Thermal imaging camera Pulsar Helion 2 XP50
The Helion 2 XP50 is the new thermal imaging camera from Pulsar with integrated video recorder and real-time transmission via Stream Vision App. The Pulsar Helion 2 heralds the next step in thermal imaging.
The thermal imaging camera Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 is equipped with a newly developed, highly sensitive microbolometer (NETD <40 mK), a thermal sensor that captures medium and long wavelength infrared radiation and transmits it to the display. Whether rain, snow, fog, high waves or waterways, the IPX7 protection class ensures that the Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 will not fail even under the harshest weather conditions. In contrast to a night vision device, a thermal imaging camera can also detect objects that are covered by bushes, tall grass or branches, for example. Furthermore, the thermal imaging camera does not need any additional lighting.
High resolution thermal imaging sensor (NETD <40mK)
The newly developed 17µm thermal image sensor with a thermal sensitivity (NETD) of <40mK has a high resolution of 640x480 pixels and guarantees precise and detailed object imaging at 50Hz, even under worst weather conditions. The high optical sensor resolution makes the smallest objects, i.e. branches, leaves, body parts of an animal, appear particularly sharp and clear against the background. The high thermal sensitivity (NETD) ensures that even the smallest temperature differences can be distinguished from the infrared camera.
Excellent contour sharpness
Pulsar's patented "Image Boost Technology" uses a specially developed algorithm to increase the sharpness of contours and detail of heated objects. This results in pure image clarity and sharpness, allowing the observer to precisely identify the objects.
Large detection distance
Due to the powerful lens in combination with the highly sensitive 17 µm thermal image sensor, the thermal imaging camera Helion 2 offers exceptional detection possibilities. An object the size of a human with dimensions of 1.8x0.5 meters can be detected up to a distance of 1800 meters and this in complete darkness.
Variable magnification - stepless zoom
The Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 has a 2.5x optical magnification, which can be increased up to a factor of 8 by means of a stepless digital zoom. This results in a magnification range from 2.5x to 20x.
"Stream Vision" Technology
The modern thermal imaging device Helion 2 is equipped with the Stream-Vision technology. This mobile-friendly function enables real-time transmission of the image to a smartphone or tablet via WiFi. Furthermore, the smartphone can be used as a remote control to change device settings of the thermal imaging camera or to update the firmware of the device. The required app is available free of charge for Android and iOS.
Integrated photo camera and video recorder
The built-in recorder is a great asset when it comes to filming or photographing unique experiences. One press of the REC button captures recordings which are written to the internal memory or a memory card and can then be transferred to a smartphone or PC via USB or WiFi.
In the image in image mode, the observer gets a second small image of the central field, so the target object can be viewed in detail without loss of field of view.
High frame rate
Thanks to the high frame rate of 50 Hz, dynamic observation is extremely convenient. A distortion-free image is displayed even if the object or the observer moves quickly.
8 colour palettes
In addition to the main white/hot mode, the Pulsar Helion 2 offers eight color settings, which can represent different degrees of heat. The settings "white hot" and "black hot" are often used for target detection at night. "Red monochrome" helps to minimize the side exposure when the eyepiece is open. "Sepia" is mainly used for observing distant objects. The "Red hot", "Rainbow" and "Ultramarine" modes also show the temperature differences. For faster object detection, the "Violet" mode can be set.
The Helion 2 thermal imagers are characterized by a user-friendly user menu. Information about the current status is shown on an extra status line in the display with letters, numbers and pictograms. The settings of the device, including magnification change, image inversion, brightness and contrast adjustment are displayed with large pictograms, which can be easily seen and do not disturb the observation.
With the Helion 2 thermal imaging camera, the user can switch off the display if observation is to be stopped for a short time. This function allows the observer to be unmasked, as no residual light escapes from the eyepiece. While the display is switched off, all other systems continue to operate. The display is reactivated with a simple keystroke.
Brightness and contrast adjustment
Contrast and brightness can be manually adjusted to personal requirements.
Full-Color AMOLED Display
The new full-color AMOLED display of the Helion 2 thermal imager guarantees a very sharp, high-resolution and ultra high-contrast image. Furthermore, the AMOLED technology is energy efficient and frost-resistant.
The Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 comes with a Li-Ion battery pack IPS7 with 6400mAh, this allows continuous operation of up to 10 hours at maximum power consumption. The innovative mechanism for locking the battery pack allows a quick and easy change. Optionally, the thermal imaging camera can be powered by an external energy source, for which a USB socket is available. The manufacturer also offers additional battery packs for the device.
Calibration (nuc / non uniformity correction)
The Helion 2 XP50 thermal imager provides three different calibration modes: silent manual mode ("M"); automatic mode ("A") and semi-automatic mode ("H"). In "A" mode, the unit calibrates itself completely automatically. In "H" mode, the user decides when to calibrate the unit by pressing the "Cal" button. Manual "M" calibration is also performed by the user with the lens cap closed. This mode is recommended for tactical use and hunting, as it is largely silent.
The image optimization should be done according to the environmental conditions. Mountains, forests and cities have different media temperatures. Therefore, certain settings have been optimized and are available as profiles to achieve the highest image quality.
Helion 2 has an integrated stadiametric rangefinder, which is displayed as a scale and precisely measures the distance to the object of observation with the known size (deer - 1.7 m; wild boar - 0.7 m; hare - 0.3 m) and displays it on the screen.
The carbon fibre plastic housing is particularly robust and shockproof. Thanks to the rubber armouring, a secure grip is guaranteed.
Absolutely waterproof IPX7
The Helion 2 XP50 thermal imaging camera is completely waterproof, which allows it to be used even in bad weather conditions, whether it is rain, snow or fog. The IPX7 rating means that the Helion 2 has been rigorously tested to withstand extreme natural weather conditions. The Helion 2 can even withstand a 30-minute immersion in water of 1 meter depth.
Effective temperature stabilization of the sensor
The heat sinks on the Helion 2's housing reduce the risk of overheating the sensor and other components and significantly reduce temperature and sound sensitivity, especially between calibrations.
Wireless remote control (optionally available)
There is an optional ergonomically designed wireless remote control that allows full control of the device.