Description

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A portable version of the thermal viewers used by SAR professionals. The First Mate detects the thermal energy all objects emit and displays it as a video image. Because it works off differences in heat, not light, people, campfires, and engines show up clearly, even in daylight. The large detector on this model provides good image detail and gives you times-2 zoom to get a closer look at items of interest. Use it to locate a capsized kayaker, spot boats motoring without lights, or navigate through darkness and fog.

  • Detects people at distances up to 450m, small vessels up to approximately 1,250m.
  • Display can be toggled through White Hot, Black Hot, or InstAlert. In InstAlert, the hottest elements in a scene are displayed in red – excellent for rescues or wildlife watching.
  • Waterproof to IP-67 (submersion up to 1 metre). Not buoyant.
  • Field of view is 24 x 18° NTSC.
  • Focal length is 19mm, fixed focus.
  • Internal rechargeable li-Ion battery, with a typical operating life of 5 hours per charge.
  • Operating temperature range is -20 to 50°C.
  • Dimensions are 17 × 5.8 × 6.2cm.
  • Includes wrist strap, USB cable, and product CD.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Kayak touring
  • Canoe tripping
Detector 320 x 240 VOx Microbolometer
Human size detectable distance

Maximum distance at which scope is able to detect a 180 x 50cm object.

451m
Small vessel size detectable distance

Maximum distance at which scope is able to detect a 2.3 x 2.3m object.

1249m
Wave band 7.5 - 13.5µm
Refresh rate

Refresh rate with NTSC or PAL.

9Hz
Operating temperature -4 to 50°C
Battery life (operating)

Ratings using AA NiMH batteries.

5 h
Dimensions 17 x 6.2 x 5.8cm
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

IP X6
Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Still photo mode No
Electronic zoom Yes
Data card Not accepted
Adjustable brightness Yes
Output None
Video capture No
Made in USA