Developer toolset enables third-party apps to integrate the highest resolution thermal imaging on a mobile, unlocking exciting new use cases
READING, UK – Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, today announces the availability of a software development kit (SDK) for its flagship Cat S62 Pro rugged smartphone. This enables third-party app developers to make use of the professional-grade thermal imaging camera within their own Android applications.
The Cat S62 Pro is the most advanced thermal imaging smartphone available, powered by the highest resolution FLIR Lepton® sensor1 and the MyFLIR™ Pro app from Teledyne FLIR. Its feature-rich toolset enables developers to bring unrivalled thermal imaging functionality to their own mobile apps. Thermal imaging gives anyone the power to visualize heat energy, which provides the ability to see through obscurants and even in total darkness and measure surface temperature.
“Our thermal imaging phones are used in thousands of scenarios, from checking for machinery faults, overheating components, leaking pipework, poorly-fitted insulation, and overloaded circuitry, to monitoring equipment, identifying heat sources, and spotting animals or people in the dark,” said Tim Shepherd, Senior Director – Applications at Bullitt Group. “We have received many requests from customers to allow them to bring thermal imaging to their own line-of-business apps, and so we are excited to be making this SDK available and to see what new and innovative use cases our customers and third-party developers come up with.”
FLIR Mobile SDK allows developers to invoke many of the market-leading features that the make the device such a powerful and versatile tool. There are tools to bring clarity and context to thermal images, using MSX® technology from Teledyne FLIR, that overlays outline detail from the visual camera over the thermal image, as well as alpha-blending that makes it possible to overlay thermal detail as a translucent layer over a visual image. Measurement tools such as movable spot meters and scalable regions of interest can be added to the live thermal feed or on captured images to extract temperature data. And a range of colour palettes allow developers to offer users a choice of settings to visualise different temperatures with various colour schemes.
The SDK can be accessed at: http://www.catphones.com/developer/s62proSDK
1 Lepton® 3.5 professional grade camera
About the Cat S62 Pro
The Cat S62 Pro is the most advanced thermal imaging smartphone available, powered by the highest resolution FLIR Lepton sensor and the new MyFLIR Pro app.
The Cat S62 Pro has top of the line rugged features that are synonymous with the Cat phones portfolio. It also boasts a 5.7” FHD+ (18x9) display, 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM memory, a fingerprint sensor and a large, optimized battery.
About Cat Devices and Accessories
The Cat® brand stands for trustworthiness, durability, reliability and quality. The Cat DNA is found in every Cat mobile phone, offered by its global mobile licensee Bullitt Group, whose exceptional manufacturing experience is harnessed to create a global-category-leading mobile range in a highly competitive and poorly differentiated market.
To find out more about Cat phones, visit www.catphones.com.
About Bullitt Group
Bullitt Group are the pioneers of rugged mobile with over a decade of 'tough tech’ experience. Since its formation in 2009, Bullitt has consistently led the market with its innovation and won international awards for its tough mobile products. Bullitt designs, manufactures and distributes millions of mobile phones to over 50 markets worldwide.
Bullitt is the global licensee for Cat® (Caterpillar Inc.) and Land Rover for mobile phones and related peripherals. Its portfolio is constantly learning and evolving through rugged consumer research and development, using its exceptional expertise at strengthening and toughening mobile technology for the demands of extreme working conditions and hard knocks of everyday life.
Bullitt Group’s Head Office is in Reading, England with additional office locations in the United States, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Germany and Australia.