Cat S60 Thermal Imaging Smartphone Comes With SDK

Posted: May 26 2016, 9:37am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Cat S60 Thermal Imaging Smartphone Comes with SDK

The CAT S60 is going to be the iPhone for engineers and construction workers.

The world's first smartphone with thermal imaging camera got announced earlier this year. The Cat S60 will go on sale next month in Europe and in July in the United States. Today Cat phones revealed the suite of thermal imaging features that will come as part of its new flagship product, the Cat S60.

Cat phones is also announcing that it will release an SDK to allow the developer community to bring thermal capabilities to relevant apps.

The embedded Lepton Thermal Microcamera Module, powered by FLIR, visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts, and is accessed on the S60 via the specially designed MyFLIR thermal camera Android app.

With thermal imaging you can quickly identify gaps in insulation, electrical faults and monitor the performance of machinery. You can even check the gas cylinder levels for your barbecue or find the freshest loaf of bread at the market, making it also a cool gadget for geeks.

The Cat S60 MyFLIR thermal camera Android app Features

  • Capture still thermal images, video, panoramas, and time lapses
  • Images and videos are enhanced with FLIR’s multi-spectral dynamic imaging technology (MSX) that embosses digital camera image data onto the thermal image to provide context and clarity
  • Swipe between thermal and the corresponding visual spectrum saved images, making it easier to understand the thermal image
  • Apply up to three movable spot meters and a fixed region of interest to read temperature data directly off the live image feed, or from saved images
  • Switch between nine thermal color palettes that visualize surface temperature contrasts differently, including modes to highlight just the highest and lowest temperature areas in the frame
  • Select from four pre-set emissivity values and set custom temperature scales for thermal images
  • Export radiometric JPEG images to apps including FLIR Tools, available for free, which offers additional image editing and analysis tools, temperature visualizations, and PDF reporting
  • Can spot heat sources up to 100ft away, as well as seeing through obscurants like smoke.

“We’ve already had a lot of interest in our SDK, and we’re hugely excited to see what use cases developers want to build apps for and what problems they see thermal imaging helping to solve. With FLIR, we want to support developers looking to build high quality apps that will help to make the most of the S60’s integrated thermal camera and make it a powerful tool for even more users,” said Tim Shepherd, Head of Applications for Cat phones.

The CAT S60 smartphone got designed by the Bullitt Group for Caterpillar. The Bullitt Group is working now a Land Rover Smartphone.

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