The latest FLIR infrared thermal imaging camera is completely wireless for the first time, which makes it versatile in combination with the FLIR app for smartphones. The One Edge Pro IR camera promises a thermal resolution of 19,200 pixels.
Teledyne FLIR has announced the One Edge Pro as the first fully wireless infrared thermal imaging camera for smartphones. The FLIR IR camera can either be attached to the back of a smartphone or used wirelessly, making it easier to film hard-to-reach niches.
The wireless connection to the smartphone should also increase compatibility since it no longer matters whether the smartphone comes with a USB-C port, a Lightning connector, or even a micro-USB connector. The connection is made via WLAN as well as via Bluetooth, which should enable a range of up to 30 meters. The associated FLIR app is available for both Apple iPhone and Android smartphones.
FLIR intends the camera primarily for industrial applications, from building inspections to vehicle repairs to a variety of maintenance work. An IP54 certification protects the camera from water splashes and dust. The IR camera can be used in temperatures from -10°C to +50°C.
The thermal resolution is 160 x 120 pixels, i.e. a total of 19,200 pixels, which surpasses the 4,800 pixels of the FLIR One Pro (approx. $400 on Amazon). The thermal image is combined with the picture from a conventional camera to ensure a sharper video feed. The battery lasts 1.5 hours.
FLIR One Edge Pro price and availability
The latest FLIR infrared thermal imaging camera is already listed on the Amazon.com website for $549.99.
Earlier this year, rugged phone manufacturing specialist AGM Mobile introduced the latest 5G rugged smartphone, Glory G1S. The Glory G1S equips the best thermal imaging in the phone market and achieves a 25 frame rate per second and 192 x 256 pixels resolution.