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Cat S60 with integrated thermal camera now available

Cat unveils S60 smartphone with integrated IR camera
Cat unveils S60 smartphone with integrated IR camera
The S60 is the world's first rugged smartphone with an integrated thermal camera for consumer use. Prices start at around 650 Euros.

First unveiled and demoed in February, the Cat S60 integrates a Lepton thermal micro camera from FLIR, one of the leading manufacturers of thermal imaging devices. The Caterpillar smartphone is now available at Catphones.com for a suggested retail price of approximately 650 Euros. Certain network providers in parts of Europe will market the smartphone as an exclusive with special offers for customers.

The integrated thermal camera is controlled by the special MyFLIR app for recording, processing, and analysis of images. The manufacturer is marketing the device as a handy tool for identifying leaks and cracks through windows, circuitry, or doors by visualizing their heat maps.

Other features include water resistance for up to five meters and up to one hour, so utilizing the camera underwater will be possible. This should further appeal to professionals and open up a wealth of potential applications for the Cat S60.

The combination of a robust Android smartphone and an integrated thermal camera should allow for easy saving and sending of thermal images. DIY users outside of the construction industry should be able to find use out of its unique capabilities.

Additional information and technical specifications for the Cat S60 can be found on its product page below.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-07-24 (Update: 2016-07-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.