Photonis’ INTENS™ Night Vision Revolution
PHOTONIS is a leading multinational high-technology group, with experience in manufacture, sales and innovation specialising in photo sensor imaging technologies since 1937, who operate internationally in the night vision, industrial, scientific and medical markets. They are global manufacturer of electro-optic components used in the detection of ions, electrons and photons which are extensively used in a variety of applications such as night vision optics, digital cameras, mass spectrometry, physics research, space exploration and many others. Their INTENS™ Image Intensifier Tube can operate in all environments: from ocean to urban environment, from mountain to desert, in the lowest light levels and most severe deep night conditions as found in dark valleys such as in Afghanistan or in fir trees dense forest by overcast starlight. They also present a smaller halo. It is claimed to bring about 40 per cent more detection/recognition/identification range at various light levels. INTENS™ highest image quality provides crucial information on the texture of the terrain making it possible to distinguish water pond / river from flat land / road.
The image quality being in direct relation with the number of photons collected, this unique feature of the INTENS™ Revolution means that in the most severe light conditions, down to night level 6 (<100 μlx). Autogating of INTENS™ provide con- sistent and excellent image in highly dynamic light conditions while increasing optronic performances of the complete night vision device. ATG is particularly suitable for aviator’s night vision goggles, operations in urban areas or for special operation teams. ATG also safeguards the tube from additional damage and protecting the user from temporary blindness. INTENS™ extended bandwidth makes it an ideal night vision tool to detect most laser and illumination sources facilitating coordinated operations between users of INTENS™ Image Intensifier Tubes.