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The bar has been raised up by TeAx Technology – again: Today, the company is publicly announcing its latest product ThermalCapture Fusion, a powerful and perfectly aligned dual camera solution to store both, thermal and visual data from its sensors. ThermalCapture Fusion: The new standard in the thermal drone industry.

Finally, an independent and lightweight dual camera for commercial drone operations

Small commercial drones were missing out on a solution of a perfectly aligned dual camera, which connects both, the thermal and the visual world professionally together”, Markus Ax – CEO of TeAx Technology – starts to explain. “Until today, approaches from the market were rather self-made workarounds then appropriate solutions. We at TeAx Technology took the time to design and engineer a proper and lightweight solution. The goal was to create a payload, being available and compatible with most small drones operating in the market” Ax continued.

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ThermalCapture Fusion: Technically Leading. Again.

Already in 2013, TeAx Technology’s first product – ThermalCapture – created a completely new market for thermal drone operators worldwide. And the engineers from TeAx are about to do it again: “With ThermalCapture Fusion, TeAx Technology is going to be the new leader for professional thermal drone operations”, Ax says. “The first beta tester were impressed with the outcome of this new device, especially with the perfectly aligned thermal- and visual data”, Ax continued and added with a smile “Once you experienced a ThermalCapture solution, there is no way you would want to go back again”.

Overview On Technical Specifications

Sensors / Interfaces / GPS



Thermal Sensor
FLIR Tau 2 640 13mm
Resolution 640 x 512 pixel

Thermal sensitivity
0.05k (performance grade) or
0.03K (industrial grade)

Visual sensor
Sony Exmor
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixel

Interfaces
microSD:
All data stored on microSD card

microUSB/Serial Interface:
for configurations

MAVlink, PPM, SBUS, PWM

Live video output:
Analog video (PAL), HDMI

GPS
Regardless of the drone system’s GPS, there is an additional GPS added into the system. That enables geo-referenced thermal- and visual data. Extremely helpful for post-processing.

>> Download brochure for ThermalCapture

Data Alignment / Data Storage

Aligned Data
Both sensors are perfectly aligned to each other. The recorded data can be geo-referenced as well.

Storage Of Data
Both data, thermal and visual are stored on a microSD card during operations.

With only one camera (including two sensors) all relevant data can be stored now in one file, on only one microSD. A user has no longer to manually align thermal and visual data by hand during post-processing; ThermalCapture is doing it instead “on the fly” – literally.

Dimensions / Weight / Housing

Dimensions
61mm x 30mm x 56mm
2.4in x 1.8in x 2.2in
Weight
130g
0.28lb
Housing
Aluminium,
Carbon fibre

>> Download assembly drawing for ThermalCapture

Enables professional thermal & visual data collection. Regardless the drone system.

Whilst ThermalCapture Fusion was developed with the goal of being a completely stand-alone and flexible drone payload, another major upside is its drone compatibility: ThermalCapture Fusion was also designed to be compatible with the most (commercial) small drones being used out there. It basically comes down to a total weight of 130g / 0.28lb (excluding a gimbal).

Any drone system on the global market, which has the capacity to lift that amount of weight will be able to carry a ThermalCapture Fusion.

Powerfully interfaced with relevant processing capacities

To capture and store thermal + visual data in a reliable way is one thing. To process it properly – especially in a client’s environment – is a totally different story. Since TeAx Technology became a trusted partner for the global thermal drone world, it of course provides interfaces to the leading, post-processing systems next to TeAx’ own solution, ThermalViewer:

TeAx | ThermoViewer

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TeAx ThermoViewer is a free post-processing software, which comes along with ThermalCapture series. It also provides an interface to FLIR Tools.

>> Free download of ThermoViewer | >> Please contact me, I have a question | >> Place a special feature request

FLIR | FLIR Tools

ThermalCapture-Fusion-and-FLIR-Tools

FLIR Tools is a software suite specifically designed to provide an easy way to update your camera and create inspection reports.

>> More information on FLIR Tools

Pix4D

ThermalCapture-Fusion-and-Pix4D

Advanced photogrammetry software uses images to create professional orthomosaics, point clouds, models and more. Maps and models, purely from drone images.

