The Professional family of Thermal Imagers showcases the best and latest advancements developed in the field of uncooled thermal imaging technology for the dismounted soldier, special law enforcement team member, and professional hunter. The Pro Series epitomizes high level of design standard, which is defined from product inception as being capable of withstanding 20 meters immersion for 2 hours and engineered for routine use with 0.50 BMG weapon shock and recoil. Based around common core electronics, signal processing, and eyepiece optics with generous eye-relief, the Pro Series thermal imagers is available in a variety of options and price points that cater to every application – military and commercial.
Utilizing the advanced FLIR TAU-2 Technology, the Pro Series imagers are offered in 336x256 or 640x512 pixel formats. These options are further enhanced by professional military-grade Germanium (Ge) objective lenses creating a wide variety of optical magnifications and range performance capabilities that the customer can select from. Armasight has introduced a unique dual battery option for the Pro Series consisting either of four 3.0 VDC 123A batteries all oriented in the same direction to prevent confusion in replacement, or four 1.5 VDC AA batteries pre-loaded in a cartridge. In a pinch, a single 123A 3.0 VDC battery can power the Pro Series device for just over one hour.
The Pro Series is characterized by its simple and intuitive controls, functions, and features that are layered among direct button adjustments, direct combination button functions, and electronic menu selections. The Pro Series uses a 9-pin multi-pin connector to provide video-in imagery, where there may be a need for map or rangefinder display overlays, and external power access. In support of these capabilities, Armasight offers an optional laser range finder, external battery pack, multispectral laser and other accessories designed to attach on the MIL-STD-1913 rail of the Pro Series units. A five-button wireless remote switch is included to operate and modify the settings on the Pro Series unit to optimize the imagery for the viewed scene. The Pro Series has Bluetooth© wireless capability and can directly interface with most smart phones with the potential for engaging a series of current and future applications.
The Zeus Pro Series Thermal Weapon Sight represent the most versatile and sophisticated Armasight product available in today’s market for hunters, SWAT teams, and military personnel, based on its superior price-to-performance value. In an effort to better support the art of shooting, Armasight has included ballistic drop reticules, electronic compass and inclinometer in the Pro Series thermal weapon sights package for finer range estimation and target orientation. Solid state technology reticule adjustments and software algorithms, combined with a complementary color reticle platform, ensures maximum reticle contrast, high level target accuracy, and boresight retention. This level of accuracy is translated into the tracking electronic zoom (e-zoom) function, which can be progressively increased from 1x to 2x to 4x and 8x without changing the point-of-aim to point of-impact relationship of the targeting reticle.
The Apollo Pro is a solid state, uncooled, long-wave infrared, 1X (unity magnification) Clip-on Thermal Imaging Device for day and night engagements. It mounts directly in front of the variable magnification sniper day sight without the need to remove the day sight from the weapon. Collateral applications of the Apollo Pro Thermal Imaging Device include functionality as a unity magnification (1x) stand-alone weapon sight and handheld uncooled thermal monocular.
This device is normally used in the “Reticule Off/ No Reticule” mode. However, when used in the collateral role of a 1X stand-alone weapon sight, the solid state technology reticule adjustments and software algorithms - combined with a complementary color reticle platform - ensure maximum reticle contrast, high-level target accuracy, and boresight retention that cannot be achieved with mechanical boresight adjusters and traditional ballistic drums.
The Prometheus Pro and Command Pro lines of high performance handheld magnified thermal monoculars and bi-oculars take full advantage of the technology and advancements that Armasight has developed for its uncooled thermal weapon sight programs. Due to design concepts emphasizing shared sub-assemblies, the Prometheus Pro and Command Pro handheld imagers exhibits the same performance as the Zeus Pro and Apollo Pro.
Armasight by FLIR proudly unveils its handheld mobile device applications for Android and iOS that significantly enhance the user experience of Armasight’s PRO series thermal imagers. These FREE applications allow hunters and others to pinpoint their position, their direction of aim and the geocoordinates (Geotagging) of the target when using optional clip-on rangefinder using both terrain map or satellite map features on their respective mobile devices. Other key data displayed include shot counter for our latest imagers, battery status, compass, elevation, and default range. Additionally, these applications permit a user to select a tab for PRO Series system level remote operations to change all functions normally reserved for the wireless remote via your cell phone in a very simple and intuitive graphic presentation. For Android users there is also the added benefit of importing Kestrel 4500 series weather station data directly to the mobile device. Access to these applications is easy and FREE through Google Play and the Apple Store. Download your copy today and start immediately enjoying the added benefits of continued development of technologies.
*Digital Angle Cosign Indicator (DACI)
METHOD #1: The most accurate method is to input the cosine number into your ballistic software. The software will take into account the trigonomics of the fact that the bullet will still travel the full distance to target, and maintain a similar time of flight.
METHOD #2: is to multiply the cosine number to your MILRAD or MOA hold for your distance to target as indicated on your data card. For example, if your moa hold for 600 yards is 11 MOA, and .87 is indicated by the ACI, you would then multiply .87 X 11 MOA, and obtain a corrected for gravity distance of 9.57 MOA. This is fairly accurate, although not as accurate as utilizing ballistic software. This is called the "Improved Rifleman Method."
METHOD #3: is to multiply the cosine number to your sloped distance. This will deliver the flat line distance to target, or what we call the bottom leg of the triangle. If you experiment with your ballistic software, you will find that there can be as much as eight (8) MOA difference between method #1 and method #3. Method #1 is the most accurate & preferred method.