The Iris night vision system is now available with the latest Generation 3 filmless tube. Research innovators have now perfected the latest step in night vision technology by removing the ion film barrier within the night vision tube. Previous attempts at removing the film were inaccurately dubbed as “Generation 4” technology by a major company within the industry. In truth, the U.S. military contract was terminated because the process left the tubes too fragile for normal use. Now that the manufacturing process has been perfected, a robust Generation 3, filmless tube is available. The result is a more crisp image with less “halo effect” around bright lights, greater light sensitivity, and generally a greater signal-to-noise ratio. If there truly was an official “Generation 4” designation, this would be it. In addition, this version of the PVS-14 utilizes a white phosphor tube which projects in black and white. Gradations of black and white are preferred over the traditional green color by many who report the new white phosphor tubes are less straining to the eyes during extended viewing and users are able to detect a greater range of detail and contrast over green. The gated Iris D-321 high performance, modular, hand-held night vision binocular uses dual image Generation 3 filmless intensifier tubes to provide crisp, clear images in the darkest conditions.
The Iris unit includes added features of automatic brightness and gain control. Each image tube operates independently, providing excellent redundancy. The unique patented design eliminates any need for interpupillary adjustment and reduces the size and weight of the unit. An integrated near IR illuminator enhances the ability to operate the goggle in confined spaces.
The powerful 3.6x D-321B Binocular converts easily into the D-321G 1x night vision Goggle with a 40° wide field of view by simple replacement of the front objective lenses. The goggle also adapts quickly to an ambidextrous headgear assembly for hands-free use.
The Iris is the most affordable stereoscopic night vision goggle/binocular currently available on the market.