Launched by Bertin Technologies in 2016, FusionSight has been designated as the winner of the first edition of the Milipol Innovation Awards in the Individual Equipment / first responder protection category
Developed in partnership with Photonis, FusionSight is the world- first compact monocular that combines a colour low light sensor with a thermal image sensor
The FusionSight is the industry’s first hand-held device that combines colour low light and thermal image sensors, drastically enhancing its detection, recognition and identification capability. The embedded real-time image processor automatically selects key information from each sensor, increasing efficiency in the field during night operations when facing hidden or camouflaged enemies.
Even under limited visibility and low light conditions, the FusionSight provides substantial visual support. The combined view of thermal and colour imaging is especially critical in urban environments or structures that provide little ambient light and have multiple barriers behind which potential threats can conceal themselves. Project partner Photonis provided its Kameleon Colour Image Sensor for the FusionSight.
Philippe Demigné, Chairman of Bertin Technologies at the Milipol Awards
During its 20th session, Milipol Paris 2017 organised the Milipol Innovation Awards for the first time This competition rewards the most innovative products, materials, services, solutions or business models related to the homeland security industry.
- Awards were granted to the following categories:
- Cybersecurity (fight against cyberthreats and cybercriminality solutions)
- Safe and smart cities (Transportations & connected car security & safety, smart lightening, video surveillance, monitoring…)
- Individual Equipment/first responder protection (materials, textiles, fabrics & accessories)
- Drone & anti-drone systems, robotics
- Crisis Management (emergency population warning systems, crisis management, command & control)
The jury responsible for selecting the winning companies was composed of recognised experts in each of these categories, including Emily Hough, Editor in Chief of the Crisis Response Journal, who hosted the ceremony and presented the finalists with their awards.
"We are very proud of this award, which highlights our teams’ commitment to develop and deliver innovative and user friendly optronic solutions tailored to civilian and military requirements," said Philippe Demigné, President of Bertin Technologies.