Helion has Finger on Optic Pulse
New Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 brings unprecedented thermal sensitivity to the mainstream outdoor market
Yukon Advanced Optics, the leading developer and manufacturer of day and night vision optics for outdoor professionals and amateurs, introduced a major upgrade of its renowned Pulsar Helion thermal imaging scope – the Helion 2 XP50, which brings an unprecedented thermal sensitivity and image detail to mainstream consumers.
The main enhancement in Helion 2 XP50 is the usage of a new 640x480 pixel, 17µm uncooled micro-bolometric thermal sensor with 40 millikelvin (mK) noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD), which 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.
By employing the 40mK NETD sensor, Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 pushes market boundaries once again, as most mainstream thermal imaging devices, built for hunting, sports and leisure have NETD values ranging from 70 to 50 mK.
This 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.
All of this comes together with previous well-known Pulsar Helion XP50 features, such as:
- Proprietary Image Boost picture enhancement technology, which increases clarity and detailedness of the image, allowing better identification of the objects
- Detection of 1.8 m (6 ft) tall object up to 1800 meters (2000 yds) in complete darkness
- Variable, digital zoom up to 8x
- Picture-in-picture mode, allowing display of a magnified image in the main field of view
- Eight colour palettes, enhancing viewing in varying conditions
- Built-in Wi-Fi and support for Android, iOS devices, allowing “over-the-air” firmware upgrades, direct video streaming and sharing
- IPX7 waterproof protection, allowing the device to be operational even after submersion in the water up to one meter (three ft) deep for up to 30 minutes