The Pulsar Accolade Laser Rangefinding Binocular
is one of the most advanced hand-held optics on the market. The
Accolade LRF binoculars combine Pulsar’s industry leading thermal
detection with 1000 meter laser rangefinding ensuring you can find,
track, and range your target in almost any weather condition.
What makes the XP50 LRF stand apart from the rest of the (few) thermal binoculars on the civilian market is the integrated high-performance laser range finding capabilities up to 1000 meters / 1095 yards
with the measured distance reading directly in the eyepiece display.
Obviously, there are other thermal binoculars that feature laser
rangefinders on the market, but most, if not all, are military or
derived from a military only model, with all the limitations and high
costs associated. Depending on the market, these professional devices
may be even classified as military equipment and therefore simply not
available to civilians; not so with the Accolade LRF, as Pulsar specifically designed the device with the civilian features and affordability
that the Hunting and Sporting market demands.
is not to say the Pulsar Accolade XP50 LRF is limited in any way. The
thermal performance, both in image quality, resolution and sensibility,
is exceptional considering the price, and the laser range finding feature is very well
implemented, both in hardware – the LRF module is completely enclosed in
the housing, with an elegant and streamlined design – and in software,
with a seamlessly embedded functionality and user interface.
- Magnification: 2.5x - 20x
- Detection range: 1800 m
- High resolution 640 x 480 px
- Comfortable for long observation
- Integrated video & sound recorder
The new Accolade XP50 thermal binoculars have a highly detailed 640x480 sensor that detects heat signatures up to 2,000 yards away in complete darkness, making even the smallest bit of detail appear distinct and clear. Being able to adjust the distance between the dual eyepiece dramatically improves comfort and image quality. Zero in on details without losing your 12.4-degrees field of view by utilizing picture-in-picture (PIP) mode that magnifies the reticle-area image to show close-up details. Relive your greatest moments with the built-in video recorder and even stream video in real-time using the smartphone-compatible integrated WiFi and free Stream Vision App. Eight custom color modes, including “black hot” and “white hot” make sure you view a sharp, well-defined image every time, no matter the conditions.
High resolution thermal imaging sensor
The high 640x480 pixel resolution ensures all objects within the field of view have the highest level of detail. High sensor resolution makes the smallest objects, i.e. branches, leaves, body extremities of an animal, appear exceptionally crisp and clear against the background. Long detection distance
Detecting object at long distances are an important feature for optics users in outdoor environments. Optic quality and the best thermal imaging sensor available make a unique combination designed to deliver the longest detection range possible.
Smooth and incremental digital zoom
Incremental zoom is a perfect solution to quick, on-the-fly zooming. When time is not a limiting factor but slight details are, the device’s smooth zoom is the better option.
Comfortable for long observation
The dual eyepiece configuration reduces eye fatigue during longer viewing and enhances the natural look of objects. The human brain is pre-conditioned to receive visual information from two channels simultaneously. The brain then combines the information into a single image. When one eye is used to observe, the brain only receives information a single input. The increased effort from the brain to override the standard algorithm of visual perception can quickly lead to the observer feeling fatigued and uncomfortable.
Variable interpupillary distance
The ability to adjust the distance between eyepieces allows the user to best position the optic for individual needs. Interpupillary distance differs from person to person. Adjusting for individual fit dramatically improves viewing comfort and quality, and eliminates the potential for double-imaging.
High refresh rate 50 Hz
High Image frequency is important when shooting at moving targets. A high refresh rates ensures motion is fluid and in real-time, allowing more accurate speed assessment and shot placement.
Built-in video recorder
The Built-in video recorder is a great asset when it comes to filming or taking photos of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. One press of the REC button captures footage that can be shared easily with colleagues, friends and family
Built-in Wi-Fi module
Observation devices are no longer just optics. Today’s devices are increasingly designed to meet multi-tasking requirements dictated by a wider array of scenarios. Turning the unit into a hot spot, complete with ability to connect directly to a smartphone or tablet, increases and enhances features, including the ability to control the device remotely.
