Image Converter Binoculars

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Image Converter Binoculars
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Sensory Aid
Also see
Cost Cr1,500
Size 1.0 liter
Type Sensory Aid
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 1.25 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD

The Image Converter Binoculars are sensitive to both infrared and visible light, and thus picks up both heat images and visible-light pictures, combining the features of standard electronic binoculars with Image Intensification and IR sensitivity. They have a short range of 250 meters in either mode. The converter intensifies these images, allowing night-vision, and magnifies them up to 20 times. Automatic polarizers cut in if the image is bright enough to blind. A laser rangefinder is also included to measure the precise distances to selected objects.

Special hardware/software clips are available for hand computers that expand the capabilities of the image converter. When hooked up to a computer using a graphics clip, the image converter can be tied into a map box (allowing others to see what the user sees), and e1ectronic"photographs" can be stored in the computer memory. Another clip allows the computer to calculate the speed of a target relative to the user.

Physically, the image converter is similar to a set of binoculars. Power packs are mounted inside the converter casing and average one week of constant use.

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