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Pulsar Thermion XP50 review by Phil Taylor

Pulsar Thermion XP50 review by Phil Taylor 2020-10-15 This is my 1st look into a thermal scope, although I have been using thermal for spotting now for the last 3 years + starting off with the Helion, then upgrading to the original Accolade & now to the Accolade 2 XP50 LRF I’ve looked through friends Apex thermal scope & also Trail scopes but never used 1 myself properly until now. I’ve had this Thermion XP50 on loan from Pulsar now for 2 months. My...

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Understanding the difference between Detection, Recognition & Identification (DRI)

Understanding the difference between Detection, Recognition & Identification (DRI)   One of the most common questions we get asked regarding thermal products is “how far will I be able to see a heat signature?”... This is a great question and a vital piece of information needed for selecting a thermal device to purchase.   The first thing to note, is that many manufacturers will proudly boast their maximum detection distance, and this will be the big number listed in all spec tables. It...

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Australia’s Best Thermal Monoculars 2021

Australia’s Best Thermal Monoculars 2021     TOP TIER Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 Thermal Monocular Combining a 50mm germanium lens with Pulsars new <40mK 640px 17 micron sensor, the Pulsar Helion is the perfect tool for the professional looking to get maximum detail at the longest range. As with many of the monoculars on this list the Helion has all of the features you would expect including on-board photo & video recording, Wi-Fi streaming to a phone or tablet, multiple...

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FLIR Breach: An Introduction

Getting To Know The FLIR Breach PTQ136 Weighing in at only 210 grams, the FLIR Breach PTQ136 is Australias only helmet mountable thermal camera. Specifically designed with law enforcement & hunters in mind, the FLIR Breach is small enough to be concealed in a pocket or hang from a neck lanyard. The Breach PTQ136 has on board recording of both photo & video for evidence capture, 1x-4x digital zoom and ability to be powered via an external battery pack. Optimised for...

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Discovering The FLIR Scion

Discovering The All-New FLIR Scion In 2020, FLIR released its newest range of thermal monocular branded the FLIR Scion. The Scion offers a major step up in the thermal monocular range as the only American made thermal monocular currently available in both 320x256px 640x512px 12um (micron) in Australia. The series comes in both OTM (civilian) & PTM (law enforcement) models and has various lens sizes to fit every need. FLIR has also included 6 different colour palates to ensure that...

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3 Original Gifts For This Father’s Day

Once again we're nearly on the cusp of yet another Father's Day. Now before you get any wise ideas, don't forget you bought socks last year. It can be easy to default to classic Dad gifts when you feel like yours is the Dad that has it all. This year we are here to stop you from getting overwhelmed by the Father's Day gift giving bonanza. Night Vision and Thermal Imaging devices make fantastic gifts for active Dads. With such...

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A Humble FLIR Scout TK Review

Just last weekend I managed to escape the office for a few days of peace with the in-laws. It was also a chance for our office TK to get some fresh air too. I have not had much time to get acquainted with the Scouts so this was a perfect chance to do a FLIR Scout TK Review. Being bogged down in specs and stats doesn’t really give you a sense of what the Thermal devices are actually useful...

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Why Go Digital?

With the rapid pace of development nowadays, there is so much to consider when buying Night Vision technology. Balancing your budget and needs with the enormous lists of tech specs is nothing less than daunting. And, as if just to throw fuel onto the fire, there is always this lingering question: ‘Have you considered Digital Night Vision?’ It seems that throwing digital into a conversation just sparks animosity and confusion. The main concerns that people harbor are a lack of quality, and...

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Dispelling the Gen 4 Night Vision Myth

There has been a lot of talk about Gen 4 night vision in recent years. Rapid technological developments, and false starts have given rise to some substantial misconceptions about Gen 4 night vision. Thankfully, Night Vision Australia is here to help clear the air. There are four Generations of night vision. However, they are numbered from Gen 0 to Gen 3. The first generation of night optics were developed during the Second World War. The first era of development was...

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The History of Night Vision Technology

Night Vision technology has developed so much in recent years, that it is hard to believe that it originates from before the Second World War. In this article, we explore the history of Night Vision and the generational changes that have lead us here. A Night Vision Device is an optical instrument that allows images to be produced in near total darkness. They are most often used by the military and law enforcement agencies, but are readily available to private users. The term...

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