FLIR Systems Introduces Revolutionary Low Cost Micro Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the release of the new FLIR®
Lepton™ thermal imaging camera core. Lepton utilizes innovative technology,
high volume manufacturing techniques, and commercial scale to deliver a price
point that is an order of magnitude below current thermal camera cores.
Similar in size, weight, and power consumption to a conventional CMOS cell
phone camera module, Lepton is the world's smallest microbolometer-based
thermal imaging camera core currently available. FLIR will utilize Lepton in new
and existing products across many vertical markets. The first commercial use of
Lepton is in the new FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging smartphone accessory
introduced today at CES 2014. Lepton has also been designed for easy
integration into third party products, such as smartphones, tablets, diagnostic
tools, automobiles, toys, building controls, process equipment, security systems,
machine vision systems, and advanced gaming devices. OEMs around the world
can benefit from the fully-exportable Lepton core, which generates high-quality,
fully-processed thermal images through common standard interfaces.
Lepton utilizes multiple proprietary technologies, including wafer level detector
packaging, wafer level micro-optics, and a custom integrated circuit that
supports all camera functions on a single integrated low power chip. These and
other innovations are reflected in more than 100 new patent filings worldwide
related to Lepton technologies, processes, and applications. The new Lepton core
facilitates accurate temperature measurements and is fully compatible with FLIR's
patented Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging technology, or MSX®, which
significantly enhances the thermal image fidelity with data from a visible-light
"FLIR is committed to the development of lower cost, user friendly thermal
sensing technologies to enhance vision and measurement beyond light. Lepton
represents our latest, most dramatic step toward our vision of becoming 'the
world's sixth sense'™," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "Not only will
Lepton support an array of new imaging applications, but its revolutionary price,
size, and low power consumption will open new markets for the useful
information and data that thermal technology provides."
To learn more about FLIR Lepton, visit www.flir.com/lepton.