The „New Series 2“ is out now: Yukon Advanced Technologies releases three new Thermal Imaging optics for the European market: Performance oriented updates of top Pulsar flagship product lines in its respective product ranges. In detail:
- Helion 2 XP50 thermal observation monocular
- Accolade 2 LRF XP50 thermal imaging binocular
- Trail 2 LRF thermal imaging riflescope, both with integrated laser rangefinder
Features of the three new thermal sights from Pulsar
These three thermal imaging optics sports improved and interesting feature sets, the most important being the introduction of a groundbreaking 640x480 pixel 17µm uncooled Amorphous Silicon micro-bolometric thermal sensor manufactured by Ulis with unprecedented 40 millikelvin (mK) noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) sensibility level.
This innovation dramatically increases detail recognition even in toughest weather conditions when thermal contrast is low. The sensor ensures the smallest temperature differences will be visible clearly during the rainfall, fog or cold mornings in the most difficult conditions for the thermal imager. Most available mainstream thermal imaging devices, built for hunting, sports and leisure have NETD values ranging from 70 to 50 mK, and sensors with better NETD have been – up to now – only reserved to ultra-professional radiometric devices and military units costing tens of thousands of euros each.
Other features shared by all three new Pulsar flagship optics are IPX7 waterproof protection, allowing the device to be operational even after submersion in the water up to 1 meter (3 ft) depth for up to 30 minutes; Built-in Wi-Fi and support for Android and iOS devices thru the Stream Vision app, allowing “over-the-air” firmware upgrades, direct video streaming and content sharing; 8 color palettes, enhancing viewing in varying conditions; Variable, digital zoom; Picture-in-picture mode, allowing display of a magnified image in the main field of view; and, 3 second instant startup.
New Pulsar HELION 2 XP50 details and features
The Helion 2 XP50 is a upgrade of Pulsar’s renowned Helion thermal imaging observation monocular, bringing an unprecedented thermal sensitivity and image detail to mainstream consumers, thanks to the new 640x480 resolution, 17µm and 40mK NETD thermal sensor. The Helion 2 XP50 is a major step-up for search and rescue professionals, law enforcers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts, trying to expand their abilities in low visibility surroundings.
This monocular features the recently introduced and proprietary Image Boost picture enhancement technology, which – coupled with the new sensor technology - increases clarity and detail of the image, allowing better identification of observed objects. Performance of the new Helion 2 XP50 allows the detection of 1.8 m (6 ft) tall object up to 1800 meters (2000 yds) in complete darkness.
MSRP in Europe for the Helion 2 XP50 is 3.590 Euro, with small variations due to VAT differences.
Features of the Pulsar TRAIL 2 LRF XP50 thermal imaging riflescope
Also, a major update of the existing and extremely popular Pulsar Trail thermal riflescope line, the Trail 2 LRF XP50 sports significantly increased thermal sensitivity, image detail and ruggedness providing hunters ever more accuracy when hunting in complex conditions, thanks to the new 640x480 resolution, 40mK NETD sensor. The Trail 2 LRF XP50 riflescope also sports a new, full-color, 1024x768 pixel HD AMOLED microdisplay in the eyepiece that delivers a crisp, richly contrasted, vividly colored field of view; AMOLED technology ensures flawless, fluid, high-resolution imaging and power saving. The eyepiece has also been significantly improved, employing a new complex wide-angle six-lens optical design, which increases its field of view by 20% compared to the previous model.
These features now come in a new shockproof, rugged yet lightweight magnesium alloy housing which is designed to withstand recoils of high caliber rifles. Increased structural rigidity reduces vibrations during the shot and leads to enhanced ballistics while properties of magnesium alloy help to ensure better heat dissipation. The riflescope offers a wide array of color-customizable reticles (black, white, red and green), including scalable ballistic styles; up to 5 zeroing profiles are available, with 10 distance coordinates each for varying situations, in internal memory for quick rifle change-outs and on-the-fly adjustments.
The riflescope offers a wide array of color-customizable reticles (black, white, red and green), including scalable ballistic styles; up to 5 zeroing profiles are available, with 10 distance coordinates each for varying situations, in internal memory for quick rifle change-outs and on-the-fly adjustments.
The integrated video recorder internal memory has been upgraded, from 8 to 16 GB for recording HD videos in .mp4 format. Additionally, the Pulsar the Trail 2 LRF XP50 integrates a precise laser rangefinder, providing accurate rangefinding in two modes – Single Time Measurement and Scanning mode with ±1 m accuracy up to 1 km distance. Scanning mode allows the shooter to adjust quickly to changing distances for better shot placement.
MSRP in Europe for the Trail 2 XP50 is 4990 euro, with small variations due to VAT differences. Availability of the new riflescope in some European countries may be restricted to authorized users
Thermal binoculars Accolade 2 LRF XP50 – Next level of Thermal imaging
Featuring all the thermal Imaging engine and innovations from the update to the 640x480 resolution, 40mK NETD sensor, coupled to the Image Boost picture enhancement technology, which increases clarity, sharpness and detail of the image, the Accolade 2 LRF XP50 thermal binoculars offer a built-in, dual mode laser range finder capable of measuring up to 1000m with ±1 m accuracy. The Accolade 2 LRF XP50 is capable of detecting a 1.8 m (6 ft) target up to 1800 meters (2000 yds) in complete darkness.
MSRP in Europe for the Helion 2 XP50 is 4690 Euro, with small variations due to VAT differences.