(2/1/19)UPDATE: This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer (and we are totally out) There is a new series of hand held thermal "Axion" that has JUST BEEN Announced - we are taking PRE ORDERS, availability for this new thermal is expected to be March..
Featuring an ultra-quick 2 second startup time, the Quantum XQ30V allows you to detect heat signatures up to 985 yards away using 2.5-10x23 magnification. Ideal for hunting, law enforcement, search & rescue and personal security applications this handheld monocular features a 384x288 core with 17µm pixel pitch and 50Hz refresh rate, sending detailed thermal images to crisp 640x480 AMOLED display. The Quantum's 2x and 4x digital brings faraway targets into clear view. The XQ30V has a 6.5 hour battery life from 4x AA batteries.
Main features of the devices are:
➢ Variable magnification (4x Digital Zoom)
➢ Multiple color palettes
➢ Silent calibration
✔ Colour Palettes
Quantum offers a choice of 7 colour palettes for images, monochrome (usual "hot white", "hot black") and colour highlighting the hottest and coldest areas with different colours.
✔ Rangefinding Reticle
Quantum has a stadiametric rangefinder reticle which enables distance measuring to observed objects with known height (deer - 1,7m; boar - 0,7m; hare - 0,3m) with a sufficient precision.
✔ High Image Frequency
Due to the high image frequency (50 Hz) it is comfortable to use thermal camera dynamically (during rapid moving of observer or object of observation).
✔ Operating Modes
The Quantum has three operating modes, each designed to deliver the best possible image in specific viewing conditions. The modes are as follows: "City" (enhanced contrast), "Forest" (low contrast) and "Identification" (improved rendering of hot objects' details).
✔ Quick Start-Up Time
The Quantum thermal scopes feature short start-up time (2 seconds) from the push of a button to full operational status. This is one of the best results in its class.
✔ Display OFF
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply the DISPLAY OFF function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).
✔ Power Saving Mode
Disabling the video output module in the Quantum thermal scopes increases self-contained operating time on a set of batteries or external power supply.
The Quantum has three calibration modes: silent manual mode ("M"), automatic ("A") and semiautomatic ("H"). The "A" mode implies calibration without user participation (process initiation (actuation of the shutter) takes place automatically). In the "H" mode the user decides on his own if calibration is required based on the image quality. Button "Cal" is pressed in this mode. Manual calibration ("M") is carried out by pressing the button when the lens cap is closed. The "M" mode is recommended for hunting due to silent operation.
The body of fiberglass reinforced plastic is able to effectively withstand impact, moisture and dust which allows the units to be used in extreme conditions. The rubber armouring ensures secure grip of the unit.
✔ Wireless Remote Control
The wireless remote control allows basic operations (On/Off, Calibration, Digital Zoom) to be fulfilled without resorting to standard controls.
✔ Wide Range of Operating Temperatures
Quantum imaging scopes are effective for use in low temperatures (-25°C) thanks to the frost-resistant OLED display employed in the unit (image remains the same as when viewing at positive environment temperature).
✔ Brightness and Contrast Control
The control wheel located next to the lens allows the user to setup brightness and contrast most appropriate for specific situation.
✔ Self-Contained Power Supply
The Quantum is powered with four AA size (rechargeable) batteries. The batteries are stored in a container which is then placed in a battery compartment of the unit.
✔ Video Output
All Quantum models are equipped with an analog video output to enable connection of external recording equipment or transmitting images to the display.
✔ External Power Supply
Operation time of the unit can be significantly increased thanks to the use of external power supplies (for example, Pulsar EPS3/EPS5) that can be connected with a special jack. When used in frosty weather, the power supply can be stored under the clothes.
✔ User Interface
Actual information about the status of the thermal imaging device, depicted in the form of blue icons and numbers, is located on the data panel in the lower portion of the screen, and does not interfere with the image observed. When switching between various functions (digital zoom, colour inversion, brightness/contrast settings), the respective large sized icon appears in the right upper portion of the screen.
Main control functions (turning on and off the unit, sensor calibration, colour inversion/digital zoom) are carried out with the buttons on the upper panel. The size and location of the buttons are customised for comfortable use both with a gloved or bare hand. Brightness and contrast are set up with the controller wheel located next to the objective lens.
SPECIFICATIONS Electronic Components
» Frame Rate, Hz - 50
» Microbolometer resolution, pixels - 384x288
» Pixel Pitch, µm - 17
» Display type - OLED
» Display Resolution, pix. - 640x480
» Magnification, х - 2.5 … 10
» Digital zoom, x - 2x; 3x; 4x
» Objective Lens - F30/1.6
» Field of View,°, horizontal * vertical - 12.4x9.3
» Horizontal Field of view, m @100m - 21.8
» Exit pupil, mm - 8
» Eye Relief, mm - 20
» Diopter adjustment, dptr. - ± 5
» Close-up distance, m - 3
Range of Detection, m
» Range of detection, m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m) - 900
» Power Supply, V - 4 ÷ 6
» Battery type - 4xAA
» Battery Life, hour - 5.5 *… 6.5 (video out off)
» External Power Supply - DC 8.4 ÷ 15
Physical & operational characteristics
» Start-up time, seconds - 2
» Remote control - wireless
» Operating Temperature,°C - - 25 +50
» Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529) - IPX4
» Dimensions, mm - 200x86x59
» Weight (without batteries), kg - 0.35
What's in the Box
❒ Thermal Imaging Scope Quantum Lite XQ23V
❒ Carrying case
❒ User manual
❒ Dual cable: video and external power supply
❒ External power supply cable
❒ Wireless remote control
❒ Hand strap
❒ Automotive cigarette lighter adapter
❒ Spare battery container
❒ Cleaning cloth
❒ Warranty card
The Quantum LIte comes in 2 versions, below is the comparison of the two.