How Digital Night Vision Works

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

The world has changed much in the two decades since ATN’s first entry into the Night Vision arena. Just like with the advent of the Internet and the Smart Phone, so has the world of night vision gone through its own transformation. Advances in new sensors and microdisplays have opened up a world of possibilities that were simply not available before.

Over the past several years ATN has led in the development of new digital Thermal Systems primarily designed for our Military and Law Enforcement clients. Leveraging on these advances we have launched our first “Ultra Bright” digital line of night vision products.

Previously, digital was characterized by mostly bulky systems with poor quality displays featuring very dim images. However, with advances made in our new “Full Color” OLED and FLCOS displays ATN has managed to develop products that have routinely outperformed other night vision systems in image brightness and effective recognition/identification ranges. Coupled together with our new generation of both CCD and CMOS sensors AT N is proud to present its new “Ultra Bright” Digital Night Vision Systems.

FEATURES OF ATN’S DIGITAL LINE

ADVANCED LOW-LIGHT SENSOR TECHNOLOGY:
Our R&D staff spent significant resources searching for the right CCD and CMOS sensors to couple with our proprietary driver boards to create our digital systems. Performance, light gain and reliability is the driving force behind our designs.

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY:
The right display goes a long way in how a digital device works. If you have the wrong display then you simply are not getting the best performance out of the sensor. This is why we made sure we matched the correct display and sensor together to give you a quality, high performance system.

MANUAL BRIGHTNESS/GAIN ADJUSTMENT:
An advanced manual brightness/gain adjustment allows the user to adjust the brightness of the unit to its surrounding area maximizing image clarity and light gain.

FACTS ABOUT DIGITAL vs CLASSICAL INTENSIFIELD TUBES

Facts about Digital vs Classical Intensified Tube Solutions:


  • Unlike an Intensifier tube, “Ultra Bright” digital scopes do not have to worry about exposure to bright light. Even though today, all ATN systems have bright light protection, still long exposure to bright light will damage an intensifier tube. These issues simply do not exist in the digital products. Plus since they are fully color you can often find plenty of uses for our systems during day time operations.

  • Our “Ultra Bright” scopes offer the ability to adjust brightness levels according to your need. Most Intensified systems do not offer that ability.

  • Many of the digital systems offer various ways to record what you see. With classical Intensified systems is also possible to record night time scenes but require additional camera equipment that is attached via camera adapter to the night vision scope.
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