When we first released the Black Widow V2, we were thinking of ways to introduce night vision functionality without making the product more difficult to use. Our first implementation required the use of a mobile phone application which proved to be quite effective but ultimately suffered from hardware limitations which were beyond our control.
During the development of the Black Widow V3, our bonafide infrared monocular, we quickly concluded that infrared technology was the best fit for our purposes. We found the other two methods (thermal imaging and image intensifier tubes) to be far too expensive and oddly ineffectual in certain situations. For example, did you know that thermal imagers can not see through an office window?
We took this information to the drawing board and attempted to retrofit the technology used in the V3 to the V2. We decided to use an externally mounted infrared illuminator and infrared receiver. We call it a receiver because this device is both an infrared sensor and network device packed into one. Similar to a network (IP) camera, this device transmits the captured image wirelessly to any specified local network. Simply connect to the device like you would with any other security camera and voila – you have a wireless transmission of your target.
The product is currently available for pre-order and should be shipping in 2-3 weeks. Our first production run is only for 200 units so be sure to keep an eye on the listing.