Wi-Fi video transmission
Broadcasting a video signal directly to a smartphone or tablet makes remote observation significantly easier. When two people are in the field, both can see the image – one on the device’s display, the other on their smartphone or tablet screen. When a situation requires covert operation, the observer does not have to hold the unit by hand. Depending on the situation, viewing from a tablet or smartphone may be safer or more convenient.
Live internet video sharing
Connecting the device with a smartphone or tablet allows a user to access the internet and live-stream video directly to YouTube.
Frost resistant AMOLED display
The device is designed for flawless operation in extreme weather and temperature conditions. Whether the environment is freezing cold or blistering hot, the image retains its contrast and vivid colors without loss of frame rate. The high-contrast, color AMOLED display uses top technology to ensure stable, high-quality imaging in virtually any weather conditions.
The stadiametric rangefinder helps to estimate range to an object based on its size. The device’s advanced, proprietary, rangefinding interface provides important ranging information within seconds.
Quick-change long-life rechargeable battery packs
The device’s innovative battery-release mechanism ensures fast, flawless battery changes. Rechargeable IPS5 battery packs provide up to 8 hours of continuous operation in Wi-Fi mode.
Fully waterproof IPX7
Rain, snow, fog, high waves or waterways, the IPX7 waterproof rating ensures the device won’t fail in even the toughest wet weather conditions. The IPX7 rating means the device has been manufactured and rigorously tested to withstand extreme natural weather conditions, even submersion to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
Picture-in-Picture provides a second, magnified reticle-area image to help the observer see magnified target details without loss of the field of view.
The 8-color palette enhances viewing in varying conditions. While the classic “White Hot” mode is exceptionally versatile, “Hot Black” is often favored for detecting wildlife at night. Red monochrome helps to reduce or prevent bright backlight from exiting the eyepiece. Sepia often improves long-range observation while “Red Hot”, “Rainbow” and “Ultramarine” enhance temperature differences of various object attributes. Violet helps to identify objects faster.
Image optimization should be performed depending on the environmental location and conditions. Mountains, cities and forests have different ambient temperatures. In order to achieve the highest possible image quality, certain settings have been optimized and gathered into profiles. As a result, optimized imaging in various conditions is easier. Identification preset is another optimal-imaging option that makes identifying easier, even at longer distances.
A thermal imaging sensor requires calibration or non-uniformity correction (NUC) from time to time. Calibrating reduces or eliminates remaining redundant signals and improves overall image quality. Accolade offers 3 modes of calibration: AUTOMATIC, SEMI-AUTOMATIC and MANUAL. In AUTOMATIC mode, the shutter closes and calibration is performed automatically within defined time intervals and without user participation. In SEMI_AUTOMATIC mode the shutter closes and calibration is done only when the user presses the calibration button. In MANUAL mode, also called “SILENT”, the shutter remains open but the user has to close the objective cap and press the calibration button.
Manual contrast and brightness adjustment
Contrast and brightness can be adjusted manually to fit individual preferences. The settings are stored in the memory of the unit and can be easily changed when required.
|Frame Rate, Hz
|Microbolometer resolution, pixels
|Pixel Pitch, µm
|Display Resolution, pix.
|Built-In Video Recorder Availability
|Built-In Memory, Gb
|Format of video clip
|Resolution of video clip
|Format of photo files
|Resolution of photo files
|Integrated Wi-Fi module
|Digital zoom, x
||2x; 4x; 8x
|Exit pupil, mm
|Diopter adjustment, dptr.
|Close-up distance, m
Range of Detection, m
|Range of detection, m (object high*width = 1,7*0,5m)
|Power Supply, V
||3.0 - 4.2
|Battery Life, hour
|External Power Supply
||5V - USB
Physical & operational characteristics
||- 25 … +50
|Level of Protection (acc. to IEC 60529)
|Weight (without batteries), kg
|In the Box
- Accolade Thermal Imaging Binocular
- IPS5 Battery Pack
- Battery charger with mains charger
- USB cable
- Carrying case
- Hand strap
- Quick start guide
- Lens cloth
- Warranty card
The Pulsar Accolade range of thermal binoculars is expanded with the
addition of the new LRF models, featuring high performance laser range
finding capabilities up to 1000 meters/yards. We test the flagship
model, with state of the art 640x480 resolution microbolometer sensor.
The results? We were really impressed.