Category Archives: I2 Night Vision

Image Intensification Night Vison
Generation 2 – The difference between a 1st and a 2nd generation unit is the addition of a micro-channel plate, commonly referred to as a MCP. The MCP works as an electron amplifier and is placed directly behind the photocathode. The MCP consists of millions of short parallel glass tubes. When the electrons pass through these short tubes, thousands more electrons are released. This extra process allows 2nd generation units to amplify the light many more times then 1st generation giving you a brighter and sharper image.
Generation 3 – By adding a sensitive chemical, gallium arsenide to the photocathode a brighter and sharper image has been achieved over 2nd generation units. An ion barrier film was also added to increase tube life. 3rd Gen. provides the user with good to excellent low light performance.
White Phosphor(WPT) vs Green Phosphor – Image intensifier tubes that produce a green image use a P43 green phosphor screen output. This green-yellow image is what most people recognize in regard to Gen 2 and Gen 3 night vision Systems. Instead of green P43 phosphor screen output, White Phosphor tubes use a P45 phosphor screen, which yields a blue-white color resulting in a black and white image.

PRESS RELEASE – Ultimate Night Vision Acquires Night Vision Device Manufacturing and Rental Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ULTIMATE NIGHT VISION ACQUIRES NIGHT VISION DEVICE MANUFACTURING AND RENTAL COMPANY

Dallas, TX – February 15, 2016 – Ultimate Night Vision Company, LLC announced that it has acquired Night Vision 2 Go. Night Vision 2 Go is a Longview, Texas based night vision device manufacturing and rental company. The acquisition will better serve the needs of Ultimate Night Vision’s nationwide customer base.

“Our acquisition of Night Vision 2 Go complements Ultimate Night Vision’s overall product and rental service offering, specifically the image intensification portion of the business. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to acquire the assets and talent necessary to succeed in two areas of interest for UNV – manufacturing and night vision rentals. We can now manufacture night vision devices on a much larger scale than before and will be expanding our rental options to include night vision devices. I am confident that Rich Ishihara, former President of Night Vision 2 Go, is the perfect fit to grow these two areas of the business. Rich has a wealth of knowledge regarding the current night vision device marketplace as well as the night vision device manufacturing process. I am excited about the growth in our company and improving our overall offering in the marketplace. We have many attractive new product offerings that will be released this year, and with the addition of the assets of Night Vision 2 Go, we are in a great position for continued success,” said Tyler Adair, CEO of Ultimate Night Vision.
About Ultimate Night Vision
Ultimate Night Vision Company, LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is an industry leader in thermal night vision rentals, sales, and education.
Contact: Tyler Adair
(214) 295-1043
Tyler@UltimateNightVision.com

ATPIAL-C vs DBAL-D2 – Comparison Images

ATPIAL-C

  • IR Laser
  • Visible Laser
  • IR Laser Illuminator
  • 7.5 oz
  • MSRP : $1,329

The Advanced Target Pointer/Illuminator/Aiming Laser – Civilian Legal (ATPIAL-C) is small, lightweight and easy to use. The aiming system has integrated infrared and visible aiming lasers and an infrared illuminator. The ATPIAL (AN/PEQ-15) has been battle-tested for use on small arms and crew-served weapons. This device is the U.S. Armed Forces standard for night direct-fire aiming and illumination.Some models are restricted for use by law enforcement and military organizations. Contact EOTech at 888-368-4656 or email for more information.The ATP-000-A18Vis is a visible only model that was created to support tactical training requirements for law enforcement and military organizations.

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DBAL-D2

  • IR Laser
  • Visible Laser
  • IR LED  Illuminator
  • 12.5 oz
  • MSRP: $1,999

Manufactured with high definition, aspherical telescopic lens technology, the DBAL-D2 features a 2° to 30° adjustable illumination beam. This highly collimated beam significantly enhances night vision performance and offers an eye-safe means of illuminating distances greater than 1000 m. Military and law enforcement models also features an enhanced end cap, taking full advantage of the added switching capabilities of the full powered D2.

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DBAL-D2 vs DBAL-A3 – Comparison Images

DBAL-A3

  • IR Laser
  • Visible Laser
  • IR Laser Illuminator
  • 8 oz
  • MSRP : $1,425.99

The DBAL-A3 class 1/3R Civilian, based on the standard issue DBAL-A3 for U.S. warfighters, brings the latest advances in IR and laser technology to the civilian market with its dual beam reliability for extreme accuracy in low- and no-light maneuvers. In addition, the DBAL-A3 is the first to feature new defocused adjustable IR illumination technology to enable both midrange and close quarter target acquisition.

DBAL-D2

  • IR Laser
  • Visible Laser
  • IR LED  Illuminator
  • 12.5 oz
  • MSRP: $1,999

Manufactured with high definition, aspherical telescopic lens technology, the DBAL-D2 features a 2° to 30° adjustable illumination beam. This highly collimated beam significantly enhances night vision performance and offers an eye-safe means of illuminating distances greater than 1000 m. Military and law enforcement models also features an enhanced end cap, taking full advantage of the added switching capabilities of the full powered D2.

 

 

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The top view comparison picture show the differences in windage and elevation adjustments, activation button location, size and accessory rail holes.

 

 

 

 

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The DBAL-A3 has a much smaller profile.

