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CMOS Night Vision Sensor HFiS X26 and X27+ Ultra sensitivity HD UHD low light color night vision imaging system

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HFiS CMOS low light Night Vision Sensors and new X27+ Ultra low light HD and UHD
High Resolution, high sensitivity low power color night vision Imaging systems

The HFiS sensor module is the first operational CMOS camera that exceeds night vision performance criteria.
The radical new design of the HFiS CMOS ultra sensitive low light Night Vision modules is a breakthrough in image processing allowing for brighter images and increased contrast in the most demanding lighting conditions including no moon starlight nights.

HFiS night vision CMOS

The ability to literally see in the dark, and to do it better than Gen III image intensified systems, is revolutionary and truly Game Changing! The X26 / X27+ ultra sensitive low light night vision sensor is an all digital system so it can take advantage of the modern connected world.  Analog night vision systems are a dead end technology that has long plagued the military.  With tube based NVG systems the information starts and stops at the user creating an island of informational solitude. In other words the standard issue NVG systems puts our soldiers in a bubble. There will be a place for I2 night vision devices, SPI’s digital HD ultra low light color imaging systems make a great compliment to NVGs and Thermal imaging devices. SPI currently has a few image blending techniques that fuse its Exceptional HD sensors with other military night vision systems for increased ISR and DRI resulting in advanced soldier / squad lethality.

SPI has developed the new X27+ which is the worlds
highest performing tubeless digital solid state, high fidelity, low power, small form
factor HD and UHD resolution TRUE COLOR DAY NIGHT VISION IMAGING system,

The unit with its BSTFA (Broad Spectrum Thin Film Array) and MDIS (Multilayer Digi-scan Image Sequencing) offers exceptional
imaging in ultra low light conditions with Wide, medium and long range field of views that’s useful for a plethora of applications such as navigation, soldier lethality, ISR Observation, surveillance, reconnaissance, Intelligence, weapon sighting
and target acquisition. The full true color system offer 60 hz true real time imagery that’s ultra sensitive and is on par with current
gen III military night vision I2 performance, no other imager can claim or offer this capability.

Other competing cameras may work good in full moon conditions and or at delayed sluggish frame rates,
the X27+ offers true real-time color LLL capability with the highest luminance and gain/sensitivity down to
starlight night levels. The ultra low light sensor is currently being implemented into multiple
platforms to satisfy mission requirements,

Below are some videos illustrating the systems capabilities at night.

X27+ Color Low Light Imager night vision Side by side to current Gen II Image Intensified Night vision technology
X27+ Color low light imager mounted to vehicle for hand free navigation, DVE Drivers Vision Enhancer. The unit is can be mounted to a plethora of
manned and unmanned platforms for navigational Aid in Ultra low light enviornments 
X27+ Color low light imager filmed at midnight @ Red Rock Canyon NV
X27+ Ultra Low light color imager night footage over the Pacific Ocean

X27+ Color low light imager filmed at night In the Utah Desert (Snow Canyon State Park / St George Utah)

X27+ Color low light Imager Night video At Lake Powell, Utah
X27+ Color low light imager midnight footage at Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe

X27+ Color low light imager night video with RGB Colored lasers test


First Generation X27 Color imaging system side by side to current night vision technologies

X27+ Color low light imager bright DAYTIME footage with direct sun exposure and instant recovery


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HFiS Digital extreme lowlight CMOS night vision image sensor pops the bubble and opens up the interconnected world of information sharing to every point on the battlefield.  With digital imaging data, video, images and intel of all kind can be shared on a two way super highway between command and the foot soldier. A new battlefield emerges where everyone knows what they need to know, when they need to know it and its all thanks to HFiS digital cmos night vision technology.
If the HFiS ultra low light fpa was just a superior digital night vision device that would be outstanding. However, the camera is also a fully capable daytime imaging platform.  Now systems can be developed that not only help us control the night but that can be used 24/7 in no light to full sun conditions.  This will greatly reduce cost and complexity of existing and developmental products. Imagine a world were the best ideas are no longer limited to any 12 hour time period.  CMOS night vision brings this dream into reality with the HFiS night vision camera module.


