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ATN Shows New White Phosphor Technology

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Night vision systems maker ATN, Corp., showed off their new"White Phosphor" technology at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas last month. Instead of the familiardark green hue, nighttime scenes are rendered in black and white. ATN says thehuman eye adjusts much more readily to black and white night viewing, interpretingit as more "natural," than green. The company says devices fitted with the newtechnology provide clearer contrast, better rendering of shadows and shapes andbetter depth perception.

So far, the White Phosphor technology is only available on afew select devices, such as the PVS-14, above, but the company plans to expandthe line. Here is a short video clip looking through an NVG with WhitePhosphor. Obviously its shot in light, but you can get the general idea. 

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