Bertin Technologies, a CNIM Group company, was awarded at Milipol Paris 2017 for its equipment FusionSight®. Developed in partnership with Photonis, FusionSight® is the world-first compact monocular that combines a colour low light sensor with a thermal image sensor.

FusionSight®: night and day field vision enhancer

To win in close combat missions under increasing global terrorist threats, the ability to use the night as your ally has become a priority. Launched by Bertin Technologies at Eurosatory 2016, the FusionSight® is the industry’s first handheld device that combines colour low-light and thermal image sensors, thereby drastically enhancing the detection, recognition and identification capability.

The embedded real-time image processor automatically selects key information from each sensor, increasing the 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 a potential threat can conceal themselves. Project partner PHOTONIS provided their Kameleon Colour Image Sensor for the FusionSight®.

Milipol Innovation Awards 2017

For its 20th session, Milipol Paris 2017 organised for the first time the MILIPOL INNOVATION AWARDS. 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 (combatting cyber threats and cyber criminality solutions)
• Safe and smart cities (transportations and connected car security and safety, smart lightning, video-surveillance and monitoring)
• Individual equipment / first responder protection (materials, textiles, fabrics and accessories)
• Drone and anti-drone systems, robotics
• Crisis management (emergency population warning systems, crisis management, command and control)

The jury responsible for selecting the winning companies is composed of recognised experts in each of these categories.

“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, Chairman of Bertin Technologies.