VECTED will provide you with all the advice you need before purchasing a thermal imager. Not all thermal imaging cameras are the same, and your requirements may differ depending on whether you want to use your device as a clip-on or a weapon sight system, as a hand-held thermal imager purely for observation and recording or as a clip-on in front of a telescopic sight. You may also be looking for an ITAR-free thermal imaging camera made in Germany.
Hard facts and soft skills make for good thermal imaging cameras
The quality of a thermal imaging camera, in particular the image it produces, is determined first and foremost by the technical quality of the components used, above all the sensor resolution, pixel size, refresh rate and NETD (noise equivalent temperature difference) of the sensor. Our thermal imaging cameras deliver extremely high technical performance. Another aspect that is at least equally important is the subjective assessment of the image. Is the image sharp and high-contrast? Many suppliers of thermal imaging cameras purchase modules such as a thermal imaging core with image processing. At VECTED, however, we develop the electronics and image processing technology entirely ourselves, giving us full control over the image presented. The result is a detailed and high-contrast image that underscores our claim to offer premium thermal imaging cameras. See for yourself the difference in quality compared to similar products!
We believe that advice and in-depth communication with our customers are the most important things when it comes to purchasing a thermal imaging camera: you tell us your requirements and we find the product that ideally matches them. We are also there to support you with our after-sales service covering the entire product life cycle.
Advantages of thermal imaging technology over night vision devices
Our thermal imaging devices operate in the long-wave infrared range (LWIR) and make thermal radiation from bodies and objects visible – regardless of what the light conditions are. This sets them apart from night vision devices, which act as residual light amplifiers and can only be used in darkness. The latter only produce a green or black-and-white image if there is a sufficient source of residual light and no vision-impairing conditions exist such as fog or clouds of smoke. In contrast, thermal imaging cameras can be deployed in complete darkness as well as in environments filled with fog or smoke, where they present the scenery in various colour modes. Using thermal imaging cameras in daylight is equally beneficial, for example as a way to detect concealed weapons or hidden doors during house searches or find “warm patches” that people have left behind in rooms.