- April 17, 2017
- FLIR Systems, Inc.
April 17, 2017—FLIR announced it is making FLIR Lepton 3, available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for product integration.
Launched in 2014, FLIR Lepton became a longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera small enough for smartphone integration. Lepton features many proprietary technologies, including wafer-level detector packaging, wafer-scale micro-optics, a custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), and a camera package.
Since its launch, Lepton has been integrated into more than 20 FLIR products, including multiple generations of the FLIR ONE smartphone camera attachment, the FLIR C2/C3 cameras for building professionals, the FLIR Duo camera for drones, and FLIR’s comprehensive line of Infrared Guided Measurement (IGM) test and measurement products. Additionally, Lepton has been integrated into numerous third-party OEM products, such as the Cat S60, the first smartphone to feature integrated thermal imaging, the Snap-on Diagnostic Thermal Imager for automotive inspection, and the Black Hornet nano-class drone from Prox Dynamics, a company FLIR acquired in 2016.
FLIR also announced that it is making FLIR Lepton 3 available to OEMs to integrate into products. Lepton 3, at 160x120 resolution, delivers four times the thermal resolution as the previous Lepton generation, providing OEMs with image detail, while maintaining the package for even greater utility in commercial applications. Common to all versions of Lepton, its size allows for integration in a variety of products, including smartphones, diagnostic tools, automobiles, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, building controls, process equipment, security systems, machine vision systems, advanced gaming devices and unmanned aerial systems.