Samsung Showcases FLIR Thermal Sensors in IoT Demo
Sunday, March 13, 2016
at Light + Building, the world's leading trade show for lighting and building
services technology, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. showcased an Internet of
Things (IoT) demonstration featuring an integration of FLIR’s Lepton microthermal camera with Samsung’s Smart Lighting Module (SLM). The
demonstration, part of Samsung’s Smart Lighting initiative, shows how
higher-resolution thermal sensors can play a role in smart building, smart cities
and broader IoT offerings by providing more valuable data than existing one-pixel
SLM is a connectivity solution that can be embedded in a sensor network for
smart cities, smart buildings and other IoT environments. Samsung SLM supports
both wired and wireless communication protocols and open standards, which
include DALI, Bluetooth and ZigBee, to help
operators seamlessly connect to various sensor networks and smart
devices. SLM enables smart lighting luminaires to act as nodes for diverse
smart lighting environments all while avoiding negatively affecting the
bandwidth of existing building and city systems because of SLM’s localized
the event, Samsung has shown how FLIR’s
Lepton, the world’s smallest, lightest and lowest cost microbolometer-based thermal imaging camera, can track
human movement. In a very simple
table-top demonstration, the combination of SLM and Lepton will automatically
direct a small fan toward a warm person.
This is possible because the system can aim the fan at the warm pixels,
something that is not possible with existing thermal sensors used in IoT
devices because they lack the resolution of Lepton.
In smart buildings, existing thermal sensors can
determine if there are people in a room.
A Lepton-equipped device can give much more detail and determine how
many people are in a room. In a smart city,
a Lepton-equipped device can reliably classify different items such as people
or cars that pass a point of interest. Also,
because thermal cameras do not personally identify people or objects, Lepton
helps alleviate privacy concerns tied to the use of traditional visible cameras.
Samsung and FLIR share a common vision to
advance IoT by having smarter sensors that utilize higher-resolution thermal
sensing. We are excited to work with
Samsung to demonstrate the value of thermal sensors for smart buildings, smart
cities and broader IoT markets.
To see the demo, please visit the Samsung
Booth at Light + Building Expo - Hall 6.2, Stand B04 - from March 14-18 in Frankfurt,