Software Development Kits for Optris PI Thermal Imaging Cameras

We offer three types of SDK for our PI thermal imaging cameras, providing the greatest opportunity to integrate your thermal imaging data with existing applications.

Connect SDK

This SDK offers a very wide range of functions. The PI Connect software needs to run as background process.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 10
The Connect-SDK is part of the scope of delivery of the optris PI and is included free of charge and licensing constraints.

Direct SDK

This SDK does not require the PI Connect software to be run.

The library “libirimager” provides a C ++ interface for Linux and Windows. Interfaces for LabVIEW and MATLAB are included in the SDK.

Supported operating systems: Windows 7, 8, 10 / Linux

The Direct SDK is available as a separate download but is again free of charge and licensing constraints. Please contact us for download instructions.

ROS interface for the Direct SDK:

Optris’ thermal imaging cameras can be integrated into an ROS middleware for the above architectures. Wrappers for the previous version (ROS fuerte to ROS jade) and the latest version (ROS kinetic and upwards) can be found here: