Firmware Update: Image and Video Enhancement

Firmware Update: Image and Video Enhancement
We have some great news about our latest firmware update leading to significant increase in sensor performance and video recording quality.

A specifically assigned “Up” button in Helions will now be used to quickly switch between new observation modes in various conditions. PULSAR is constantly working on progress in the field of image processing algorithms. As a result of research and testing, the company has successfully implemented the support of the enhanced Gain mode, which significantly increases the ability to detect, recognize and identify objects in conditions of low temperature differences.

We would like to thank our fans for their input! Due to numerous requests from users of PULSAR products, the new algorithms will be implemented in the company's current product line with the release of the next software update. Optimization of gain enhancement algorithms will allow to achieve an increase in sensor performance while reducing power consumption of the device. The changes will be visible in the following observation modes: Identification, Forest, Rocks.

After the software update, the modes will be more optimally configured for work in various conditions.

  • Forest - Optimal image in conditions of dense vegetation and low temperature differences, the relief, vegetation and hot objects are more clearly visible.
  • Rocks - Optimal display of warm objects in the presence of a large number of objects with different temperatures (sunny day, mountains or city relief) in the field of view.
  • Identification – Optimally depicts the details of an object when it is necessary to recognize or identify the object, works well under difficult conditions: rain, fog (possibility of more image noise, which is normal for this mode).

Interface changes will appear in order to facilitate fast switching between observation modes. Short press of “Up” button will be used for quick switching between modes and long press will change colour palettes (in Helion and Accolade). The previously present function of this button will be transferred to the main menu of the unit.

Along with the higher quality of the screen image, the quality of the video recordings and photos will also be improved. The use of new algorithms will allow a steadier and more consistent video recording. Here is the video showing the scene shot with HELION after firmware update:

To get the software update downloaded to PULSAR device the users need to use their smartphones and install the free “Stream Vision” application from Google Play or App Store. Via “Stream Vision” every user can connect to his PULSAR device and upload the latest software updates. Firmware updates are available for riflescopes PULSAR Trail XQ/XP, monoculars Helion XQ/XP, Lexion XQ/XP and binoculars Accolade XQ/XP.

You can check the latest firmware number of your device in official Pulsar website.