Remember what Windows did for computers?
We went from “green screen” cathode-ray tubes to flat-screen monitors.
We took the world of office work from the Dark Ages to the multi-window technicolor environments of today.
And that same revolution is happening in the dark.
What electricity did for the world we live in, low-light sensor imaging is about to do for world we fight in.
As Tribunist reports, night-vision just went Hollywood.
As the highest performing color low-light sensor imaging system, the X27 is the first of its kind to offer high definition day-like imagery in the darkest conditions. Using breakthrough technology, not only does the X27 outperform the latest night-vision technology, it also able to do so in full-color and is available in both hand-held and camera-core engines for military grade day/night imaging systems.
The old night-vision systems resembled the “green screen” monitors. Those evolved to a more “shades of grey” effects, which was a marked improvement. However, the newest version of night vision turns night into day, and in color.
It’s one thing to see the silhouette of the enemy at night, but another altogether to have the ability to pick him out from a line-up.
See for yourself. WATCH:
Imagine one military use of this technology, specifically the sniper.
Generally speaking, snipers must shut down at night. Not with a scope that has this technology.
If the target steps out to have a smoke, he will get smoked. Eyes on target will truly mean eyes on target.
And have you seen the spy thrillers where the CIA watches a covert action and all they can see are heat signatures? Potentially, those days are over.
The article explains the technology involved,
Utilizing BSTFA (Broad Spectrum Thin Film Array) technology, this high-perfomance, low-noise sensor could potentially be integrated into all kinds of vision equipment, from scopes to binoculars, but its usage isn’t just limited to security and surveillance. Other uses included medical, bio-imaging, television and cinema footage, astrophotography, underwater imaging, and even forensics.
Consider the law-enforcement applications of this.
Police on stakeouts having the ability to see criminals in full view and living color.
And what of the camera implications, where criminals formerly use the cover of darkness to commit crimes.
In short, this latest development in night-vision showcases American ingenuity at its finest. These are the types of products we can expect companies to create now that President Trump has lessened government intervention into real products.