IR Thermometer offers non-contact measurement from -70 to 380°C.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to connect to computer's USB port, 1045 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor IR provides 10° field of view and object temperature range of -70 to +380°C with 0.02°C resolution, ±0.5°C accuracy at room temperature, and temperature update speed of 32 msec. Factory-calibrated unit is suited for sensing and measuring surface temperatures without surface contact, alarming for over-temperature conditions, human or animal presence detection, and body temperature measurement.

Original Press Release:

Phidgets Adds an Infra Red Thermometer to Its Range of Temperature Sensors

Provides non contact temperature data from -70 to 380°C.

CALGARY, Alberta, - Phidgets Inc. released today the 1045 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor IR which provides non contact temperature measurements from -70 to 380°C. The thermometer is factory calibrated and connects directly to a computer's USB port.

"We now have a wider range of temperature sensors to meet our customers' specific requirements." says Chester Fitchett, CEO of Phidgets.

Some Applications:

- Sensing and measuring surface temperatures without surface contact

- Alarming alert for over temperature conditions

- Temperature sensing element for residential, commercial and industrial building air conditioning

- Human or animal presence detection

- Movement detection

- Body temperature measurement

Product Specifications

  • Field of View: 10°

  • Ambient (Board) Temperature

    Range: -40 to +125°C

    Resolution: 0.02°C

  • Object Temperature

    Range: -70 to +380°C

    Resolution: 0.02°C
  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C at room temperature

  • Assumed Object Emissivity: 1.0

  • Current Consumption: 27mA

  • USB Voltage: 4.75 - 5.25VDC

  • Temperature update speed: 32ms

  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 70°C

    Software Environment

    "Unlike a lot of our competitor's products that require their users to write some firmware code in order to use their sensor, we are completely "Plug and Play" says Bernard Rousseau, Director of Marketing. "With Phidgets, you plug it in and start using it and when it comes to programming, the user, not us, decides which operating system and which computer language he wants to use", added Rousseau.

    Users can program Phidgets using a simple yet powerful and well documented Application Programming Interfade (API) that is supported under Windows (2000, XP, Vista), Windows CE, Mac OS X, and Linux. Users can write programs in Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, C/C++, Flash/Flex, Java, Labview, Matlab, ActionScript 3.0, and Cocoa.

    Phidgets also provides programming examples for all its products to help programmers write their own programs. The API Libraries as well as the examples and the documentation are available at no charge on

    Pricing and Availability

    The 1045 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor IR is available now. The suggested resale price is $90.00 Canadian.

    About Phidgets

    Phidgets, Inc. is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost control and sensing modules connected to personal computers through the USB port. Phidgets products are ideally suited for fast prototyping. The privately held company is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Contact Information

    Bernard Rousseau

    Director of Marketing

    Address: Phidgets Inc.

    Unit 1, 6115 - 4th Street S.E.

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    T2H 2H9

    Web Site:

    Phone: 1-403-282-7335

    Fax: 1-403-282-7332


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