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Thermal Monoculars

PART #3092451012TA51

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Description And features

The AGM Taipan thermal monoculars have become synonymous with two words: Reliability and Simplicity. The Taipan TM15-384 is a great mid-level thermal monocular for anyone wanting to experience the capabilities of thermal imaging. Equipped with a highly advanced 12 micron 384x288 resolution thermal sensor and a 1280x960 LCOS display, it’s a great tool for hunters, campers and general outdoors enthusiasts who want or need to detect the presence of other animals or people in complete darkness. The range of uses include blood-tracking for hunters which aids in game retrieval, enhancing safety and awareness for hikers and camp sites and general nighttime curiosity. The Taipan TM15-384 still comes equipped with many of the most popular software features that experienced thermal users have come desire: up to 7.5 hours of battery life from an internal rechargeable battery, Wi-Fi hotspot, AGM Connect app compatibility for exporting and sharing images and videos, 1.5-12X magnification, 8GB of internal storage with no need for a memory card and a 5 Year Transferable Warranty.

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Distance Measurement:

The device realizes distance measurement function after marking the top and bottom of target, and input the target height.

Hot Spot Mark:
The device detects and marks the hot spot of highest temperature. 

Mode Switch:
Device supports pallet switch and distance measurement. 

Built-in memory module supports video recording/snapshot capturing.

Digital Zoom:
Device supports 1×, 2×, 4×, and 8× digital zoom.

Wi-Fi Hotspot:
Device can capture snapshots, record videos, and set parameters via APP after being connected to your phone.

  • 384×288 resolution, 12 μm, high sensitivity detector
  • Adaptive AGC, DDE, 3D DNR
  • 1280 × 960 resolution 0.4-inch LCOS display
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium battery
  • More than 7.5 hours continuous running (with Wi-Fi hotspot function off)
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Type-C interface
  • 5-Year warranty

Detector type: Vanadium Oxide Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays

Refresh rate: Sensor / LCOS display 50 Hz

Resolution: 384x288

FOV: 17.5° × 13.1°

Package Includes
  • USB Cable
  • Lanyard
  • EU Plug
  • Lens Cloth
  • Operation Manual
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USB Type-C
Pixel Interval
12 μm
Multi Language menu
Drop Test Height
1.5 m (4.9 feet)
1.5x - 12x
Detector type
Vanadium Oxide Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays
Response Waveband
8μm to 14μm
FFC (Flat Field Correction)
Auto, Manual, External Correction
Highest Temperature Spot Tracking
Standby Mode
Refresh rate
50 Hz
Detection Range (6' object)
Less than 35 mk (@25°C), F#=1.0
Lens (focal length)
15 mm
5 VDC/2 A, 1.5 W
Field of view (H × X)
17.5° × 13.1°
Digital zoom
2×, 4×, 8×
1280×960, 0.4 inch, LCOS
Imaging palettes
Black Hot, White Hot, Red Hot, Fusion
Built-in memory module (8 GB)
Record Video
On-board video recording
Capture Snapshot
Battery Type
Built-in rechargeable Lithium battery
CVBS Output
Yes (via USB)
Battery Operating Time
More than 7.5 hours continuous running (with Wi-Fi hotspot function off)
Battery Capacity Display
290 g (0.64 lb)
Working Temperature/ Humidity
-20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F)
Overall Dimensions
158 × 61 × 57 mm (6.23 × 2.4 × 2.2 in)
Protection Level

Firmware update


Please read the instructions below before updating the firmware.

Check current firmware version of your device, for this go to your device’s main menu to option “Info” or “Version” and check what number you have. Compare the number with the latest version of the firmware on the AGM website.

Download the firmware update package to your PC and unzip it.

NOTE: Do not open the DAV or BIN file on your computer as it may corrupt the file.

  1. Connect the thermal device to your PC with USB cable.
  2. Turn on the thermal device.
  3. Disable the Wi-Fi Hotspot function in the device menu if WiFi is enabled.
  4. Open the detected disk (USB drive) in file manager program. Copy the unzipped .dav file and paste it to the root directory of the device.
  5. Turn off the device.
  6. Turn on the device. After a while, the firmware update process will start automatically. During the update, the screen will display the inscription "Upgrading ...". The update process will be completed when the inscription "Upgrading ..." goes out. Repeat steps 4-6 for each updating file.
  7. Turn off the device and disconnect it from your PC.

If your device does not have a built-in rechargeable battery and is powered by replaceable Lithium batteries, remove the batteries from the battery compartment before connecting the device to your PC, or it may cause computer damage.

If you removed the batteries, please make sure the device is connected to the computer during the update process. Otherwise, the device will shut off and may cause unnecessary upgrade failure, firmware damage, etc.

Please check the latest firmware. Click the FW Version to download the firmware update package.


    Firmware Versions:

    • V5.5.53_230113

      - Fixed an issue when updating firmware on some devices that could result in a solid screen and buttons not working.

      - Support 1-10 levels of brightness and contrast adjustment. 

      - Support m/yard display for distance measurement.

      - Digital Zoom display (1.5X - 3X - 6X - 12X; 2X - 4X - 8X - 16X; 2.5X - 5X -10X -20X)

    • V5.5.41_220713

      - Ukrainian is added in the Language menu. English is language by default.

    • V5.5.39_220510
      Fixed the following defect:

      -The menu won't work by accident.
    • V5.5.39_220421

      - Repacked firmware. All the features keep the same.

      - FPGA FW integrated into Main FW

    • V5.5.21_220127

      - Support "Auto Power Off."
      - Support "Time Sync."
      - Support "Burn-Prevention."

    • V5.4.26_210827

      - Repacked firmware. All the features keep the same.

    • V5.4.26_201120

      - Basic version.

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