Designed for tactical surveillance applications, the StealthSCOPE from Zistos Corporation is a videoscope that combines a powerful internal 980 nanometer IR laser light source — completely invisible to humans — with electronically-enhanced, low-light video processing. Its 9mm diameter allows it to be inserted into small openings and tight areas. The StealthSCOPE is available in lengths from .5 to 3 meters long. It can generate images of objects and individuals as far as 20+ feet away in pitch darkness. This innovative battery-powered device has a built in high resolution monocular video display and is completely functional by itself. The rubber shrouded monocular eliminates any glow from the screen to maintain maximum stealth. The scope features a four-way, articulating tip and a semi-rigid flex-and-stay guide tube which holds its shape — making it easier and safer than ever to see around corners, over walls, under doors, and into any large area through a small opening.
The system is compatible with external components such as LCD screens, recorders and transmitters. One of the main features of the StealthSCOPE is that it can operate in a standalone mode without the need for any other components - making it rapidly deployable. The standalone operation makes the scope ideally suited for applications where a team is inserted into an environment and they occasionally need to engage in tactical surveillance activities to better assess unknown conditions as they clear a building or facility. The scope can be holstered or stored in a pouch attached to a belt or vest and retrieved for use, as needed, by the operator. This allows the user to participate in other team functions in addition to operating the tactical surveillance tool.
If needed, other members of the team can share the visual intelligence, as the scope is fully compatible with, and can power a Zistos WalkAbout LCD monitor fitted to the back of an operator’s vest. Unlike most other videoscope designs that perform poorly in low-light/no light conditions, the StealthSCOPE can see 20+ feet in pitch darkness using IR illumination because of new video processing technology, along with our new IR laser design. A variety of different rigid guide tube accessories are available that allow the semi-rigid or flexible scope to be used in a completely horizontal orientation.
The new StealthSCOPE design is a powerful and broad spectrum tool that will find applications in many tactical scenarios including, barricades, hostage and active shooter scenarios.