ATN Night Scout Night Vision Binocular User Guide - ge-ha

Night Scout
u s e r ` s
g u i d e
90mm F 1.2 Lens for
maximum clarity
Two 3 Volt batteries
Buil-in infra-red
(IR) illuminator
IR illuminator
ON/OFF Switch
Proximity Sensor
ON/OFF Switch
Proximity Sensor
Battery light
IR activity light indicator
Camera adapter
The information in this manual furnished for information use only, is subject to change without notice, is not to be
construed as a commitment by ATN Corp.
ATN Corp. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this book.
©2001 ATN Corp. All right reserved.
The Night vision Binocular is a complex opticoelectronic system for individual use. The device
consists of the objective lenses, eyepieces and the body. The body contains two 1st + Gen.
image intensifier tubes assembled with an integrated high voltage power source and two
three-volt battery housing. When installing the batteries one should keep in mind that the
polarity of the batteries should coincide with the diagram on the body next to the battery housing cap.
Objective lens protective covers are intended to protect the objective lens from dust and
scratches. They will also act as daylight filter allowing you to test the Binoculars in daylight or
other bright light situations. The pin-holes in the center of the protective covers allow the user
to check the operational capability of the device in daylight conditions.
NOTE: Do not test the scope in daylight conditions even with the daylight filter/lens caps
on for more than ten (10) minutes.
Smart Total darkness Technology finally provides the user total control in the hi-tech industry
of night vision. The Smart Series night vision binoculars have been designed according to the
latest computer technology. On board computer systems identify the users intention of looking through the Binoculars. When the binoculars are brought to the user’s eyes, the binoculars
will automatically turn on. When removed from the eyes the binoculars will turn off (you must
engage the proximity sensor for this feature to work). The user will never have to worry about
turning his or her binoculars on or off. Smart series binoculars automatically sense when they
are no longer used and shut off and enter their sleep mode. Both the controls and buttons are
digital. Even if your batteries are low don’t worry the smart series will let you know.
Our Night Scout binoculars have a 3 button digital control panel that allows the user to easily
engage the main power, Infra-red illuminator and the proximity sensor. Color coded LEDs let
you know the mode of operation you are using.
1. ON/OFF indicator light - when power is ON, the LED is be green.
2. When the proximity sensor is activated the LED will change to red.
3. When IR is ON the LED is orange.
NOTE: You may notice a persistent green glow for up to five (5) minutes after you
have turned the unit off. This is normal for the 1st Gen. light intensifier tube.
To focus the Night Scout first you will need to adjust the diopters. Simply turn the diopters
clockwise until they stop. Then, while looking through the diopters at an object, slowly turn the
diopters back counter clockwise until the grain in the image is sharp.
NOTE: We suggest that you focus the diopters during, daylight with the daylight filters on.
Infra-red illuminators, or IR illuminators, are common in night vision. The IR light greatly
enhances the performance of the Night Scout while remaining almost totally invisible to the
naked eye. The IR illuminator on the Night Scout is located on the side of the unit. To turn the
IR on, push the IR button and you will see an orange indicator light come on. It is important to
remember that the IR illuminator is simply an infra red light source, and like any light source it
may loose its efficiency over a great distance.
NOTE: The IR will automatically turn off when the unit’s main power is turned OFF.
The low battery indicator is another feature that is programmed into your “Smart” binoculars. If the
batteries start losing voltage, LED “B” will start to pulse, it is time to change your batteries.
To use your Night Scout with a 35mm camera or camcorder you will need the following:
1) If you plan to use a camcorder then your camcorder must have a MACRO feature. Most
modern camcorders today have a MACRO feature built in.
2) If you plan to use a 35mm camera you will need a MACRO lens. If you don’t have one we
advise that you contact your local camera store.
3) You may or may not need a STEP-UP or STEP-DOWN ring in order to adapt the camera
adapter to your lens.
NOTE: The camera adapter comes with 37-mm and 52-mm threads. If you need other sizes your
local camera store should be able to help.
• Screw the camera adapter onto the front of the lens on your Video camera’s lens or your
35-mm camera’s lens.
• Loosen the three set screws on the camera adapter.
• Place the camera adapter over the Night Scout’s eyepiece.
• Tighten the three set screws to fit snugly to the Night Scout’s eyepiece
• You may need to focus the 35mm camera or video camera in combination with the Night
Scout in order to get the sharpest possible image.
• We suggest that you find an open space to work in. Focus the Night Scout so that the scene
is at its sharpest. For the best results you should disable the auto focus (if any) on either
the 35-mm camera or the video camera and manually focus the 35-mm camera or the
video camera. Once the image is in sharp, then simply adjust the Night Scout’s front lens to
change the focus.
• An important part to remember is that you are not taking a picture of an object that is far away
from you, but you are actually taking a picture of a phosphorous screen of the Night Scout
that is only 2-3 inches away.
