Pana-Pacific says FLIR’s PathFindIR Driver’s Night Vision System, a compact thermal imager, allows drivers to see up to four times farther in total darkness than they can see with headlights. Typical headlights only let you see about 450 ft straight ahead, but this system sees heat not light, making road hazards like animals, pedestrians and disabled vehicles visible at night or day, in good weather and bad, without being blinded by the glare of oncoming headlights.

This complete kit includes: thermal Night Vision camera with universal mounting bracket and hardware for securing and aiming the camera, along with a high-resolution 7-in. LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. It has, three PAL/NTSC camera inputs and one front-panel A/V input for the PathFindIR camera. There’s also an earphone output jack, built-in speaker, mirror and normal image switch, button-controlled brightness, and full-function remote. The set comes with a 20-ft cable and installation instructions.

The camera, when mounted in its bracket, is very small — about 3 by 3 by 4 in.  The connection between the camera and cable is completely sealed against moisture. The camera must be mounted outside the cab of the vehicle, as it cannot ‘see’ through glass.

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