New system offers dual thermal-visible camera for mobiles

05-10-2023 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Teledyne FLIR has released the FLIR ONE Edge, a wireless dual thermal and visible camera system for mobile devices. Purpose-built for applications across remediation, automotive, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, the new model provides the same detachable form factor as the FLIR ONE Edge Pro with Bluetooth and wireless connectivity but with features tailored to the requirements of consumers, small businesses, and enterprise volume purchases.

"Bringing the FLIR ONE Edge to market opens new doors for thermal imaging to experienced prosumers and new-to-thermal consumers, using the detachable form factor they've been missing," said Chris Bainter, vice president of business development, Teledyne FLIR. "DIYers to professional tradespersons to enterprises now have a future-proofed option that works with both iOS and Android mobile devices, along with guided inspection apps and free cloud storage, to make thermal inspection more effective and convenient."

The device connects to a smart device through the FLIR ONE app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, enabling users to identify thermal hot or cold spots that could indicate faults and developing issues. Like the FLIR ONE Edge Pro, the device supplies superior context and clarity for everyday decision support through Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX). This patented image enhancement feature overlays visible edge detail on the thermal image without sacrificing any thermal details.

To support new and experienced thermographers, the device is compatible with a rich set of software tools from Teledyne FLIR. FLIR Ignite cloud connectivity enables easy sharing, backup, web editing, and reporting with a free 1GB of storage or annual subscriptions starting at 10GB of storage. Guided inspection apps are offered for iOS and Android users, enabling thermographers of all experience levels to find hidden problems in their homes, vehicles, and more. These apps aim to simplify camera use by offering step-by-step instructions for inspections and advice on how to interpret resulting images.

The device is also compatible with third-party apps developed through the FLIR mobile SDK available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, including those that support construction, shipping, home insulation, dental, metalworking, and more.

By Seb Springall