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Panobridge M-SEVEN

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Panobridge M-SEVEN is an advanced, incredibly lightweight, all-metal night vision bridge mount that provides a panoramic field of view with milspec AN/PVS-14s. At an industry-leading 1.6 oz...
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Panobridge M-SEVEN is an advanced, incredibly lightweight, all-metal night vision bridge mount that provides a panoramic field of view with milspec AN/PVS-14s. At an industry-leading 1.6 oz total, it weighs 16% less than a single milspec J-Arm, yet its structure is composed entirely of high-performance 7075-T6 aluminum alloy. Introducing an entirely new way to see more of the dark.

Building on Noisefighters experience designing and launching the world's first Adjustable Field of View night vision bridge mount, the Panobridge Mk3 (and its earlier iterations), the patent pending, all-metal Noisefighters Panobridge M-SEVEN blazes its own path with a vastly more rigid design that still provides a panoramic view by exploiting the brain's ability to merge split images from two outward-angled monoculars into one cohesive picture. The so-called tube effect that is traditionally experienced with single or dual intensifiers is eliminated. With the resulting wide-view image, you can enjoy vastly improved situational awareness and the feeling like you're not even looking through image intensifying tubes. 

Whether it's driving a vehicle and seeing through nearly the entire windshield or clearing a building and not missing an unexpected visitor coming down the stairs in your periphery, the Noisefighters Panobridge M-SEVEN will open up new possibilities for efficient and safe work at night, allowing you to focus more on the task at hand and less on panning and scanning for threats or points of interest. Since the bridge provides a locked field of view approximating 55 degrees wide with milspec optics installed, there is no concern about components being bumped out of place or requiring adjustment during strenuous activities. 

The Noisefighters Panobridge M-SEVEN weighs only 1.6 oz total in its standard configuration, making it the lightest metal bridge mount ever offered for professional use. This is approximately 70% less weight than the KVC® Universal Night Vision Bridge with OSS shoe sets installed, approximately 36% less than the IC® Dual PVS-14 Light Weight Mounting System, and is even 16% lighter than a milspec polymer J-Arm. Noisefighters have optimized rigidity, strength, and durability while following the Marine Corps adage of, "Ounces equal pounds, and pounds equal pain." With Nightline Inc NL914C Power packs installed on each AN/PVS-14, it is possible to achieve panoramic night vision with a total weight of 21.6 oz, or 20.0 oz with RPO lightweight lenses installed, or 15.9 oz with Nocturn Industries Tanto monoculars + RPO lightweight lenses. Depending on the configuration, this can be lighter than traditional night vision goggles that do not include panoramic viewing capabilities.

Even though it is ultralight and rigid, durability is still their top priority, and Panobridge M-SEVEN is essentially indestructible due to the sole use of high-performance 7075-T6 aluminum for the entire structure. They have successfully conducted 2 meter drop tests on concrete with the Panobridge M-SEVEN connected to +10% heavier AN/PVS-14 models, and we will continue to be as transparent as possible by publishing an unfiltered list of components damaged by customers right here. With thousands of their existing bridges in use and less than a handful of reported parts breakages of the core components over the last few years, plus a confirmation from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation that our earlier-generation polymer bridge was successfully tested and then fielded during warrant service operations and manhunts, they are confident that this improved, all-metal product is more than sufficient for duty use anywhere, anytime.

The Noisefighters Panobridge M-SEVEN also changes the game by introducing the ability to peer through the gap between laterally-rotated monoculars with an unaided eye to use a handheld thermal imager, or aim pistol sights, or view a scene using ambient light to better gauge distance, texture, color, or lighting. This is similar to the technique provided by using a single PVS-14 on a J-Arm, but it is now available for multi-tube use.

In addition, both monoculars attached to the Noisefighters Panobridge M-SEVEN may be individually swung upwards, out of the line of sight, without disturbing the adjacent device's positioning. For extended periods when one eye must view scenes unaided by night vision or instead aided by a thermal vision system, this added articulation feature is crucial. This feature also allows the PVS-14's to better hug the helmet when the entire assembly is folded back in the stowed position, leading to a more balanced center of gravity and a reduced possibility of impacting door frames or other objects above the head.

NOTE: THE ALL-METAL PANOBRIDGE M-SERIES IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE POLYMER ARMS AND ADAPTERS USED ON THE PANOBRIDGE MK3

Noisefighters will soon offer a separate adapter to mount thermal monoculars that utilize the Mini-Rail / MUM attachment method, such as FLIR® Breach, Infiray® MH-25 / RH-25 (with mini-rail installed), Sionyx® OPSIN, or the MUM-14 night vision monocular.

For those using the high-performance Infiray® RH-25 or AGM StingIR or similar thermal devices with male dovetail mounts installed, they will also soon offer a separate quick-detach (QD) adapter for the fastest installation and removal.

