-NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P Photonis ECHO White Phosphor Monocular-High Performance WP PVS-14 style Monocular Night Vision Device
$2,499.00 – $2,599.00
NGI Outdoor Systems PVS-14 Style Night Vision Monocular with Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode (Gen 2+) Image Intensifier
The NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P Monocular Night Vision Device is NGI Outdoor Systems’ flagship product, designed specifically to meet the needs of outdoors adventure enthusiasts, night time photographers, naturalists, and recreational night vision users.
There has always been a significant overlap between products designed for defense applications and those used by outdoors enthusiasts and many products have moved back and forth between outdoor enthusiast communities and the defense sector. NGI, our focus has always been on tailored solutions for specific customers, and we realize that while many defense-oriented night vision products can be applicable to recreational uses, there has not existed many specific solutions for the outdoor enthusiast community.
The NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P Monocular Night Vision Device is a hand-held or head-mounted night vision imaging system based on the ubiquitous military AN/PVS-14 architecture and features a Photonis ECHO “ONYX” White Phosphor Hybrid Photocathode image intensifier uniquely suited to the needs of recreational night vision users.
The YOTE Monocular is ideal for any user who wants to improve their ability to see in times of darkness while reducing the amount of visible light pollution, especially important in remote areas and in sensitive nocturnal ecosystems that could be disturbed by the use of visible light. The Yote MN14P has an approximately 48 hour run time using a single lithium AA battery, being both more efficient and more environmentally friendly than battery-hungry flashlights that can disturb others’ natural night adapted eyesight, while the monocular format preserves the user’s natural night adaptation as well. The Yote is equally at home on camping and overland trips and for close-to-shore boat navigation, and can expand the available research and observation opportunities for naturalists studying and observing nocturnal wildlife.
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode image intensifier tubes used in the YOTE produce a cooler image than the image intensifier tubes preferred for defense and tactical applications that can be more comfortable and more pleasing to some users. The ECHO tube also features excellent high light resolution when used in conjunction with NIR illumination such as the built-in NIR illuminator on the YOTE monocular, the NGI TORCH PRO MKIII handheld illuminator, or LightforceUSA NIR lighting solutions. The ECHO tubes also feature a narrower dynamic range that is better suited to night vision photography, especially in conjunction with the TeleVue FoneMate universal smartphone adapter, making it an ideal setup for night vision photographers.
While traditional defense applications emphasize stealth and covertness with maximum extreme low light amplification to reduce the amount of active NIR emissions that could be detected by similarly equipped adversaries, this can sometimes mean that they produce an image that some perceive as too bright and overly harsh, especially under normal ambient lighting conditions and with IR illumination and can wash out digital cameras used for night time photography.
The YOTE is available in three colorways—traditional all-black “Erebus,” as well as Cerakote ceramic-based high durability paint colorways: “Mictlān,” featuring a Coyote Brown housing with Gray accents, and “Mirkwood” with an Olive Green housing and Blaze Orange accents. Both Mictlān and Mirkwood units will also come with a gray Cerakoted J-Arm to connect to a helmet mount (not included).
While the YOTE Monocular uses a Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode Gen. 2+ image intensifier tube, it is otherwise identical to other TNV/ and NGI/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices built to military specifications, using a durable polymer housing and military-quality optical lens assemblies and is built in-house to the same rigorous quality control and quality assurance standards as equipment issued to military forces and is backed by NGI’s Lifetime Limited Warranty*.
The YOTE Monocular is ideal for any user who wants to improve their ability to see in times of darkness while reducing the amount of visible light pollution, especially important in remote areas and in sensitive nocturnal ecosystems that could be disturbed by the use of visible light. The Yote MN14P has an approximately 48 hour run time using a single lithium AA battery, making it significantly more efficient and more environmentally friendly than battery-hungry flashlights that can disturb others’ natural night adapted eyesight. The monocular format preserves the user’s natural night adaptation as well. The YOTE is equally at home on camping and overland trips and for close-to-shore boat navigation, and can expand the available research and observation opportunities for naturalists studying and observing nocturnal wildlife.
