RealWare, a provider of assisted reality wearable solutions, launched a fully hands-free, voice-controlled thermal camera experience. The new RealWear thermal camera module connects with a RealWare Navigator 500 headset with built-in voice recognition. This allows frontline workers to capture a high-resolution visible-spectrum image or a variety of thermal and color modes to quickly identify temperature anomalies in mission-critical industrial equipment like pumps, pipes, wiring and motors.
Imagery is viewable in real time and will in the future have the ability to be shared via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex Expert on Demand, among others. Compatible with Teledyne FLIR’s ecosystem, the special radiometric JPEG format images can be stored, transmitted, and downloaded for use within the FLIR Thermal Studio post-processing software for greater analysis and reporting options.
“Thermal imaging is critical to assembly, effective condition monitoring and predictive maintenance programs,” said Dan Jarvis, director of business development at Teledyne FLIR. “RealWear Navigator 500 is the only hands-free system to currently incorporate the patented MSX technology, which overlays the live edge detail from the visible camera on the thermal image to provide critical information.”
Key use cases of RealWear Navigator with thermal include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC inspections. It’s also useful for initial installation readiness, process monitoring or line monitoring where a connected hands-free device adds flexibility, safety, and overall efficiency for optimum plant production such as automotive assembly line processes.
“Our long-term vision of assisted intelligence takes shape when you start connecting new captured data like thermal imaging into the cloud and beyond,” said Rama Oruganti, chief product officer at RealWear. “Industrial wearables have a huge role to play going forward in industry 4.0, and we’re proud to be a part of the global movement.”