-NGI Outdoor Systems OSSABAW DTNVS14P Photonis ECHO White Phosphor Binocular-High Performance WP Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle (Articulating Binocular)
NGI Outdoor Systems Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle (DTNVS) with Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode (Gen. 2+) Image Intensifier
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The NGI Outdoor Systems OSSABAW DTNVS14P Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle is an extremely limited product release from NGI Outdoor Systems. Based on our flagship YOTE MN14P Monocular, the OSSABAW DTNVS14P is designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoors adventure enthusiasts, night time photographers, naturalists, and recreational night vision users.
Like the YOTE Monocular, the OSSABAW is a high performance Night Vision Goggle (NVG) that can be used hand-held or head mounted. Unlike the YOTE Monocular, however, the OSSABAW is a Dual Tube NVG, meaning that it uses two (2) image intensifier tubes, to provide each eye with an aided image that improves depth perception and image quality by allowing the user to take advantage of true stereoscopic vision. This also makes it ideal for driving and maritime applications where depth perception, situational awareness, and reaction time are of critical importance.
The OSSABAW DTNVS14P uses the same ubiquitous AN/PVS-14 optical lens assemblies originally designed for military use and features Photonis ECHO “ONYX” White Phosphor Hybrid Photocathode image intensifiers uniquely suited to the needs of recreational night vision users. The Binocular housing is likewise based on proven architecture with a highly durable polymer housing manufactured by ACTinBlack of Luxembourg and an international leader in high performance optical systems. The DTNVS14P housing features independently articulating optical pods that allow the device to be adjusted for individual users eyes, as well as a monocular cut-off for stowing the system when the optical pods are rotated all the way out, providing extra security during storage or when being stowed when worn head mounted. The DTNVS14P housing also features an industry standard “dovetail” interface shoe allowing it work with common head harness and helmet mounts such as the Wilcox G24 NVG Mount.
There has always been a significant overlap between products designed for defense applications and those used by outdoors enthusiasts and many products have moved back and forth between outdoor enthusiast communities and the defense sector. NGI, our focus has always been on tailored solutions for specific customers, and we realize that while many defense-oriented night vision products can be applicable to recreational uses, there has not existed many specific solutions for the outdoor enthusiast community.
The NGI Outdoors OSSABAW DTNVS14P is named for the heritage pigs that occupy the Sea Isles of Georgia and South Carolina, the ancestors of the Ossabaw hog were first released in the 16th Century by Spanish explorers and one of the few remaining descendants of Iberian pigs that have not been hybridized and intermixed with other varieties over the years due to their isolation.
The OSSABAW DTNVS14P is ideal for any user who wants to improve their ability to see in times of darkness while reducing the amount of visible light pollution, especially important in remote areas and in sensitive nocturnal ecosystems that could be disturbed by the use of visible light. The DTNVS14P has an approximately 30 hour run time using a single lithium CR123 battery, being both more efficient and more environmentally friendly than battery-hungry flashlights that can disturb others’ natural night adapted eyesight. The Dual Tube configuration provides the user with true stereoscopy, greatly improving depth perception and visual response–there is a reason that so many nocturnal animals have strongly binocular vision, and with the OSSABAW DTNVS14P, you can have it too. The OSSABAW is equally at home on camping and overland trips and for close-to-shore boat navigation, and can expand the available research and observation opportunities for naturalists studying and observing nocturnal wildlife.
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode image intensifier tubes used in the OSSABAW produce a cooler image than the image intensifier tubes preferred for defense and tactical applications that can be more comfortable and more pleasing to some users. The ECHO tube also features excellent high light resolution when used in conjunction with NIR illumination such as the built-in NIR illuminator on the DTNVS14P, the NGI TORCH PRO MKIII handheld illuminator, or LightforceUSA NIR lighting solutions. The ECHO tubes also feature a narrower dynamic range that is better suited to night vision photography. Since the OSSABAW DTNVS14P utilizes the same AN/PVS-14 optical lenses as the YOTE monocular, it is also compatible with the TeleVue FoneMate universal smartphone adapter, allowing users to easily take night vision photographs with their smartphones.
