Thermal technology. Enhanced comfort of use
The Accolade series thermal binoculars embrace a wide range of professional and semi-professional applications from hunting and scouting to law enforcement and life rescue. Hunters looking for animals in the woods, outdoor enthusiasts willing to protect camping site at night, law enforcement professionals seizing criminals and rescue teams searching for survivors or lost people all will be pleased with potential of new Accolade series.
Comfortable for Long Observation
The dual eyepiece configuration reduces eye fatigue during longer viewing and enhances the natural look of objects. The human brain is pre-conditioned to receive visual information from two channels simultaneously. The brain then combines the information into a single image. When one eye is used to observe, the brain only receives information a single input. The increased effort from the brain to override the standard algorithm of visual perception can quickly lead to the observer feeling fatigued and uncomfortable.
Long Detection Range
Detecting objects at long distances is an important feature for optics users in outdoor environments. Optic quality and the best thermal imaging sensor available make a unique combination designed to deliver the longest detection range possible.
Variable Interpupillary Distance
The ability to adjust the distance between eyepieces allows the user to best position the optic for individual needs. Interpupillary distance differs from person to person. Adjusting for individual fit dramatically improves viewing comfort and quality, and eliminates the potential for double-imaging.
Built-in Video Recorder
The built-in video recorder is a great asset when it comes to filming or taking photos of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. One press of the REC button captures footage that can be shared easily with colleagues, friends and family.
Fully Waterproof IPX7
Rain, snow, fog, high waves or waterways, the IPX7 waterproof rating ensures the device won’t fail in even the toughest wet weather conditions. The IPX7 rating means the device has been manufactured and rigorously tested to withstand extreme natural weather conditions, even submersion to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
High Resolution 640×480 Thermal Imaging Sensor
The high 640×480 pixel resolution ensures all objects within the field of view have the highest level of detail. High sensor resolution makes the smallest objects, i.e. branches, leaves, body extremities of an animal, appear exceptionally crisp and clear against the background.
Pulsar’s proprietary Image Boost Technology is comprised of software algorithms
designed to increase imaging clarity and overall image detail. Image Boost results in a sharper, more detailed field of view and enhanced object identifcation capabilities
* available in the Accolade XP line
Quick-Change Long-Life Rechargeable Battery Packs
The device’s innovative battery-release mechanism ensures fast, flawless battery changes. Rechargeable IPS5 battery packs provide up to 8 hours of continuous operation in Wi-Fi mode.
The 8-color palette enhances viewing in varying conditions. While the classic “White Hot” mode is exceptionally versatile, “Hot Black” is often favored for detecting wildlife at night. Red monochrome helps to reduce or prevent bright backlight from exiting the eyepiece. Sepia often improves long-range observation while “Red Hot”, “Rainbow” and “Ultramarine” enhance temperature differences of various object attributes. Violet helps to identify objects faster.
Smooth and incremental digital zoom
Incremental zoom is a perfect solution to quick, on-the-fly zooming. When time is not a limiting factor but slight details are, the device’s smooth zoom is the better option.
High refresh rate 50 Hz
High Image frequency is important when shooting at moving targets. A high refresh rate ensures motion is fluid and in real-time, allowing more accurate speed assessment and shot placement.
Picture-in-Picture provides a second, magnified central-area image to help the observer see magnified target details without loss of the field of view.
Image optimization should be performed depending on the environmental location and conditions. Mountains, cities and forests have different ambient temperatures. In order to achieve the highest possible image quality, certain settings have been optimized and gathered into profiles. As a result, optimized imaging in various conditions is easier. Identification preset is another optimal-imaging option that makes identifying easier, even at longer distances.
Effective temperature stabilization of the sensor
A radiator panel, located on the device’s body, effectively prevents heat build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly reducing temperature and noise sensitivity, especially between calibrations.
The stadiametric rangefinder helps to estimate range to an object based on its size. The device’s advanced, proprietary, rangefinding interface provides important ranging information within seconds.
Built-in Wi-Fi module
Observation devices are no longer just optics. Today’s devices are increasingly designed to meet multi-tasking requirements dictated by a wider array of scenarios. Turning the unit into a hot spot, complete with ability to connect directly to a smartphone or tablet, increases and enhances features, including the ability to control the device remotely.
Manual Contrast and Brightness Adjustment
Contrast and brightness can be adjusted manually to fit individual preferences. The settings are stored in the memory of the unit and can be easily changed when required.
Calibration modes (Non-uniformity correction)
A thermal imaging sensor requires calibration or non-uniformity correction (NUC) from time to time. Calibrating reduces or eliminates remaining redundant signals and improves overall image quality. Accolade offers 3 modes of calibration: Automatic, Semi-automatic and Manual. In Automatic mode, the shutter closes and calibration is performed automatically within defined time intervals and without user participation. In Semi-automatic mode the shutter closes and calibration is done only when the user presses the calibration button. In Manual mode, also called “Silent”, the shutter remains open but the user has to close the objective cap and press the calibration button.
Live internet video sharing
Connecting the device with a smartphone or tablet allows a user to access the internet and live-stream video directly to YouTube.
Frost resistant AMOLED display
The device is designed for flawless operation in extreme weather and temperature conditions. Whether the environment is freezing cold or blistering hot, the image retains its contrast and vivid colors without loss of frame rate. The high-contrast, color AMOLED display uses top technology to ensure stable, high-quality imaging in virtually any weather conditions.
External power supply
Accolade makes charging from external sources, such as power banks, fast and easy with a micro-USB jack. The convenience of power-bank charging even enhances the ability to power up the Accolade during extremely cold weather while also protecting the source from rapid discharge.
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply Display Off function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).