by Brianna Crandall — January 27, 2017 — FLIR Systems announced the launch of five new thermal imaging cameras at the recent 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that extend the utility and value of low-cost thermal imaging into consumer and small business applications with smaller, more powerful and more affordable technology. Among the cameras’ applications are inspecting buildings for wasted heat, security, and monitoring construction projects.
All five products feature FLIR Lepton, FLIR’s “revolutionary” thermal microcamera core, and FLIR’s patented multispectral dynamic imaging (MSX) technology, which is said to dramatically improve image quality and readability by dynamically embossing high-fidelity, visible-light details onto the thermal imagery.
Third-generation FLIR ONE smartphone camera attachments
The third-generation FLIR ONE builds upon the FLIR ONE legacy, providing a powerful, introductory-level thermal camera that attaches to iOS or Android devices. Featuring the new OneFit adjustable-height connector, including a USB-C version for Android, the third-generation FLIR ONE easily attaches to more smartphones without needing to remove the phone case. As the most affordable FLIR ONE to date, the third-generation FLIR ONE provides an entry-level solution to introduce people to the benefits of thermal imaging.
The all-new FLIR ONE Pro is the most advanced FLIR ONE the company has developed. Featuring a ruggedized design, the new OneFit adjustable-height connector, and a more powerful set of imaging features for the job site, the FLIR ONE Pro is ideal for professionals who use thermal imaging for their work needs, says the company. Featuring MSX and VividIR advanced image processing, the FLIR ONE Pro is said to offer amazing image quality and detail.
Professional features include multiple-spot temperature meters and one-touch reporting capabilities to quickly interpret and share results. Fully integrated with the FLIR Tools app for in-depth data analysis, the FLIR ONE Pro delivers a professional-grade thermal camera for workers who require greater thermal capabilities from their mobile devices.
Both the FLIR ONE and FLIR ONE Pro will be available in the first half of 2017 at established FLIR partners and on the FLIR Web site.
FLIR Duo cameras for drones
The FLIR Duo is said to be the drone industry’s first multi-sensor camera that features FLIR’s Lepton thermal microcamera core, a high-definition (HD) 1080p visible camera, and FLIR’s patented MSX technology. The FLIR Duo offers versatile onboard recording to a micro SD card and real-time remote control of camera functions, and can be mounted to any airframe capable of holding the most popular action cameras. Operators can switch between the FLIR Duo’s thermal and visible cameras in-flight or view both in a picture-in-picture mode. The moderately priced FLIR Duo is accessible to drone hobbyists and professionals alike.
The premium-level FLIR Duo R adds accurate temperature measurement capabilities for commercial applications including agricultural, construction, civil engineering, building inspection, and public safety use cases. Both the FLIR Duo and Duo R are available to order now at established FLIR partners and from the FLIR Duo Web page.
FLIR C3 thermal camera for home professionals
The FLIR C3 is a ruggedized, pocket-portable thermal camera for home inspectors, real estate professionals, general contractors, and other trade professionals who need a powerful diagnostic tool to quickly pinpoint hidden electrical, energy efficiency, or moisture issues. With a high-brightness three-inch touchscreen, the FLIR C3 includes Wi-Fi connectivity to streamline image transfer while featuring higher thermal sensitivity and measurement capability for accurate temperature readings.
The device also includes a new picture-in-picture function to enable better image comparison in the field. The FLIR C3 will be available in the first quarter of 2017 through established FLIR distribution partners and the FLIR.com store.
For more information visit the FLIR Web site.