metaAIR's premium holographic laser films, metaAIR® MX3, which provide best-in-class laser protection in our eyewear, is ideal for building laser protection solutions for law enforcement. metaAIR MX3 is a laser protective layer with a unique holographic nanomaterial built on flexible polymer film, compatible with transparent ballistic shields and lenses that block green laser light emissions by reflecting light back away. metaAIR MX3 films allow exceptional color recognition and offer best in class visible light transmission and optical filtering combined, as compared to other dye-based lenses on the market, helping to maintain mission critical situational awareness.
The MX3 film that provides the protection in our metaAIR eyewear can be adapted to these applications below.
HELICOPTER PILOTS & CREW
One of the challenges the aviation industry faces today is the misuse of portable hand-held lasers and bright laser lights aimed at helicopters during the night. These bright lights can interfere with a pilot’s vision. Laser pointers have become a hazard to pilots, and sudden loss of vision from a laser pointer illumination can be disorienting and debilitating. MX3 film for police helicopter pilots and crews is intended to reduce the intensity of visible laser light (glare) while operating an aircraft. It offers the ultimate combination of transparency, laser glare protection and color fidelity. It is color balanced for optimal comprehension of cockpit instruments and airport lights. It is also compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
Handheld lasers are being in many jurisdictions around the world to distract or temporarily flash-blind law enforcement, or to gain attention. metaAIR MX3 film can offer the following laser glare protection solution for police:
2x Rx-compatible insert lenses onto military spectacle and goggle lines
1x Self-adhesive MX3 film for police riot helmets to offer extra layer of protection
1x self-adhesive MX3 film for riot shields to offer dynamic control of laser protection
metaAIR MX3 film can prevent laser dazzling and permanent damage of electro-optical sensors such as CCTV security cameras, night vision technology and lidars. Lasers emit concentrated beams of light, which can heat up sensitive surfaces (like the eye’s retina) and cause damage. Sensors are extremely susceptible to damage, similar to the human eye. The laser protection filters can be applied directly to the outer lens to protect at least with optical density 2 on multiple wavelengths while still enabling high transparency and color balanced images. Other laser protection products primarily use dyes.
Protection wavelength 532 nm (green)
Optical Density >3.0 (>99.9% attenuation)
Integrated transmission >75%
Color Hue “warm”/ magenta