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ASU's Ecliptus receives patent

26th October 2016 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s (ASU’s) Ecliptus night vision camera system has been patented, the company announced on 24 October.

Ecliptus is a compact and portable night vision camera that integrates the functionality of the GoPro Hero4 camera with military-tested night vision light intensification to capture and stream video in extremely low-light scenarios.

According to the company, the system is in use with the US Army and US Air Force for documentation and after-action reports.

Ecliptus provides a 40-degree field of view, and is integrated with the GoPro Hero 4 to capture images at 12 megapixels with a burst mode at 30 frames per second. It uses a military grade AN/PVS-14 objective lens to capture night vision images in ultra-high definition and stores these images using a 16 GB SD card. Images and video can also be viewed in real time using WiFi enabled smart devices. 

Jim Winkel, president, ASU, said: ‘This patent heralds ASU’s emergence as a night vision manufacturer. Our growing capabilities enable us to listen to our customers need and design customised products that satisfy their mission-critical requirements.' 

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