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Cat S60 Smartphone Features Integrated Thermal Camera


Construction Technology & Software

The Cat S60 is the first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera.

The phone includes an embedded thermal camera from FLIR, allowing Cat phone users to detect heat loss around windows and doors, spot moisture and missing insulation, identify over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry, and see in complete darkness.

The thermal camera visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts. It can pick up heat and measure surface temperatures from a distance of up to 50 to 100 feet, according to the company, and see through obscurants such as smoke, enabling a huge range of uses for building professionals, utility workers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, emergency first responders, and more.

The Cat S60 is also waterproof to depths of up to 5 meters for one hour, allowing it to be used as an underwater camera. The device will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016, in Barcelona, Spain, and will retail for $599.

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