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CMOS low light night vision sensors have been around for a while.  To be fair these existing sensors shouldn’t really be called “night vision” but rather low light CMOS cameras. The existing sensors have all made bold claims but ultimately fall flat under testing.  Until the HFiS low light camera the very best technology was a hybrid of image intensified night vision and CMOS imaging chips.  This frankenstein approach produced the first images that could justifiably be called CMOS night vision. However, the road map for this development packed way too much baggage in the trunk to be efficient.  By coupling image intensification technology they brought along all the inherent drawbacks including size, power, no daytime use and more.  The EBAPS, ISIE-10 / ISIE-11 approach produces great night time imaging but at what expense? True night vision CMOS is a system that requires no cooling, no high power supplies and relies on nothing but the FPA for its imaging performance. This is where the HFiS shines.  The HFiS camera is the first to produce imaging that is equal to or exceeds I2 Night Vision Tube technology utilizing only the HFiS sensor and our proprietary image processing techniques. Now full CMOS night vision in HD resolution and at 60hz refresh rates is a reality.
To experience HFiS ultra low light CMOS Night Vision camera, check out SPI CORP HFiS X26 Imaging Modules
To contact SPI call 702-499-9551

Comments 4

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    I did a recent comparison of traditional existing low light CMOS digital night vision technologies which I will be posting shortly. All were compared against the x26 HFIS with BsTFA technology. While the traditional and hybrid CMOS digital night vision units were ‘ok’, real world military/law enforcement grade night vision really needs to present high quality, high QE, low noise and high sensitivity performance. The x26 worked flawlessly as tubeless night vision technology aka digital image intensification. The traditional (and quite expensive) cmos cameras fell short in very dark and demanding conditions, the images turned noisy and the frame rates slowed down substantially to catch up with the dark night. Also tested was SWIR, emccd, ccd technologies. The x26 worked in all instances better than high grade gen3 image intensified i2 tube technology. The x26 camera works completely passively without the need for any active illumination or IR light enhancement. Besides producing a day like image in low lux starlight conditions, the x26 camera displayed TV rate fast frame imagery that was literally bright as day with high definition resolution. The x26 will prove to be true generation 4 night vision technology that we foresee being integrated into military systems such as digital night vision goggles DNVG, weapon mounted sights and scopes, as well as the growing UAV/UAS unmanned space. To sum it up, the advanced x26 sensor definitely has its place in real soldier, manned and unmanned systems of the future.

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    CMOS technology is advancing at a rapid pace, Spi engineering is working effortlessly to improve CMOS QE, increase sensitivity, and BSI backside illuminate a number of CMOS sensors to achieve the ultimate low light level, digital electronic tubeless image intensifier technology while reducing noise level within the sensor

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    The new x27 color low light ultra sensitive camera was just tested against all cots cmos night vision image sensors in a side by side shootout in an ultra dark night setting with no moon. The conditions were starlight overcast. The x27 fpa proved to outperform all of these technologies and was logged with extreme high QE (quantum efficiency) at the upper end of 1100 nm spectral wavelength. The unit produced an outstanding low noise, crisp color imagery. The x27 lowlight sensor is the world highest performing color night vision camera and even stands up to, and exceeds the performance of the latest generation 3+ i2 image intensified night vision tube technology.

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    We have been making recent advancements to the low light CMOS night vision sensors and cameras. Lower noise levels and higher sensitivity performance upgrades have been achieved. The x27 is a 5,000,000 (5 million) ISO ultra extreme color low light security camera with amazing full fidelity real time color imaging capabilities. The x27 low light CMOS camera was recently tested next to generation 3 us current military issue image intensifiedtube night vision technology (an/pvs-14 delta variant) and actually provided better results in a no moon starlit, 1 millilux night. The demonstration blew away some very high ranking folks in the night vision field which simple couldn’t believe that a color CMOS low light sensor could actually outperform image intensified tube I2 goggles, furthermore the x27 CMOS 4K HD sensor detects military infrared laser pointers and Illuminators, which was also demonstrated with a 1064um IR laser pointer/Illuminators. The AN/PVS-14 night vision goggles were not capable of picking up and detecting this higher wavelength laser. The x27 HD 4K surveillance camera saw it instantly real time and it was stunning.

    The x26 is a ultra sensitive low light mono bstfa sensor with high quantum efficiency at 1000um-1200um and provides excellent low night vision image performance in very dark conditions. This small SWaP sensor is highly versatile for incorporation into night vision goggles, night vision scopes, head mounted hands free micro displays, Uav, Uas and unmanned vehicle applications.

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