Pulsar has announced the introduction of its new pocket-sized Axion Thermal Monocular line, which includes three models: the XM30, XM38 and Key XM30.
The Axion thermal monoculars use a 320X40 sensor core with a 12-micron pixel pitch and a 50-hertz frame rate. The XM30 and XM38 use an AMOLED display with a 1024X768 pixel resolution, while the XM30 uses an LCOS display with a 960X720 pixel resolution. All models have an eight-color imaging palette, giving users the option of viewing objects in traditional white-hot to eight other color choices.
The Axion XM30 and Key XM30 both have a heat-signature detection range of 1,400 yards, while the XM38 has a heat-signature detection range of 1,850 yards. All Axion thermal monocular units have a 4X zoom: The Key XM30 has a 2.5X-10X magnification, the XM30 has a 4X-16X, and the XM38 has a magnification of 5.5X-22X.
All Axion models have a protection degree of IPX7, meaning the units are submersible in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The bodies are made of magnesium-alloy body for reliability in nearly all weather conditions. A Mini B-Pack system powers the monocular with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to four hours of battery life per charge. Users can also stream video recordings stored on the onboard 16 GB memory unit via a built-in Wi-Fi module through the Stream Vision app (not available on Axion Key XM30). The Key XM30 and XM30 weigh 8.8 ounces, and the XM38 weighs 9.5 ounces. All models come with an APS3 rechargeable battery, a battery charger with mains capability, USB cable, case, hand strap, lens cloth, quick start guide and a warranty card.