Thermoteknix Shows Full Range of Night Vision, Thermal Imaging and Fused Night Vision Technology
Thermoteknix Systems Ltd. is a dynamic and innovative team capable of both off-the-shelf and customised thermal, night vision and fused night vision solutions. Over the years, many groundbreaking and now industry-standard technologies have been developed by Thermoteknix responding to the demanding challenges. The thermal/night vision range includes NiCAM-14 NVG Image Intensifiers, TiCAM thermal imaging monoculars and binoculars and award-winning ClipIR clip on thermal imagers for fused night vision.
On stand #H683, in hall 5A, the company is showing a new TiCAM 1000C target location system integrated with PES C1 dismounted soldier software package. It is a versatile target acquisition and observation system for day and night time operation. It combines an uncooled thermal imager and daylight CCD channel with GPS, eye safe laser range finder, Digital Magnetic Compass, Target marker and video recording.
Lightweight and compact, TiCAM 1000C is suitable for forward target location and surveillance operations. TiCAM 1000C operates from AA batteries or external power. It can be connected to various C4I platforms systems, using USB connectivity.
The Personal Eye System (PES) from MIL Sistemika is a Blue force tracking, navigation and data sharing application designed to communicate a Common Operational Picture (COP) . PES was designed by active soldiers as a substitute for a traditional GPS receiver, paper map and a mobile phone. In house development by MIL Sistemika has enabled Personal Eye compatibility with TiCAM 1000C. This is shown at MIL Sistemika stand #J250, hall 6.
It works on an Android platform and uses GPS and other device sensors for acquiring its location position which is then displayed on a raster map PES can use online public maps (Yahoo, Google, Open Street Maps etc.), online WMS maps (usually provided by internal GIS departments), off-line maps stored on the device in TMS (tiled format), or off-line cached maps stored while browsing online maps.
The ability to use off-line or cached off-line maps is invaluable in areas with no 3G coverage or when cost of data transfer is a limiting factor. Snipers can now use TiCAM 1000C with PES or Sniper Calculator (a PES software module), to transfer target data and images directly to the map of PES, or use measurements for ballistic calculations.
Uses include: Target data sharing among units, JTACs (Joint Tactical Attack Controllers), use of target images for target recognition, or damage assessment. Use of target grids for sniper, mortar or artillery control is also possible. TiCAM 1000C requires a non-magnetic carbon fibre tripod with custom goniometer which is supplied separately).
PES is now fully compatible with Android devices (V6 – Marshmallow) which support USB OTG and is demonstrated live at Eurosatory 2018 both on the Thermoteknix and MIL Sistemika stands.
Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.