The thermal imaging binoculars series Pulsar Accolade was first introduced in 2018. Since then, Pulsar has upgraded their devices – they added a model with a laser rangefinder and improved their devices with various updates.
In 2020 Pulsar introduced a new generation of Accolade thermal imaging binoculars – Accolade 2 series.
The main difference between Pulsar - Accolade generation 1 and Accolade generation 2 is in the better sensor. There is a significant difference in thermal imaging contrast NETD. In order to distinguish between two objects, the first generation needed around 60 millikelvins of temperature difference, while the second generation needs only 40 millikelvins.
The second generation of LRF XP50 provides much finer details, which is very useful especially in harsh conditions such as fog or rain. The housing of Accolade 2 is practically the same as with the Accolade 1. The Pulsar device needs the standard IPS battery pack.
The user sees through the Accolade 2 LRF XP50 thermal device with both eyes, meaning that viewing is much more comfortable than with a monocular. For an optimal optical experience, the distance between the eyes can be adjusted.
For a beautiful image, a high refresh rate is required. Pulsar thermal devices have a refresh rate of 50 Hz, meaning that the image is refreshed 50 times per second.
The user can use the Accolade to take photos and record videos. Accolade has a function Display off, which is used to quickly dim the screen.
All Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 devices are resistant to rain and have a certified level of waterproof protection IPX7. The Accolade 2 LRF devices are designed to face freezing temperatures up to -25°C. The lithium-ion battery IPS7 ensures the operation of Accolade for up to 7 hours.
One of the main advantages of LRF XP50 is a quick replacement of the battery – most of the competitors have built-in batteries that start to run out after a few years of use.
Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF device has a 640x480 pixel sensor with a size of 17 µm. It features a 50mm lens, has a minimum magnification of 2.5x and the field of view of 21.8 m at 100 m. The image can be zoomed in with 8x digital zoom.
Pulsar Accolade 2 lrf xp50 thermal imaging binoculars can detect heat up to 1800 m, but the user can identify the game up to a distance of 500 m.
Accolade 2 LRF XP50 has a built-in Wi-fi transmitter that enables the connection to the Pulsar Stream vision app on your smartphone.
Right now, Accolade 2 LRF XP50 are the only binoculars with a built-in laser rangefinder on the civilian market.
|Thermal Binoculars||Pulsar Accolade|
|In production since||2020|
|Lens size diameter.||50mm|
|Field of view - FOV...||218m/1000m|
|Field of view (angular).||12.4°|
|Minimal field of view...||163m/1000m|
|Maximal field of view...||218m/1000m|
|Eye relief distance.||16mm|
|Closest focusing distance.||3m|
|Lens aperture||F 1.2|
|Type of Thermal sensor||Microbolometer|
|Resolution of Thermal sensor||640x480|
|Thermal sensor pixel count.||17MP|
|NETD -Noise Equivalent Temp. Difference.||40|
|Calibration method||Automatic, Manual, Semiautomatic|
|Type of display||AMOLED|
|Display pixel count.||0.31MP|
|Resolution of an image||640x480|
|Output - video||Yes|
|Max. rangefinder range.||1000m|
|Min. rangefinder range.||3m|
|Measurement increment||Meter, Yard|
|Measurement display||Internal display|
|Precision||+/- 1 m|
|Usable at daytime||-|
|Working temperature range||-25 – +50|
|Power Supply Unit||Li-ion|
|Diopter setting location||On both eye-pieces|
|Automatic Turn Off||No|
|Built in Range finder||Yes|
|Image stabilization (IS)||No|
|Auto-Brightness Control (ABC)||No|