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The TYTON Multifunctional Thermal Imager — Detect, Observe and Locate Targets

With the new multifunctional TYTON for reconnaissance and target acquisition, you can maintain a clear view of your surroundings and identify and locate potential threats quickly and accurately.

The Jenoptik TYTON is a next-generation hand-held observation and target acquisition device that maximizes both day and night target detection,  identification and location without compromising situational awareness. The TYTON leverages over 150 years of Jenoptik’s optical technology, manufacturing experience, and system integration know-how to give the ultimate advantage to the modern warfighter.

The new TYTON is an ultra light-weight device. Weighing in at approximately 1.3 kg or 3 lbs. the TYTON reduces the physical burden on the soldier and enables hand-held operation without the use of a tripod. In situations where mobility is paramount, no other device can be effectively deployed into an operational environment with such ease and confidence.

In theater the device completely powers up in under a second. Next generation electronics, proprietary power management software, and uncooled thermal imaging technology extends operational usage to over 8 hours on a single set of internal batteries. The TYTON operates silently and requires minimal maintenance.

For day / night observation capabilities the TYTON is equipped with 7-fold magnification direct view optics (DVO) and a high-resolution uncooled infrared camera. This combination guarantees crystal-clear images, even in degraded visual environments (smoke, fog, dust) and total darkness. The DVO is compatible with standard issue night vision devices (e. g. night vision goggles) to provide an alternative night observation capability, even when the device is turned off. By fusing the thermal image onto the DVO, heat sources can be located during the day, enhancing the ability to identify threats and targets.

The TYTON is equipped with an eye-safe laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass (DMC), and a GPS receiver. A highly accurate celestial north-finding module (non-magnetic) is available as an option for customers requiring CAT 2 or better target coordinates. The targeting data obtained is exportable to external devices via a USB interface.  

The TYTON is based on a modular design and can be equipped with either a civilian GPS or Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS. This modular design philosophy extends the product lifecycle by allowing for spiral upgrades as new technologies emerge. 

The TYTON is based on a development project "Common Laser Rangefinder - Integrated Capability" (CLRF-IC) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

Benefits

  • Crystal clear: Optimized field-of-view for target identification and situational awareness at day and night.
  • Handy and easy to use: Lightweight, compact, intuitive operation via ergonomic controls.
  • Fast: Instant device startup.
  • Energy-efficient: More than 8 hrs autonomous battery operation time, zero-energy-consumption direct view optics.
  • Connective: Plug-and-play compatibility with external devices, night vision compatibility with deployed I2 devices.
  • Robust and durable: Minimal maintenance requirements, extended product life-ycle via spiral upgrades.

Fields of application

  • Defense and security technology: Observation, orientation, reconnaissance and location.
  • Police and border protection: Observation, location, and identification.

Product preview

TYTON-AP - with magnetic north finder

TYTON–AP (s/c)  military targeting devices

The TYTON–AP features a direct view optic (DVO), uncooled long-wave infrared camera, a dual laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass (DMC) for north-finding and a built-in GPS module

The TYTON–AP c variant features a civilian GPS, the TYTON–AP s variant features a SAASM GPS. Modular design allows for easy exchange of the GPS types.

TYTON HP - with non-magnetic north finder

TYTON–AP (s/c)  military targeting devices with additional non-magnetic north-finder

The TYTON–AP features a direct view optic (DVO), uncooled long-wave infrared camera, a dual laser rangefinder, a digital magnetic compass (DMC), a celestial north-finding module (non-magnetic), and a built-in GPS module

The TYTON–AP c variant features a civilian GPS, the TYTON–AP s variant features a SAASM GPS. Modular design allows for easy exchange of the GPS types.

Technical facts

Technical data (excerpt)
Feature  
Direct view optic (day/night): Monocular glass optics, 7-fold magnification, 6.75° / 120 mil field-of-view
Infrared camera (day/night):
Uncooled LWIR thermal imager, 640 x 480 pixels resolution, 6.8° / 121 mil field-of-view
Can be used as day and night viewing optic. Provides vision also in absolute darkness or through fog.
Ready for operation within less than 1 s.
Rangefinder: Dual laser rangefinder,  1,550 nm (invisible, eye safe)
Range: 6,500 m
North-finder: Built-in, available in two versions:
  • TYTON HP:  celestial non-magnetic sensor and digital magnetic compass (DMC)
  • TYTON AP:  digital magnetic compass (DMC)
GPS: Built-in, modular, available in two versions that are easily interchangeable:
  • TYTON HP/AP-s:  SAASM GPS module
  • TYTON HP/AP-c:  civilian GPS module
Weight: 1,360 g (including battery)
Functions:
  • Measurement of distance, angles, coordinates
  • Measurement of object dimensions
  • VIS-IR image fusion
  • Information about further built-in and optional customer-specific functionality on request.
 Further specifications: For DMC or Celestial north-finding accuracy and further specifications,
please refer to downloadable PDF brochure (see below).

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