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#5679475 - 04/01/15 10:32 AM FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available
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Registered: 03/05/14
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Works wicked on my RS64-35mm!




Some of the improvements are:

The InstaAlert feature has been changed and is improved across the board as follows:

1. Reduce the sensitivity of I1 by 20-30%

2. Change I2 to the current I1

3. Change I3 to the current I2

4. Change I4 to the current I3







[url]http://www.flir.com/hunting-outdoor/display
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#5679736 - 04/01/15 01:06 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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#5680092 - 04/01/15 05:20 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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How far out can you pick up a coyote with that rig?
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#5680101 - 04/01/15 05:25 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
How far out can you pick up a coyote with that rig?


Mine has the 640X512 core with a 35mm germanium lens, other versions will perform different than mine.

For taking the shot with this scope on my 556, 325 yards. For detecting the coyote twice that.
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#5680104 - 04/01/15 05:28 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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Stay tuned for more downloadable updates coming down the pike for end users to self install themselves for improved performance and new features, including both PS and LS series hand scanners, in addition to the RS ThermoScopes. banana
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#5680249 - 04/01/15 07:06 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
How far out can you pick up a coyote with that rig?



Here is a dead hog at 175 laser measured yards with that rig:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpH6W8RjyYo
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#5683070 - 04/03/15 03:24 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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Works very nice on the 7mm Rem Mag too, but the hogs do not particularly care for it! rifle


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#5683090 - 04/03/15 03:39 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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New reticule designs for the RS are not a problem and can be easily created for future upgrades.

First focal plane ranging reticules will require allot of math though for the step and continuous magnifications, so will take a longer time to perfect.

What kinds of reticules would you all like to see?
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#5683136 - 04/03/15 04:03 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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Can they incorporate an update to help the focus?

Like a Digital focus control or sharpness enhancement.

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#5683148 - 04/03/15 04:09 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Originally Posted By: HuntTXhogs
Can they incorporate an update to help the focus?

Like a Digital focus control or sharpness enhancement.


The RS64-60 has a manual objective lens focus with a minimum of 15 feet to infinity, all the other RS series have minimum objective focus at 15 feet to infinity.

All of the RS scopes have the glass ocular diopter focus control for those without 20:20 corrected eyesight, although even those with 20:20 eyesight should adjust their diopter setting to that which is the clearest for them. There are other important vision skills besides 20:20 vision, including peripheral awareness, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision that contribute to your overall visual acuity.

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#5683219 - 04/03/15 04:57 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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The RS ThermoSight update is super simple.

First off you need a PC and a USB to USB Mini cable to hook up your ThermoSight, your charging cable works for this.

Leave the ThermoSight OFF when plugging into computer.

Download the ThermoSight USER GUI zip file and unzip and follow the instruction in the Word Document file. Install the ThermoSight USER GUI onto your computer.

Also download the firmware update dfu. file and save it somewhere easy to get to.

The latest dfu. file contains the new updates as well as all previous updates put out prior to now.

Run the User GUI with your ThermoScope plugged ed in and turned off.

Once GUI is running, turn on your ThermoScope and allow the USB drivers to install 100%, this may take several minutes and is extremely important, DO NOT proceed until the new USB drivers have been completely installed onto your computer to allow communication with your RS scope.

After drivers are fully installed 3-4 minutes later, follow the instructions and install the new dfu. file using the GUI.

You can also change the automatic shutoff time.

It is baby-proof simple.



http://www.flir.com/hunting-outdoor/display/?id=53129
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#5683226 - 04/03/15 05:03 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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Originally Posted By: SkyPup
Originally Posted By: HuntTXhogs
Can they incorporate an update to help the focus?

Like a Digital focus control or sharpness enhancement.


The RS64-60 has a manual objective lens focus with a minimum of 15 feet to infinity, all the other RS series have minimum objective focus at 15 feet to infinity.

All of the RS scopes have the glass ocular diopter focus control for those without 20:20 corrected eyesight, although even those with 20:20 eyesight should adjust their diopter setting to that which is the clearest for them. There are other important vision skills besides 20:20 vision, including peripheral awareness, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision that contribute to your overall visual acuity.



The one with manual focus control wouldn't need the digital focus control or sharpness enhancement but the others that are fixed focus could use a little assist in that regard.

Isn't it just a matter of software integration with a firmware build like the IR Hunter MKII or MKI for that matter?

diopter makes the screen view as best as it can get to a viewers eye but bringing the image to focus from there on a fixed lens system takes tricks.

HTXH

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#5683233 - 04/03/15 05:08 PM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Hmmm, the IR MKI microbolometers are the exact same FLIR cores with different display drivers, but unfortunately does not take any of the new digital image enhancements that are provided for the FLIR RS series use in these latest updates.

There have been four major revisions of the TAU2 cores since last summer, the latest is the TAU 2.7.2 firmware/software upgrade which was released last summer to the high end thermal camera market but just now has been configured for the RS series ThermoSight thermal scopes. This is part of the normal evolution of this focal plane array thermoresister device and there will be more improvements to come as the microbolometer itself is more and more highly characterized.

Are you having problems installing the image enhancement update for the latest TAU 2.7.2 firmware in your RS, it really is super simple?
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#5683787 - 04/04/15 01:01 AM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: SkyPup]
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Yeah I'm having a bit of trouble upgrading to FLIRs latest update being that I don't own the thermoresistor device.

Were the display drivers in the RS series made available to IRD for use in the MKi or did they decide they wanted to build their own (go a different direction)?

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#5683993 - 04/04/15 09:34 AM Re: FLIR RS ThermoScope Update Available [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Originally Posted By: HuntTXhogs
Yeah I'm having a bit of trouble upgrading to FLIRs latest update being that I don't own the thermoresistor device.

Were the display drivers in the RS series made available to IRD for use in the MKi or did they decide they wanted to build their own (go a different direction)?


I figured you were having trouble upgrading your RS scope to the latest imaging enhancements since you were asking specifically about the RS image quality improvements and the latest upgrade totally changes all that from what it was before. To answer your question then, you will have to go on a hunt with an RS scope with the latest upgrade to find out.

The FLIR display drivers are proprietary to their specific device as are the MK1 display drivers, FLIR does not provide their proprietary software to FLIR Core Channel Partners, any second hand company using their cores will have to develop their own specific drivers for their own specific equipment construct.

There are no generic drivers and their are specific legal contracts and restraints regarding their use.

Have you contacted IR Defense to see if they are using the ATN Thor drivers as those are the people you would have to ask to answer you second question?
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