Armasight Predator 640 1-8x25 30HZ Thermal Riflescope
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Armasight Predator 640 Thermal Imaging Riflescope 30HZ TAT163WN2PRED11.
This thermal scope is ideal for close to mid range hunters, law enforcement professionals and general marksmen who are in need of a reliable, capable and yet affordable thermal scope.
Each Armasight Predator 336 2-8x25 Thermal Scope ships with these accessories:
Batteries, Soft Case, Packing box, Multi-connect cable, Cleaning cloth, User's Manual, AWReC (Advanced Wireless Remote Control) #94
Some of the key features of Armasight Predator Thermal Scope are:
- The lightest and most compact scope in its class
- Optical Magnification 2x(PAL)/ 1.6x(NTSC)
- The latest Tau 2 17-micron uncooled FLIR core technology
- Pixel Array Format: 336×256
- Display Type: LED VGA 640x480
- Easy and Intuitive Drop-down user interface
- Fast 60Hz imaging
- Digital E-Zoom: 1x, 2x and 4x
- Color Modes: White Hot/ Black Hot/ Rainbow/ Various Color Modes
- 6 onboard digitally controlled reticle patterns available: “Dot 4 MOA”, “Line Dot”, “Cross-Center Dot”, “Cross”,
- “Crosshair”, and “No Reticle”,
- Reticle Colors: Black, White, Red, Cyan
- Electronic zoom reticle tracking capability maintaining boresight
- Extended Operation Time with Optional External Battery Power Supply
- Recording: Video Output /Optional Video Recorder with onboard replay
- Wireless remote control for tactical operations
- CNC machined aircraft-aluminum alloy construction
- Rapid start-up
- MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny Rail) Quick Release Mount
- Integral MIL-STD-1913 Rails on unit for optional day optics or accessories
- Shuttered eyeguard to prevent facial display backsplash and maintain light security
- 10-year warranty on FLIR detector
- Made in USA
Armasight Predator 640 1-8x25 30HZ Thermal Riflescope description
From Night Vision Guys about Armasight Predator 640 Thermal Imaging Riflescope 30HZ TAT163WN2PRED11.
Armasight Predator is here. What can we say about this thermal riflescope? If you consider that Armasight is the same company that brought Zeus thermal riflescopes to the market, it becomes clear that Predator which packed with all the latest technology makes for a formidable piece of equipment at an extremely affordable price.
Starting from the superior FLIR Tau 2 VOx core to compact and rugged design and superbly advanced software, Armasight Predator consolidates a lot of what every marksman wants in a single affordable package. If you are in the market for a thermal riflescope with all of the latest bells and whistles available in the market as of early 2015 for use in close to mid range, this Armasight Predator 640 thermal riflescope is a wise choice.
Only 2-3 years ago a thermal scope with a quarter of the capabilities available in the Predator would have cost you 4-6 times as much as Armasight Predator costs now.
Please do not hesitate to contact our sales team if you have any questions about the Armasight Predator 640 or any other thermal riflescope.
From Armasight about Predator 640 Thermal Riflescope 30HZ TAT163WN2PRED11
Armasight is excited to introduce its latest and most technologically advanced family of Predator thermal imaging weapon sights to the sporting, law enforcement, and military markets. The Armasight Predator product line is based on the latest FLIR Tau 2 VOx microbolometer core. Each model of the line has optimizing performance, price, and state-of-the-art technology for a variety of uses and mission applications ranging from the seriously committed hunter to the military designated marksman. While primarily designed as a weapon scope, the Predator functions equally well in its collateral assignments as a magnified spotting scope or handheld thermal imager.
The Predator is a solid state, uncooled, long-wave infrared, magnified dedicated weapon scope intended for day and night engagements without the need to remove the sight from the rifle. The 24/7 mission capability is just one of its many strengths. Thermal imaging technology also allows you to detect targets by cutting through snow, dust, smoke, fog, haze, and other atmospheric obscurants. Unlike the use of laser targeting or near-infrared illumination to augment Night Vision equipment, the Predator thermal imaging weapon sight is extremely difficult to detect with other devices, as it emits no visible light or RF energy.
In addition to being the smallest and lightest in their class, Predator thermal imaging weapon sights are characterized by their simple and intuitive controls, functions, and features that are layered among direct button adjustments, direct combination button functions, and electronic menu selections. This “layering” of easy-to- understand control functions provides the operator with a framework for customizing his preferences and exploiting the robust variety of setting options available in the Predator. The Armasight Predator 640 has a series of selectable color modes based on a rich, upgrade-able software package. A wireless remote switch is included to activate the Predator thermal imaging weapon sight when positioned in the “standby” mode. The Predator has the ability to record videos with optional Digital Video Recorder and is also equipped with a video-out capability in operator select-able NTSC or PAL formats. The Predator uses the same multipin connector to provide video-in imagery, where there is a need for map or rangefinder display overlays, and external power access.
