A Brief History of Thermal Cameras

Aug. 10, 2016
Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) have just recently become affordable enough for mainstream use, but the technology has been used for more than two centuries. Here's a timeline of what's happened in the last 222 years.

More and more contractors and engineers are finding out that having the ability to see the infrared spectrum by putting a thermal imaging camera in the palm of their hand saves time and money.

Getting a thermal device for your toolbox at home and/or work might be the smartest buy you make all year.

Take a look at this slideshow to learn how thermal cameras came to be and just a few of the things they can do.


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Technology Innovations

Win a FLIR ONE Thermal Camera Attachment!

Aug. 10, 2016
You have probably felt the heat this summer, but how would you like to see it? With the FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Camera Attachment ($250), which snaps right into your iOS or Android...
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Thermal-Aided Test Equipment Becoming Common Sense

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Thermal imaging offers a fresh perspective of the factory floor, detecting unseen problems in electrical and HVAC. Embedding your test equipment with it just might become the ...
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CAT S60: The Heat-Seeking Smartphone

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Thermal imaging was once only used by firefighters who need it and big companies who could afford it. With the release of the Cat S60—the first smartphone with an embedded FLIR...