WHAT TO CONSIDER:

Due to the nature of night vision optics, all known binocular and quad-tube goggles have a very narrow non-visual central zone directly in front of the device, between each tube, where the user cannot see objects with either eye. The width of this zone is only a couple of inches at its maximum, and the depth of this zone is typically around 6 inches / 0.15 m for goggles with traditional 40 degree field of view lenses and an interpupillary distance of 65 mm. When monoculars are panned outward, however, as found on the Panobridge M-SEVEN, the length of this zone extends several more inches due to the geometry involved. Through real-world testing, Noisefighters can confirm that this does not affect the ability to naturally acquire reflex sights and similar aiming devices on pistols and rifles, as the sights are always viewed further away and slightly offset from this non-visual zone.

When both monoculars are panned outwards, there is technically a loss in resolution in the center of view where the two images overlap due to the nature of night vision optics. During movement, this is basically ignored, as one's eyes and head are never stationary. When in a static position, however, it may be noticed, and this issue can be compensated for by viewing objects outside of the center of view for maximum sharpness by turning one's head. When Panobridge M-SEVEN is used in conjunction with genuine Carson milspec lenses inside an AN/PVS-14 with L3 filmless intensifiers, however, their in-house testing has shown that a typical user with excellent vision in both eyes will be able to read the same line on a Snellen eye chart at 20 feet as they would with a traditional, tubes-forward binocular.

There is a technical consideration called collimation that may need to be accounted for when using two PVS-14 monoculars. In the simplest terms, images from two bridged monoculars may not be perfectly in tune. For most users, this is not an issue that can be easily perceived, as the brain can usually overcome this misalignment. At worst, the user will experience eye strain after long periods of time using their night vision goggle. If necessary, hire a technician to collimate your paired PVS-14s, or read online about how to perform a DIY collimation. Done correctly, there is no need to re-purge the monocular.

No auto-shutoff system is integrated. Users must manually turn off the monocular when flipping up and stowing equipment on the top of the helmet.

This bridge is NOT COMPATIBLE with bayonet-style night vision helmet mounts. You MUST HAVE a dovetail-type night vision helmet mountThe cheapest yet adequate option for a sturdy dovetail-compatible helmet mount is to purchase a military surplus Norotos® RHNO-II (bayonet) mount and modify it to accept the Norotos PVS-15/18 dovetail adapter. Instructions can be found on youtube. Their recommendation for a pre-assembled helmet mount with dovetail adapter is the Wilcox® G24.

Let them be clear: while the Panobridge brings panoramic night vision to the masses for the first time, this product does not replicate the view that quad-tube goggles provides. Two milspec PVS-14s connected to the Panobridge M-SEVEN provides an approximately 55 degree wide field of view, while the most popular quad-tube goggle provides a constant 97 degree field of view from four image intensifying tubes. However, that quad-tube goggle has a single-source supplier for any repairs, has difficult-to-obtain spare parts, is quite bulky when assembled and requires special plus-sized containers for on-body storage when not in use, is quite heavy, has no independent gain control, utilizes a single (non-redundant) power system, is wide enough to block most peripheral vision of an unaided eye, and is sold for over $40,000. For context, when our Panobridge is used, the end user can save significant weight, the entire goggle is small enough to fit inside a cargo pocket, the run time nearly doubles, there is a redundant power supply, and the total price is just a tiny fraction of the quad-tube goggle. Noisefighters believe that the vast majority of end users will find the difference in field of view compensated for by the extremely high value proposition that the Panobridge brings to the table.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Included in box: panobridge m-seven with left and right side pvs-14 mounting arms, night vision accessory tool (additional arms and adapters are sold separately)
  • Included arms are compatible with: milspec an/pvs-14, photonis vyper-14, ab night vision mod3 (autogain version only), knight’s armament m-14 alloy chassis for an/pvs-14, nocturn industries tanto (not an exact fit due to tanto's proprietary mounting design)
  • Helmet mounting compatibility: dovetail
  • Interpupillary distance (ipd) compatibility: 55 - 75mm
  • Materials used: 7075-t6 hardcoat anodized aluminum alloy; stainless steel
  • Total assembled weight of this product: 1.6 oz
  • Dimensions (collapsed for storage): 3.00 x 3.00 x 1.50"
  • Measured combined weight with two milspec pvs-14's attached (elbit 11769 tubes, no batteries, no eyecup retaining rings, no rubber eyecups, no demist shields installed): 23.3 oz
  • Measured combined weight with two lightweight nightline nl914c power pack equipped pvs-14 monoculars (elbit 11769 tubes, no batteries, no eyecup retaining rings, no rubber eyecups, no demist shields installed): 21.6 oz
  • Measured combined weight with two lightweight nightline nl914c power pack equipped pvs-14 monoculars with rpo lightweight lenses (elbit 11769 tubes, no batteries, no eyecup retaining rings, no rubber eyecups, no demist shields installed): 20.0 oz
  • Measured combined weight with two nocturn industries tanto monoculars with rpo lightweight lenses (elbit 11769 tubes, no batteries, no eyecup retaining rings, no rubber eyecups, no demist shields installed): 15.9 oz
  • Warranty: lifetime, transferable
  • Night vision / thermal devices shown in pictures are not included
  • Patent pending
  • Made and assembled in the U.S.A by a disabled U.S.M.C. Combat Veteran Owned Company.