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Smartphone with integrated thermal camera

December 6, 2016  By Caterpillar Inc.

December 6, 2016 – The Cat S60 smartphone features an embedded Lepton Thermal Microcamera Module, powered by FLIR, which visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts.

It is accessed on the S60 via the specially designed MyFLIR app which brings a rich range of features for capturing and analyzing thermal imagery, unique among smartphones. The Cat S60’s thermal camera allows Cat phone users to use just their smartphones for a multitude of new uses, including: detecting heat loss around windows and doors; spotting moisture leaks and missing insulation; identifying over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry; and seeing in complete darkness. 

Having a thermal camera integrated into the rugged mobile device provides endless time saving efficiencies from on-the-job report generation to email integration. Only having to carry one device around that has all the capabilities of a high end smartphone, plus can detect and measure surface temperatures, will enable a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, emergency first responders and gadget lovers, to name but a few. 

The Cat S60 is also the most waterproof smartphone available, capable of withstanding depths of up to five metres for one hour. The physical buttons can be used underwater to access the camera and video camera, pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, and how and where it’s used. 


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