Predator weapon installation is easy, repeatable, and reliable based on a unique and highly user-friendly MIL-STD-1913/ Weaver/ Picatinny rail-compatible, quick-release locking mechanism. The solid state technology and software algorithms, combined with a complementary color reticle platform, ensures maximum reticle contrast, high level target accuracy, and boresight retention that cannot be achieved with mechanical boresight adjusters and traditional ballistic drums. This level of accuracy is translated into the electronic zoom (e-zoom) function of the Predator thermal imaging weapon sights, which can be progressively increased from 1x to 2x and 4x, without changing the point of-aim to point of-impact relationship of the targeting reticle. The Predator thermal imaging weapon sight represents one of the most sophisticated sighting devices available in today’s market to hunters, SWAT teams, and military personnel, due to its superior price-to-performance value.
Please note that most thermal devices are built per order. It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship. If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering.
Thermal devices can produce various types of images. Some are color others are monochrome. In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.
Here is how thermal imaging devices work...
A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.
The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.
The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.
The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.
The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.
There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.
ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.
FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line. Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.
Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging. Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.
Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.
Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Armasight Predator 640 1-8x25 30HZ Thermal Riflescope:
Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Armasight Predator 640 1-8x25 30HZ Thermal Riflescope assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:
- Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
- QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
- Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
- QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
- Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
- Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.
Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice. It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.
|Refresh Rate||30 Hz|
|Objective Lens Type||Germanium|
|Type of Focal Plane Array||FLIR Tau 2|
|Pixel Array Format||640×512|
|Pixel Size||17 µm|
|Display Type||LED VGA|
|Pixel Display Format||640×480|
|Display Brightness||Discretely Adjustable to 8 Levels|
|Turn-on Time, max||3 sec|
|Digital Zoom||1x, 2x, 4x, and 8x|
|Image Palettes||White Hot, Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1, Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, Ice-Fire, Rain, and OEM Custom|
|Reticle Type||6-Pattern Digitally Controlled: Dot 4 MOA, Line Dot, Cross Center Dot, Cross, Crosshair, and “No Reticle”|
|Reticle Color||Black, White, Red, Cyan|
|Boresight Adjustment||Digitally Controlled|
|Analog Input and Output Format (resolution)||PAL/ NTSC (640×480 pixels)|
|Video Recording||Optional Digital Video Recorder with SD card slot|
|SPECIAL USER-ADJUSTABLE IMAGING TOOLS:|
|Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE) - “CONTRAST”||Yes|
|Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) – “SHARPNESS”||Yes|
|Smart Scene Optimization (SSO) – “SMART SCENE”||Yes|
|Information Based Histogram Equalization (IBHEQ) – “SKY/SEA”||Yes|
|User Controlled Manual Non Uniformity Correction/Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/FFC)||Yes|
|Silent Shutterless NUC ™ (SSN)||Yes|
|Objective Focal Length||25 mm|
|Field of View (ang.)||25° × 8°|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||10 mm|
|Eye Relief||45 mm|
|Focusing Range||20m to inf.|
|Diopter Adjustment Range||±5 diopter|
|Windage/Elevation Boresight Increment||2,3 MOA
|Windage Adjustment Range (NTSC/ PAL)||±180MOA|
|Elevation Adjustment Range (NTSC/ PAL)||±134MOA|
|Battery||Two CR123A 3V Lithium batteries or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage from 3.0V to 3.7V (2)|
|Battery Life at 20 °C (68 °F)||Up to 4 (optional up to 12 hrs)|
|Extended Battery Pack||Optional Extended Battery Pack with rechargeable batteries (up to 8 hours)|
|External Power Supply||6 VDC/ 600mА|
|Operating Temperature||-40° to +50°C (-40° to +122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-50° to +70°C (-58° to +158°F)|
|Recoil Resistance||700 g|
|Environmental Rating||Water and Fog Resistant|
|Weapon Mount Type||Picatinny, MIL STD 1913, and Weaver Rails|
|Height of the Scope Axis above Rail||42 mm (1.65 in)|
|Overall Dimensions||194 × 68 × 78 mm (7.6 × 2.7 × 3.2 in)|
|Weight (w/o Batteries)||0.63 kg (1.4 lbs)|
|Warranty on FLIR detector||10 years|
Questions on Armasight Predator 640 1-8x25 30HZ Thermal Riflescope
Q: I’m looking at your thermal rifle scopes. I will be shooting a 300 blackout both subsonic and supersonic rounds. Do you have a specific thermal scope that works best with the ballistics for both bullet types?
A: Hi Dustin. what is your typical range? This will be a single most important determinant for your thermal scope purchase.