Introduced at the 2017 Shot Show, Pulsar Helion line of thermal monoculars is the next step in Pulsar innovations within thermal imaging space. These new thermal monoculars offer such cutting edge features as photo and video recording, wireless connectivity to mobile devices, replaceable battery packs, and IPX7 weather proofing.
With 8 color modes, great ergonomics, amazing thermal image quality and high resolution AMOLED display, this thermal monocular leaves nothing else to wish for. This is a clear winner of a product from Pulsar and is guaranteed to be another best seller.
High resolution 640x480
The Helion XP boasts an uncooled micro-bolometric matrix 640x480px, at 17 µm, for highly detailed imaging.
The best image definition
A heat sink, located on the device's body, effectively prevents heat build-up from the sensor and other components while also significantly reducing temperature and noise sensitivity, especially between calibrations.
Trail models include variable magnification, up to 8x depending on model, and feature both 2x step-up and smooth, graduated magnification for a truly optimum, customized field of view.
High image frequency
At a high refresh rate of 50Hz, the Helion provides comfortable viewing throughout dynamic, rapid motion.
Detection distance up to 1800 m
Depending on the model, Helion thermal imaging scopes detect big-game-size heat signatures up to 1800 meters away
Built-in video recording
Capturing still images and video is seamless with the Helionl’s built-in video recorder. Image and video content is stored internally and can easily be transferred to PC/laptop via wired connection or Wi-Fi.
Mobile-friendly (iOS, Android) with remote control and live internet streaming
The highlight of the Helion is the ability to link via Wi-Fi the device with Android and iOS based mobile units using the free mobile application Stream Vision. The Stream Vision software connects the device with Android/iOS mobile unit (smartphone or tablet) which enables you to receive footage in the real time mode, to distantly operate the device with your smartphone, as well to stream online the image captured by the device to Youtube.
Quick-change B-Pack power units
Trail includes a progressive autonomous B-Pack power supply consisting of a quick-detach, rechargeable IPS5, 5.2A-h battery pack designed to deliver over 8 hrs. of operation on maximum mode. Higher-powered IPS10 battery packs, as well as CR123A and AA battery cases, also are available and provide a perfect off-the-grid power solution.
Based on estimated heights of observed objects, the stadiametric rangefinding reticle makes determining precise distances fast, easy, reliable and repeatable.
IPX7 waterproof-rated protection ensures the Helion performs perfectly in wet weather, even during intense rain, snowfall and submersion in 3 ft. of water for up to 30 min. (IEC 60529).
Wide range of operating temperatures
With a frost-resistant AMOLED display, the Helion thermal imaging scope is designed to deliver flawless performance at an extreme temperature range of -25° ... +50°С.
Fully-functional wireless control (optional)
The ergonomic, wireless remote control, with encoder wheel, puts the full range of the Helion’s capabilities at your fingertips for comfortable, convenient, hands-off operation.
During short periods of inactivity and better concealment, Display Off powers down the display without interrupting other operating functions. Using Display Off means a much faster restart time when you need it most.
The Helion is designed with ease-of-operation in mind. User feedback has resulted in the most friendly interface to date, complete with an easy-to-read, icon-driven, alpha-numeric status bar at the bottom of the display. Internal menu items and options are also displayed on a contrasting gradient substrate so you can keep an eye on settings without losing sight of your objective.
For initial setup and additional updates, the iOS and Android compatible Stream Vision App ensures the most recent Helion software versions are available.
(MANSFIELD, TEXAS 2018/03/23) – Elite reviewers from the National
Tactical Officers Association membership evaluation program have
announced their findings on the Pulsar Helion XP50 thermal monocular.
“This is a high-performance device. It’s strong, reliable and easy to
use. I find it well suited for professional or heavy-duty recreational
use. The Helion is amazing at applications such as tracking or rescue/
fugitive location operations. I highly recommend this product,” said one
officer from Michigan. The Helion took home an overall score of 4.5
with perfect scores in 8 categories including design, performance and
ease of use. Learn more about the NTOA’s testing program on their website.
A South Carolinian officer noted “I can truly say that this monocular
did not disappoint… The imaging on this device is SUPER clear; I used it
for several applications at work and night hunting for hogs and coyote.
The sharpness and definition are great, I was seeing clear detail on
deer and hogs out to about 200 yards.”
Since 2003, NTOA members have tested more than 2,000 products in
real-world situations through the NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended
Program (MTRP). Results of these tests are shared with the law
enforcement community in our magazine, The Tactical Edge, our online
database, our eNewsletters and the product manufacturers themselves. The
NTOA MTRP logo is widely displayed on product packaging, ads and
websites, and is regarded by many LE agencies as paramount to their
product purchasing decisions. Learn more about the NTOA’s testing
program can be found on their website.
hunt hogs two nights a week from February through October and the
Pulsar Helion XP50 is the most useful tool, outside of my Pulsar Trail
scope, that I use. Gone are the days of using my gun mounted thermal to
scan for game. The Helion brings ease of use to my hunts. The clarity
is amazing and better than any handheld unit that I have used. I hunt
cattle farms and areas with high deer concentrations and I can quickly
determine the type of game I am seeing at hundreds of yards. Battery
life is excellent from the rechargable battery. I can get a full
night's use out of one battery by simply turning off the display when
I'm not scanning. I really like the different color palletes that are
available. The onboard recording and photography option as well as the
easy streaming to my cellphone of photos and videos are just more
reasons why this unit is the best on the market in my opinion.