Thermal By FLIR Powers Cat S61, the Next-Generation Thermal Imaging Android Smartphone

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 4:00 PM Print This Post

Embedded FLIR Lepton Thermal Microcamera Provides Advanced Thermal
Imaging and Measurement in Rugged Environments

WILSONVILLE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FLIR–FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that Bullitt Group, a
leading manufacturer of ruggedized smartphones, has embedded FLIR’s
Lepton® thermal microcamera into the new Cat S61. Cat Phones’ most
advanced ruggedized Android smartphone, the Cat S61 joins the ‘Thermal
by FLIR’ partner program, which was created to fuel thermal innovation.

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, the Cat S61
builds on the industry-leading capabilities of the first edition model:
Cat S60. Equipped with FLIR Lepton, the industry’s smallest, lightest,
and lowest cost thermal imaging camera core, this smartphone enables
users to see in total darkness and visualize heat that is invisible to
the naked eye. The new model includes a variety of technical
improvements that enable expanded capabilities across industries:

  • Increased temperature range of minus 20 to 400 degrees Celsius,
    opening up a new set of use cases, such as vehicle diagnostics and
    asphalt monitoring
  • Upgraded visible high-definition (HD) camera and thermal image
    processing to provide improved MSX® image detail and quality
  • Updated MyFLIR® applications including interactive tutorials, tips and
    community forums for sharing the latest discoveries in thermal imaging
  • Live streaming, allowing users to share their own thermal imagery via
    Facebook Live to showcase their experiences, discuss use cases, and
    offer solutions

“FLIR’s technology has played a crucial role in bringing thermal imaging
to a variety of professionals, enhancing the capabilities and awareness
of construction workers, electricians, first responders and anyone
requiring a device built to survive the elements,” said James Cannon,
President and CEO of FLIR. “FLIR’s mission is to save lives and
livelihoods, and with the Cat S61 FLIR-equipped smartphone, we’re arming
professionals with valuable thermal data that can help them save time
and money while improving the overall effectiveness of their work or

“Nearly two years ago, we unveiled the Cat S60, the world’s first
thermal imaging smartphone. As customers’ needs have evolved, we are
bringing forth the most advanced thermal-equipped smartphone ever to
enable even more users to work in complex environments with ease,” said
Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, global licensee for Caterpillar.
“FLIR’s industry-leading Lepton sensor, coupled with the Cat S61’s
advanced technical design and ruggedness, brings a superior level of
awareness and functionality for practically any environment.”

Bullitt Group is one of multiple partners involved with the new Thermal
by FLIR program, created to support original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs) and product innovators interested in using the FLIR thermal
imaging sensors to provide the World’s Sixth Sense. The program ensures
that original equipment manufacturers and entrepreneurs can carry the
Thermal by FLIR brand and receive additional product development and
marketing support from FLIR to build and market their respective
products. Additional Thermal by FLIR partners include Casio, Panasonic,
ARSENZ and TinkerForge.

To learn more about the Cat S61, visit
For device manufacturers interested in learning more about integration
of FLIR’s Lepton microcamera core, visit
The CAT61 will be showcased at the FLIR booth at Mobile World Congress –
Congress Square, Stand C60. To find out more about the Thermal by FLIR
program, please visit

About FLIR Systems

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR
Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance
perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve
productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500
employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by
leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide
innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance,
environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine
vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection. For more information,
please visit and

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