The dual eyepiece configuration reduces eye fatigue during longer viewing and enhances the natural look of objects. The human brain is pre-conditioned to receive visual information from two channels simultaneously. The brain then combines the information into a single image. When one eye is used to observe, the brain only receives information a single input. The increased effort from the brain to override the standard algorithm of visual perception can quickly lead to the observer feeling fatigued and uncomfortable.
Detecting objects at long distances is an important feature for optics users in outdoor environments. Optic quality and the best thermal imaging sensor available make a unique combination designed to deliver the longest detection range possible.
The built-in video recorder is a great asset when it comes to filming or taking photos of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. One press of the REC button captures footage that can be shared easily with colleagues, friends and family.
The high 640x480 pixel resolution ensures all objects within the field of view have the highest level of detail. High sensor resolution makes the smallest objects, i.e. branches, leaves, body extremities of an animal, appear exceptionally crisp and clear against the background.
The 8-color palette enhances viewing in varying conditions. While the classic “White Hot” mode is exceptionally versatile, “Hot Black” is often favored for detecting wildlife at night. Red monochrome helps to reduce or prevent bright backlight from exiting the eyepiece. Sepia often improves long-range observation while “Red Hot”, “Rainbow” and “Ultramarine” enhance temperature differences of various object attributes. Violet helps to identify objects faster.
Incremental zoom is a perfect solution to quick, on-the-fly zooming. When time is not a limiting factor but slight details are, the device’s smooth zoom is the better option.
High Image frequency is important when shooting at moving targets. A high refresh rate ensures motion is fluid and in real-time, allowing more accurate speed assessment and shot placement.
Picture-in-Picture provides a second, magnified central-area image to help the observer see magnified target details without loss of the field of view.
The stadiametric rangefinder helps to estimate range to an object based on its size. The device’s advanced, proprietary, rangefinding interface provides important ranging information within seconds.
A radiator panel, located on the device’s body, effectively prevents heat build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly reducing temperature and noise sensitivity, especially between calibrations.
Image optimization should be performed depending on the environmental location and conditions. Mountains, cities and forests have different ambient temperatures. In order to achieve the highest possible image quality, certain settings have been optimized and gathered into profiles. As a result, optimized imaging in various conditions is easier. Identification preset is another optimal-imaging option that makes identifying easier, even at longer distances.
A thermal imaging sensor requires calibration or non-uniformity correction (NUC) from time to time. Calibrating reduces or eliminates remaining redundant signals and improves overall image quality. Accolade offers 3 modes of calibration: Automatic, Semi-automatic and Manual. In Automatic mode, the shutter closes and calibration is performed automatically within defined time intervals and without user participation. In Semi-automatic mode the shutter closes and calibration is done only when the user presses the calibration button. In Manual mode, also called “Silent”, the shutter remains open but the user has to close the objective cap and press the calibration button.
Contrast and brightness can be adjusted manually to fit individual preferences. The settings are stored in the memory of the unit and can be easily changed when required.
Observation devices are no longer just optics. Today’s devices are increasingly designed to meet multi-tasking requirements dictated by a wider array of scenarios. Turning the unit into a hot spot, complete with ability to connect directly to a smartphone or tablet, increases and enhances features, including the ability to control the device remotely.
Connecting the device with a smartphone or tablet allows a user to access the internet and live-stream video directly to YouTube.
The device is designed for flawless operation in extreme weather and temperature conditions. Whether the environment is freezing cold or blistering hot, the image retains its contrast and vivid colors without loss of frame rate. The high-contrast, color AMOLED display uses top technology to ensure stable, high-quality imaging in virtually any weather conditions.
For initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Accolade software versions are available.
Accolade makes charging from external sources, such as power banks, fast and easy with a micro-USB jack. The convenience of power-bank charging even enhances the ability to power up the Accolade during extremely cold weather while also protecting the source from rapid discharge.
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply Display Off function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).
Interchangeable infrared illuminators for Forward F135/N155 NV attachments and Digisight Ultra N355 riflescopes. 3-Step power adjustment. Beam focusing. Adjustable IR spot position. Powered by the NV device.
The Pulsar C-Clamp is designed for fixing Pulsar units equipped with a 1/4" tripod mount on various elements (crossbeam, handrail etc.). The pivoting ball head allows the Pulsar unit to be mounted in any convenient position.
Interchangeable standard power supplies for Trail / Helion / Accolade / Digisight Ultra / Forward F.