Seeing the Difference: Thermal Binocular vs. Bi-Ocular Thermal Night Vision Cameras
For many people the difference in the words thermal binocular and bi-ocular are not apparent or clear at first. Thermal binocular sights consist of two eye piece channels that deliver a slightly different image to each eye. In return the brain compiles the two images to create one image. When paired with night vision technology this information is relayed to the viewer via two optical channels while amplifying light to display an image.
A bi-ocular night vision thermal imaging camera is composed of two separate eye pieces, but only one optical channel, thus delivering one image to both eyes at the same time. A bi-ocular thermal camera detects infrared light, which is given off by the heat of an object in view, the microbolometer lens detects heat and displays the thermal image to the viewer.
Benefits of the Bi-Ocular
The benefit of using a FLIR H-Series Bi-Ocular thermal night vision camera during patrol, covert surveillance, or security mission is the extreme sensitivity and low temperature readout. The presence of a suspect or vehicle with a recent source of heat is clearly seen through fog, low light situations, and tree cover.
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