GSCI or General Starlight Company Inc. is a Canadian company which develops and produces high-quality night vision devices, thermal imaging devices, and since recently also fusion devices. At their booth at IWA Outdoors Classics 2019, GSCI presented their new fusion device, the Quadro-S.
The GSCI Quadro-S is a device which combines visible, near-infrared (night vision) and far-infrared (thermal) channels individually in a single package. The fusion image is displayed in real-time with no delay, which is perfect for observation or hunting a moving animal. The user can change the image between fusion mode, night-vision only or thermal vision only. Thanks to the fusion mode, all details can be displayed and detected.
The GSCI Quadro-S is the first fusion monocular on the market, which can be mounted also in front of a daytime scope, or even directly on the weapon to be used as a targeting scope. The Quadro-S has a wide field of view with 31×23 meters, and the calibration works automatically without freezing the image.
The optical zoom of this device is 1.4x, but the image can be zoomed also digitally 2 or 4 times. The detection range of a Moose-sized animal is up to 1160 meters, and vehicles can be detected all the way up to 1570 meters.
The thermal sensor has a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, and the pixel pitch is 17 micrometers. The day/night channel has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and has a sensitivity up to 0.1 Lux. In the fusion mode, the heat signature can be adjusted from 0 to 100 %. The display is an AMOLED type with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
The device is operated with 4 AA batteries, but various external power sources can also be used. With one battery pack of 4 AA batteries, the device can operate up to 7 hours continuously. The housing is made of hard-anodized aluminum for great strength and durability, and the device weighs 750 grams.