Camera adapter
Joint ring
• Take the binoculars out of the case.
• Install the batteries into the housing with the polarity order as shown on the binoculars. Battery Type: 3 Volt Lithium, #CR123A
• Press the button marked -/O to turn unit on with the protective lens covers still attached to
the lenses. Do not turn unit on in the daytime without the protective lens caps on. You
should see a green glow in the eyepieces.
• Observe the scene, and adjust the diopters for the optimal image clarity.
• You may now enter a dark environment or simply shut the lights off in order to darken the
• Next, remove the lens caps/daylight filters and observe the scene. You should readjust the
diopters for maximum clarity. Remember the focus range of the binocular is 20’ to infinity.
• The unit will turn on and off automatically when you bring it to or take away from your eyes.
This is done by activating the proximity sensor. To activate the proximity sensor push the
digital control marked “A”. You will notice the green LED change to red when the sensor is
• In order to assure the proper functioning of the proximity sensor, make sure that the protective
glass surface of the sensor is always clean. Adjust the digital features as needed.
• To increase battery life the LED diodes will go off after 10 seconds.
• Take your time learning about your “smart” binoculars. It will take practice to properly use the
device. As you use these binoculars you will be able to improve your speed of focusing, as
well as sharpness of image.
• Have fun and enjoy.
You may need to clean the eyepiece of the Night Scout from time to time in order to guarantee
top performance. When you receive your Night Scout you should check for dust on the eyepiece of the unit. First you will need to remove the eyepiece. To remove the eyepiece you will
need to initially loosen 2 set screws that can be found on the base. Then unscrew the eyepiece
counter-clockwise to remove it.
NOTE: You do not have to remove the set screws completely, they are very small and easy to
CAUTION: Use only Photographic lens cleaning tissue on these surfaces. Be careful not to
scratch or smudge any of these surfaces. When using compressed air to blow dust away, make
sure to avoid inverting the can while spraying. This may cause frozen propellent to exit the can,
which can result in serious problems of the glass and phosphor screen.
• If the device is not to be used for an extended period of time (more than 10 days) remove the
• Avoid touching lenses. If fingerprints or traces of dirt or dust appear, clean surface with a
Photographic lens cleaning tissue.
• Keep the lens cap/daylight filter on when not in use.
• The Night Scout is not harmful to the user or the environment.
• Do not disassemble except to clean the front lens and eyepiece: it will void your warranty.
• Evaluate the binoculars function by looking through it in a lit environment with the daylight
filter lens cap on. Never use in daylight without the daylight filter lens cap on.
• Never point the Night Scout at a bright light source.
• Adverse atmospheric conditions such as fog, smog or haze and a lack of ambient light (moon
or starlight) may diminish the effective viewing distance.
• Remove the rubber eye-cup from the Night Scout
Q: Flashes, flickers, or clicking occur while operating
S: If it occurs within the first five minutes of inserting new batteries it is normal and the device
will resume normal operation soon thereafter. If it occurs for more than 10 minutes contact
for service instructions.
Q: Dark spots on screen.
S: These are either cosmetic blemishes in the intensifier tube or dust particles. Dust particles
can be cleaned following instructions in “Cleaning Eyepiece” section.
Q: Screen becomes darker than in previous use.
S: Replace batteries. If the problem persists contact your dealer or other authorized service
representative for service instructions.
Q: Image not clear.
S: Adjust objective lens and/or the eyepiece. Turn on IR.
• Great for hunting, camping, boating or surveillance
• Total darkness technology
• Automatic brightness control
• Built-in IR illuminator
• Manual focus
• Adjustable eyepiece
• High res. 1st+ Gen intensifier tube!
• Rugged and versatile design
• Light weight and comfortable
• Water and dust resistant
• Smart Technology - see description.
• Superb 5x lens system
• Soft case
• Two-year warranty (optional extended warranty).
• Camera Adaptability
Magnification ...................................... 5x
Intensifier Tube .......1st+ Gen+; high res.
Lens System6 (9) elements; F1. 2, 90mm
Field of View ......................................20°
Resolution ............................... 40 Ip/mm
Minimum Light Req ...................5x10 -3lux
Range of Focus.......................... 20’ to
Power Supply................two 3 volt lithium
Battery Life .......................... 10-20 hours
Operating Temperatures -30°F to +110°F
Dimensions.... 225mm x 150mm x 60mm
Weight...........................................1. 5kg.
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship
under normal use for a period of 2 (two) years from the date of purchase. In the event a defect
that is covered by the foregoing warranty occurs during the applicable period stated above, ATN, at
its option, will either repair or replace the product, and such action on the part of ATN shall be the
full extent of ATN’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty does not
cover a product (a) used in other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected to misuse;
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without prior written consent of ATN; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise or merchandise
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result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or improper operation, including use
in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior
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American Technologies Network Corp.
North American Office
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phone: 800-910-2862, 650-875-0130; fax: 650-875-0129
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