FLIR Systems has introduced today the next generation FLIR ONE(tm) thermal imager for Android and IOS mobile phones
The company announced that its next-generation thermal imager is available for iOS devices from today onwards on FLIR.com/FLIRONE and the Android-compatible version is available in July.
The versatile and pocket-sized FLIR ONE for smartphone and tablet provides users with the ability to see temperature variations smaller than a tenth of a degree. Further, it enables a host of practical applications from identifying energy inefficiencies and water leaks in a home, to enabling safe and enjoyable outdoor exploration.
The new FLIR ONE utilizes either a micro-USB connector for Android devices or a Lightening connector for iOS devices to offer a compact accessory that easily connects to a smartphone or tablet.
The FLIR ONE is powered by an internal battery and utilizes FLIR's latest generation Lepton thermal camera core, which features four times the resolution of the previous version.
Images are further enhanced with FLIR's patented multi-spectral dynamic imaging technology, which embosses the edge details from FLIR ONE's visible camera onto the thermal image producing high fidelity images.
FLIR also announced that it will release an updated iOS software development kit (SDK) and a new Android SDK to enable developers to build and launch creative apps for both mobile device platforms.
The "FLIR Certified Developer" a new program will support the app developer community and end users of the FLIR ONE products. The program also offers developers training in thermal imaging technology and the use of FLIR ONE developer tools.
Another program, the "FLIR Approved Application" offers developers publicity through FLIR marketing programs and the "FLIR Approved" distinction.
"Last year, we successfully introduced the world to the FLIR ONE, the world's first thermal imaging accessory for a smartphone. This next generation FLIR ONE builds on this success by offering higher performance, broader compatibility, and a compelling value proposition," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.
The first generation FLIR ONE for Apple's iPhone 5/5s platform is now available for $149.99.