Our PVS-14 is completely ITAR free. There is no limitation on supply and there is no paperwork!
Everyone knows the AN/PVS-14. It’s a great piece, used by the US
military for decades. Giving them and law enforcement the upper hand in
A monocular such as the PVS-14 is the most versatile of night vision
devices. Leaving the user with an unaided eye makes it easy to
transition from low light levels to high light ones. This makes the
PVS-14 a perfect choice for professional users in urban environments. Our New Light PVS-14 is completely ITAR free. There is no limitation on supply and there is no paperwork! The PVS-14LTE is a non-manual gain version of our popular PVS-14, will the full feature set of the PVS-14 including auto shut off function when helmet mounted and flipped up. The rugged design is combat proven and extremely durable. Its built for combat. A wide range of standard PVS- 14 accessories are available, from rail mounts to magnification lenses. This provides the user with an unmatched flexibility. An integrated IR illuminator can be activated to provide a good image even in the darkest of places where no light is available, such as closed buildings and underground structures. Specifications
Range of Focus
0.25 m to infinity
+2 to -6 dpt
Yes (built in with Flood lens)
Yes (in FOV)
Low Battery Indicator
Yes (in FOV)
1x AA 1.5V
Waterproof and weatherproof
114x 51 x 57 mm
Weight (w batteries)
Warranty 2 Years The unit is delivered with Full kit including: headmount assembly,
Headmount/Helmet mount adapter (J-Arm), Demist shield, Sacrificial
window, Neck Cord, AA Battery, Lens Cleaning Tissue, Shoulder strap,
Soft Carry Case. In the Box
Headmount assembly J-Arm, Headmount/Helmet mount adapter Demist shield Sacrificial window Neck Cord AA Battery Lens Cleaning Tissue Operator’s Manual Shoulder strap Soft Carry Case Choosing Your Night Vision Tubes Intensifier
All specification only show the minimal specifications manufacturers
will at least meet. Often enough the real specifications of each tube
are above those by far.
Res: 30 lp/mm
Sens: 270 uA/lm
Photonis cheapest IIT they still sell. Here is everything that does not
meet at least XD-4 specifications. Tubes will have spots or some low
specifications etc. Only thing Photonis guarantees is that they will
Res: 57 lp/mm
FOM: min 1600 – max 2000
Photonis Echo tubes with wide spectrum bandwidth. They see what others
do not see. Echo tubes allow for more spots, but at a great value and
Res: 57 lp/mm
FOM: min 2000
Photonis Echo+ tubes with wide spectrum bandwidth. They see what others
do not see. Echo+ tubes allow for more spots, but at a great value and
performance. Compared to regular Echo tubes these have a min FOM.
Photonis 4GRes: 64 lp/mm
SNR: 27 or 28
FOM: min 1800 and 2000
Wide spectrum image intensifier. Exceptionally high SNR and resolution. A
much wider range of the light can be used with these tubes enabling
them to beat Generation 3 in most environments.
Harder Gen 2+
Res: 64 lp/mm
Sens: 700 uA/lm
Same price as the Photonis Supergen, but superior specifications. Great
for rifle sights and other NVDs that are mounted on rifles. Also just a
great option with a great value at a comparably low price.
Harder Gen 3 FOM1400
Res: 64 lp/mm
Sens: 1800 uA/lm
Very good quality for an affordable price. Specifications are mostly
close to the minimal specifications, Around US Gen 3 OMNI5 from its
Harder Gen 3 FOM1800
Res: 72 lp/mm
Sens: 1800 uA/lm
Great specifications and sensitivity usually around 2200 uA/lm. Mostly
slightly above the minimal specifications. Around US Gen 3 OMNI 6-7 from
Harder Gen 3 FOM2100
Res: 70 lp/mm
Sens: 1800 uA/lm
Ever heard of great OMNI7 or OMNI8 tubes? This is beyond that! Amazingly
calm picture through high SNR and sensitivity usually above 2200 uA/lm.
You want the best – there you go.
Harder (HD) Gen 3 FOM2400Res: 72 lp/mm
Sens: 2100 uA/lm The best Harder manufactures. It
simply doesn’t get better than these tubes. Extremely high light
sensitivity, resolution and SNR.
Military / Law Enforcement restricted Image Intensifier Tubes available on request:
Photonis 4G min 2200FOM and 2300FOM
Harder Gen 3 min 2600FOM
Aviation Image Intensifier Tubes available on request:
Harder (HD) Gen 3 FOM1800 to 2400All the best
features of Harder tubes but with extra shielding for fixed and rotary
wing use. These are ANVIS type Intensifier Assembly with EMI shielding
meeting MIL-STD-461-E. Photonis XR5 and 4G FOM1800-2100
Build to aviation specifications and fully suitable to bring the best of Photonis in the air.
VIDEO Pros and cons for ECHO when compared to high-end devices (Gen3 FOM 2100+, 4G etc) Cons
is commercial grade, when 4G & higher FOM devices are considered to
be mil-grade. What does that mean? Mil-grade requirements does not
allow black-spots to be in the first nor second sector. Therefore, all
tubes that have black-spots in those sectors, are pushed to commercial
grade. As a result, rarely you can find an ECHO without blackspots,
because otherwise that tube would classified as mil-grade tube.
much does it affect you? The less light there is, the less visible
black spots are. You will be able to see those tiny dots, but when game
is on, those spots have never borthered me.
performance - The Gen3 we had in comparison costs about 60% more, but
delivers only slightly better performance than ECHO.
auto-gated - as you can see from video, the halo-size (size of bright
light) is smaller with Photonis tube. Thats due to much more efficient
autogating. So, in high light conditions ECHO/4G tube will outperform
might say that ECHO was filmed from closer range (guys moved around
when I changed devices). Still, we can say that both devices have pretty
similar performance – both devices had noise due to low-light, but the
noise on ECHO wasn’t worse compared to high-end / mil-grade Gen3.
buying commercial grade night-vision like ECHO, you shouldn’t expect
clean tubes. There will be black-spots. Otherwise, it would not be so
cheap compared to mil-grade tubes.
If your life does not
literally depend on it, buying ECHO will definitely save you some money
while giving similar level of performance.
Image Intensifier Tubes of Generation III = ECHO, SuperGen®, XD-4™, XR5™
III tubes differ from the Gen. II+ tubes by their construction of the
cathode. Gen. III tubes have a Gallium-Arsenide cathode (GaAs) with more
sensitivity for IR-light. The light amplification is around app. 30000
up to 55000 times, the photosensitivity of the cathode is around 900 –
1600 µA/Lm at 2850K and the resolution of the line pairs is 32 – 64
lp/mm (omnibus 1 and omnibus 2 where developed end of the 70s, omnibus 3
and omnibus 4 is a further development of the late 80s. Omnibus 7 is
currently* the most powerful Gen. III tube with a FOM value of app.
2300). The performance of Gen. III tubes may vary, depending on type and
specifications (omnibus 1 up to currently* 7 Pinnacle), by circa 300%.
The life expectancy is around 10000 up to 15000 hours, which is 3 – 4
times longer than the Gen. II tubes. Devices with Gen. III tubes are
operating excellent in extremely low ambient light (residual light). The
observation image is saturated, sharp, with excellent contrast and
recognition of also smallest details. ECHO, XD-4™ and XR5™ tubes with an
AUTO-GATING function are excellent suitable for operations in urban