ATN has introduced a remote control device for its Smart HD optics. This little device called X-TRAC (Tactical Remote Access Control) attaches to the weapon in a place convenient for the support hand to reach. It is a wireless controller and connects to the scope via Bluetooth allowing to control all the functions of the scope. It features six tactile buttons and a roller.
For adjusting the zoom of the scope, you need to use the roller.
The controls on the device also let you take photos and record video without touching the scope.
X-TRAC also allows to control the all other settings of the scope (ballistic calculator, range finder, environmental adjustments etc.) by browsing through the scope menu using its buttons.
This device is powered by a single CR2450 battery with 6 plus months of battery life. It weighs 1.76 oz (50 grams) and has the following dimensions: 3.2″x2″x0.8″. The controller is also water resistant. Although this product is not yet available for purchase (with “Coming Soon” status), it is already priced at $79. It is expected to be available for shipping in April 2017, but preorders are accepted by most dealers. ATN will also cover the device with a two-year warranty.
I think this kind of devices of wireless control of gun mounted accessories will become some kind of a “trend” on the market. A good recent example of another wireless solution is Crimson Trace LINQ system. I hope we’ll see more companies coming up with such gadgets.