While traditional defense applications emphasize stealth and covertness with maximum extreme low light amplification to reduce the amount of active NIR emissions that could be detected by similarly equipped adversaries, this can sometimes mean that they produce an image that some perceive as too bright and overly harsh, especially under normal ambient lighting conditions and with IR illumination and can wash out digital cameras used for night time photography.
The OSSABAW has a matte black finish, and comes supplied with optional low-reflectivity Nocorium vinyl wraps in Coyote Tan (additional colorways and camo patterns available).
While the OSSABAW DTNVS14P uses a Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode Gen. 2+ image intensifier tube, it is otherwise identical to other TNV/ and NGI/DTNVS systems and built in accordance with military specifications, using a durable polymer housing and military-quality optical lens assemblies and is built in-house to the same rigorous quality control and quality assurance standards as equipment issued to military forces and is backed by NGI Outdoor Systems' Lifetime Limited Warranty*.
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode uses the same technological infrastructure as Generation 2 image intensifier tubes making them a Gen 2+ tube, however, Photonis has pushed the boundaries of the Gen 2 architecture to produce some of the very best tubes on the market for outdoor adventure enthusiasts at a significantly lower cost than similar performance Gen 3 image intensifiers.
The DTNVS14P is based on high performance image intensifiers designed for defense use, and therefore is regulated under ITAR and cannot be sold, exported, or otherwise taken outside of the United States without express permission from the US Department of State. Failing to abide by ITAR is unlawful and can result criminal charges, fines, and/or prison sentences.
|Manufacturer||ACTinBlack (Assembled by Night Goggles Inc.)|
|Dimensions||4.5″(L) x 4″(W) x 3.1″(H)|
|Weight||19.7 oz. w/ Battery|
|Finish||Matte Black Impact Resistant Polymer|
|Power||One (1) CR123 Battery|
|Battery Life||Approx. 30 Hours at Room Temp. w/ Standard CR123|
|Waterproof||66′ (20m) Submersible for two (2) hours|
|Warranty||NG Outdoor Systems Lifetime Limited Warranty|
|Generation||Hybrid Photocathode (Gen. 2+) White Phosphor|
|Intensifier Tubes||Photonis ECHO 10160 ZW0124A (x2) – see below for tube specifics|
|Gain||Automatic Brightness Control|
|Ocular Lens||+2 to -6|
|Focus||9.8″ to Infinity|
|Included||Tube/System Factory Data Record, Soft Carry Case, Bikini Lens Covers (x2)|
Tube: Photonis ECHO High Performance Gen 2
Color: P45 White Phosphor (ONYX)
Figure of Merit (FOM): 1800+ (No Max)
Includes Manufacturer's Factory Data Record
*NGI Outdoor Systems Limited Lifetime Warranty
NGI Outdoor Systems warrants this product for the lifetime of the product and guarantees this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use, and transferable by the owner assuming that the product otherwise still falls within the scope of this warranty. In the event that a defect covered by this warranty occurs NGI Outdoor Systems, at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product. Such action on the part of NGI Outdoor Systems shall be the full extent of the company’s liability, and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty applies to all NGI-branded Night Vision Device housing systems, and furthermore warrants that all Image Intensifier Tubes will be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 10 years after the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover:
- Products that were used in other than normal and customary manner.
- Products that were misused.
- Products that were altered, modified, or repaired by the customer or a party other than NGI Outdoor Systems
- Products that were discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of NGI Outdoor Systems
- Damage, defects, or failures resulting from use that would be construed by any reasonable person as normal and expected “wear and tear.”
NGI Outdoor Systems shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the company’s opinion, resulted from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage, or improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. This includes using rechargeable batteries, storing the product with batteries installed, or battery compartment corrosion due to faulty battery. Warranty claims falling outside of the scope of these written warranty terms may incur repair, labor, and shipping fees charged to the customer.
Customer is hereby notified that operation of the equipment during daylight or under excessive light conditions may permanently damage the image intensifier tube. While all NGI Outdoor Systems night vision devices are auto-gated, they are not able to withstand exposure to constant light including, but not limited to, light sources, illuminated optics, or laser radiation. Auto-gated Image Intensifier Tubes are designed to stand up to normal nighttime light conditions, but prolonged exposure to any light source will still cause damage.
No other warranties except for this one apply to this product, including, but not limited to written, oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, shall apply to this product.
|Dimensions||4.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 in|