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InfiRay Mate MAL38

The MATE MAL38 is a thermal clip-on made by InfiRay and is part of the Mate series.


The Mate MAL38 houses a clear 38mm objective lens collecting thermal radiation. The default field of view on this thermal clip-on measures 7 by 5.3 degrees. It has a 4 times digital zoom to enlarge (parts of) the image.

Behind the lens of the Mate MAL38 you can find the (uncooled, 12 micrometer) 384 x 288 pixel microbolometer refreshing the image at 50Hz. The NETD of this thermal clip-on is <30mK.

The measurements of this thermal clip-on read 138 x 62 x 71mm (l/w/h) and the scale reads 500 grams. This device is rated IP67. It's protected against dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water.

The Mate MAL38 can be utilized in hunting trips and law enforcement (police, border patrol etc.).



  • Compact Size
  • OLED Display
  • (Optional) LRF (Laser Range Finder) Extension
  • (Optional) Monocular Extension
  • Magnesium Alloy Housing
  • IP67 Rated


Lens38 mm
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)7.0 ° / 5.3 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch12 µm
Sensitivity30 mK
Display resolution (h/v)1024 pixels / 768 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Output screen colorFull color
Dimensions (l/w/h)138 mm / 62 mm / 71 mm
Weight500 g
TypeBuilt-in Battery + Infiray Battery Pack (replaceable)
Number of batteries1
Battery life7.5 hours
Environmental ratingIP67
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting

DRI Ranges

DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification and is based on the widely used Johnson's criteria.

  • Detection Detect if an object is present
  • Recognition See what type of object it is (i.e. person, vehicle, airplane)
  • Identification For example see if someone is a friend or foe
Detection Recognition Identification
Rabbit 570 meters 142 meters 71 meters
Person 2005 meters 501 meters 250 meters
Vehicle 4855 meters 1213 meters 606 meters

Please note that these values are calculated, always consult the manufacturer for official range numbers.


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