The following press release just came in to us from Laser Devices, Inc. (LDI):
"LASER DEVICES INTRODUCES DUAL BEAM AIMING LASER-INTELLIGENT (DBAL-I) SYSTEM
Next Generation Dual Beam Tactical and Training System Combines Infrared and Daytime Aiming Lasers with Infrared Illuminators in a Compact, Reliable and Waterproof Unit.
Monterey, California, March 8, 2004 (IWA SHOW 2004 – HALL 5, STAND 219)― Laser Devices, Inc. (LDI) announced today the release of the Dual Beam Aiming Laser-Intelligent (DBAL-I) system. This next generation dual laser aiming device has
three standard configurations for military and law enforcement applications. The standard DBAL-I is equipped with both a visible (635nM) 5mW and an infrared (835nM) 0.9mW laser target designator. An IR only version (DBAL-IR) is equipped with an infrared (835nM) laser illuminator operating at 15mW and a 0.9mW laser target designator. LDI also offers a high power infrared DBAL unit (DBAL-I-HP) that is equipped with a high power (40mW) infrared (835nM) laser based illuminator and a 40mW laser target designator. The high power laser target designator has an effective range of between 5 and 7 kilometers, depending on atmospheric conditions.
All of the DBAL-I units are equipped with a training mode switch that allows the user to reduce the optical output power in the operational mode to an eye-safe level for force-on-force training. The training mode switch is recessed in the housing and capped with a threaded cover to prevent the unit from being accidentally switched from the eye-safe training mode to the operational mode used in force-on-force engagements with the enemy.
Users are able to select a custom pulse rate for the DBAL-I laser target designator for purposes of helping to identify which user on a team has designated the target. The unit is pre-programmed with up to eight different pulse rates from a continuous ON to a combination of short and long pulses. The DBAL-I system also features a low battery indicator mode that will rapidly pulse the laser pointer when the battery needs to be changed.
Another unique feature offered by the DBAL-I are replaceable gradient filter caps that can be used with the laser target designator to project up to eight different laser beam patterns on the target. Beam patterns include a cross, a dagger, a cross circle, a cross slash, a circle dot, a double Y dot and a star dot.
The DBAL-I laser target designator can be adjusted for windage and elevation in 0.4 milliradian clicks for aligning the laser for accuracy at various distances. The laser illuminator can also be adjusted along the X-axis and Y-axis for purposes of aligning the area of illumination to the weapon sight. The DBAL-I can be mounted on any NATO 1913/Picatinney rail equipped weapon using the standard built-in rail grabber assembly, or by using an optional A.R.M.S. throw lever mount. The built-in base allows the laser to be removed and reattached to the weapon without losing alignment of the laser.
The DBAL-I meets current U.S. military specifications for adverse environmental conditions. The unit is fully waterproof to 20 meters, survives temperature extremes between -40C to +51C, is not subject to corrosion in a salt fog environment, is able to endure rough handling and vibration without loss of zero and is capable of withstanding a shock of up to 30g. The aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum housing is Class III, Type II anodized with a flat black Mil-Spec finish.
The DBAL–I laser is supplied with one AA battery, a straight wire 6” remote cable with pressure pad and a nylon belt pouch that will hold the laser, the pressure pad switch and two spare batteries. Optional waterproof carrying case is available. Users can specify a different length remote cable between 3” and 12” at no additional charge. The DBAL-I system is available for sale only to law enforcement and government agencies on agency purchase order.
About Laser Devices
Laser Devices, Inc. (LDI) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of laser aiming devices and tactical flashlights for firearms. Founded in 1979, LDI is now known for its expertise in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art visible and infrared laser based aiming devices and small arms training systems used by law enforcement and military agencies worldwide. The Company has expanded its operations to include the manufacture of laser and white light tactical illuminators. LDI holds six (6) U.S. patents for its aiming lasers and tactical lights and is located in Monterey, California, USA. Additional information can be found at www.laserdevices.com.
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