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FLIR Systems Intros Thermal Imager for Smartphones

Infrared imager puts thermal tech in consumers’ hands

WILSONVILLE, ORE.—FLIR Systems, Inc. has launched FLIR One, a consumer-oriented thermal imaging system. FLIR One places the power of thermal imaging technology into the palm of the consumer via a smartphone accessory case.

FLIR One attaches to any Apple iPhone 5 or 5s smartphone and displays a live thermal image on the phone’s screen, giving users the ability to see the world in a way the naked eye cannot, according to the company’s press release. FLIR One senses heat, rather than light, utilizing FLIR’s new Lepton camera core.

FLIR One is ability to both see and measure infrared energy for use in a variety of applications.

FLIR One houses its own rechargeable battery that can power the device for two hours of continuous use and can boost iPhone 5 battery life by up to 50 percent.

A rollout for FLIR One is planned for spring 2014, and it will be available in gray, white or gold.