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Ecliptus - Military Grade Night Vision + GoPro® Hero 4

ECLIPTUS IS A NIGHT VISION SYSTEM THAT COMBINES A GOPRO® HERO 4 CAMERA WITH A MILITARY GRADE GENERATION III IMAGE INTENSIFIER.

Ecliptus - Military Grade Night Vision + GoPro® Hero 4

ECLIPTUS IS A NIGHT VISION SYSTEM THAT COMBINES A GOPRO® HERO 4 CAMERA WITH A MILITARY GRADE GENERATION III IMAGE INTENSIFIER.

$8,049
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 13 2016 2:07 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 13, 2016

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WE ARE AVIATION SPECIALTIES UNLIMITED AND THIS IS ECLIPTUS!

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ECLIPTUS INTRODUCTION

ASU’s new Ecliptus is a digital intensified night vision system coupling an ultra-high definition (4X HD) GoPro® Hero 4 camera to a high performance Generation III image intensifier. This is the only night vision system that images extremely low light scenes (overcast starlight) in HD formats, captures these images via many hours of internal recording storage (≈ 9 hours HD video), and is able to real time share these images/videos through wireless communication (WiFi) to other digital networks or portable cloud computing devices. Ecliptus includes a near-IR illuminator, which is invisible to the human eye, which extends your ability to image and record in extreme low-light conditions. This system can be applied to any commercial application requiring ultra high definition imaging, capture, and sharing of real time streaming video of night vision scenes.

Disclaimer: Due to the military grade image intensification, ECLIPTUS is only available for sale in the United States and only to US persons.

ECLIPTUS IN REAL LIFE!

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 UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE!

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 WHY YOU NEED ECLIPTUS 

 GoPro® has changed the manner in which we capture and share our experiences. Ecliptus leverages all of the capability of the GoPro® Hero 4, combined with battle-proven Generation III image intensifier night vision technology, and empowers people, businesses and government agencies to image, record and share their nighttime experiences in a cool, compact and affordable way. 

COMBINES TWO PROVEN TECHNOLOGIES: GOPRO® HERO 4 + US MILITARY GRADE GENERATION III NIGHT VISION

The applications for Ecliptus are varied and many. From sporting, to science, to security, to media -- anywhere the imagination or need may lead -- GoPro® users are now able to share their experiences at night.

Have you ever wanted to record or monitor your precious little infant at night without waking her? What about those teenagers who sneak out at night? Is protection of personal property from predators important to you?

How about those night time hikes through the country side? Have you ever considered recording natural wildlife, a party on the beach or a moon-lit waterfall?

So you are a night time paint baller. Now you can network your image in real time with friendly players and gain the tactical advantage.

What about all of you who are looking for Big Foot in Oklahoma or Sasquatch in Washington State?

For you hog hunters down South, Ecliptus can enhance your experience and improve your harvest.

And the list goes on, as imagination and Ecliptus empower you to own the night.

Finally, there are other “night vision” cameras on the market but they are either bulky and difficult to operate, very expensive for equivalent military grade quality, or very poor quality at a very cheap price point. We are supplying an affordable and easy to operate product that is compact, lightweight and durable, and at a quality that the best militaries in the world would use.  That is exactly what we have done with Ecliptus. Ecliptus has lower Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) performance and at a lower cost than all other comparable solutions on the market.

WORKS WITH ANDROID AND iOS

Compatible with multiple IOS smart devices (example iPhone and iPad) and Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S6 and Tab 4).

EASY TO OPERATE

Ecliptus is purpose built for ease of operation and robustness. Ergonomically designed controls make the unit easy to operate in the dark. The unit is adjusted and operated completely by hand. No special tooling required. If you can point and shoot, you can use Ecliptus.

PALM-SIZED PORTABILITY

At only 4” in length, Ecliptus is easy to handle and can be taken wherever you want to go. It stores neatly in a small camera case and takes up very little room. Comparable solutions are much larger and awkward to handle, in this instance “bigger is NOT better!”

UNIVERSAL GOPRO® MOUNT-ABILITY

Ecliptus is designed to easily attach to any standard quarter 20 mounting solution (i.e. tripod, dash cam, handle bars, etc.) Wherever your night leads, Ecliptus can be there to photograph, record and share your experiences!

LIGHT WEIGHT 

Weighing in at a meager 13.7 ounces including batteries, Ecliptus as at least half the weight of comparable systems.

RUGGED, WEATHERTIGHT, ERGONOMIC DESIGN 

Ecliptus is built with the highest quality American-made materials to provide comfortable, maintenance-free enjoyment. With its small size, light weight, and high performance imagery capabilities, Ecliptus allows for maximum usage without arm fatigue. 

WIRELESS NIGHT VISION IMAGING WITH ADVANCED VIDEO CAPTURE

Coupling a ultra-high definition (4X HD) GoPro® Hero 4 camera to a high performance Generation III image intensifier has produced a state-of-the-art product in Ecliptus.

BROADCAST QUALITY OUTPUT UP TO 4K

Ecliptus is the only night vision system that images extremely low light scenes (overcast starlight) in HD formats, captures these images via many hours of internal recording storage (≈ 9 hours HD video), and is able to share these images/videos in real time through wireless communication (WiFi) to other digital networks or portable cloud computing devices

GOPRO® HERO 4 INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

Ecliptus is a state-of-the-art night vision system equipped to a GoPro® Hero 4 camera that will provide the clearest and brightest images on the market, even on the darkest of nights. You will have full control of all GoPro® modes via the built in push buttons.

FULL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

ECLIPTUS is a high performance night vision optical device that includes a 1-year manufacturer defects warranty and web-based customer support. As with military night vision devices, ASU strongly encourages ECLIPTUS owners to return their units annually to the factory for servicing. Servicing includes nitrogen purge, optical alignment and functionality checks.

DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Ecliptus was designed and built by some of the top professionals in the night vision integration field. As the principle designer of Ecliptus, ASU’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Joseph Estrera leverages his more than 25 years of experience in the development of Advanced Electro-Optical systems. His credentials include multiple patents related to Image Intensification, Infra-Red and Image Fusion. ASU’s engineering partner for Ecliptus is Visimid Technologies, who have a combined 50+ years of system design and manufacturing experience.

WE HAVE BUILT AND TESTED THREE (3) PROTOTYPE AND FIVE (5) PREPRODUCTION UNITS.

 

Risks and challenges

As we near product launch, we need assistance from the Kickstarter community to not only gauge demand, but also to become the early adopters. You are the vanguard of what we believe will be a new experience for many, previously only available to the military and law enforcement. Your favorable response will assist us in our production tooling and inventory investment decisions.

ASU is an established company, with 20 years of sales and product development history. We know how to develop, manufacture and support our product and meet order commitments. We guarantee that each and every order will be filled when stated. And, should demand for Ecliptus be such that we are unable to meet the estimated delivery dates as outlined in the rewards section, we will hold your funds until the order can be filled. We will communicate a new delivery date to the backer. Should the backer not be happy with our proposed order delivery time, than ASU will refund your money, completely, with no questions asked.

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