Pulsar Products 2019: What’s New?

Pulsar introduced two latest high-technology based equipment at SHOT Show 2019. During the 4-day event operated by National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Pulsar introduced:

  • Pulsar Axion: This is a compact metal pocket size thermal imaging monocular.
  • Pulsar Thermion: This is the new-age premium riflescope which comes with traditional-style aircraft-grade 30mm-tube and premium thermal imaging.

Now, let’s have a closer look at both the new Pulsar thermal imaging products:

1. Pulsar Axion Thermal Imaging Monocular

Pulsar Axion is a completely new thermal imaging monocular that is based on a 12µm Amorphous Silicon microbolometer sensor. It features 320×240 resolution at 50hz. This new thermal imaging monocular is the most compact, lightest, and smallest thermal Imaging monocular ever produced by Pulsar. Pulsar Axion monoculars perfectly fit a standard-size pocket and are convenient for one-hand use. Therefore, they are easy to carry and at the same time comfortable to grip and handle. They are perfect portable units for scouting and spotting.


Axion XM monocular comes in three models that differ in terms of the focal length of the main Germanium lens. These three models are:

  • Axion XM30: It comes with a 4-16x magnification range.
  • Axion XM38: It comes with a 5.5-22x magnification range.
  • Axion Key XM30: It comes with a 2.5-10x magnification range.

All these models offer a 4x zoom. It is because of the high “crop factor” that has made it possible for such a smaller size scope of the 12µm sensor to offer 4x zoom. Both Pulsar Axion XM30 and XM38 come with color 1024×768 AMOLED microdisplay (located in the eyepiece), Stream Vision smartphone app (Wi-Fi supported), built-in video recording capability, and 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable battery.

It is important to note that Key XM30 is the entry-level version of the Axion XM30 model. This model uses a Chalcogenide lens instead of Germanium, which has made it possible to yield a lower 2.5x native magnification. Key XM30 offers LCOS microdisplay. No support for Wi-Fi and Stream Vision are available.



  • Long Detection Range

Pulsar Axion Thermal Imaging Monocular enables a hunter, target shooter, or spotter to detect a standard object (6 feet tall) up to 1,800 yards in complete darkness. This has become possible due to the combination of 12 µm professional grade thermal imaging sensor and a powerful objective lens of F28/1.2 (in case of Axion XM30 and Axion Key XM30) or F38/1.2 (in case of Axion XM38).

  • Powerful Thermal Imaging Sensor

Axion XM monoculars come with new and improved thermal imaging sensors that have a 12 µm pixel pitch. This helps to observe at longer distances.

  • Rugged Housing

Pulsar AXION Thermal Imaging Scopes are manufactured from lightweight magnesium alloy. This feature provides the monocular a higher structural rigidity as well as ruggedness.

  • Video and Still-Photo Recording

Hunters and spotters can record films or photos by pressing the REC button. They can also share those once-in-a-lifetime experiences with others easily. Axion monocular comes with 16 GB of internal memory.

  • Stream Vision App Supported

Built-in Wi-Fi module helps you connect Pulsar Axion thermal monocular with iOS or Android-based smartphones or tablets. This feature, in turn, helps in direct image streaming, recorded files sharing/downloading, firmware updating, and many more.


Other Features:

  • Instant Start-up
  • High Optic Magnification
  • High contrast AMOLED microdisplay of HD resolution, highest in the class of compact thermal imagers
  • Pulsar AXION models come with IPX7 waterproof-rated feature for protecting the device from heavy rainfall, snow or other precipitation.
  • The Picture in Picture Function
  • B-Pack Mini Power System that includes B-Pack mini batteries, charger station, and USB. The batteries can be replaced and charged quickly, providing sufficient operation time.

