FLIR Systems Announces Availability of Second Generation FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Accessory for iPhones and iPads, with the Android version shipping in July. If the last time you’ve heard about it was back in 2014, this might come as a surprise, as the first-gen camera wasembedded in an iPhone 5/5s case.

This one is is a standalone accessory which uses an internal battery and features four times the resolution of the previous version. The new FLIR ONE uses micro USB connector for Android and can connect to iPhone and iPad using Lightning connector

“Last year, we successfully introduced the world to the FLIR ONE, the world’s first thermal imaging accessory for a smartphone. This next generation FLIR ONE builds on this success by offering higher performance, broader compatibility, and a compelling value proposition,” saidAndy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.

It uses FLIR’s patented multi-spectral dynamic imaging (MSX) technology, which embosses the edge details from FLIR ONE’s visible camera onto the thermal image producing high fidelity images. The company will release an updated iOS and Android SDKs so that the developers can build and launch creative apps for both mobile devices.

The versatile and pocket-sized FLIR ONE transforms a mobile device into a powerful thermal imager that sees heat and accurately measures temperature. Providing users with the incredible ability to see temperature variations smaller than a tenth of a degree, the technology enables a host of practical applications, from identifying energy inefficiencies and water leaks in a home, to enabling safe and enjoyable outdoor exploration. It can also help you spot smoldering coals or small fires, in case you smell something burning and can’t figure out where it’s coming from.

FLIR ONE, with an MSRP of $249.99, is available worldwide beginning today for iOS devices on with the Android-compatible version available in July. The first generation FLIR ONE for Apple’s iPhone 5/5s platform is now available for $149.99.

About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection.