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 Iris Gen 2+, utilizes the latest in white phosphor technology. White phosphor imaging is claimed to produce a crisper, more contrasted image than the standard green phosphor technology. Many night vision users are finding this to be the case and have started switching over to the more natural looking black and white image which these scopes produce to provide crisp, clear images in the darkest conditions.
The goggle is the same unit as the Iris D-321 binocular, but includes ambidextrous headgear assembly for hands-free use. The powerful goggle can easily convert back to a binocular by replacing the 1x lenses with 3.6x front objective lenses.
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 Iris is the most affordable stereoscopic night vision goggle/binocular currently available on the market.