Thermal imaging camera Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 with integrated laser range finder
The Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 is a thermal imaging binocular with integrated laser range finder and video recorder. Observing with both eyes reduces fatigue during prolonged observation and has a positive effect on the natural appearance of objects.
The thermal imaging camera Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 is equipped with a newly developed, highly sensitive microbolometer (NETD <40 mK), a thermal sensor that captures medium and long wave infrared radiation and transmits it to the display. Whether rain, snow, fog, high waves or waterways, the IPX7 protection class ensures that the Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 will not fail even under the harshest weather conditions. With a thermal imaging camera, unlike a night vision device, objects can be detected that are covered by bushes, tall grass or branches, for example. Furthermore, the thermal imaging camera does not need any additional lighting.
Integrated laser rangefinder
The integrated laser rangefinder (LRF) of the Accolade 2 XP50 ensures precise distance measurement and offers two modes (One-time measurement and Scan mode). The scan mode allows the user to measure distance continuously.
High resolution thermal image 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 bad 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
Thanks to the powerful lens in combination with the highly sensitive 17 µm thermal image sensor, the Accolade 2 LRF thermal binoculars offer exceptional recognition possibilities. A human-sized object measuring 1.8x0.5 meters can be detected up to a distance of 1800 meters in total darkness.
Variable magnification - infinitely variable zoom
The Accolade 2 LRF XP50 has a 2.5x optical magnification, which can be increased up to a factor of 8 using the stepless digital zoom. This results in a magnification range from 2.5x to 20x.
"Stream Vision" Technology
The modern thermal imaging binoculars Accolade 2 LRF are equipped with Stream-Vision technology. This mobile-friendly function enables real-time transmission of the image to a smartphone or tablet via WiFi. In addition, 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 Accolade 2 LRF offers eight colour 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 side exposure with the eyepiece 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.
Ideal for long term observations
The binocular construction of the Accolade 2 LRF reduces eye fatigue during long observations and gives objects a more natural look. The human brain is designed for dual vision and combines what is seen into one image. If the image is taken by only one eye, the brain's effort increases and leads to fatigue more quickly.
Adjustable eye relief
The adjustable interpupillary distance enables the user to optimally adjust the optics to individual needs, which improves visual comfort and significantly increases the quality of vision.
The Accolade 2 thermal imaging devices are characterised 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 settings are displayed with large pictograms, which are easy to see and do not disturb the observation.
With the Accolade 2 LRF thermal imaging camera, the user can switch off the display if observation is to be stopped briefly. 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 thermal imaging device Accolade 2 LRF guarantees a very sharp, high-resolution and ultra high-contrast image. Furthermore, the AMOLED technology is energy efficient and frost-resistant.
The Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 comes with a Li-Ion battery pack IPS7 with 6400mAh, this allows continuous operation of up to 9 hours at maximum power consumption. The innovative mechanism for locking the battery allows a quick and easy change. As an option, 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 Accolade 2 LRF 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.
The carbon fibre plastic housing is particularly robust and shockproof. Thanks to the rubber armouring, a secure grip is guaranteed.
Absolutely waterproof IPX7
The Accolade 2 LRF XP50 thermal imaging binoculars are completely waterproof, which allows them to be used in bad weather conditions, whether it's rain, snow or fog. The IPX7 rating means that the Accolade 2 LRF has been rigorously tested to withstand extreme natural weather conditions. The Accolade 2 LRF can even withstand a 30-minute immersion in water 1 metre deep.
Effective temperature stabilisation of the sensor
The heatsinks on the Accolade 2 LRF'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 (optional)
There is an optional ergonomically designed wireless remote control that allows full control of the device.