Night Vision Optics

Advanced night vision optics for professional and recreational activities.

Professional users

Two important advantages that night vision has over thermal imaging is the ability to see through glass and that the image is formed by reflected are important when navigating a boat, because objects that are the same temperature as their surroundings are difficult to see. Reflected light also better represents the surface of the object, or subject, which is important for facial recognition.

Advanced Optics offer the professional users a choice of technologies. Our generation 3 goggles can be used in occluded starlight, often without the need for additional IR illumination. These are ideal for navigating boats in areas where there may be floating debris, small vessels and other obstructions. We supply Gen3 goggles to Coastguard New Zealand who require performance and reliability.

Our Pulsar Digital Night Vision (DNV) have the ability to record and stream images via the internet. The device can also be controlled remotely via StreamVision when mounted to an accessory mount or tripod. DNV optics can be used in conditions far darker than the eye can see, and in extreme darkness, a 940nm ‘stealth’ illuminator enable the user to spot, observe and record video. Stealth illuminators have an extremely dull glow, that is invisable at distances of more than a few metres. This is essential for covert recording, to avoid the threat of intimidation or violence may be encountered.

Our DNV clients include Ministry for Primary Industry Fisheries Protection and the Department of Conservation for observing and monitoring endangered species.

We have demonstration models available for Government and volunteer clients to use for evaluation. all of our products are waterproof to IPx7, making them suitable for use in extreme weather conditions including submersion into a metre of water for up to 30 minutes

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night vision goggles

Why choose a night vision device?

Night vision devices see reflected light in the visible and near infrared (NIR) spectrum, whereas a thermal imaging device see radiant light in the long infrared spectrum (LWIR).

Reflected light is the same as what our eyes see when light reflects off an object, aiding identification and recognition. This is important for security applications, when a useable image is required for evidence, as well as for studying wildlife such as endangered species when individual animals are tracked and studied.

Pest controllers and hunters often use a thermal imager for spotting and a night vision riflescope for shooting because the target is easier to identify and grass and foliage can be seen in front of the target that may deflect the shot. A clear line-of-sight must be maintained for night vision to be effective.

Pulsar NV systems are fitted with NIR optimised Sony Exmore monochrome sensors that amplify ambient light and are very sensitive to longer wavelength infrared, which bathes the planet for an hour or so after the onset of darkness. This means that a Pulsar DNV device will work without addition IR illumination for far longer and provide better clarity. Pulsar’s propriety SumLight further enhances low light operation through adaptively changing the devices frame rate.

Recreational users visit one of our stockists for a demonstration:

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