WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2005)–National Geographic, the name synonymous with outdoor adventure, travel and exploration, has entered into a new licensing agreement with Night Owl Optics Night Vision® for an innovative, high-performance line of Generation 1 and 2 NGS night-vision monoculars and binoculars. The collection will debut in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Outdoor Retailer Show Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.
The collection, as with all National Geographic products and gear, is inspired by more than a century of expedition and exploration. The collection consists of nine innovative optical products. The NGS Explorer G2™ is the Generation 2 model monocular and the line’s most technologically refined model. Packed with innovative features, it houses a state-of-the-art Generation 2 intensifier tube with micro-channel plate for superior brightness, allowing for an extraordinarily clear and long range of view up to 2,300 feet.
The NGS Discovery™ line of products comprises the most ergonomic and stylish night-vision monoculars in the market. The two Discovery models are small in frame but comfortable to use, powerful in infrared capacity and come with 3X and 5X image magnification lenses.
The NGS Explorer™ product line is more traditional in design, with excellent performance, featuring a rubber-coated body, steel stringer construction for durability and unsurpassed resolution for higher quality distant visibility.
The NGS Explorer Marine™ series, designed for water environments, boasts a completely waterproof design that can be utilized in extreme weather conditions often faced during nautical use. Whether you’re pulling into a harbor after hours or dropping a hook in a new cove, this Night Vision unit can help keep you out of danger.
The NGS Explorer™ Binocular delivers portability and premium performance in an attractive body with extra comfortable handling. The compact shell houses two high-performing intensifier tubes. Integrated with each unit is Night Owl’s refined and powerful infrared illuminator, which provides clear and bright viewing in complete darkness. The Explorer Series binoculars give Generation 2 performance with comfort, ease of use and durability.
National Geographic’s signature black and yellow colors are carried throughout the product line. Accessories such as a carrying case (with lanyard for comfort) feature an outdoor, rugged look and feel to complement the line.
About National Geographic
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Its mission is to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world’s cultural, historical and natural resources. National Geographic reflects the world through magazines, television programs, films, books, videos, maps, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in 24 languages, is read by some 40 million people each month in every country in the world. The National Geographic Channel reaches more than 230 million households in 27 languages in 151 countries. Nationalgeographic.com averages around 50 million page views per month.
All of National Geographic’s net proceeds from the sale of its products support exploration, conservation and education programs combating geography illiteracy. The Society has funded nearly 8,000 scientific research projects. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com, AOL Keyword: NatGeo.
About Night Owl Optics Night Vision®
Night Owl Optics started in the U.S. market in 1991. Night Owl was the first major brand to be introduced to the market for Generation 1 night vision. In 2001 Generation 2 night vision hit the mass market with technology that was clearly state of the art.
Located in El Paso, Texas, Night Owl Optics has a dedicated team whose sole objective is to develop quality consumer night vision products using the finest material and components. Each product is handcrafted to exact specification. Night Owl uses only the highest quality components, including built-in infrared illuminators to allow comfortable night viewing, even in complete darkness. Such advanced features and engineering as Night Owl’s exclusive internal steel rod stringer system, for example, allow for precise alignment of sensitive internal components.
As the leader in consumer night vision, Night Owl Optics is a dedicated and vertically integrated company that includes research, engineering, design and manufacturing, exclusively for Night Owl Optics. Their premium-quality glass lenses are coated specifically for nighttime viewing to further enhance light gathering and image brightness. This is achieved by using the most advanced optical components, treated with a premium coating of different layers consisting of metal oxides and fluorides to ensure minimum reflections on the glass surface and increased light transmission.