The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device, which the YOTE is based on has been the standard-issue night vision device for U.S. and allied military forces for over twenty years, and is extremely versatile system that can be used either hand-held or head-mounted to a helmet or head harness (not included).
The Photonis ECHO Hybrid Photocathode uses the same technological infrastructure as Generation 2 image intensifier tubes making them a Gen 2+ tube, however, Photonis has pushed the boundaries of the Gen 2 architecture to produce some of the very best tubes on the market for outdoor adventure enthusiasts at a significantly lower cost than similar performance Gen 3 image intensifiers.
Because the YOTE Monocular is built to such a high standard, they require very little maintenance, and is provided with a military Operator’s Manual for use. These U.S. Military maintenance standards state that upkeep maintenance is not required unless something is visibly broken or the unit is malfunctioning. Preventative maintenance is not recommended.
The MN14P is based on high performance image intensifiers designed for defense use, and therefore is regulated under ITAR and cannot be sold, exported, or otherwise taken outside of the United States without express permission from the US Department of State. Failing to abide by ITAR is unlawful and can result criminal charges, fines, and/or prison sentences.
Manufacturer: NGI Outdoor Systems
Dimensions: 4.5″ (L) x 2.0″ (W) x 2.25″ (H)
Finish: Corrosion Resistant- Matte Black molded polymer or ceramic-based high durability paint
Power: One (1) Standard AA Battery
Battery Life: Approx. 48 Hours at Room Temp.
Waterproof: 60′ for 2 Hours
Warranty: NOS Lifetime Limited Warranty
Magnification: 1X +0.03
FOV: 40º + 2º
Objective Lens: F/1.2
Ocular Lens: EFL 26mm
Diopter: +4 to -6
Focus: 10″ to Infinity
Image Intensifier Tube Minimum Specs:
Tube: Photonis ECHO High Performance Gen 2
Color: P45 White Phosphor (ONYX)
Figure of Merit (FOM): 1800+
Contents Included: NGI Outdoor Systems YOTE MN14P Night Vision Monocular (PVS-14), Helmet Mount Adapter Arm (PVS-14 J-Arm), Rubber Eye Cup, Daylight Filter, Sacrificial Window, Demist Shield, Soft Carry Case, Lens Cleaning Kit, Operator’s Manual/Maintenance Standards, Warranty Registration Card, Data Sheet.
*NGI Outdoor Systems Limited Lifetime Warranty
NGI Outdoor Systems warrants this product for the lifetime of the product and guarantees this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use, and transferable by the owner assuming that the product otherwise still falls within the scope of this warranty. In the event that a defect covered by this warranty occurs NGI Outdoor Systems, at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product. Such action on the part of NGI Outdoor Systems shall be the full extent of the company’s liability, and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty applies to all NGI-branded Night Vision Device housing systems, and furthermore warrants that all Image Intensifier Tubes will be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 10 years after the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover:
- Products that were used in other than normal and customary manner.
- Products that were misused.
- Products that were altered, modified, or repaired by the customer or a party other than NGI Outdoor Systems
- Products that were discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of NGI Outdoor Systems
- Damage, defects, or failures resulting from use that would be construed by any reasonable person as normal and expected “wear and tear.”
NGI Outdoor Systems shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the company’s opinion, resulted from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage, or improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. This includes using rechargeable batteries, storing the product with batteries installed, or battery compartment corrosion due to faulty battery. Warranty claims falling outside of the scope of these written warranty terms may incur repair, labor, and shipping fees charged to the customer.
Customer is hereby notified that operation of the equipment during daylight or under excessive light conditions may permanently damage the image intensifier tube. While all NGI Outdoor Systems night vision devices are auto-gated, they are not able to withstand exposure to constant light including, but not limited to, light sources, illuminated optics, or laser radiation. Auto-gated Image Intensifier Tubes are designed to stand up to normal nighttime light conditions, but prolonged exposure to any light source will still cause damage.
No other warranties except for this one apply to this product, including, but not limited to written, oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, shall apply to this product.
|Dimensions||4.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 in|
Erebus (All Black Finish), Mictlān (Coyote Brown and Gray), Mirkwood (Olive Green and Orange)