>> More information on Pix4D

DroneDeploy

Target, analyze and boost performance with our drone software. Industry specialized tools for various industries. Agriculture, construction, mining and more…

>> More information on DroneDeploy

ICAROS - OneButton

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The Icaros OneButton™ software is by far the industries’ easiest-to-use image processing product. By utilizing the most advanced photogrammetric and computer vision algorithms, OneButton™ lets you easily and automatically create fully georeferenced products in 2D and 3D, while combining highly optimized performance to produce exceptionally fast and accurate results.

>> More information on ICAROS

Your solution or post-processing tool is not listed yet? Don’t worry, since TeAx Technology is completely independent and is developing everything on its own, we can very easily interface with your environment. Get in contact with us to find out more.

Future proven. Smart investment.

If we understood one thing over the past few years: Technology evolves very quickly. We, at TeAx Technology, love to see this as we get challenged by the market on an everyday bases. And the most benefiting group out of this are our clients.
In order to make sure that clients of TeAx Technology are investing smart into their equipment, we design and develop hard- and software in a way, that it is future proven. In other words, once invested into TeAx Technology solutions, clients will always benefit from new features provided e.g. by firmware updates. And even in case new hardware will be released, it will be made available easily and with very special conditions for existing clients of TeAx.

Enhanced (commercial) drone applications, with twice, fully aligned information.

Since ThermalCapture Fusion is targeting professional drone operators worldwide, the most relevant applications will be within Industrial Inspections, GIS / Mapping, Security & Surveillance and Research & Development. Attached to a drone platform it provides both, a live view for thermal and visual sensors as well as the capability to store both data streams in an accurately aligned way for further post-processing on a microSD card.

Key applications for ThermalCapture Fusion as we see it:

Industrial Inspections

ThermalCapture Fusion is an ideal tool for thermal drone inspections. With twice the information – thermal and visual – ThermalCapture Fusion provides relevant information, for instance for inspection of solar fields: The operator knows exactly, if the identified hotspot in fact is a broken cell or if there is “only” dirt on it. What a big difference that is!

With ThermalCapture Fusion, the operator has live view for both sensors (thermal + visual) during the operations but also has full access to the stored data on both, thermal and visual data, which are completely aligned in only one file for the post-processing. ThermalCapture helps do massively reduce time within post-processing.

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Thermal Mapping

Just recently, ThermalCapture 2.0 demonstrated impressively, what it can achieve within drone thermal mapping. With ThermalCapture Fusion, there now is an additional tool performing on the job – with even visual data on top. With twice the information – thermal and visual – ThermalCapture Fusion provides relevant information in case they are needed.

With ThermalCapture Fusion, the operator has live view for both sensors (thermal + visual) during the operations but also has full access to the stored data on both, thermal and visual data, which are completely aligned in only one file for the post-processing. ThermalCapture helps do massively reduce time within post-processing.

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Research & Development

ThermalCapture Fusion is an ideal tool for research and development tasks based on thermal drones. With twice the information – thermal and visual – ThermalCapture Fusion provides relevant information where it is needed.

And the best part: With ThermalCapture Fusion, the operator has live view for both sensors (thermal + visual) during the operations but also has full access to the stored data on both, thermal and visual data, which are completely aligned in only one file for the post-processing. ThermalCapture helps do massively reduce time within post-processing.

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Security & Surveillance

ThermalCapture Fusion is the perfect tool for thermal drone security and surveillance missions. With twice the information – thermal and visual – ThermalCapture Fusion provides mission critical information to the people in real time, whenever and wherever it is needed.

With ThermalCapture Fusion, the operator has live view for both sensors (thermal + visual) during the operations but also has full access to the stored data on both, thermal and visual data, which are completely aligned in only one file for the post-processing.

Orders are accepted from now:

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Order today and save 500,00 USD

From today on-wards, we are accepting orders for ThermalCapture Fusion. And it is getting even better: Benefit from a 500,00 USD voucher, which will be valid until January, 15th for any submitted order for ThermalCapture Fusion. You did not receive a voucher? No problem, get in touch with us and request one.

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About the manufacturer

About TeAx Technology – A Leading Edge System Integration High-Tech Company
TeAx Technology provides application specific solutions in hardware and software. Expertise are embedded systems and remote sensing. The focus is on development and integration of special payloads for (commercial, professional) drones. For general development and projects on integration to PC software and embedded systems, TeAx Technology convinces through customized solutions and individual advice.