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February 1, 2023  By Blue Line Staff

Photo credit: Sionyx

Nov. 08, 2022, BOSTON, MA – SIONYX has introduced the OPSIN DNVM1, a helmet-mounted, color digital night vision monocular.

OPSIN leverages SIONYX’s proprietary XQE-1350 Black Silicon sensor to deliver low-light capabilities and bring a layer of natural detail and clarity to an operator’s night vision experience. OPSIN is designed to provide users low-light visibility well beyond human eyesight to observe, detect, identify and record targets of interest in moonless-starlight environments. Combined with digital display, recording and navigation features, operations are said to be more precise, efficient and informative. Heightened visual detail and critical data collection informs tactical decisions and refines intelligence. With an EAR99 classification and jurisdiction, OPSIN is available globally, with minimal export restrictions for international military and law enforcement end users.

“Digital night vision is a nascent technology with exploding demand and endless opportunity to evolve,” says Gio Lepore, Global Product Manager for SIONYX. “The rapid development of new technologies and increasing interconnectedness across defense systems demands digital night vision integration.”

OPSIN was engineered with an extra-large 1920×1080 HD micro-OLED display and minimally designed menus and metadata overlays to keep the operator’s field of view clear. The user-selectable frame rate, adjustable from 30/60/90 fps, adapts between moving or stand-and-stare operations. The operator can navigate and view current coordinates to maintain geo-awareness with the onboard digital magnetic compass and GPS antenna. OPSIN was also designed with a three-button interface with quick functions to navigate the internal menu.

OPSIN was engineered to have a flexible helmet mounting with a standard dovetail interface and included helmet mounting kit. The swing arm spans from the flip-up helmet mount to the operator’s eye that adjusts to and accommodates any operator. The mounting solution features a quick-release button that simplifies mounting and dismounting onto the mini rail, or the user can set the screw for a permanent installation. The monocular can be used with either eye, with glasses or goggles, and offers ample eye relief with a comfortable rubber eye cup. The objective lens is focusable, the eye diopter is adjustable, and the eyepiece provides twenty-five millimeters of eye relief for a comfortable fit. OPSIN arrives packaged in a water-resistant custom MOLLE bag with the components necessary to get up and running immediately.

Made of glass-reinforced polycarbonate, OPSIN is durable and lightweight at only 10.6 ounces or 301 grams. The sealed rechargeable battery extends operation time beyond eight hours with a full charge. OPSIN is drop-tested at two meters, passing beyond MIL standard, with an IP67 rating for safe use in harsh environments. The unit won’t be damaged when exposed to bright light and can function during the day for drills, training, and mission planning.

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