Following the latest trends
During our visit to Infiray's booth at IWA 2023, we had the opportunity to explore their latest innovations for the year. Among the highlights, we were excited to discover that Infiray is launching fusion binoculars. Delving into fusion technology is one of the latest trends in the thermal industry, and it is exciting to see Infiray, one of the leading producers in the field, venturing in this direction.
As of now, two models are planned for release: a more budget-friendly option featuring a 384x288 pixel sensor, and a higher-end model with a 640x480 pixel sensor resolution – Both with a 12-micron pixel pitch.
Two channels, two focusing systems
The innovative Tom-X fusion binoculars boast two channels, one for night vision and another for thermal imaging. Users can use each channel of the Tom-X individually as standalone night vision or thermal or opt for the overlay option which combines both channels to create a fusion mode. Unlike most competitors' products, which only provide focusing capabilities for the thermal channel and a fixed focus for the night vision channel, the Tom-X offers improved functionality with individual focus adjustments for both channels.
Ergonomic and User-Friendly Fusion Binoculars
We're pleased to see Infiray introducing fusion technology in a device designed in the form of binoculars, as observing with both eyes open is a more natural experience for users. The Tom-X is designed with an ergonomic build, allowing for comfortable use similar to standard binoculars. The device features a durable plastic housing encased in rubber, providing extra grip. Additional user-friendly features include adjustable interpupillary distance and diopter settings on both eyepieces, ensuring a convenient viewing experience for users.
Tom-X’s other noteworthy features
In addition to the two channels, this versatile device is equipped with a laser rangefinder capable of measuring distances up to 1000 meters. Powered by an interchangeable 18650 battery, users do not need to worry about running out of power during a hunt; simply bring an extra battery and swap it out in seconds if the initial one is depleted. Moreover, the Tom-X fusion binoculars allow users to take photos and record videos, as well as connect the device to a smartphone using the InfiRayOutdoor app for enhanced functionality.
Expected in May 2023
We are thrilled to see Infiray delving into fusion technology, as it provides a significant advantage for hunters by allowing them to use both night vision and thermal channels. The Tom-X fusion binoculars stand out from the competition with their unique ability to focus the night vision channel, which is not possible with many other devices on the market. The only notable downside is the build quality – a magnesium housing would be a fair upgrade from the current plastic one. Tom-X are set to launch in May 2023, with the more advanced model expected to retail at around 5000 €, while the price for the other model remains unknown. As the competition in the fusion binoculars industry intensifies, with numerous well-established manufacturers striving to dominate the market, we eagerly anticipate the future advancements and innovations that this field will bring.