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    How to choose between night vision or Thermal optics?

    • Author:Durham technology
    • Release on :2018-12-28

    Even if you’ve never looked through a night vision optic, you’ve probably seen military video clips on T.V. with the green hued screen.Night vision technology allows humans to see better in low light conditions or total darkness through the use of a specialized device. Night vision is achieved through three technologies including thermal imaging, image intensifier and CMOS technology.

    Image intensifier is light amplification. The image intensifier mainly has Gen. 1, 2 or 3 Night Vision goggles.When looking at night-vision devices you’ll see different ratings for them — Gen 1, 2 or 3. In simple terms, a Gen 1 is going to be a budget-priced scope. Each step up from Gen 1 is going to cost more, but you’re buying more clarity, a crisper image, farther detection with less ambient light available, longer battery life and longer life of the unit itself. Your top-shelf scopes will typically be Gen 3 or high-end Gen 2 models.

    Thermal imaging effectively translate heat - that is, thermal energy - into visible light to analyze surroundings. This makes them very versatile. Living things and mechanical equipment put out heat, making them visible to thermal devices even in the dark. Very precise, requiring only a small amount of heat to work effectively.

    CMOS technology is state of the art technology from our factory.CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) chips use transistors at each pixel to move the charge through traditional wires. This offers flexibility because each pixel is treated individually. Traditional manufacturing processes are used to make CMOS. It's the same as creating microchips. Because they're easier to produce, CMOS sensors are cheaper than  other technology.