Nivisys Industries has announced their latest development in weapons mountable thermal technology for professional users. The newly released UTAM-32 incorporates a 320 x 240 U.S. manufactured, uncooled VOx thermal sensor with upgrade plans to a 640 x 480 format in early 2010. One of the most valuable features of the UTAM-32 is the integrated, fully programmable weapons reticle. The user has a choice of 5 reticles and has total control of adjustment of the azimuth and elevation of the reticle within the sight. With an operational weight of just under 14 ounces, the UTAM-32 is not limited to use as a weapons platform. It has been designed to be head – or helmet – mounted and performs exceptionally well in its primary function as a hand-held unit.
Nivisys Industries is also offering a threaded afocal lens that provides 2X, 3X or 4X optical magnification in addition to the internal digital 2X magnification function standard on the UTAM. Other features include on-board, 200 image video capture and a revolutionary 20-pin interface that allows for a wide variety of user options including video output, laser pointing, external power supply interface and remote control functions. The unit is powered by two CR-123 batteries, providing continuous operational time of more than 6 hours. The UTAM-32 will be produced in three production colors: black, coyote brown and subdued green. Other options include a helmet mount, shuttered eye-cup and a fully detachable, Mil-Std-1913 compatible weapons mount.
Nivisys’ Vice President of Business Development, Tom Horwath, states “The UTAM-32 is a very compact and versatile thermal imager that exhibits state-of-the-art performance and is suited for military, law enforcement and other specialized organizations with a need for modern thermal imaging capability. The UTAM’s rugged design is Mil-Std-810F compliant and provides submersibility of the unit to 66 feet (20 meters).”
Nivisys Industries, a Tempe, Arizona based company, has stated that the UTAM-32 is in production with availability by July 1, 2009. The UTAM-32 and the entire Nivisys product line can be found at the company website www.nivisys.com.