Detector type: FLIR Tau 2 17μm Uncooled Microbolometer
Refresh rate: 60 Hz
Resolution: 336 X 256
FOV: 7.8 ° × 5.9° (H x V)
Long Range Thermal Binoculars
SPI Thermal Binoculars: Technologies and Features
SPI thermal binocular devices use the latest in cutting-edge technology and infrared imaging. This allows them to pick up temperature differences and changes that occur with both natural and man-made objects and use that data to generate an image. This enables visibility in near to total darkness, across rough terrain, and through challenging or changing weather conditions. Our thermal binoculars also offer:
- Digital photography and video recording capabilities
- Professional-grade lens materials and ergonomic design
- Integration with iOS and Android smart devices
- Best in class long range multisensor thermal imaging flir binoculars
Our thermal binoculars utilize the scientific principles of black body radiation (any object with a temperature above absolute zero must emit infrared radiation). Thermal photography, or thermography, works by detecting the level of radiation that an object emits, which will change in response to any increases or drops in that object’s temperature, even if those variations are very subtle.
SPI is dedicated to using the latest technologies available to develop elite thermal binoculars. These technologies allow you to customize your device dashboard, choose from several color pallets options, and either manually or automatically reduce pixelation. All of our binoculars are made of high-grade aircraft aluminum alloy, making the them both lightweight and highly durable.
We offer a wide range of expert-tested, professional-grade thermal binoculars. They feature:
- Lightweight, compact, durable construction
- Long-range observation
- Ergonomic, easy-to-operate controlsSPI military grade long range thermal binoculars are Rugged, all weather, state of the art dual eye thermal imaging flir systems. These devices come in uncooled LWIR And Cooled MWIR thermal imaging sensor Choices both in standard definition and in HD high definition. Utilizing small micro pitch detectors, our long range thermal binoculars pack optics that can reach out in excess of 10 kilometers for human and vehicle detection applications, this is considered very long range especially in total darkness for a handheld thermal imaging unit. Our handheld long range thermal imaging binoculars also come with a variety of complementary Sensors to add for mission readiness. Sensors like laser rangefinder’s (LRF), infrared laser pointers, infrared laser illuminators complementary lowlight HD visual day cameras, our EO/IR long range thermal binoculars also have GPS and DMC (Digital Magnetic Compass) modules for geolocating capabilities. Our military grade long range thermal binoculars are a premier choice by military and border protection personnel, the advantage of using thermal binoculars is the ease of viewing especially for long durations while using both eyes. Our thermal cameras offer the user crisp, clear image quality with outstanding detail, clarity and fidelity. Long range thermal binoculars housing tend to be bigger in size compared to Long range thermal monoculars, this extra real estate in the housing allows for the incorporation of the additional optics, sensors, and modules making up a complete multi Sensor thermal binoculars system.
MILITARY THERMAL BINOCULARS ARE A SPECIAL DEVICE THAT ALLOWS THE USER TO SEE IN TOTAL DARKNESS THANKS TO A SPECIAL OPTICS WITH INFRARED RADIATION.
HOW THE LONG RANGE THERMAL FLIR BINOCULAR CAMERA WAS DISCOVERED?
IN FACT, SUCH A VITAL DEVICE COULDN’T EVEN EXIST WITHOUT THE DISCOVERY OF INFRARED RADIATION. LUCKILY, IN 1800, A NECESSARY BREAKTHROUGH WAS ACHIEVED BY ASTRONOMER SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL. SINCE THEN, INFRARED LIGHT WAS MAINLY USED FOR MEASURING TEMPERATURE. AS A RESULT, THERE WAS ACTIVE EMPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGY IN DAILY LIFE, SO THERE APPEARED A HIGH DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCTION OF APPROPRIATE DETECTORS AND SENSORS FOR BOLOMETERS AND THERMOMETERS. AND THE NEXT GAME-CHANGING STEP WAS MADE BY LEOPOLDO NOBILI: APPLYING THE SEEBECK EFFECT, IN 1829, HE BROUGHT THE FIRST THERMOCOUPLE INTO THE WORLD. IT WAS THE BETTER VERSION OF A REGULAR THERMOMETER AND THE RAW VERSION OF A THERMOPILE. THE DEVELOPMENT OF DETECTORS WAS INTERRUPTED BY WORLD WAR I. BUT BEGINNING IN 1913, THERE APPEARED MORE AND MORE NEW DISCOVERIES FOR CIVILIANS WHERE
LONG RANGE THERMAL IMAGING BINOCULARS
TECHNOLOGY WAS SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED.
