It seems that every ten years or so, the international community is spellbound by a tragic story of people trapped deep beneath the earth’s surface. Just weeks ago, the rescue of a Thai soccer team from a complex cave system dominated headlines. 2010 saw over 30 Chilean miners trapped for more than two months. Both stories served as serious reminders of the dangers miners and other subterranean workers face every day. For that industry, equipment is everything in a hostile, alien environment. The recent release of SiOnyx’s Aurora offers a new, powerful tool for those workers in the form of the world’s first day/night camera with true night vision.
A night-vision system is a great enhancement for nighttime or pre-dawn recreationalists, and is particularly useful for helping hunters better identify and engage targets in the appropriate manner. Vision assistance improves outdoor experiences, allowing adventurers to take their fun into extreme and dark environments all while facilitating safer play. However, these sporting enthusiasts require ruggedized, submersible night-vision gear that is superior to the existing action cameras on the market. These devices provide poor imaging in the dark, while available spotting scopes with IR flashlights often fail to handle the rigors of an all-night adventure.
In order to equip recreationalists with enhanced vision capabilities, SiOnyx developed Aurora, the first 24-hour/365-day action camera with integrated night-vision capabilities. Aurora is a lightweight, wearable vision assistance system that captures HD video and still images at any hour of the day. It enables hunters to navigate rough terrain under the cover of night, record kill shots, share the action, and keep fellow hunters safe with location aware Aurora AR augmented reality solutions that allow users to become instantly visible to others in the area.
SiOnyx engineered Aurora’s sensors from the ground up to deliver the industry’s best low light performance. Their ultra low light technology raises the bar for image sensor performance that competing providers just can’t match with established off-the-shelf technology. It also forces competitors to offer a lighting solution other than high power LED flashlights that represent a risk to eye safety, and are often a burden to transport and maintain.
Aurora users not only achieve night-vision capabilities that take their play to the next level, but with Aurora Story, users can share action packed media captured on the Aurora platform. Also with Aurora University, adventurers can discover best practices and tips for integrating a robust night-vision system into their nighttime outdoor activities.
To learn more about Aurora’a night-vision technology, visit: sionyx.com today!