Teledyne FLIR has released its FLIR ONE Edge Pro, a wireless thermal-visible camera for mobile devices. Unlike past models, the reimagined device does not need to be physically linked to its companion mobile device nor does it have separate models for different operating systems, offering maximum flexibility for thermal inspections.
“The FLIR ONE Edge Pro is the most versatile and advanced thermal-visible mobile camera yet thanks to its detachable form factor, designed to fit comfortably in your hand. It offers significantly greater flexibility by eliminating the need for specific connection ports or operating systems,” said Chris Bainter, vice president of marketing and business development, Teledyne FLIR. “In addition to the new hardware design, Teledyne FLIR is providing more software tools to empower new and untrained users to conduct thermography inspections, process images, and create reports. Common uses range from building inspection and auto repair to industrial maintenance applications.”
The 'RESNET' compliant and IP54-rated device has a spring-loaded clip created to enable operators to fix the camera to many types of mobile phones and tablets. Thanks to the combined Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection, users are able to operate the Edge Pro up to 30m away from their mobile device, offering the flexibility to effectively inspect hard-to-reach places or those scenarios needing better standoff distances to maintain operator safety.
Providing effective image quality and processing to provide results, the device offers a 160×120 resolution radiometric Lepton thermal imaging camera paired with a visible camera. Together with VividIR, which combines multiple image frames to supply one sharper, final image, the cameras are brought together through MSX. The MSX patented image enhancement feature overlays the edge detail of the visible camera onto the thermal image with no sacrifice to any thermal data within the image, offering greater context and clarity to enhance decision support.
It also provides an extended battery life compared to past generations and an easily-recognised battery life indicator, making it excellent for more prolonged inspection situations such as disaster restoration, energy auditing, home inspection, and industrial equipment diagnostics.
For cloud storage, imaging processing, and reporting, the device benefits from a rich set of the company's software including Tools Mobile, Ignite cloud, and FLIR Thermal Studio desktop software. This enables users to share Edge thermal photos with clients and seamlessly integrate them into professional reports.
Also, app developers have access to the FLIR ONE SDK to create custom applications for sole use with the device.