More of the new products from ATN, that were presented during SHOT Show 2024, were thermal imaging monoculars from the Blaze Trek and Blaze Hunter series. However, they raised some controversy because they are very similar to some of the solutions made by competitors. Therefore, it was assumed that the factory responsible for their production handles orders for various manufacturers.
According to ATN, Blaze Hunter is characterized by a thermal imaging sensor (12 μm) with a NETD sensitivity of 20 mK. The image is displayed at a frequency of 50 Hz on a OLED 0.41" screen with a resolution of 1440x1080 px. The device weighs only 350 grams, and the set includes two replaceable batteries sufficient for a total of up to 15 hours of operation of the thermal imager. The device has numerous additional functions, including image personalization and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Blaze Hunter will be available in four variants differing in the sensor (384x288 px or 640x512 px) and optics (25 mm or 35 mm) used.
The Blaze Trek uses a built-in battery (up to 9 hours of operating time) and is equipped with a photo and video recorder (using a MicroSD memory card with maximum capacity of 256 GB) and Wi-Fi connectivity. Although the manufacturer mentions a built-in LRF module, this information should be treated carefully as the appearance of the device and the description of this function bring to mind a stadiametric rangefinder, popular in cheaper products.
The potential buyer will have a choice of four versions of the product with different sensors, 384x288 px or 640x512 px (both with 12 μm pixels size and running at 50 Hz), and 19 mm or 25 mm optics.
The new products also include Blaze Seeker monoculars, but we will write about them on another occasion. However, we encourage you to read the remaining article about ATN at SHOT Show 2024:
New ATN thermal imagers: Tico LTV & ThOR LTV 256 [coming soon]