Due to COVID19, “Thermal Camera or thermal screening system” have become household name which was otherwise confined to industrial and military domain. While trying to develop ( or trying to find a practical, off-the-shelf deployable), it was found that, the Thermal Imaging software which are available with thermal camera manufacturers, are quite inadequate. And there were not many System Integrators or third party thermal application developers who have many practical applications for solving real world problems!
There are few Thermal Imaging Application developers like Viper Imaging, which uses FLIR Thermal cameras for providing various industrial solutions. I think, there is a requirment for more such system integrators without which a eco-system around thermal cameras will not grow and there will always be shortage to provide last mile solutions to industries.
Most thermal camera manufactuerers provide SDK ( Software Development Kit) using which one can develop applications in easy to use langauges like C#. The generic Thermal Imaging Application which somes with thermal camera are normally good for displaying video and few ROI. It may not really be useful for end-users. So, system integrators can develope useful thermal imaging software for solving/performing specific task/requirments for industries. FOr example, Flare Stack Monitoring System.
While searching for such third party developers or system integrators, I have found tha, most software companies lack ‘domain knowledge’ which is main hindrance in developing such thermal Imaging Software. Software Companies, or start-ups generally seem not to be willing to visit and explore industries.
I think its time big names in Thermal Camera World like FLIR, Optris etc try to develop eco-systems or promote start-ups in developing various Thermal Imaging Applications which will be benefical for all.