The IR Patrol Series thermal monocular from IR Defense, is a military grade monocular that combines a high quality BAE Thermal Core in a user friendly housing for the next level of thermal detection. Compact, Lightweight, and Rugged; the IR Patrol Thermal Monocular is ready for any mission from the battlefield to the hunting field.
The IR Patrol features an easy-to-use control with the tip of the thumb – no more searching for buttons in the dark. This thumb joy-stick provides users the ability to access all features and menus in the unit from a single spot. It is extremely intuitive and easy to find with or without gloves.
Whether the user is military, law enforcement, search & rescue or hunting at night; they need a high resolution thermal monocular with accurate imagery in a compact device. Powered by the new BAE Systems MicroIR Thermal Core, the IR Patrol boasts 12 Micron performance. This provides a 50% increase in magnification during digital zoom compared to most other cores.
The IR Patrol M250 features 640×480 high resolution running at a 60hz frame rate. Polarity Swap with MaxPol Control, Digital Electronic Zoom, Brightness and DFC Digital Focus are standard. The M250 also features Edge Detect Mode, which darkens the image while outlining heat-producing objects for quick reference. This mode is valuable for retaining the user’s natural night vision because the display is not nearly as bright. Image capture is standard on all M250 Models (download cable sold separately), along with video out.
The IR Patrol M250 is designed for helmet mount and handheld applications. Going hands-free with a thermal imager is useful when positioned in a stationary over-watch and the user does not want to support the unit with their hand for hours. The M250 comes with a dovetail mount shoe that is designed to interface with the Wilcox SkeetIR Bridge Mount (sold separately). The high frame rate of 60hz allows smoother panning.
The IR Patrol is made in the USA and designed for military applications with an affordable consumer price point. Overall it is one of the most affordable, high resolution, thermal night vision devices on the market.
|Magnification||1X Optical, 8X Digital|
|Spectral Response||8 – 12 um|
|Start Up Time||>4 seconds|
|Diopter Adjustment||-6 to +4|
|Battery Type/Life||(1) CR123 Battery / 1.5 Hours|
|Weight||16 oz (454 g)|
|Dimensions||5.95″L x 2.0″H x 2.95″W|
|Polarity||Black hot/white hot|
|Image Capture||Still Image and Video Out|
|FOV||22° Optical, 3° Digital|
|Objective Lens||19mm f/1.1|