TARSIUS16 - Let Night Be Light
With over 50,000 BIG/BIM image intensified night vision devices in operation, Vectronix decided to make its next product significantly lighter and smaller than existing MIL-spec goggles and monoculars, without sacrificing quality or performance.
This objective was reached using miniaturized components and a revolutionary 16 mm image intensifier tube. TARSIUS16 is the name of the new Miniature Night Vision Monocular which weighs 30% to 45% less than comparable devices using 18 mm tubes.
Even in its basic configuration, TARSIUS16 offers several extremely useful features. Automatic adjustment for varying levels of ambient light (auto-gating) and manual gain control ensure longer tube life and optimal scene rendering. The ergonomic design reduces the training effort and allows intuitive operation.
The infrared illuminator enables movement and working in total darkness. It responds instantaneously to the user, and unlike other night vision systems, TARSIUS16 ensures 100% situational awareness by eliminating the moment of darkness as the IR illuminator is activated. An indicator alerts the operator when the IR illuminator is active to prevent his being detectable by accident.
Three types of batteries can be used, all of them standard types that are commercially available. The 3 V lithium battery CR123A lasts for 55 hours of operation. Alternatively, an AA size 1.5 V alkaline or a 1.2 V NiMH will fit. A low battery indicator is projected into the field of view so that the user is never caught unaware.
A 3x magnification lens can easily be clamped in front of the objective to increase the observation and surveillance range.
With its Smart Mount, TARSIUS16 can be configured specifically for the user’s mission. The transition from single to dual mount, and from handheld to face mask, helmet or other system is quick and does not require any special tools. The Smart Mount permits individual adjustments for a comfortable, secure fit. Stable mounting plus minimum size and weight enhance the operator’s agility and effectiveness.
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