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API Technologies Introduces Night Vision Device Test Set

news release imageOrlando, Fla., September 30, 2014  API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power and security solutions for high-reliability applications, now offers a Night Vision Device (NVD) test set that helps military personnel determine the quality of function of standard Gen II and Gen III night vision devices.

Designed to test goggles, weapon sights, and drivers’ viewers, API’s NVD test set (#A3139775 / NSN 6625-01-323-9584 / TS-4348/UV) can be used in the field offering soldiers a “go” or “no-go” response to ensure that GEN II and GEN III night vision devices are working per specifications.

The NVD test set provides a Near Infrared (NIR), uniformly-illuminated target within the unit that indicates if the user’s night vision device is out of calibration or not performing accurately. A toggle switch allows users to select high and low light level conditions, while a second toggle switch allows users to choose between Gen II and Gen III night vision devices.

API’s NVD test set meets MIL-STD 810 requirements for shock and vibration as well as MIL-STD-461EMI/EMC requirements. The resolution target of the widely accepted 1951 USAF resolution test pattern conforms to MIL-STD-150A.

Weighing just 400 g, the easy-to-use NVD test set is powered by commercially available 9V batteries and has a lifespan of 10,000 MTBF (mean time between failures.) The NVD test set comes standard with a connector adapter, viewer adapter, resilient adapter, lens tissue, carrying bag, and shipping/storage case.

Technical Specifications

  • Evaluates performance of Gen II and Gen III devices. Users can select parameters using toggle switches. This includes choosing between Gen II and Gen III devices as well as high and low light level conditions
  • Light source measured at 800 nm
  • Output collimation is infinity +0.00, -0.02 diopters
  • Night Vision Device test set units meets shock and vibration and EMI/EMC  per MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 respectively
  • Powered by 9V batteries
  • Lifespan of 10,000 MTBF

The product joins API Technologies’ Power and Systems Solutions product line, which features a number of products targeted to the defense and homeland security communities, including the Cobra Sight™ laser aiming system and Edison Award™- winning Hawk-i™ video aiming system for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. For more information, about these and other products, visit http://power.apitech.com, call 1-888-588-3448, or email powersales@apitech.com.

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeter wave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications.  A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers  in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

Melissa Fisher
Director, Product Marketing
API Technologies