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2. Pulsar Thermion Thermal Imaging Riflescopes

The Pulsar Thermion thermal imaging riflescope is an advanced flagship performance scope that has the potential of bringing a paradigm shift in the world of riflescopes. Pulsar continues to stay ahead of its peers by belting out a game-changing traditional scope with the ability to provide superior image performance round-the-clock. Pulsar Thermion comes with an aesthetic (sleek and streamlined) design, superior thermal imaging performance, new intuitive features, new power system.


The Thermion scopes from Pulsar are available in two basic models – XP and XM.

  • Thermion XP: The Pulsar Thermion XP models are the highest performing models that come with 38mm and 50mm front objective lens. These models have 17µm pixel pitch Amorphous Silicon microbolometer sensor with superior 640х480 resolution at 50 Hz. The Thermion XP models come with 1.5 and 1.9x native magnifications and 8x zoom.

The sub-models are:

    • Thermion XP38: It comes with a 38mm front objective lens and 1.5-12x magnification range.
    • Thermion XP50: It comes with a 50mm front objective lens and 1.9-15.2x magnification range.
  • Thermion XM: The Pulsar Thermion XM models are available in 30mm, 38mm, and 50mm focal lengths with respective native magnifications 3x, 4x and 5.5x. All these XM models come with 4x zoom. The XM models are based on the 12µm microbolometer sensor with 320×240 resolution at 50 Hz.

The sub-models are:

    • Thermion XM30: It comes with a 30mm focal length and 3-13x magnification range.
    • Thermion XM38: It comes with a 38mm focal length and 4.2-16x magnification range.
    • Thermion XM50: It comes with a 50mm focal length and 5.5-22x magnification range.


  • Recoil Rated

Pulsar Thermion Riflescopes are recoil rated up to 6,000 Joules so that the hunters and shooters can get flawless performance on larger calibers including .375 H&H, 12-gauge and 9.3×64.

  • Color Palettes

This unique option helps the hunter and shooter to get a customized display.

  • The most popular colors are black hot and white hot.
  • For signifying the more intense hot spots of a heat signature, the Red Hot, Rainbow and Ultramarine highlights are used.
  • The hunters who plan to observe for long hours on the field, they can choose Violet, Red Monochrome, and Sepia palettes. These colors help in reduced eye fatigue.
  • Rugged and Reliable Construction

Thermion scopes have lightweight metal construction designed for rugged reliability. Flawless field performance is ensured by the precision-fabrication of housing elements.

  • Recording (Video and Still-Photo)

Hunters can record videos (in MPEG) and still images (in .jpg) with the integrated video and still-image recorder. It comes with an internal memory of 16GB, which handles recoil flawlessly. Therefore, share action quickly and easily.

  • Stream Vision App Supported

Built-in Wi-Fi module helps you connect Pulsar Thermion Riflescope with iOS or Android-based smartphones or tablets (which can either be used as a remote control or second display). This feature, in turn, helps in direct image streaming, recorded files sharing/downloading, firmware updating, and many more.



  • Instant start-up
  • Variable digital zoom up to 8x digital zoom
  • Color-customizable reticles that include scalable ballistic styles.
  • IPX7 waterproof-rated that protects from heavy snow/rainfall/other precipitation
  • Zeroing Profiles Management helps in storing up to 5 zeroing profiles with 10 distance coordinates
  • User-friendly controls
  • High Definition Image for enhanced identification of targets
  • Picture-in-picture display
  • Full-Color, HD AMOLED Display
  • Upgradable functions and features with the release of new software
  • B-Pack Mini Power System that includes B-Pack mini batteries, charger station, and USB. The batteries can be replaced and charged quickly, providing sufficient operation time.


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The new Pulsar Axion Monocular and Thermion Riflescope are the latest advanced devices for hunters and spotters enhance visibility round-the-clock. These reliable and rugged optical equipment are surely going to impress the spotters, hunters as well as AR/Precision rifle guys who crave for visibility 24-hours. Get your hands on these thermal optics and enjoy the next level of optical clarity day and night.

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