THE FIRST MILITARY THERMAL BINOCULAR CAMERA APPEARED IN BRITAIN FOR AIR DEFENSE IN 1929. THE INVENTOR WAS KÁLMÁN TIHANYI – A PHYSICIST FROM HUNGARY. MEANWHILE, IN THE USA IT WAS THE LINE SCANNER. THIS DEVICE WAS DEVELOPED BY THE UNION OF COMMERCIAL COMPANY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND THE US MILITARY IN 1947. HOWEVER, IT HAD A MAJOR DRAWBACK – IT TOOK ONE HOUR TO DRAW THE IMAGE.
THE ADVANCED THERMAL BINOCULAR CAMERA ALTERNATIVE WAS IMPLEMENTED FOR BRITISH DEFENSE IN THE 1950S. IT WAS A LINESCAN UNIT THAT COMPRISED A SPECIAL DETECTOR AND CONSTANTLY ROTATING MIRROR THAT WAS LAUNCHED BY THE MINOR MOTION OF ANY FLYING OBJECT. IT WAS CALLED YELLOW DUCKLING THAT WAS A PROTOTYPE OF THE FIRST IMPLEMENTATION OF LANDLINE SCANS FOR PROTECTING UNDERWATER ATTACKS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EXPECTED FUNCTION OF WAKE DETECTION SYSTEMS DIDN’T WORK PROPERLY, BUT IT SERVED AS A PUSH FOR THE ACTIVE ADOPTION OF IR TECHNOLOGY FOR SCANNING FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.
THERE WERE A FEW MORE CRUCIAL THERMAL BINOCULAR DISCOVERIES SINCE THAT TIME, BUT THE LAST ONE THAT MADE THE PRODUCTION OF MILITARY THERMAL BINOCULAR CAMERA TO GROW SIGNIFICANTLY WAS PYRO-ELECTRONIC SCANNING AND SOLID-STATE THERMAL-IMAGING ARRAYS. THEY WERE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ALL THE MODERN THERMAL VISION DEVICES THAT ARE OPERATED BY THE HYBRID SINGLE-CRYSTAL-SLICE.
TYPES OF MILITARY LONG RANGE THERMAL BINOCULARS
CURRENTLY, ALL THERMAL BINOCULARS ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO TYPES: THOSE THAT HAVE COOLED OR UNCOOLED DETECTORS. BOTH HAVE THEIR SPECIFIC FEATURES THAT CAN SUIT CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
SPEAKING ABOUT THE WORKING PRINCIPLE, THE USER DOESN’T SEE THE REAL PICTURE BUT THE IMAGE REPRODUCTION BY MEASURING THE HEAT FROM THE TARGET BY INFRARED RAYS ONLY. THUS, IT DOESN’T REQUIRE ANY AMBIENT LIGHT SO IT CAN WORK NOT ONLY DURING THE DAY BUT AT NIGHT TOO. TO BE MORE PRECISE, THE IR RADIATION MEASURES THE WAVES’ LENGTH AND THEN RENDERS THE IMAGE BASED ON THE RESULT. THE PICTURE IS USUALLY MONOCHROME: THE HIGHER TEMPERATURE THE TARGET HAS, THE LIGHTER THE PICTURE WILL BE. HOWEVER, THE LATEST VERSIONS OF THERMAL BINOCULARS CAN PRODUCE THE PICTURE WITH A RANGE OF COLORS.
