Alpha Optics AO-PVS-14 multi-purpose night vision monocular is an
outstanding choice for professional night vision applications. Its
design is lightweight and tough with superb optics. The device is a
complete unit, including an image intensifier tube,
a protective and generally water-resistant housing, compatible with
different types of mounting systems. A built-in IR illuminator makes it
possible to use the unit in low light or total darkness. LED lights
indicate low battery and show the user that the IR illuminator is on.
The AO-PVS-14 equipped with manual gain control enables an operator
to manually adjust image brightness to adapt to current ambient light
conditions. This feature becomes particularly useful in areas with
frequently changing ambient lighting, for example in urban environment.
The ability to control output image brightness helps reduce or eliminate
the “night blindness effect”. When co-aligned with a red-dot type sight
on a Picatinny rail the AO-PVS-14 becomes an integral part of a
formidable night vision weapons sighting system.
The most versatile night vision system on the market, the AO-PVS-14
can be handheld, or head/helmet-mounted for hands-free use, or attached
to a camera or camcorder for nighttime photography. Designed for the
most demanding nighttime military or law enforcement operations, it is
also available for a wide range of applications for civilian users.
The 51-degree field of view version provides +71% area coverage comparing to
standard 40-degree FOV units and delivers to an operator exceptional
The 51 degree version has a
slightly different set of lenses. They are similar, but the geometry both
internal and external is slightly different.