ATN is one of the world leaders in night vision technology. Night vision was originally developed for military purposes, but ATN has, through innovation and dedication, designed and built a comprehensive lineup of night vision and thermal devices for every application imaginable. ATN has re-imagined the technology used by special forces worldwide, and designed accompanying models that are affordable and civilian friendly while still maintaining the capability and reliability of mil-spec night vision.
There are generally two types of night vision systems available.
The first is what is generally known as image enhancement, the process used by conventional night vision devices.
Image enhancement works by collecting ambient light from stars, the moon, nearby lights, or an infrared illuminator. This is done by several components working in combination. Image intensifier tubes, photocathodes, and microchannel plates all work together (in a very complicated process) to amplify collected light so it is visible to the human eye.
The second type of night vision system utilizes thermal imaging. Thermal imaging differs from image enhancement because it does not collect visible ambient light, which is only visible because it is reflected off objects. Instead, thermal imaging systems look for infrared light, which is emitted by objects instead of reflected. An easy explanation of thermal imaging is that it reads the temperature of an object, and displays a picture depending on that temperature. Usually, the hotter an object, the brighter it will appear on a black and white screen. Color thermal vision sights are also available, and color will vary based on temperature. Since thermal imaging devices do not rely on reflected light, their effective range is far beyond that of conventional night vision devices.
However, ATN also offers a line of what is called Smart HD Optics, these are devices that utilize CCD and CMOS sensors couples with the ATN Obsidian Core rather than a traditional Image Intensifier Tube.
Available ATN Night Vision Devices:
- Day/Night Weapon Systems:
Generation 2, Generation 3, and Generation 4 night vision devices that provide night vision capability to conventional rifle scopes. Easy mounting, no removal of the existing scope is required, and no need to zero the rifle as long as the scope is not moved. Excellent for hunters and competition shooters.
- Night Vision Binoculars:
Whether your needs are tactical or recreational, there is a model of night vision binocular within your budget.
- Smart HD Weapon Sights:
The ATN X-Sight weapon scopes are powered by the new revolutionary ATN Obsidian Core that runs a suite of sensors to cover all your needs. Perfect clarity in day or night, GPS, Geotag, WiFi, E-zoom, Record HD Video/Images, Compass, Gyroscope, Smart Shooting Solutions, and much more.
- Smart HD Binoculars:
The ATN BinoX-HD binoculars are packed with so many features you will never want to use standard binoculars again. 24/7 use, WiFi, E-zoom, record video, compass. BinoX-HD binoculars are the world's most advanced digital binoculars. Powered by a 1 GHz internal computer they carry a suite of sensors to enable the Senses as never before. BinoX-HD — the binoculars for the 21st century.
- HD Weapon Camera:
Capture HD video with this revolutionary gun camera. The Shot Trak HD mounts on rifles, handguns, or bows to capture incredible color video of your target in full HD (1920 x 1080p). Most action cameras today offer only a wide lens that may take great videos close up but fail miserably when attempting to capture your game at a distance. The Shot Trak HD delivers 5 times the Magnification of a standard action camera capturing your action perfectly every time.
- Night Vision Goggles:
Helmet mounted or handheld, several models are available for hunting, security, surveillance, and recreation. Available technologies from Generation 1 night vision to Generation 4 night vision.
- Night Vision Monoculars:
The advantages of a night vision goggle or night vision binocular without the large form factor. Three models are available: the Night Scout, NVM14 or PVS14/6015
- Thermal Sights:
Thermal imaging sights ranging from the modest Thor 336 1.5x thermal sight all the way up to the Thor 640-5x Thermal sight. EuroOptic carries a large selection of thermal sights for every need.
- Thermal Clip-On:
Representing the latest advancement in thermal imaging technology, the ATN TICO-Series thermal clip-on gives your daytime scope thermal imaging capability in a matter of seconds. The ATN TICO-Series mounts in front of a daytime scope to enable thermal vision in day or nighttime operation. No shift of impact, no need to re-zero or change of eye relief occurs.
- Thermal Monocular/Multipurpose Systems:
For those looking for a low cost or more versatile options, the ATN OTS-X thermal viewers and ATN Odin Multipurpose devices will fit your needs. The price point/ease of use of Thermal Viewers and the Versatility of the Multi-Purpose devices will fit any of your needs.