THERMAL BINOCULARS WITH UNCOOLED DETECTORS ARE OFTEN ENCOUNTERED UNITS BECAUSE THEY ARE LESS PRICEY DUE TO THE SIMPLIFIED PROCESS OF PRODUCTION. IN PARTICULAR, THESE GADGETS ARE EQUIPPED WITH SENSORS THAT WORK AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. THEIR PRINCIPLE OF WORK STANDS FOR MEASURING THE AFTER IR HEATING VALUES OF CURRENT, RESISTANCE, AND VOLTAGE IN A RESULT OF DIRECTING THE INFRARED BEAM ONTO THE OBJECT. THEN, IT AUTOMATICALLY COMPARES THE OUTPUT AND INPUT VALUES IN ORDER TO RENDER THE IMAGE. SUCH CONSTRUCTION DOESN’T GUARANTEE THE HIGH PRECISION RESULTS, PARTICULARLY, THE IMAGE HAS A LOW-QUALITY RESOLUTION.
THERMAL BINOCULAR FLIRS WITH COOLED DETECTORS IS AN EXPENSIVE OPTION BECAUSE OF ITS TECHNOLOGY OF PRODUCTION AND ADDITIONS THAT IT COMES WITH AND SUPPORTS ITS PROPER WORK. THE POINT IS THAT THE COOLED DETECTOR IS SEALED WITH A VACUUM CONTAINER THAT REQUIRES CONSTANT COOLING. SUCH A SOLUTION ALLOWS DEVICES TO WORK WITH EXTREME TEMPERATURE RANGES AND PRODUCE THE HIGHEST PRECISION OF THE IMAGE. THE MILITARY-GRADE THERMAL GOGGLES BELONG TO THIS TYPE OF THERMAL VISION DEVICE PROVIDING USERS WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE RESULTS.
THERMAL IMAGING FLIR BINOCULAR CAMERA IN USE
THE SCOPES OF WHERE THE THERMAL IMAGING BINOCULARS (INCLUDING MILITARY) CAN BE APPLIED ARE ALMOST UNLIMITED. BESIDES, THE TECHNOLOGY ALWAYS REFINES SO IT IS RIGHTLY CONSIDERED TO BE A VITAL PRODUCT MADE BY MANKIND, ESPECIALLY FOR DEFENSIVE PURPOSES. HOWEVER, THE USAGE OF THERMAL VISION DEVICES IS ALSO IMPORTANT. IN PARTICULAR, BUILDING INDUSTRY AND TROUBLESHOOTING OF HEAT LEAKAGE, MOISTURE OCCURRING IN HOUSES, ETC.
ANOTHER USEFUL APPLICATION IS IN ANTI-TERRORISM, ILLEGAL COUNTRY VISITORS MONITORING, AND FIRE-FIGHTING PURPOSES.
ON A SEPARATE NOTE, THE IR TECHNOLOGY IS ALSO ACTIVELY USED IN MEDICINE AND VETERINARY, OF COURSE, SUCH DEVICES ARE PIONEERS IN ASTRONOMY AND UNIVERSE DISCOVERIES.
THERMAL BINOCULARS ARE ANY ESSENTIAL ASSET TO ANY MODERN MILITARY AND LAW-ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATION PROVIDES INCREDIBLE NIGHT VISION CAPABILITIES AT SHORT MEDIUM AND LONG RANGES
SPI has over 20 years dealing directly with thermal imaging equipment and will provide you the best bang for the buck system especially when it comes to advanced long-range multi sensor binocular systems.
Our thermal binoculars come with many built-in features and a robust selection of included and optional accessories, like IP 65-IP 68 protection, high-grade aluminum alloy housing, a variety of Germanium objective lenses, wireless remote control, digital zoom and menu navigation, and more.
The SPI Guarantee: We’re the Right Choice for Tactical Professionals
All SPI thermal binoculars are tough and ergonomic, ensuring that users feel safe, agile and in total control during training, covert missions, territory exploration, and everything in between. Our thermal binoculars are weather-resistant, and always constructed with the most demanding military professional in mind. SPI customers can rest assured that our products are of the highest quality, providing exceptional performance and viability at the lowest possible price.