Combining image intensification (I2) with thermal imaging literally intensifies the capabilities of night vision.
This is the latest technological advance that British company Thermoteknix Systems (Hall 6, Stand H421), brings to the market with its FuseIR Fused Night Vision technology demonstrator.
The handheld or helmet-mounted FuseIR offers superior detection and identification capabilities in a compact and lightweight package.
According to the company, the fusion of the two technologies into Fused Night Vision goes beyond the capabilities of separate I2 and thermal imaging devices. It allows for detection and identification of targets in low light, complete darkness, fog or smoke, heavy jungle and inside buildings, as well as dense cloud. It is even used in brightly lit urban environments or through glass.
Thermoteknix designed the FuseIR to have no moving parts, to operate completely silently and to be ‘never blind’.
It combines the company’s MicroCam 3 thermal imaging core with the latest high-sensitivity and high-frequency responsive intensifier tube, for a total weight of just 300g.
It supports various operating modes, including I2 only, I2 with full thermal (fused) and thermal edge enhancement.
With a 40° field of view, the FuseIR surpasses the situational awareness of other night vision devices. It offers real-time image update that avoids image lag and resulting nausea effects.