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02 March 2016

Enforce Tac/IWA 2016: Thermoteknix Launch FuseIR – Fused Night Vision

Modern combat requires operation conditions beyond the capabilities of separate image intensification (I2) and thermal imaging devices – in full daylight, complete cloud coverage, heavy forest/jungle, inside buildings, in fog/smoke, brightly lit urban environments where I2 blooming can occur, or through glass which is opaque to thermal imaging. This is where fused night vision comes in. According to some experts, fused night vision gives the best of both worlds in daylight, low light, and complete darkness; where significant tactical advantages are achieved by combining the detection of thermal imaging with the identification capabilities of I2.

Thermoteknix’ FuseIR Fused Night Vision device is completely silent in operation and is Never Blind. (Photo: Thermoteknix)

FuseIR is based on the latest generation, high sensitivity and high frequency responsive intensifier tube combined with Thermoteknix MicroCAM 3 thermal imaging core. It is the only enhanced night vision device with Thermoteknix patented Shutterless XTI Technology, so has no moving parts, is completely silent in operation, and is ‘Never Blind.’ Supporting a variety of operating modes including I2 only, I2 and full thermal, as well as thermal edge enhancement, FuseIR weighs just 300g and maximises detection and identification in a compact handheld/helmet mounted device.
FuseIR’s 40° Field of View (FoV) matches the optimum for goggle usage with real time image update that avoids image lag and nausea which can occur with other devices that have slower frame rates/integration time.