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Linux-based rifle scope lets beginners hit targets a quarter mile away, view results on free iPad Mini

Tim Greene | May 22, 2013
Wi-Fi plus an app that enables live streaming of the hunt

The Xact System also includes a Wi-Fi server that communicates with iOS or Linux devices equipped with TrackingPoint apps. As part of an introductory offer, the system comes with an iPad Mini.

The apps can receive the 640x480p H.264 video at 30 frames per second streaming live video that depicts what is displayed on the heads-up display on the shooting system. With it an instructor up to 50 feet way can see exactly what the student sees. The apps can also capture the video and upload it to sites such as Facebook or YouTube, and can pull down updates to the system software.

The apps also enable configuring the Xact System by entering, for example, the ammunition being used, and setting policies for how long before and after a shot video is recorded. The apps are free and available at the Apple Store and Google Play store.

Two rechargeable 2600mAHr Lithium Ion batteries power the system for more than 6 hours of continuous shooting.

The price for TrackingPoint systems starts at $22,500. It comes in three models: one tuned for 850 yards, one for 1,000 yards and one for 1,200 yards. The last fires .338 ammunition and the other two fire .300 ammunition.

 

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