Pulsar Forward FN455S


Transform Your Day Optics

The Forward FN455S digital night vision unit enables quick and easy conversion of day optics into high performance digital night vision devices. Features a 1280×720 CMOS sensor and 50mm f1.0 objective lens to provide a detection range of 500m, as well as a detachable 5×30 monocular for effective handheld daytime observation.


Enhanced Night-Time Optics

The highly sensitive HD 1280×720 CMOS sensor and powerful, focusable 50mm f1.0 objective lens within this digital night vision device will deliver a consistent, high-definition picture — offering precise detail rendering and preserving all the benefits of a standard daytime optics in darkness at distances of up to 500m (when observing a standard 1.8m tall deer or human shaped object). For an even greater night-time viewing experience, the Forward FN455S provides a base magnification of 5.0x (when using monocular), offers a continuous zoom, and a generous 6.3°x4.7° field of view.

Detachable 5×30 Monocular

The detachable Pulsar 5×30 monocular seamlessly converts this digital night vision device into a convenient night vision monocular, providing a comfortable 18mm eye relief and -5/+5 dioptre adjustment for the best possible viewing experience.

When not in combination with the Forward FN455S, this monocular can be used separately as a fully-fledged handheld daytime observation device.


High-definition night-time viewing is achieved through the frost resistant 1746×1000 HD AMOLED display, which presents a richly contrasted, clear, and vivid picture. This display will ensure flawless, high-resolution imagery at all times, no matter the weather or environmental conditions.

Ultra-X940S IR Illuminator

The Forward FN455S also features a removeable Ultra-X940S 940nm IR illuminator — an excellent addition for covert observation due to its 940nm (invisible) wavelength. This IR illuminator allows for power adjustments between 175, 350, and 700mW, and flexible adjustment of the IR spot for precise positioning of the light flux direction to enable full illumination of the observation area.

SumLight Technology

SumLight technology is used in this device to substantially increase the CMOS sensor sensitivity in the event of a reduction of the light level in the observation area, enabling a passive observation in low light conditions and total darkness without the use of an IR illuminator. SumLight technology automatically activates algorithms to increase the sensor sensitivity while maintaining excellent image quality.

9 Hours of Power

Achieves up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge (depending on battery life) through the advanced, self-contained autonomous B-Pack battery pack, fitting flush in the side of the device without protruding, and reliably operating for periods of extended observation.

Display Off & Instant Start-Up

Preserves battery life through the Display Off mode, deactivating image transmission to the device’s display, lowering the screen brightness to an absolute minimum and thus entering standby mode, rather than powering down the device entirely. Pressing the power button when the Forward FN455S is in standby mode will activate instant start-up and the device will be ready and operational in just 3 seconds.

Various Adaptor Sizes

Installation of the device has been made easy, converting daytime optics into fully-functional digital night vision devices in just a few seconds. Adaptors of various sizes can be used, permanently attaching to the daytime optics and enabling quick installation of the device in front of the lens during night-time operation.

Further easing the attachment of the Forward FN455S to daytime optics, an intuitive, durable four-point bayonet mount with automatic clamp system will easily and securely dock the device onto the adaptor.

Magnesium Alloy Bodyshell

A durable, lightweight magnesium alloy bodyshell protects the device from bumps and scrapes, increasing the structural rigidity and acting as a heat sink to dissipate any warmth generated by the internal electronics.

IPX7 Fully Waterproof

IPX7 waterproof rated to remain flawlessly operational in heavy rainfall, snow, dense fog, or other precipitation such as environments with high levels of humidity. It will even survive immersion in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.

Operating Temperatures

Performing effortlessly in a wide range of temperatures, the Forward FN455S will remain reliably operational in extreme temperatures from -25°C to +50°C.

Built-In Video Recorder

On-board recording capabilities allow for still image capture and video recording with audio, meaning once-in-a-lifetime moments can be recorded, re-watched, and even shared with friends. Images and videos are stored on the integrated 16GB of internal memory and downloaded to a computer or laptop via MicroUSB connection. Videos and still images can also be stored on the 16GB of free cloud storage on the Stream Vision app.

Wi-Fi Module & Stream Vision

An integrated Wi-Fi module enables easy connection of the device to an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet using the Stream Vision 2 app. This free-to-download app offers a wide range of connectivity features, including:

Using a mobile phone as a wireless remote to control and adjust the device’s settings. View all the changes made on a smartphone or tablet screen in real-time. Recording footage or capturing still images through the device can also be achieved remotely using a mobile phone.

Browsing through all photos and videos recorded on the device, and downloading or sharing these files with friends.

Remotely updating the device’s firmware using Stream Vision’s remote update abilities, ensuring the device is always running to the best of its ability on the latest available firmware.

Wireless Bluetooth Remote Control

All aspects of the operational features are wirelessly controllable using the ergonomically designed Pulsar Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control — a convenient way of operating the device when comfort and convenience requires the user to take their hands away.



Taking Thermal & Night Vision Outside of the UK.

Thermal imaging and night vision products are strictly controlled by ITAR regulations and are subject to UK Government Export Licensing Regulations. Dependent on specification, a licence may need to be obtained prior to the export, even temporarily (e.g. holiday), from the UK.

Additionally, some countries may be embargoed, and no thermal imagers or night vision devices can be taken or exported to them. It is the responsibility of the exporter, whether it be a company or individual, to ensure that such a licence is obtained.

Failure to comply is a criminal offence.

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Sensor TypeHD CMOS
Sensor Resolution1280 x 720
Objective Lens50mm f1.0
Field of View6.3° x 4.7°
Display1746 x 1000 AMOLED
IR Illuminator ModelPulsar Ultra-X940S
IR EmitterLED
IR Wavelength940 nm (Invisible)
IR Optical PowerUp to 700 mW
IR Spot Position AdjustmentYes
Detection Range500m
Video RecordingYes, with Audio
Still Image CaptureYes
Video / Photo Resolution (Pixels)640 x 480
Video / Photo Format.mp4 / .jpg
Built-In Memory16GB
Wireless Standard802.11 b/g
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBLE 4.2
Wireless StandardIEEE 802.15.1
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
Degree of Environmental Protection, IP Code (IEC60529)IPX7 (Waterproof)
Operating Temperature Range-25°С – +40°С
Remote ControlPulsar BT Remote Control (Included)
Supported Application(s)Stream Vision, Stream Vision 2
Power Output VoltageDC 3.7V
Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery Pack IPS7
Capacity6400 mAh
Operating Time on Battery Pack (at t=22°C)Up to 9 Hours
External Power Supply5V (Micro-USB Type-B)
Weight1030 g

What's In The Box

  • Digital module
  • Pulsar 5×30 Monocular
  • Carrying Case
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • IPS7 Battery Pack
  • Battery Pack Charger
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lens-Cleaning Cloth
  • Warranty Card
  • Neck strap




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