New report projects thermal imaging market will be worth over US$16bn by 2026

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According to a recent study from market research firm, Global Market Insights, the thermal imaging market has emerged as one of the most profitable niche verticals of the global electronics, security and media industries. The recent launch of Leonardo DRS, Inc.’s innovative Tenum 640 thermal imager stands testimony to the pioneering efforts being put in by major firms to develop high-performance systems for a variety of applications. Reportedly, Tenum 640 is being regarded as the most advanced uncooled 10-micron thermal camera core currently available in the fast-evolving thermal imaging industry.

Predominantly designed for original equipment manufacturers, the latest imager is said to be ideal for personal vision systems utilised in outdoor sporting, ground and aerial unmanned platforms for first responders and other security and surveillance applications. Moreover, Tenum 640 thermal imager represents the most advanced and cost-effective breed of devices manufactured with the uncooled technology which has been garnering immense popularity across the thermal imaging market.

Speaking in a similar context, the aforementioned instance further reinforces the prominence of uncooled technology in this business sphere. The recent developments in the said technology have resulted in the widescale adoption of thermal imaging devices in a diverse set of applications along the likes of personal vision systems, industrial imaging, residential security and surveillance.

In fact, the uncooled technology segment of thermal imaging industry has been making swift progress in recent years with the overall revenue collection of the segment estimated at US$2.5 billion in the year 2017. The unveiling of more cost-effective products would further enhance the stance of uncooled technology segment in the thermal imaging market space.

Over the last few decades, the pace at which the global automotive sector has adopted and deployed advanced technologies can aptly be termed as astronomical. Today’s safest cars are equipped with a plethora of sophisticated systems such as long and medium-range radar, ultrasound devices, LIDAR and high-resolution cameras. These systems have been instrumental in improving the effectiveness of safety features including adaptive cruise control, brake assistance and collision avoidance, cross-traffic alerts, lane-change assistance and blind-spot detection.

Technological developments apart, it is vital to note that the high cost of thermal imaging devices such as cooled cameras is likely to hinder the industry expansion over the estimated timeframe. However, renowned thermal imaging market players have been focused on research and development activities that would most probably bring down the prices of several imaging devices in the forthcoming years.

Recently, Seek Thermal, the US based company has unveiled its latest high-resolution thermal imaging camera at the Consumer Electronics Show for automotive aftermarket. Reportedly this new camera can be seamlessly incorporated with existing infotainment systems.

Equipped with thermal sensors of 320 x 240 resolution capacity, this new solution by the company claims to provide high image clarity. Complementing with its outstanding features, the news that the latest camera is available at quite an affordable price further adds to its positioning in the thermal imaging industry.


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