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Pulsar Trail and Helion thermal optics

Two lines of innovative, high resolution thermal imaging monoculars and riflescopes, respectively the Helion and Trail, have been introduced by Pulsar. Both optics integrate ground breaking features and functions.


The Helion line is based on two core body instruments, the XP and the XQ; the difference is in the resolution of the 17µm sensor, 640x480 pixels and 384x288 pixels respectively. The body is constructed using composite polymer materials for maximum strength and is IPX7 waterproof rated.

Three focal lengths are available, 50, 38 and 28mm for the XP, and 50, 38 and 19mm for the XQ. A new feature is that the lenses are easily interchangeable, using a bayonet mount, so that additional lenses can be purchased to improve performance or to suit specific tasks. All models offer up to 50hz frame rate. The Helion line includes advanced functions such as wifi connectivity for real time “stream vision” to iOS and Android devices, integrated video recording – with 8gb of internal storage, and improved modular Li-Ion B-Pack power units  for 8 hours of use; extended power packs and standard battery adapters are also available. A universal remote control is also optionally available to control all the features of the monocular.

Review in www.rifleshootermagazine.co.uk
Another Helion review in all4shooters.com


The Trail line of thermal riflescopes shares many features and technologies of the Helion:

The sensor and core imaging technology, with 640x480 and 384x288 pixels resolution for the XP and XQ models, the same composite materials for the housing with IPX7 rating, integration with iOS and Android devices through Wifi, integrated video recording, and the same quick change Li-Ion power packs. The Trail riflescope is offered with two focal lengths, 50 and 38mm, and the completely redesigned optics feature world-class aspheric germanium lenses, allowing small details (such as hair) to be viewed in detail at close range.

The Trail focuses from 7m to infinity, and the eyepiece offers ± 5 diopters of adjustment; heat signatures are detectable up to a distance of 1800m.

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New products

thermal imaging scopes

Sensor 384x288 pix. @ 17 µm
Smooth digital zoom: 1.6 ... 6.4x
Range of detection: 700 meters
Integration with iOS and Android devices

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