FLIR Infrared Cameras & Thermal Imaging announces a new thermal
imaging accessory for iPhones that transforms the smartphone into a powerful thermal
FLIR ONE, the world’s first thermal imaging camera for iPhones is a
lightweight accessory that transforms an iPhone 5 or 5s into a powerful thermal
imager. Used with its iPhone app available in the Apple App Store, FLIR ONE
allows the user to see the world from a thermal perspective with live infrared
imagery, bringing thermal imaging into the consumer segment for the first time.
FLIR ONE detects invisible heat energy, giving consumers the ability to
see and measure minute variances in temperature. From a consumer’s perspective,
FLIR ONE can be used to identify heat loss, energy inefficiency or water leaks
at home; observe wildlife day or night, survey a campsite, or find a lost pet; see
in the dark, detect intruders, and see through light fog and smoke; or observe
abstract patterns and create artistic images.
Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems comments that FLIR ONE is
based on technology formerly reserved for the military, and is the first in a
new generation of affordable thermal imaging devices designed to inspire
imaginative and innovative uses by consumers.
Key capabilities of the FLIR ONE thermal imaging device include
detection of a broad range of temperatures; spot temperature measurement
display; and enabling users to capture photos or videos and share them via
text, email, or social media through the FLIR ONE app.
New FLIR ONE apps scheduled for release include FLIR ONE TimeLapse,
which turns a series of thermal images into a seamless time-lapse video,
revealing changes in temperature through time; FLIR ONE Paint to share fun and
dramatic photos that selectively display colour and thermal elements; and FLIR
ONE Panorama, which turns a series of contiguous imagery into a single
Weighing just 3.9 ounces, FLIR ONE is engineered to add minimal size and
weight, and emulates the form factor of the iPhone for a sleek presentation. The
accessory is powered by its own rechargeable battery to offer up to two hours
of continuous use and is initially available in Space Gray, with Silver and
Gold versions to be released soon.
FLIR ONE is available in the U.S. for pre-orders beginning July 23, 2014.
FLIR ONE will be released in Europe by mid-August with availability in other
regions to follow soon.