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Old 04-17-2010, 10:18   #1
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GATE Night Vision Forum Expert Bio: John Barbieri

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Entered night vision industry in 1993 as VP of Operations for North American Integrated Technologies
Co-founded USNV in 2000
Company develops and manufactures night vision, thermal, and infrared technologies
Gross sales 57 million
Awarded IDIQ contract with US Army in 2010

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Old 05-23-2010, 18:53   #2
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Any night vision googles available; preferbly under $5000.00.
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Old 05-25-2010, 20:42   #3
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john im looking for a good thermal monocular so i can view wildlife at long range in total darkness. I own a 3x PYTHON NV scope made by NAIT. i think i've had it since the mid 90's and it works ok. I've been trying to research the FLIR HS 307 along with some other thermal imagers but i cant find any product reviews or talk forums about thermal imagers.Can u help
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:05   #4
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Disappointed

Just found this forum and am disappointed to see that its a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time from question to an answer.
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Old 08-09-2010, 21:09   #5
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yeah - i have an open question from a few months ago. Oh well.
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Old 08-10-2010, 17:06   #6
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I cant find your question, themiller. I know a bit about NV as a consumer; I'd be glad to pass along what I know. Post here or IM.
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Old 08-20-2010, 16:28   #7
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US Night Vision Tactical Product Specialist

Hello All,

We have finally completed the move to a much larger production facility, warehouse & office complex. Please feel free to post NV & thermal questions here or e-mail me at steveg@usnightvision.com

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Old 08-21-2010, 14:10   #8
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hi Steve. hope we can get this forum busy. and THANKS for modding!
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:27   #9
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Hiow many Lumens does it take to blind or disorientate a human?
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:55   #10
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At close range (just a few feet) you can certainly "distract" a potential threat with a cheap D cell flashlight. For CQB applications 65-70 lumens is the industry standard for encandicent lights. Modern LED tactical lights can obviously provide considerably more than the standard and will temporally blind anyone unlucky enough to be in the way of the beam. Programble lights that feature a stobe mode are particularly effective.

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Old 11-19-2010, 06:59   #11
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Thnx.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:18   #12
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Hello bcowen22001,

We have a number of refurbished USNV-14 Gen 3 monoculars from a recent DOE trade-in. These carry a full 2-year factory warranty and have seen very little use. (That's you tax dollars at work son!)

The comes complete with all standard accessories including a small arms weapon mount, head mount, AA battery adapter, sac window, demist shield, etc. Check out our website for details or e-mail me for a quote and product specs. This is one of the best refurb deals we have ever offered in the history of our company! www.usnightvision.com

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:42   #13
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Hello lwb,

Thermal systems of all types (viewers, weapon sights, boat mounted, car mounted, etc.) is a relatively new technology in the sence that it has been developed to a degree that both the price and actual size of the equipment have been reduced to a level that civilians can afford and use effectively.

Therefore, you will not see much activity for this product nich other than with the predator hunting crowd. (Pest control of hogs, coyotes, etc.) The best hand-held thermals are still the L-3 mini X series and the FLIR H series. Both systems are used by a multitude of law enforcement agencies and military units across the services. Their primary mission is to "detect and locate" a potential threat (or in search & rescue mode for a lost victim) in all types of weather conditions. Especially when fog or other atmospheric conditions limit the usefull effective range of traditional NV devices.

The key is to deploy thermal or NV devises when the conditions warrant it. One technology supplements the other to successfully complete the mission.

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:33   #14
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Is there a Problem?

a week or so ago i attempted to post a new thead about thermal units that USNV sells. i got an "new thread must be approved before it will appear" or some such message.
OK, thats strange, but it was a good post and gave USNV a chance to tout their products. so i am still waiting to see the new thread and scratching my rear wondering whats up..............?
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Old 12-09-2010, 17:23   #15
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Ok, how long does it take for a question to hit the screen?
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Old 12-10-2010, 19:12   #16
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cricket.................ok, will not bother
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:01   #17
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too bad. this is a forum that i think would be of great benefit of us.
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Old 12-12-2010, 13:28   #18
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It would be nice to kick around some ideas. I used to check out "x20" forum or something like that a while back...they were mostly high-end users though.

Anyone use the "new" low-end Bushnell digital night vision?

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Old 12-12-2010, 16:22   #19
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ARFCOM used to have a great nv forum but one of the mods there now uses it as his private sales forum. if you are in the business or even sell something with regularity, he will find a way to pick a fight with you. (not me, i am strictly an ignorant consumer)
i'm still hoping we can get something going here and draw in the really knowledgable guys in addition to the support of an industry leader like USNV.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:22   #20
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Hello Why,

All members are welcome to contact me directly at our Roseville, CA office. PH: 800-500-4020 or e-mail me at steveg@usnightvision.com.

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Old 12-13-2010, 15:04   #21
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Doesnt that kind of defeat the purpose of this forum and your involvement? I mean, if questions are asked and discussed here, a lot larger audience can learn and potentially purchase your NV equipment.
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Old 12-13-2010, 15:53   #22
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Hello Akita,

Our goal is to now stay on top of post replies (i.e answering in a timely manner from this point forward) and to address technical questions as best we can.

However, there are some occasions when technical oriented posts can't be fully addressed on a forum posting format. (Or I simply do not have the extra time to do a subject justice.) In that vain alone, I offer my personal consultanting services to our members on a direct contact bases. Otherwise I'll do what I can to help members herein.

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Old 12-15-2010, 17:31   #23
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I submitted a question. Where did it go? It says it will be reviewed and subsequently posted....not trying to bust balls...just wondering.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:03   #24
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USNV/Steve,
Thank you for your reply. I certainly understand the problem of explaining highly technical aspects in a forum setting and the time it would take. But if questions are posted, you (or others- we have some pretty smart guys here at GT) can answer to the level you deem appropriate and then refer the poster to a link or urge them to contact you for more details. That way your knowledge reaches Everyone who reads it instead of a single person. You could even post some sticky thread for FAQs and submoderators to take some of the burden off of your shoulders. I have seen this work at other sites and would LOVE to see an active I2/thermal forum here at GT.

(anyone: other than here in this subforum, i have never seen or heard of a forum message that all threads must be approved by moderator here at GT. has anyone else?)
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Old 12-17-2010, 13:16   #25
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Hello Beatcop,

I'm also scratching my head wondering where my first reply to you went! In the post I talked the ANVIS 6 &9 and about our own production of a digital viewer called the NiteMax (introducted years before the Bushnell unit) and our related market experiences as we attempted to establish the product line. Oh well....

In any event, we do not recommend low end commercial NV units for first responders for obvious reasons. You get what you pay for as they say....

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