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ATN: Behind the Brand
“Innovating and constantly pushing the potential
of the industry is crucial to the long-term success of ATN,” Vayn says.
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The New 5th Generation Line
The ATN 5th Gen line includes both day/night digital systems and a thermal
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American Technologies Network Corp. is the undisputed leader in optics technology for tactical and hunting uses, an innovative powerhouse that has redefined the ability to see in the dark. ATN has consistently delivered game-changing optics for nearly three decades that combine high-quality materials, vast functionality, and extreme precision.
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Like some of the biggest success stories in tech, ATN started out in a garage. The year was 1995: PlayStation hit the U.S. market; Microsoft debuted Windows 95; Amazon, Craigslist and eBay all launched; and in Silicon Valley, Marc Vayn — ATN’s founder, chairman and CMO — had just launched what would become the most revolutionary company in the digital optics industry.
Vayn was first introduced to night vision technology on a trip overseas. An entrepreneur at his core, Vayn saw an opportunity in the market there. During the first few years of ATN, Vayn imported products to the United States; but, eventually, ATN shifted into manufacturing its own line of original, high-tech optics.
From then on, ATN has built a reputation as an industry disrupter. Every new technology rollout builds on the previous generation of ATN products, featuring upgrades in clarity, quality and functionality. From the first generation of products to the newly-released fifth generation line—which features the Thor 5 XD Thermal Scope, X-Sight 5, and other updated products—
ATN keeps shattering its own performance records.
High-Performance Digital Optics
A Leading Innovator
By Megan Plete Postol
The products in the 5th Gen line are rich with features, including a ballistic calculator, 1280 video resolution at 60 fps-recording, image stabilization, laser ranging, sturdy mounting options, an extended battery life, Wi-Fi pairing, day/night capability and, finally, compatibility with other accessories such as the remote, ATN binocs, OTS scanner and the auxiliary ballistic laser.
A lot of technology goes into the products, but it all comes down to the two major concepts of most ATN products: day/night devices and thermal imaging cameras. While both aim to help the user locate a target in the dark, each technology approaches this in different ways. Digital day/night devices detect light and display an enhanced view, while thermal imaging devices sense heat and display that information via a screen. Thermal imaging devices can work through tough conditions such as smoke, fog, or dust, and even detect residual heat such as recent footprints on the ground.
Even with the massive growth since its humble beginnings, Vayn is not the kind of leader to let ATN rest on its laurels. ATN is committed to developing new products and continuously improving upon its current lineup.
Nearly three decades after its launch, ATN continues to shape the industry. It was one of the first optics brands to pioneer onboard recording; this opened a door for content creation, as hunters and shooters were able to record their experience directly through the scope. This capability has appeal for all ATN users, but it especially dials in on a new generation of hunters and shooters who have come of age in the digital era. This generation is tech savvy and more likely to share their experiences via a digital platform.
“One of our biggest strengths at ATN is that we’re always looking outside of just what our direct competitors are doing,” Vayn says. “We pay attention to what successful companies in other industries are employing and innovating, and we leverage that cross-industry thinking to make ATN more successful and sustainable as a brand.”
As evidenced by its history, ATN is not afraid to try doing things a different way. That includes providing a new avenue for customer experience. The company has moved beyond the dealer-only structure to open its own retail stores. Headquartered in Doral, Florida, ATN now has brick-and-mortar locations in several U.S. cities including Dallas, Austin, and Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois.
“At ATN, we’ve always valued the direct relationship social media allows us to have with our customers, both in hearing what they have to say and in sharing our latest technology with them,” Vayn says, adding, “Opening our first storefront was the natural evolution to continuing to foster those important relationships.”
The ATN retail stores give customers the opportunity to interact with the entire line of ATN products. They can look at products up close, pick them up and see how they feel, and experiment with how the optics function. The result is an experience that helps customers make a more informed purchasing decision.
The ATN 5th Gen line includes both day/night digital systems and a thermal product line with massively updated capabilities. The 5th Gen line features ultra HD 4K-plus resolution with a brand new, ultra-sensitive sensor for superior color and details across three color modes. The entire line is also crafted with a Quad Core for better resolution, speed, sensitivity, and efficiency for lightning-fast performance.
In addition to better optics and performance, the new rifle scopes also allow dual streaming, so you can capture and live-stream at the same time, all in-the-moment while you hunt. What’s more, the video capabilities are also equipped with recoil activation, so every moment will be captured even if the adrenaline and excitement has you focused away from your stream.
Technology is the driving force behind the success of the brand, and ATN is heavily invested in it. The company employs a highly educated and talented workforce of internal designers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, optical engineers, software developers, and programmers.
But ATN also deeply values the people who rely on its technology, including not only elite military and law enforcement units but also hunters. Ambassadors and pro staff are largely the folks whose boots are on the ground in fields and forests to test these products year-round.
Since the uncontrolled population boom of feral hogs in the South and Southeast, night vision and thermal optics have played a key role for hunters. ATN pro staff ambassador Shane Kessler typically eradicates more than 1,100 hogs a year using ATN optics and scanners.
“I’ve been using ATN optics since 2018 for feral hog control,” Kessler said. “Since day one we’ve had complete confidence using them.”
Kevin Rought, another member of ATN’s pro staff, used ATN products for years before joining the team. The first ATN product he tried was a dedicated night vision scope, which worked great for him. But he wanted to have both day and night capability for the same gun, rather than having multiple guns set up with different optics, so he purchased an ATN X-sight 2.
“I was drawn to ATN products because they worked and offered versatility not offered by other products,” Rought said. “The day/night capability of the ATN X-sight 2 was just what I needed to be able to use my firearms for multiple roles, as well as being able to record my hunts through the optic.”
Rought followed along as ATN released more sophisticated technology and purchased a third optic, the 4K Pro, before he even became a member of the team. For him, the increased battery life, better mounting options, and better image quality were all deciding factors.
“The ATN optics have been very reliable for me,” Rought said. “I tell people there can be a learning curve to them due to all the features they have, but once you learn them, the optics are great. I use their products in most aspects of my hunting. I hunt big game and predators primarily, and the ATN products fill all my needs to continue to pursue those hunting opportunities in most any conditions. There aren't any other companies that offer a product with all the features at the price point offered by ATN.”
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