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 Camera Nyxus Bird LR
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    Detector Format

    High resolution thermal images for temperature measurement

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    Detection Range

    Detection of vehicles and persons at very large distances

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    Integrated GPS module for accurate position data acquisition

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    Digital Magnetic Compass

    Recording of additional direction information with a resolution better than 1°

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    Reliable mobile use of the infrared camera for several hours

  • Infrared Sensor

    The uncooled focal plane array of Nyxus Bird LR 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 40) 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. Depending on model, lenses with a large aperture will be used.

  • Laser Rangefinder

    A high-precision eyesafe laser range finder is integrated into the Nyxus Bird LR 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.

Infrared Camera Nyxus Bird

Carrying Case

Nyxus Bird LR 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 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.

Technical Specifications

Spectral range (8 … 14) µm
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer Focal Plane Array
Detector format (IR pixels) (640 × 480)
Temperature resolution @ 30 °C Better than 0.08 K
Frame rate 25 / 30 Hz
Focus Motorised
Lens focal length 90 mm
Field of view (7 × 5)°
Maximum detection range (vehicle/person) 7.0 km / 4.3 km
Zoom 2× and 4×
Dynamic range 14 bit
Interfaces External power supply (18 … 32) VDC | USB 2.0 | RS232
Tripod adapter 1/4" photo thread
Power supply Lithium high-capacity battery / more than 8 hrs
Laser range finder* Diode laser 1,550 nm, eye-safe, hardly detectable, measurement accuracy: ± 2 m / (10 … 5,000) m
Colour viewfinder* Monocular / OLED (800 × 600)
Storage and operation temperature (-40 … 63) °C, (-32 … 55) °C
Protection degree Dustproof / waterproof MIL-STD-810F
Dimensions; weight (215 × 190 × 95) mm, 1.8 kg
Dimensions of the Nyxus Bird LR

Field of View Calculator

Check the geometrical resolution of our infrared cameras for your application.

Each measurement or testing task has its own characteristic basic conditions. For getting optimal results camera, detector and lens have to be perfectly matched to one another. The field of view calculator helps you to determine the appropriate combination.

Field of View Calculator of the Nyxus Bird
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Industries & Applications for this Infrared Camera

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    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

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