Easy integration for the FLIR A400 and A700 Thermal Image Streaming Cameras

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Detect and identify thermal issues across manufacturing and industrial processes, collect accurate thermal data, and analyze it using your own proprietary software with this new line of FLIR automation cameras. A400/A700 thermal cameras configured for Standard or Advanced Image Streaming can solve your specific task through simplified integration with custom developed software.

Radiometric Streaming
Radiometric images are thermal photos that contain temperature measurement data for each pixel within the frame.

The detectors in FLIR A400 and A700 Image Streaming cameras will register a 16-bit signal value in each pixel element to create a frame that is then streamed to a computer. This raw signal value can be converted to a temperature value in FLIR software based on the camera's calibration. When doing so, we also need to account for the emissivity and many other parameters; this is demonstrated in the Spinnaker SDK Python example linked further below.

An alternative to streaming the thermal image frame with raw signal values is to set the camera to temperature linear mode. By doing so, the camera accounts for all relevant parameters and delivers a digital value that is easily converted to temperature without the use of any calibration variables

Develop the Software You Need with FLIR Spinnaker SDK
FLIR Spinnaker SDK is a free GigE VisionĀ® compatible SDK that enables radiometric video streaming and provides camera control through the GenICamĀ® interface. Cross platform development allows you to work in a Windows, MacOS, or Linux environment and to write your software in either C, C++, C#, VB, or Python.

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