
Datalogging Capabilities Yes
F/C Switchable Yes
Trigger Lock Yes
Autoshut off Yes (adjustable 3,15,60mins)
Internal Memory Yes (72mb), Expandable with micro SD card
Thermocouple Input Yes
Tripod Mountable Yes
Laser Class Class II
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Power Supply Li-Ion rechargeable battery
Battery Life Approx. 4 hours continuous use
Battery Charge Time Approx. 2 hours
Product Certifications CE, RoHS
Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity Range 10-90%
Dimensions 8.1 x 2.4 x 6.1″ (205 x 62 x 155mm)
Weight 14.5 oz (410g)

What’s included with the REED R2020-NIST

  • Video Infrared Thermometer
  • Type K Thermocouple Probe
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Adapter
  • Mini-Tripod
  • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Calibration Certificate

Ideal Applications for the REED R2020

  • Verify mechanical (bearings, motors) or electrical (circuit breaker boxes) equipment
  • Calibration and control of heater and oven temperatures
  • Monitoring materials in processes involving heating and/or cooling
  • Quality control monitoring
  • Research and development applications
  • Automotive diagnostics
  • Conduct HVAC/R energy audits to determine leaks, infiltration

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 10 in

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