Nivisys UTAM-32 Thermal Imager

Nivisys Industries has announced their latest development in weapons mountable thermal technology for professional users.  The newly released UTAM-32 incorporates a 320 x 240 U.S. manufactured, uncooled VOx thermal sensor with upgrade plans to a 640 x 480 format in early 2010.  One of the most valuable features of the UTAM-32 is the integrated, fully programmable weapons reticle.  The user has a choice of 5 reticles and has total control of adjustment of the azimuth and elevation of the reticle within the sight.  With an operational weight of just under 14 ounces, the UTAM-32 is not limited to use as a weapons platform.  It has been designed to be head – or helmet – mounted and performs exceptionally well in its primary function as a hand-held unit.

Nivisys Industries is also offering a threaded afocal lens that provides 2X, 3X or 4X optical magnification in addition to the internal digital 2X magnification function standard on the UTAM.  Other features include on-board, 200 image video capture and a revolutionary 20-pin interface that allows for a wide variety of user options including video output, laser pointing, external power supply interface and remote control functions.  The unit is powered by two CR-123 batteries, providing continuous operational time of more than 6 hours.  The UTAM-32 will be produced in three production colors: black, coyote brown and subdued green.  Other options include a helmet mount, shuttered eye-cup and a fully detachable, Mil-Std-1913 compatible weapons mount.

Nivisys’ Vice President of Business Development, Tom Horwath, states “The UTAM-32 is a very compact and versatile thermal imager that exhibits state-of-the-art performance and is suited for military, law enforcement and other specialized organizations with a need for modern thermal imaging capability.  The UTAM’s rugged design is Mil-Std-810F compliant and provides submersibility of the unit to 66 feet (20 meters).”

Nivisys Industries, a Tempe, Arizona based company, has stated that the UTAM-32 is in production with availability by July 1, 2009.  The UTAM-32 and the entire Nivisys product line can be found at the company website www.nivisys.com.