Micro-thermal camera module adds wide angle to Lepton camera series
Claimed to be the world’s first micro-thermal camera module with a wide 160 degree field of view (FoV), the Lepton UW is small enough to fit on the tip of a finger. Introduced by Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies, the wide module can be used for fire detection, process monitoring, and people counting.
The Lepton UW features a usable 120 x 120 thermal resolution and a scene dynamic range of up to 400 degrees C. It also features thermal sensitivity of less than 50mK and the same integrated digital thermal image signal processing capabilities used in other Lepton microthermal camera modules.
“Offering the ultra-wide field of view in such a compact package will enable smart building system integrators to utilise thermal data within more affordable systems and simplify deployment,” said Mike Walters, vice president, product management, Teledyne FLIR. “Developers can also leverage the Teledyne FLIR
technical service team for assistance along with online resources – from source codes to licenses, to speed the development process,” he added.
For people counting, Lepton UW provides a dataset that is not susceptible to overcounting through glass while also maintaining personal privacy. When combined with building automation software, the Lepton UW can help facility managers better optimize and automate energy usage, occupant comfort, and workspace management, said Teledyne FLIR.
Integrators can leverage the online Lepton integration toolbox with application
notes and source code for testing on Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone. The company’s technical services team is also available to support customer licensing of the MyFLIR application software, MSX, and Vivid-IR to maximise performance and reduce technical risk.
Founded in 1978, Teledyne FLIR, a Teledyne Technologies company, specialises in intelligent sensing solutions for defence and industrial applications.
Teledyne Technologies specialises in digital imaging products and software,
instrumentation, aerospace and defence electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne’s operations are primarily located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern Europe.