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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 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)