Trijicon has introduced the Ventus, the world’s first advanced wind-mapping and range-detecting handheld device. Powered by WindPro Technology, it measures three-dimensional wind velocities at multiple distances out to 500 yards. It also provides real-world ranges of non-reflective targets up to 5,000 yards. That’s 2.84 miles, if you’re wondering. The combination gives shooters previously unattainable data critical for long-distance enthusiasts and competitors.
The handheld device utilizes an advanced Doppler LIDAR engine. Four collimated lasers sent out in a cone measure wavelength interaction with dust particles at up to six different distances. The laser system is capable of returns through dust, fog, sleet and snow. The versatility provides the Trijicon Ventus with extreme, all-weather performance. This technology allows it to calculate head, tail, cross and vertical wind, providing shooters with an incredibly accurate wind reading.
The Ventus is built and tested to MIL-STD-810G standards and features a rugged housing and scratch-resistant lenses. Likewise, a 9x optical magnification and center cross-dot reticle aid in target acquisition at extended range. Simple, intuitive controls allow for ease of use and navigation of the menu, while oversized buttons that allow shooters to measure wind and range can be operated with gloved hands. Two rechargeable lithium 18650 batteries give the Ventus outstanding battery life in the field.
The unit will also be available in a Ventus X model. It features a user-configurable on-board ballistic solver and pairs with the Trijicon Ballistics Calculator App for a customized long-range shooting experience. Soon to be available on both iOS and Android, the ballistic app allows for seamless Bluetooth connection with the Ventus X. The program stores shooter and target geographic locations, provides a ballistic solution, and displays a wind map overlay of readings.
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The Ventus and Ventus X will be available for purchase in the second-half of 2020. Learn more about Ventus and WindPro Technology by visiting Trijicon’s website.