Opgal Optonic Industries has introduced the Thermo App which transforms all Android devices into thermal cameras.
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Opgal Optonic Industries has developed the Therm App, an external device that turns Android operated smart phones and mobile devices into thermal cameras. It features high resolution thermography and long range enhanced night vision.
The device is not intended for taking casual snapshots at night, but for professionals in different fields, including security, safety, healthcare, veterinary, construction, maintenance, and wildlife observation. People will no longer need to carry around large and bulky photographic equipment to take pictures at night of animals in the wilderness or of suspected trespassers along a fence.
Founded in 1983, Opgal Optonic Industries specializes in the development of thermal imaging products and is based in Karmiel, Israel. Opgal currently markets products for the defense, security, industrial and aviation industries, such as thermal scope weapons’ sights and thermal imaging cameras for the military which enable soldiers to see in the dark.
Opgal developed the only gas leak detection camera of its kind in the world. It is used in sensitive and hazardous industrial locations. The company was also the first to provide an FAA-approved landing assist and situational awareness system for the avionic industry.
Through an easy to use, plug and play device, Therm-App enables users to record, save, and share thermal images and videos with their friends and associates through email, mobile messaging applications, or social networks.
Therm App is light weight and has an interchangeable lens system that can go from 6.8mm to 19mm.
Thermographic cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Thermography allows pictures to be taken in the absence of any light. All objects give off at least some amount of radiation that can be detected by thermographic cameras.
Amit Mattatia, president and chief executive officer of Opgal said in a statement that, “Therm-App brings enhanced long-range vision and high-resolution thermography to Android devices, offering an unmatched resolution of 384 x 288, previously only available on standalone professional cameras and devices. Opgal is proud to be the first company to deliver a high quality, mobile thermal imaging solution to individual and corporate professionals.”
Opgal Industries is a global company with customers in over 50 countries.
The Therm App marks Opgal’s first foray into the mobile device market.