Thermal imaging and night vision optics
Our optics are synonymous with performance, durability and innovation
Professionals choose Pulsar thermal and ANV Gen3 night vision
When lives and livelihoods are at stake, volunteer, professional and government users rely on our Pulsar thermal and ANV goggles.
Our clients include:
- Coastguard New Zealand
- Royal New Zealand Air Force
- New Zealand Search and Rescue
- NZ Police
- NZ Police AOS
- Philips Search and Rescue Trust
- Department of Conservation
- Wildlife trusts including the QE2 National Trust
- Local and regional government councils
- Pest control firms
- Kiwi Foundation
- Ministry for Primary Industries
- NZ Fish and Game Council
- Auckland University
- Auckland International Airport
- Numerous forestry companies, farmers and landowners.
NZ Police invest in Pulsar bi-oculars
Advanced Optics recently supplied New Zealand Police HQ with twenty Pulsar thermal bi-oculars to enable officers to perform their duties with increased safety and efficiency. These devices were previously supplied to the Auckland Police AOS as well as other regional forces.
Pulsar adopt latest Lynred sensors
Based in France, Lynred are global leaders in the design and manufacture of leading edge thermal sensors for defence, aerospace, avionics, maritime, civil and industrial applications. Their clients include NATO and NASA.
Lynred recently rolled-out a new series of milspec sensors (TWS Qualified MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-833) that feature enhanced sensitivity, improved SWaP dynamics and durability. Pulsar have incorporated these new sensors into their Accolade, Merger and Pulsar Thermion Pro range, delivering a NETD of less than 25mK, while benefitting from a proven military standard that ensures reliability under extreme conditions.
Invest in a Pulsar thermal and benefit from the World’s finest components.
New Zealand Air Force SAR invests in Lexion XP thermal monoculars
In March 2021, Flight Lieutenant Andrew Stewart approached Advanced Optics for the supply of Lexion and Accolade thermals after having used one in the successful rescue of two lost trampers. This is Andrew’s story:
“These devices are for aerial searching from our Helicopters. The helicopters we operate (NH90) don’t have any fixed thermal cameras and as you are aware these are very expensive.
In the past I have used a variety of handheld thermal optics on a range or search and rescue tasks ranging from people in the water, missing trampers / hunters and crashed aircraft. Attached is a pic of one of my crew utilising a Pulsar Helion in the search for the two trampers who were missing in the Kahurangi National Park for nearly two weeks before being rescued. This particular unit was loaned to us by local police to assist our search while using night vision googles.
Having a mix of Pulsar optics would enable us to assist the people of New Zealand giving us an extra tool to help us find people to bring them home.”
The Lexion monocular is a proven performer. Designed specially for professional users, it has a fully waterproof, shock resistant glass reinforced body for durability, that also features a unique radiated heat-sink to maintain high performance and reduced heat-load on the internal electronics. A high capacity quick-change battery, 640×480 Lynred sensor and choice of optics serve many applications. Click image for more information.
Our products are the first choice among New Zealand’s professional pest controllers
Our thermal optics are used throughout the country by pest control firms, Department of Conservation, Regional Councils, wildlife trusts, farmers and landowners who require a reliable platform that will withstand the rigours of professional use.
The XP range of riflesights and monoculars are the most sought after, due to having a wide-field-of-view and the ability to zoom-in for longer distances. Our products have quick-change rechargeable batteries that ensure that work is completed during intensive control.
High Country Contracting is a ‘super-star’ pest control firms who exclusively use our products for their shooting operations. As well as shooting, they also offer a range of control measures that are proven to maintain low pest numbers.
For more information about High Country Contracting, visit their website:
ANV Ultra Gen3+ night vision goggles and accessory lenses now in stock
Our new range of mil spec Generation 3+ NV goggles, monoculars and accessories are ideal for navigation, search and rescue and security.
The ANV Ultra series are highly specified with important features such as high performance P-45 GaAs white phosphor image intensifier tubes, autogating, manual gain control, auto vertical shut-off with override, nitrogen purged fully waterproof housings and in-built IR illuminator.
Two tube resolutions are available in six grades:
ANV Ultra HD-BW
68 lpp/mm resolution / >1900 / >2000 / >2100 FoM
ANV Ultra SD-BW
64 lpp/mm resolution / >1700 / >1800 / >1900 FoM
Devices are supplied with a headmount, sacrificial window/s and a carrycase. We hold stock for immediate supply.
ANV Gen3 recreational user sales
Though our ANV goggles are intended for professional users, they are also available to recreational users, who are required to sign our EUA when purchasing, stating name, address, purpose and non-export clause.
Due to our international licensing, ANV Gen3 NV optics cannot be exported outside of New Zealand.