June 20, 2017
For Immediate Release
From the desk of Victor Di Cosola (President/CEO, TNVC, Inc.)
TNVC, Inc is thrilled to announce a new ten year warranty on all TNV/PVS-14 Night Vision Monoculars and five year warranty on all TNV/Sentinel and MOD-3B Night Vision Goggles.
TNVC, the industry leader in professional grade night vision equipment, builds the most trusted night vision devices for law enforcement professionals and serious commercial end users. Using the highest grade new-production Gen3 image intensification tubes from both L-3 and Harris, along with the same MILSPEC housings and lens systems that go down range with American Warfighters, the TNV line of PVS-14, Sentinel, and MOD-3B NVG’s is second to none. As such, TNVC Inc has decided that all TNV/PVS-14’s will be warranted for a period of ten years after purchase and TNV/Sentinel and MOD-3B systems will now be fully warranted for five years after purchase. We are so confident in the quality of our components, that we are willing to guarantee our NVG’s for an extended period. This warranty covers the entire NVG, including image tube, system components, and lenses, insuring that the unit will be free of manufacturer’s defects. If the NVG fails due to manufacturer’s defect, TNVC will repair or replace at no cost to the customer.
The extended warranty covers manufacturer defect only. It will not cover physical damage to the system due to misuse, negligence, or abuse, nor will it cover damage to the image intensifier tube from light damage, laser exposure, or recoil damage from weapon mounting to higher than posted ratings.
What’s more, we are extending this longer warranty to customers who purchased a TNV/PVS-14, TNV/Sentinel, or MOD-3B on or after June 20, 2016. The legendary TNV-branded NVG’s already have the best reputation on the market. We figure they ought to have a warranty to match.
We want to personally thank each and every TNVC customer who has trusted us to deliver the best night vision gear and information on the market. We will continue to deliver the best products and education, while providing the best customer support in the night vision industry.[/i]
At TNVC, low-light/no-light tools and operations are our only business. TNVC is excited to announce the release of the often-requested and long-awaited TNV/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular! After a lot of market study and years of providing unparalleled customers service and support, we have assembled a PVS-14 program designed to meet the needs of the industry. Our options literally provide something for everyone. The TNV/PVS-14 is available in three tube configurations, three body colors, and three packages. They are assembled by our professional staff in-house, using only brand/factory-new parts. Each TNV/PVS-14 is built using a tube, personally selected by us, that meets or exceeds the minimum OMNI VIII spec. All systems come with a factory data sheet for the installed-tube and a full 5-year TNVC Warranty for the tube and system from the date of purchase.
The TNV/PVS-14 is available in two different Gen3 tube configurations.
ITT Gen3 PINNACLE©
ITT is one of two manufacturers of image intensifier tubes in the United States and the primary supplier of PVS-14’s to the U.S. Military. Their latest/greatest tube model is PINNACLE©. PINNACLE© Gen3 tubes produced unsurpassed brightness due to their ultra thin-film that lets in more light than legacy Gen3 tubes. Current, standard-issue PVS-14’s contain ITT Gen3 PINNACLE© tubes. The ITT tubes used in our TNV/PVS-14’s are hand-selected by us to meet the latest minimum OMNI VIII specs. They are Grade “A” tubes, selected for their bare-minimum cosmetic blemishes. These are not the Grade “B” tubes with large/ multiple cosmetic defects that are used by other companies. These tubes are rated for use on 5.56 (.223) caliber gas-operated weapons.
L3 OMNI VIII Gen3 MIL-SPEC
L3 is one of two manufacturers of image intensifier tubes in the United States and supplies most of the night vision devices currently used by U.S. Special Operations Command. L3 recently began selling these MIL-SPEC current-contract OMNI VIII Gen3 tubes to dealers. So now, civilians can own night vision devices built with L3 MIL-SPEC tubes. These current-production tubes are the cleanest ones ever offered by L3 and are the same tubes being put into goggles used by U.S. Special Operations Forces, across the globe. These tubes are rated for use on the following weapon calibers: 5.56mm (.223), 7.62 X 39mm, 6.8 SPC and 300 Blackout.Note
: All TNV/PVS-14 units are assembled by our professionally-trained and experienced staff at our facility. We use brand-new factory parts and tubes. While components are MIL-SPEC, a completed TNV/PVS-14 is not. It is important to make the distinction. Only factory-built complete systems are “MIL-SPEC.” Some companies build night vision devices and call them MIL-SPEC, but this is done out of ignorance of nomenclature or false advertising. While non-factory systems can provide MIL-SPEC performance and may be built using MIL-SPEC components, they are in fact, non-MIL-SPEC.
We guarantee that all tubes have been personally chosen and inspected by TNVC staff before installation. TNV/PVS-14’s, regardless of tube model, will be Zone One image clean, with excellent Zone Two and Three image quality.
