Boat with confidence while navigating at night or when running to the fishing grounds in the early morning.
Want to add night vision to your helm station?
All it takes is a SiOnyx night vision camera and an iPad or Android tablet (or phone) and you can be streaming full color night vision back to your helm station.
In just a few seconds, you can mount the SiOnyx camera anywhere on your boat and wirelessly stream back to your iPad at the helm.
Having a dedicated night vision screen next to your chartplotter and radar adds an entirely new level of safety and confidence when boating at night.
What’s even better is that for $599, plus a few mounting accessories, you can be up and running with a high-performance night vision system that would otherwise cost you upwards of $15,000 or more for quality roof-mounted installations.
The SiOnyx night vision sensor and optics provide long range visibility as far as your eye can see.
Boaters typically use the SiOnyx either (1) as a handheld monocular or (2) they mount the camera and stream the night vision signal back to a tablet at the helm.
All SiOnyx camera are IP67 water-resistant so these cameras are built for coastal wet environments.
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Our current night vision camera line-up includes (1) Aurora Sport (2) Aurora and (3) Aurora Pro .
The Aurora Sport (white) is our entry level night vision camera. This camera has the same optical lens and night vision sensor as the Aurora (black), but this camera does not include GPS, is not weapons-rated and does not have loop mode. Additionally, the Aurora Sport comes with a 1-year warranty, instead of the 2-year warranty we offer on the Aurora.
The Aurora is currently our flagship product that offers all of our features. The night vision camera has also been weapons-rated and tested on an M4 rifle for 4,000 rounds. The Aurora also comes with a standard 2-year warranty.
Both the Aurora Sport and the Aurora perform in near moonless starlight without the use of any IR illuminator.
The Aurora Pro is our next-generation night vision camera scheduled to ship in early May. This camera, although similar in form factor, has a brand new opitc and low-light CMOS sensor that is rated at more than 2x low-light the performance. Pro will also come with a 32GB SD card and be able to support up to 256GB and also come with 2 batteries, instead of 1. The Aurora Pro also comes with a standard 2-year warranty. Pro is currently available for pre-order.
Night vision and Thermal are very different technologies. You can think of night vision as a super-power that allows you to see, just like your natural eye, but in very dark conditions. All night vision needs a little bit of ambient light to work, for example the moon or some starlight. Additionally, the SiOnyx night vision is full color and our Pro version will operate in "moonless starlight" conditions which is similar to a Gen 2 tactical night vision optics that the military uses.
Thermal picks up on "heat signatures", not visible light. The benefits of thermal is that you don't need any ambient light and you can see in the pitch black as it's not looking for visible light, and only reading heat signatures. Powerful enough thermal can also punch through fog, again because it's not looking for visible light, and only reading heat signatures. Thermal technology has a come a long way and the more expensive thermal optics ($40,000+) is very impressive, however, the lower end thermal optics (sub $15,000) has limited functionality.
At this time, unfortunately, you can not connect the live night vision video signal to your current chartplotter or MFD. We are currently talking to OEM manufacturers, however, at this time you can only use your SiOnyx vision 1 of 2 ways:
- Stream Wirelessly to Apple or Android Tablet (or phone)
- Use as a monocular
Yes! All SiOnyx cameras connect wirelessly to any Apple or Android device (phones or tablets). Once you have the SiOnyx App installed on yoru device, you can connect to the camera wirelessly and control all of the camera functionality right from your phone or tablet. Most mariners are mounting their SiOnyx night vision camera and streaming it wirelessly to the helm station where they have their iPad or Android tablet mounted next to their MFD.
Yes, all SiOnyx night vision cameras are IP67 water-resistant. IP67 means the unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour. Our cameras were developed with boaters and marine applications in mind which is why we rated them for IP67. Additionally, all SiOnyx Aurora's are also dust resistant too.