Thermal optics ain’t cheap. Even on the lower end they can run well into the thousands of dollars and often the resolution isn’t the greatest. InteliScope came out with a way to use your iPhone as a rifle sight not too long ago, and now it looks like they’re trying to get in on the low end thermal optics market with their latest creation. It blends the budget thermal tech of Seek Thermal with their iPhone sighting software to create something that just might be “good enough” for the average person to use hunting hogs down here in Texas. Presser after the jump . . .
Inteliscope Integrates Seek Thermal Resulting in a $500 Thermal-Night-Scope
Inteliscope introduces the Inteliscope PRO+ with Seek Mounting Kit for the Seek CompactXR Thermal Imaging Camera and is integrating the Seek software with the free Inteliscope app for an economical smartphone night-scope functionality.
SANDPOINT, Idaho, October 7, 2015 – Inteliscope LLC today announced it will launch the Inteliscope PRO+ rifle mount with Seek Mounting Kit for the Seek CompactXR Thermal Imaging Camera and is integrating the Seek software into the Inteliscope app for Android and Apple phones.
Using the Seek Thermal Software Development Kit (SDK), Inteliscope is integrating their software to allow the shooter to quickly switch from daytime to nighttime use, still have the rifle sighted in, and have full use of the Inteliscope reticles and heads-up information. The application is relevant to varmint hunting, personal protection, law enforcement, and military use; providing quality, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) night-scope capability to any rifle for a fraction of the cost of stand-alone units.
“The Inteliscope PRO+ in combination with the Seek XR Thermal Imaging Camera begins a new chapter in the way we use technology on firearms and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Jason Giddings, Inteliscope’s CEO. “We can’t wait for people to start using the Seek thermal imaging technology to provide an affordable night-scope capability to enhance their shooting experience.”
This bundle of products will allow any shooter in possession of a smartphone to have a night vision-capable firearm for less than $500—making thermal night-scopes affordable for more shooters. This product is available now for pre-sale purchase at www.inteliscopes.com.
About Seek Thermal
The Seek XR Thermal Imaging Camera and app brings the power of thermal imaging technology to the smartphone. It has incredible clarity with a 20 degree field of view and 206 x 156 resolution. Target detection in total darkness is possible at up to 1,800 feet.
Inteliscope LLC is a business entity established to bring to market the Inteliscope tactical firearm mount and smartphone device Apps. Inteliscope products are designed and assembled in North Idaho. The Inteliscope adapter may be purchased online at www.inteliscopes.com or from over 600 dealers worldwide.
Inteliscope, the Inteliscope logo and Inteliscope PRO are trademarks of Inteliscope. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
We’ve been playing around with the Seek Thermal camera, and it isn’t the greatest thing in the world. For the price it’s an absolute steal, but I’m not 100% sure about the real time applications of the device. Needless to say we’ll reserve judgement until we see it in action.