Infrared Camera
Nyxus Bird

A most versatile multi-purpose measuring imager for ambitious missions:

  • Image switchable between thermal infrared channel and optical channel
  • Human detection beyond 2 km, vehicle detection beyond 5 km
  • Latest detector technology with (640 x 480) IR pixel
  • Just 1.5 kg weight

Details about infrared camera

  • Spectral range: (8 … 14) µm
  • Detector type/format: FLIR with uncooled microbolometer focal plane array, (640 x 480) IR pixel, 17 µm-pitch
  • Thermal resolution at 30 °C: better than 0.08 K
  • IR frame rate: 25/30 Hz
  • Objective lens ((focal length/field-of-view): 55 mm/(10 x 7)°)
  • Electronical zoom: 2x and 4x
  • Laser rangefinder: diode laser, 1,550 nm operational wavelength
  • Measuring range: (10 … 5,000) m
  • GPS for indicating observer and target position
  • Measurement of up to three consecutive targets possible
  • Digital magnetic compass
  • Snapshot function for internal image storage
  • Viewfinder: Monocular, monochrome OLED, brightness adjustable
  • Interface: USB, RS232, external power supply
  • Power supply: Lithium-ion battery and rechargeable AA cells
  • Weight: 1.5 kg


The handheld Nyxus Bird measuring imager by Jenoptik is a perfect combination of useful reconnaissance features and portability. Any security-related task asking for a mobile solution can benefit from the broad range of options integrated into this FLIR (=Forward Looking InfraRed).

Infrared sensor

The uncooled focal plane array of Nyxus Bird is utilising the newest European 17 µm pitch detector technology. Low-noise images with automatic brightness control provide clear and efficient imaging in any viewing situation.

Lens/optical system

The high-resolution Germanium lens supports infrared imaging with maximum transmission and resolution to suppress detector noise and to yield well focused pictures. The rigid lens system is modified with additional DLC coating for durability and easy maintenance. For viewing a high-resolution (800 x 600) OLED display with adjustable brightness is used, under any ambient light condition it gives a well-balanced image. The daylight channel is operated by a (7 x 42) monocular with a high-transmission multicoating to suppress reflections and glare even under critical observation conditions. For quick tactical evaluations precision engraved reticles are integrated into both spectral channels.With just one finger-tip the actual image can be switched between both thermal and optical channel.

Laser rangefinder

A high-precision eyesafe laser rangefinder is integrated into the Nyxus Bird body, it allows measurements up to 5 km distance. Due to the operational wavelength of 1,550 nm it cannot be detected by the image intensifiers of tube-based night vision devices. Up to three consecutive measurements can be stored. The viewinder displays target distance and target coordinates.

Digital magnetic compass

Additional direction information can be derived from using the integrated, high-precision digital compass with a resolution better than 1°.

Internal power supply

For maximum independence of external power supply sources, a fast-rechargeable, powerful lithium-ion battery with a lifetime of up to 2 hours is used.

Body

The light-weight body of the infrared camera is made of an enforced Aluminum alloy, its water-tight construction protects the delicate sensor technology and fine mechanics during daily harsh operational conditions of a security authority. It complies with U.S. military standard MIL-STD810F.

Carrying Case

Nyxus Bird is supplied with a padded protective soft case and neck straps for carrying comfort. The softcase also accepts a spare battery and offers space for a quick reference guide.

The following infrared camera models might also be of interest to you:

VarioVIEW™ 75
VarioVIEW™ 150
ViewIR ® 60
ViewIR ® 50
Nyxus Bird LR

Application areas for infrared camera

  • Investigation
    Investigation

    State-of-the-art infrared technology expands the options of the Police´s investigation capabilities via increasing range performance, 24/7 operation options and completely passive technology.

  • Surveillance at a SAR operation
    Surveillance

    Powerful, uncooled thermal sensors and innovative optical design create a maximum range performance and high image resolution for quick missions and long-term observation tasks.

  • Border guard
    Border guard

    Comprehensive guarding of border areas and the related hinterland is perfectly handled by mobile infrared cameras with top-class range performance. Their mobility and efficiency supports contemporary border guard units even during very limited observation conditions.

  • Harbour protection
    Harbour protection

    All over the world seaports and inner harbors are very special critical infrastructure locations. By using mobile infrared cameras extended and inaccessible units can be guarded safely and comprehensively.

  • Security - Site protection
    Site protection

    High-resolution, long-range infrared cameras allow efficient guarding and protection of critical infrastructure areas all around the clock. Dedicated using of infrared systems allow in-time realization of effective counteractive measures.

  • Security - Search and rescue
    Search and rescue

    Infrared cameras are indispensable tools for searching and rescueing missed persons, casualties or wreckage debris. All around the clock high-sensitivity infrared sensors can provide substantial aid even under limited visibility conditions, they help to save lives.