ASIO Technologies, an Israeli high-tech company in the Homeland Security sector, has introduced LYNX, a micro-size multi-function hand-held thermal imager (HHTI) designed for the individual soldier, operative, and law-enforcement officer.
The hand-held thermal image device has day and night sensors, integrated with highly powerful orientation sensors. An Android or Linux Core is integrated into the LYNX hand-held system, based on a powerful Quadcore ARM CPU. The advanced CPU makes the LYNX system ideal for dedicated application design, system integration, command and control network integration, image processing, and analytics.
According to the Israeli company, the system is designed to be fully versatile, enabling wide Filed-of-View (FOV) with daytime and night sensors. In addition, a laser pointer is integrated with the LYNX system to achieve high-accuracy target pointing.
Recently, ASIO Technologies introduced the advanced LYNX model – the LYNX SA. LYNX SA is a Tactical range uncooled hand-held thermal image device for networked situation awareness and tactical Augmented Reality (AR). The LYNX SA is incorporated onboard advanced Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a magnetic compass unit, and a multi-platform Global Navigation System (GNSS) receiver.
LYNX SA can integrate into a command and control system and use its sensors to generate an accurate augmentation of its host (such as the ASIO Technologies Orion C4I system or other C4I systems). This integration of LYNX SA tactical elements into the command and control system enables LYNX systems to operate as a whole networked situation awareness system.
In addition to the LYNX SA, ASIO Technologies developed the LYNX FS, a short-range uncooled hand-held thermal image device for networked observation and fire support.
LYNX FS system has integrated with an onboard IMU, a magnetic compass unit, and a multi-platform GNSS receiver coupled to 4,000 meters LRF. The LYNX FS system uses its sensors to calculate positions of observed elements, generate an accurate augmentation of its host tactical elements, and work as a networked fire support system.
Hand-held thermal image devices are a key component of any large-scale ground forces, Special Forces, and law-enforcement agencies’ modernization programs. For navigation missions, targeting, urban warfare scenarios, and open areas battlefield scenarios, hand–held thermal image devices are essential and even can determine the outcome of a mission.
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