World’s First Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera for iPhone – Flir One

Flir One Thermal Imaging infrared camera
Flir One Thermal Imaging infrared camera

FLIR ONE announced the launch of the worlds first thermal imaging infrared camera for iPhone. FLIR One transforms an iPhone 5 or 5s into a Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera and displays live infrared imagery allowing users to see the world from a thermal perspective. The device slides onto an iPhone like a protective case and once mounted, it displays the world of infrared right on the phone’s screen.

FLIR ONE Infrared imaging extends limits of human sight by translating invisible heat energy into dynamic thermal images as it can can distinguish an object’s heat signature and tiny differences in temperature even in complete darkness.

FLIR ONE provides a good option to consumers and professionals to build on various applications, including finding thermal leaks in homes and commercial buildings, as well as water leaks, and for finding lost pets in the dark, hunting wild game, or just look for people in the dark. Users can capture either photos or videos and share them via text, email, or social media via the official app.

FLIR ONE converts heat, emitted by objects on earth, into color images using special sensor technology originally developed for military night vision. These color images allow users to see in the dark and also observe differences in temperature to fractions of a degree. FLIR ONE’s augment human vision opens up a new world of possibilities for consumers as users can see in dark, detect invisible heat sources, and see through light fog and smoke. FLIR ONE detects a broad range of temperatures and has a spot temperature measurement display.

FLIR ONE is a two part package; a durable adapter case for iPhone provides drop, scratch and ding protection. Then, adapter case easily attaches to the FLIR ONE case, which then provides additional drop protection to the iPhone. FLIR ONE weighs just 3.9 ounces (110 grams) and with its sleek form factor it adds just 0.85 inches (21.69 mm) of depth and about 0.63 inches (16mm) in length when attached to an iPhone 5 or 5s. FLIR ONE operates at 32°F to 95°F (O°C to 35°C), and has a scene range temperature of 32°F to 212°F (0°C to 100°C).

FLIR ONE’s Lepton™ thermal sensor is 80×60 pixels and the visible camera is VGA (640×480), but the MSX blending in FLIR ONE embosses the visible camera onto the thermal images, making the resolution appear much higher. When displaying real-time images or recording video, FLIR ONE employs an image enhancement that produces a 160×120 thermal image. When you snap a still image, the thermal resolution is enhanced to 640×80 resolution.

FLIR ONE will be available in the U.S. for pre-orders on beginning July 23, 2014 at 9 a.m. ET with an MSRP of $349.99.

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