Minimum Image Intensifier Specs:
64 lp/mm or better
24:1 SNR or better
1.0 Halo or less
The TNV/PVS-14 is available in three different colors/finishes.
This is the body housing color. What more can we really say here?
Flat Dark Earth (FDE)
Flat Dark Earth is the base color used in the most successful camouflage patterns and is the easiest to blend with most environments. When allowed, most Warfighters opt to paint their black gear with this color. Our FDE coating is an eight-step process. Several coats of base and color are applied to provide a rich, matte surface. The final coats of matte clear are the same used in the automotive and marine industries. They provide a durable protective finish that will hold up to almost anything you can throw at it.
MulticamTM is a patented camouflage pattern developed by Crye Precision and is currently in use by U.S. SOF personnel across the globe and U.S. Warfighters in Afghanistan. After its introduction, MulticamTM was immediately recognized as one of the most innovative and effective camouflage patterns in the world and blends in with the majority of environments across the globe. It was adopted early on by U.S. Military and Law Enforcement Special Operations units and is the most popular pattern on the battlefield. Like our FDE coating, our MulticamTM TNV/PVS-14’s, are professionally coated by a company that specializes in durable finishes. This officially licensed pattern is applied as a hydro-dip/water-transfer printing process. This is the same process used to produce durable pattern finishes on items such as Ops Core FAST Helmets. Needless to say, it is incredibly durable. Several coats of base and color are applied before the hydro-dip film. The unit is finished off with the same automotive/marine matte clear coat as the FDE units. While hydro-dipping will create some minor imperfections, they do not affect the performance or durability of the finish.
Like everything in life, we know that one size does not fit all. So, we have designed several different packages for the TNV/PVS-14. There are a plethora of accessories available for this versatile goggle and we did not want to lock our customers in to a higher price tag, paying for something they did not necessarily want or need. TNV/PVS-14 packages (guided by customer input) are assembled with accessories we felt were important for users with different needs.
This is the entry level kit designed for the user who only wants a goggle or who already has mounting accessories.
•PVS-14 Adapter (J-Arm), Color-Matched to Goggle
•Rubber Eye Cup
•Objective Lens Cap
•Ocular Lens Cap
•Soft Carry Case
•Two (2x) AA Batteries
•Lens Cleaning Tissue
•Military Maintenance Standards
•Warranty Registration Card
The Weapon Kit comes with everything in the Basic Kit, plus the wildly popular TNVC TM-14 Weapon Mount Assembly. Designed by experienced TNVC staff, the TM-14 attaches around the PVS-14 Objective Lens Locking Ring and, interfaces with the Aimpoint Twist Mount© Base. This highly-versatile system allows the user to keep both the TM-14 weapon mount adapter and J-Arm helmet mount adapter installed at the same time. Thus, the user can switch from a head mount to weapon (and back) mount in seconds. The added value is that the included Aimpoint Twist Mount© Base can be used to attach other mission-critical equipment (like the Aimpoint 3X Magnifier) to the weapon. The TNVC TM-14 is the most versatile mounting solution for the PVS-14.
The Full Kit includes everything from the basic and Weapon Kits, plus a standard issue USGI ACH/MICH Helmet Mount Assembly. This mounting assembly includes the ACH/MICH Shroud, Removable Ratchet Strap, and Flip-Up Rhino Mount.
TNVC offers a full five-year system and tube warranty against manufacturer’s defects and failure of the unit under normal/reasonable use. The TNV/PVS-14 is built to the highest industry standards. Step-by-step assembly directions, as dictated by both the tube manufacturers and the U.S. Military, are rigorously adhered to, thereby providing customers with a professional grade system that will give years of reliable use. Intensifier tube selection is carefully accomplished and every intensifier tube is selected to meet a minimum of the OMNI VIII contract specifications. This ensures that systems, meet the stringent requirements that are outlined in the current U.S. military contract.
Because TNV/PVS-14’s are built to such a high standard, they require very little maintenance. At TNVC, we use the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine corps standards for both Maintenance and Repair of our PVS-14 monocular systems. These Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services are outlined in: ARMY TM 11-5855-306-10, MARINE CORPS 10271A-10/ 1A. These U.S. Military maintenance standards state that upkeep maintenance is not required unless something is visibly broken or the unit is malfunctioning. A copy of these standards is included with each system. In fact, yearly “preventative maintenance” is not recommended since it causes un-needed parts wear and increases the chances of internal damage to a properly-functioning unit. Basically, you would not take your brand new car back to the dealership to have them disassemble it every year for “preventative maintenance” if there is nothing wrong with it. Any expert in any industry will tell you programs like that are a sales gimmick, especially when proof of this is provided in the official maintenance manual. But, if you really want to send it in for inspection, our technicians will perform an annual inspection, so you can sleep better at night.
Check it out:
TNV/PVS-14 ITT Gen3 PINNACLE
Starting at $3158.00
TNV/PVS-14 L3 Gen3 OMNI VIII Contract Tube
Starting at $$3,095.00