Night Goggles, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of NGI Outdoor Systems, and new product line from Night Goggles targeted towards outdoors adventure enthusiasts, night time photographers, naturalists, and other recreational users starting with the NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device
featuring Photonis ECHO White Phosphor Image Intensifier tubes starting at $2,399 and in-stock at one of the best prices for a factory new WP high performance PVS-14 Monocular! NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P PVS-14 Photonis ECHO WP Monocular Night Vision Device***CURRENT LEAD TIMES ARE APPROXIMATELY ONE (1) WEEK FOR EREBUS AND MIRKWOOD SYSTEMS, AND APPROXIMATELY FIVE (5) WEEKS FOR MICTLAN SYSTEMS*** “There has always been a significant overlap between products designed for defense applications and those used by outdoors enthusiasts and we’ve already seen many products move back and forth between outdoor enthusiast communities and the defense sector. At TNVC and NGI, our focus has always been on tailored solutions for specific customers, and we realized that while many defense-oriented night vision products can be applicable to recreational uses, there did not exist many specific solutions for the outdoor enthusiast community. With the tremendous growth in the night vision industry and community over the last twelve months, we decided that it was the right time to launch a dedicated, commerce-oriented label for our products.”
-Augee Kim, TNVC Director of Operations
The first product released and the centerpiece of the NGI Outdoor Systems product line will be the YOTE MN14P Monocular Night Vision device, based on the ubiquitous military AN/PVS-14 architecture and featuring a Photonis ECHO White Phosphor Hybrid Photocathode image intensifier uniquely suited to the needs of recreational night vision users*. https://www.nightgoggles.com/product-category/outdoor-systems/
The YOTE Monocular is ideal for any user who wants to improve their ability to see in times of darkness while reducing the amount of visible light pollution, especially important in remote areas and in sensitive nocturnal ecosystems that could be disturbed by the use of visible light. The Yote MN14P has an approximately 48 hour run time using a single lithium AA battery, being both more efficient and more environmentally friendly than battery-hungry flashlights that can disturb others’ natural night adapted eyesight, while the monocular format preserves the user’s natural night adaptation as well. The Yote is equally at home on camping and overland trips and for close-to-shore boat navigation, and can expand the available research and observation opportunities for naturalists studying and observing nocturnal wildlife.
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode image intensifier tubes used in the YOTE produce a cooler image than the image intensifier tubes preferred for defense and tactical applications that can be more comfortable and more pleasing to some users. The ECHO tube also features excellent high light resolution when used in conjunction with IR illumination such as the built-in IR illuminator on the YOTE monocular, the NGI TORCH PRO MKIII handheld illuminator, or LightforceUSA IR lighting solutions. The ECHO tubes also feature a narrower dynamic range that is better suited to night vision photography, especially in conjunction with the TeleVue FoneMate universal smartphone adapter, making it an ideal setup for night vision photographers.
While traditional defense applications emphasize stealth and covertness with maximum extreme low light amplification to reduce the amount of active NIR emissions that could be detected by similarly equipped adversaries, this can sometimes mean that they produce an image that some perceive as too bright and overly harsh, especially under normal ambient lighting conditions and with IR illumination and can wash out digital cameras used for night time photography.
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode uses the same technological infrastructure as Generation 2 image intensifier tubes making them a Gen 2+ tube, however, Photonis has pushed the boundaries of the Gen 2 architecture to produce some of the very best tubes on the market for outdoor adventure enthusiasts at a significantly lower costs than similar performance Gen 3 image intensifiers.
The YOTE will be available initially in three colorways—traditional all-black “Erebus,” as well as two brand new Cerakote colorways: “Mictlan,” featuring a Coyote Brown housing with Gray accents, and “Mirkwood” with an Olive Green housing and Blaze Orange accents. Both Mictlan and Mirkwood units will also come with a gray Cerakoted J-Arm to connect to a helmet mount (not included).
Introductory price on the NGI Outdoor Systems Yote Monocular will be: -Erebus (all black): $2,399
-Mictlan & Mirkwood: $2,499
***CURRENT LEAD TIMES ARE APPROXIMATELY ONE (1) WEEK FOR EREBUS AND MIRKWOOD SYSTEMS, AND APPROXIMATELY FIVE (5) WEEKS FOR MICTLAN SYSTEMS*** https://www.nightgoggles.com/shop/night-vision/night-vision-monoculars/ngi-yote-mn14p-monocular-nvd-photonis-echo-wp
While the YOTE Monocular uses a Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode Gen. 2+ image intensifier tube, it is otherwise identical to other TNV/ and NGI/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices built to military specifications, using a durable polymer housing and military-quality optical lens assemblies and is built in-house to the same rigorous quality control and quality assurance standards as equipment issued to military forces and is backed by NGI’s Lifetime Limited Warranty.
As with TNVC and Night Goggles, NGI Outdoor Systems will specialize in high quality, premium equipment for the commerce market—while tailored specifically to recreational users, NGI Outdoor Systems will not sacrifice quality, durability, performance, or customer service to service non-defense oriented customers.
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*The MN14P is based on high performance image intensifiers designed for defense use, and therefore is regulated under ITAR and cannot be sold, exported, or otherwise taken outside of the United States without express permission from the US Department of State. Failing to abide by ITAR is unlawful and can result criminal charges, fines, and/or prison sentences.