Plans to introduce the Merger Duo NXP50 multispectral binoculars by Pulsar were mentioned by us in March 2023, when covering the IWA OutdoorClassics fair. After a long wait, this product is scheduled to hit the market this spring.
The Merger Duo NXP50 is a multifunctional device that, thanks to a thermal sensor and a CMOS matrix, combines imaging capabilities in the visible, near and far infrared bands. This makes it a universal device that allows to conduct various observations in all conditions encountered during the day and at night.
The heart of this this, weighing 1.2 kg and made of a magnesium alloy, is comprised of following sensors: 17 µm, 640x480 px, NETD <25 mK thermal sensor and a 1920x1200 px CMOS matrix. Advanced algorithms and AMOLED screens with a resolution of 1280x960 pixels are responsible for the high quality of the image presented to a user. The digital night vision layer can be additionally supported by a detachable IR illuminator with a wavelength of 940 nm and a power of 500 mW.
The Merger Duo NXP50 uses F50/1.0 optics (for the thermal sensor) and F50/1.4 (for the CMOS matrix). Together with the other parameters of the device, this gives a field of view of 12.4°x9.3° in thermal imaging layer and 21.1°x16.3° in the digital channel, with the base magnification of 3x and 1.5x respectively. The detection range for an object the size of a human reaches 1800 meters.
A new product from Pulsar, just like the tow sights we described last year, the Thermion Duo DXP50 and the Thermion Duo DXP55, allows simultaneous display of both image layers using the Picture in Picture function. The user can freely select and switch between all possible channel configurations.
Contemporary, advanced devices for day and night observations are equipped with many useful functions as standard, including a video recorder (this time the manufacturer does not mention the possibility of recording sound), wireless Wi-Fi communication (2.4 and 5 GHz), wide possibilities of image customization and many other. The Merger Duo NXP50 multispectral binoculars are powered by two Li-Ion batteries: one built-in (4000 mAh) and one removable (3200 mAh). The product is also protected against the adverse effects of water in the high IPX7 standard.
Looking at the new products from Pulsar, it is impossible not to notice the Telos modular platform. Recently, the XQ35 and XG50 models have been added to the offer, also in variants equipped with a laser rangefinder.
As a reminder, in the manufacturer's nomenclature, the XQ35 means a 384x288 px @ 17 µm sensor and a 35 mm lens, while XG50 corresponds to a resolution of 640x480 px @ 12 µm and 50 mm optics mm. At the time of its release, Telos was available only in the XP50 variant, i.e. 640x480 @ 17 µm with a 50 mm lens. The full list of available models and their basic parameters is available below.
Source: Pulsar NV