The TS24 Full-size Monocular features a thermal resolution of 240 x 180, with a maximum range of 350 yards. The TS24 was the first handheld thermal optic available to civilians.
The FLIR TS24 is a fully-fledged thermal system that can be equipped with a magnified lens to extend the range even further.
Built on FLIR's dedicated thermal chassis, the TS24 includes 4 premium rechargeable AA batteries, and can run all night. The display itself autofocusses, but a diopter adjustment on the eyepiece ensures you get the sharpest image for your eyes.
The TS24 includes different polarities to fit varying situations and environments. White-hot and black-hot displays are the FLIR military standard, but you also get 4 levels of Instalert™ polarity, which will isolate heat signatures above a certain threshold and highlight them a bright red.
The TS24 can be tripod mounted for extended scanning, and uses an iris style eyecup to control light emissions from the screen.
FLIR thermal night vision uses infrared radiation to build its image, which means it sees heat not light.
This means that thermal night vision highlights temperature differences in the scene its interpreting. That makes FLIR the pinnacle of detection. When it comes to spotting the odd part out in a scene, even in total darkness, thermal differentiates like no other technology.
Because it's seeking out temperature differences and heat signatures, FLIR cameras can be just as useful in daylight as they are at night. In low contrast environments, heat will still be a differentiator regardless of any camouflage. This also works at long distances where your eye may not pickup a distant object. A FLIR camera will highlight that far off heat signature, even if it's just a cluster of pixels different.
Reading infrared radiation also means that these units are not blocked by the kind of things that might interfere with our vision. Particulate obstacles like smoke, dust, and fog have a much smaller thermal signature, and so the FLIR camera can see right through them. Even snow and rain to an extent will have less of an effect through thermals than they would on your naked eye.
The range of thermal night vision is determined by the resolution of the detector and the size of the lens. These sample images of a man and a vehicle at different distances demonstrate the difference between Identification and Detection through a TS24.
|Resolution||240 x 180||240 x 180|
|Series||Scout TS||Scout TS|
|Range||350 Yards||350 Yards|
|SD/SDHC Card Enabled|
|Still Image/Video Storage|
|Size||9.36" x 3.33" x 2.62"||9.36" x 3.33" x 2.62"|
|Operating/Storage Temperature||32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)||32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)|
|Weight (w/o lens)||1.59 lbs||1.59 lbs|
|Field of View||24° x 18°/12° x 9°||24° x 18°|
|2x E-Zoom FOV||12° x 9°|
|4x E-Zoom FOV|
|Polarity||White Hot, Black Hot, InstAlert™||White Hot, Black Hot, InstAlert™|
|Viewfinder Video Output||NTSC or PAL composite video||NTSC or PAL composite video|
|External Video||320 x 240 NTSC or PAL||320 x 240 NTSC or PAL|
|Startup||2 Seconds||2 Seconds|
|Battery||AA NiMH Batteries (included) or Li-Ion or Alkaline AA||AA NiMH Batteries (included) or Li-Ion or Alkaline AA|
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