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Turn your phone or tablet into a precise non-contact thermometer
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What is Kalt Sensor?

Our smartphones and tablets are very capable but they lack some sensors that we need. We provide you with a convenient way to read the temperature without touching the object. The Kalt Sensor reads the infrared energy that the object emits and translates that in some readable temperature of your choice between Fahrenheit , Celsius or Kelvin .

Phone app

We have a working app for IPhone and Android phones and tablets.

Case colors

The case is a  semitransparent plastic that let you see some details of the internal components.There are 4 color options for the case:

  • blue
  • yellow
  • orange
  • green
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Color option

How do I Use it

It comes calibrated and you just have to download the app from the App store or from Google Play Store.

The phone auto detects the sensor when the app is running and it starts to display the temperature automatically.

The phone will indicate when the Kalt sensor is not present or there is a connection problem.

Performance

  • High accuracy of 0.5°C over wide temperature range.
  • -70…+380°C for object temperature
  • Field of view 90 degrees (2:1 )  for normal model
  • Field of view 35 degrees (6:1) for extra range model
  • Displays the temperature in large , easy to read numbers
  • Emissivity : 0.1 to 1 selectable from the app
  • Response time less than 400 msec

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Compatibility

IPhone

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 6.0 and above

Android phones and tablets

We tested it with :

Moto G , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4,  Nexus 5 ,Samsung Exhibit II

Production Schedule

 Manufacturing

Most of the product is designed and manufactured in US by our team.

We have manufacturing capability and experience in shipping.

Risks and challenges

In case of a reasonable demand, all units will be built by us. If the demand is higher the parts of the unit will be outsourced locally which means a longer lead time. We have experience with building and shipping products, and also we have most of the equipment in house. With all this, we try very hard to minimize the risk.
Also if there is a higher demand there might be some parts shortages which might delay the production. Fortunately the parts can be procured from multiple places , so the possibility if part shortages is reduced.

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