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.Shop Now
The SiOnyx night vision sensor and optics provide long range visibility as far as your eye can see.
Boaters typically use the SiOnyx either as a handheld monocular or 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 wet coastal environments.
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SIONYX HAS TOTALLY CHANGED THE WAY I NAVIGATE AT NIGHT. IT GIVES ME FULL CONFIDENCE.
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DOCKING AT TWILIGHT IN A MARINA, FINDING A SLIP IS A PIECE OF CAKE WITH THE SIONYX AURORA.
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Our current camera line-up includes (1) Aurora Sport (2) Aurora Black (3) Aurora Standard and (4) Aurora Pro.
The Aurora Sport (white) is our entry level night vision camera designed for coastal environments. This Sport has the same optical lens and night vision sensor as the Aurora (black). This camera does not include GPS, is not weapons-rated and does not have loop mode. Additionally, the Aurora Sport includes a 1 year warranty, instead of the 2-year warranty we offer on the Aurora Standard or Pro.
The Aurora Black was made in response to market demand for a low-cost tactical night vision optic. Designed for rugged conditions, the Aurora Black has been tested on an M4 up to 4,000 rounds of .223 / 5.56. The Aurora Black does not include GPS functions and has a 2-year warranty.
The Aurora Standard (black/green) is the world's first color digital night vision camera. The Aurora (Standard) is one of our most advanced cameras and comes with an integrated compass, GPS, accelerometer and is augmented reality (AR) capable. The Sport, Black, and Standard all include our patented ultra low-light sensor that empowers the viewer to see in full color down to 2 millilux or near moonless-starlight conditions.
The Aurora Pro is our flagship full color digital night vision optic. The Pro is our latest development with both new sensor technology and enhanced optics giving the viewer the most advanced digital night vision capabilities. The Pro has all of the Aurora features you’ll need including GPS compass, weapons rated for .223/5.56, and is Augmented Reality (AR) capable. The Pro was designed with extreme environments in mind and has all of the great recording and streaming functionality as the rest of the Aurora line.
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.