FLIR's Scout thermal night vision camera is the first widely available thermal monocular designed for hikers, hunters, and outdoorsmen of all walks. It allows you to see clearly in total darkness, producing a wealth of valuable information during any nighttime excursion.
Using the same powerful technology deployed by the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the FLIR Scout is a civilian friendly version with the pedigree of an elite military imaging system. Technology that was reserved for only the most advanced armoured vehicles and military helicopters a decade ago now fits in the palm of your hand and is carried comfortably in your backpack.
The Scouts are the first personal thermal imaging cameras affordable enough to give every outdoorsman the practical advantages of full resolution thermal imaging night vision.
The PS Series offers the lightest and most affordable thermal imager ever to hit the outdoors.
The TS Series features interchangeable lenses for both close and distant observation, and supports recording of thermal video and photographs.
Television cameras, our eyes, and traditional image intensifier night vision all work off of visible light. But at night there is little light available, which is why we see low contrast, greying images as we start to lose the light. The traditional green night vision of the armed forces may work well for situational awareness, but it is limited when it comes to distance or total darkness. This type of night vision will struggle with dense foliage and blur contours in the landscape.
But a FLIR optic doesn't operate off visible light. Instead the Scout is reading the heat of the scene, and can operate with no light whatsoever.
Everything around us emits thermal energy, which is picked up on the Scout as a heat signature. By detecting and comparing the infrared radiation of different objects in its view the Scout produces a high contrast visual image. Two side-by-side items with even subtle differences in temperature will have a different visual appearance when looking through a Scout.
This means that the heat produced by animals and objects can be clearly seen by the scout in all kinds of adverse conditions, regardless of visual light. Crisp, clear video is produced in daylight and nighttime conditions due to an advanced image processor.
FLIR technology allows you as the user to see more of the surrounding environment than any other night vision technology, and makes the Scout a powerful addition to your optics and outdoor equipment.