Comparison Images of the Norotos RHNO Legacy vs the Norotos RHNO II H Night Vision Helmet Mounts

RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H front view shows the new lower profile of the RHNO II H.
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H left view shows the glide rite for/aft adjustment and the shorter arm needed on the RHNO II H.
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H front left view shows how the standard legacy RHINO uses teeth where the RHNO II uses an infinitely adjustable lever and rail.
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H top left view shows the newly added vertical adjustment on the RHNO II
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H
RHNO Legacy vs RHNO II H

Wilcox G24 vs Norotos RHNO II D Night Vision Helmet Mounts

Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
A side profile of the 2 mounts shows the design differences including the glide-rite for/aft adjustment on the RHNO II D and how the hinge location affects the profile of the mount in the stowed position. The G24 and the RHNO II D have nearly identical distance from the eye when positioned fully extended.
When flipped up the Wilcox G24 is extremely low profile and sits close to the helmet.
When flipped up the Wilcox G24 is extremely low profile and sits close to the helmet.

 

Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
Comparison in the stowed position reveals the much lower profile of the Wilcox G24.
Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
The G24 features a push-button while the RHNO II D is a force to overcome style mount.
Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
A side profile of the 2 mounts shows the design differences including the glide-rite for/aft adjustment on the RHNO II D and how the hinge location affects the profile of the mount in the stowed position. The G24 and the RHNO II D have nearly identical distance from the eye when positioned fully extended.
Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
The Wilcox G24 also features a vertical adjustment for a better positioning of the attached optic.
Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D
The fore/aft adjustment on the G24 used a push-button and teeth, and the fore/aft on the RHNO II2 uses a slide lock for more precise adjustment.

Comparison Wilcox G24 and Norotos RHNO II D

Wilcox G24 vs G11

Here are some images we recently took to educate customers wanting to helmet mount the IR Patrol. These pictures explain the differences in the Wilcox G11 and G24.

Wilcox G24 vs G11
Both mounts have a low profile, but the G24 takes the cake for the smallest profile.
Wilcox G24 vs G11
Wilcox G11 on the left, and G24 on the Right.
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Left side of the G11 and G24
Wilcox G24 vs G11
In this image we can see the interface release on the G11 and G24.
Wilcox G24 vs G11
There is no push-button to flip the mount from down to stowed on the G11, because it uses force-to-overcome. You can also see the difference in the for/aft adjustment and how the dovetail interface reduces the overall for/aft needed.
Wilcox G24 vs G11
Here you can see a close up of the Wilcox dovetail interface.
Wilcox G24 vs G11
The G24 also has a breakaway feature that the G11 does not.

Running Dual PVS-14s – Wilcox Dual PVS-14 Bridge Vs Integrated Components D-14 Dual Bridge

We have been seeing a lot of interest in the Wilcox dual bridge and the Integrated Components D-14. Here are a couple pics that explain the difference in size and function. Feel free to ask questions.

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The Wilcox Dual PVS-14 Bridge on the Left and the IC D-14 on the right.

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Both units flipped up to demonstrate the different in eye relief from the dovetail mount that inserts into your NVG flip up mount. The Wilcox Dual PVS-14 Bridge on the Left and the IC D-14 on the right.

PVS-14 vs Thermal Weapon Sight for Hog Hunting

If you are trying to decide on a PVS-14 or a thermal imaging weapon sight for hog hunting, this video is for you.
We put this video together to answer common questions about Generation 3 – PVS-14s for night hunting and illustrate some of the technology differences between gen 3 and thermal. Another good piece of information in this video is the important role of a magnified optic vs a 1X optic for night hunting. These hogs were all under 50 yards, with some under 30 yards and as you can see in the video there is a crucial difference in positive ID and usable range for a 1X vs 2.5X-20X(digital zoom) optic.
The PVS-14 was mounted simply for video purposes, so you wont see the reticle or a laser. It was a dark night when this video was captured with only 18% illumination from moonlight. We decided to not use an IR illuminator or a laser for this video to truly show the differences in technologies. Next time we hunt a dark night we will use an IR illuminator and a laser and throw a 3X magnifier on the PVS-14 to show how much better of an image you can get with IR Illumination and magnification. Hope ya’ll enjoy the video.
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Get your hands on the latest night vision gear for free with AR15.com

Check out another great article from SHWAT.com about a recent night vision demo.

 

AR15.com invited interested people to get some hands on experience with much of the latest and greatest in NV and thermal. This event took place on the border of Dallas and Rockwall, Texas on May 23rd. That’s as good as place as any, and since Dallas/Fort Worth has AR15.com readers who are in the night vision industry, it was no surprise that a few showed up.

Looking through the ATN ThOR 640 5X
Looking through the ATN ThOR 640 5X

I arrived at the official kickoff about 7:30 that evening as the sun was working its way down the horizon. With only short notice, 20 – 30 people made it out to see the gear, meet new friends and have a blast.

Where else can you find this much gear to demo...FOR FREE!?
Where else can you find this much gear to demo…FOR FREE!?

On hand were reps from some of the manufacturers and retailers, and Ed Avila, the founder of AR15.com. Ed is a newly minted Texan, leaving New York for the gun and business friendly Texas environment. If you had a question, chances are someone there had a good answer. By the way, welcome to Texas AR15.com!