Pulsar Lexion

Flagship European made professional thermal imaging monocular.


Pulsar Lexion professional thermal monocular

Pulsar Lexion is designed for all tough professional use.

Chosen by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Coastguard New Zealand, Search and Rescue New Zealand, NZ Police, DoC, pest control firms, farmers and landowners.

Available with a choice of Lynred 384×288 or 640×480 sensor, and three lens types, there is a model suitable for all situations.

An IPx7 waterproof and shock-proof glass reinforced polymer body will withstand hard use.

Removable high capacity rechargeable batteries provide up to 16 hrs continual use and are easily replaced.

Due to the terms of our internationally binding BIS license, military grade sensors are categorised as ‘Dual-use’ and must not be exported outside of New Zealand.

RNZAF Pulsar Thermal

A Pulsar thermal in use by the New Zealand Air Force during the succesful rescue of two lost trampers in Kahurangi National Park in 2020.

A  Lexion can be used as a fixed security camera with motion sensor recording and streaming via the StreamVision app. There is a choice of optional mounting systems including tree mount, clamp mount and car roof mount.


StreamVision allows video to live stream on a smart tablet or phone and has a host of useful features, including remote control, motion detection recording, and firmware update that adds image quality and functionality improvements. 


Five models suitable for a wide range of critical tasks

The Lexion XP series is the flagship hand-held thermal imager for performance and reliability. Fitted with a Gen 2 Lynred 640×480 microbolometer with a 17µ pixel pitch, this sensor is the optimum balance of resolution and sensitivity. This sensor is complimented with a choice of three fast aperture, precision ground germanium objective lenses, each of which provides the user with either a wide field-of-view or high magnification.

 Lexion XP28

The 28mm lens fitted to this model has the widest field-of-view and the lowest magnification, ideal for use from moving vehicles, helicopters and boats, enabling  rapid detection and image clarity. It is highly effective at short to medium distances, such as in forests and cities.

Lexion XP38

Fitted with the ideal ‘allrounder’ 38mm lens, this model has the perfect balance of field-of-view and magnification to suit a wide range of applications that require longer distance detection and identification. This model is widely chosen by Coastguard New Zealand for marine rescue, as well as for a host of other clients for duties that include search and rescue and pest erradication.

Lexion XP50

When long distance performance and identification are the main priority, the 50mm lens delivers a high magnification and highly detailed image. Uses such as spotting stricken vessels at sea and mountain rescue operations benefit from the higher magnification, as will pest controllers and researchers who must clearly identify animal species over large open areas.

Lexion XQ38 and XQ50

The XQ series has all the benefits of the XP series, but is fitted with a smaller 384×288 / 17µ Gen 2 Lynred microbolometer.

The smaller sensor has a narrower field-of-view than the XP, but maintains the same detection range at a lower price. These models represent excellent value-for-money and usebility for tasks such as pest control, security on farms and forestry and Coastguard / search and rescue when longer distances are the norm.

Before Yukon Advanced Optics released its larger 640×480 sensor, the 384×288 sensor was widely used by professionals from all walks, and still maintains a highly competant format. The Lynred Gen 2 sensors are proven for both civilian and military ground and aeronautical  applications.

Lynred IR microbolometer



384×288-17µ Sensor

3.1x-12.4x Magnification

9.8° Field of view

Detection range 1350m


384×288-17µ Sensor

4.1x-16.4x Magnification

7.5° Field of view

Detection range 1800m


640×480-17µ Sensor

1.4x-11.2x Magnification

22° Field of view

Detection range 1000m


640×480-17µ Sensor

1.9x-15.2x Magnification

16.3° Field of view

Detection range 1350m


640×480-17µ Sensor

2.5x-20x Magnification

12.4° Field of view

Detection range 1800m