While I was in DC I got the chance to visit Silynx Communications in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of DC.
They’ve got a cool facility that was a lot of fun to explore. In addition to the office area, they have a well equipped lab where new products are developed. Turns out, the best ideas come from a little inspiration so they’ve got a bag to help blow off some steam.
Here’s a sampling of their capabilities. They use a HATS to measure how a device works with ambient sounds as well as in the ear. The same goes for microphones. The HATS’ ear replicates the human ear in pliability so it will react the same. This is all done to ensure both safety as well as fidelity.
Silynx also tests how weapon heat affects grips, PTTs and other accessories as well as how force impacts these devices. They built this rig to replicate a weapon and can mount equipment to it. The weight on the right of the photo is then driven repeatedly (sometimes thousands of repetitions) into the test rig to determine the consequences.
They make rapid prototypes right in the lab. Here, Associate Mechanical Engineer Kelly Dyer shows me their rapid prototype machine as well as their small temperature chamber that induces cold as well as heat.
Silynx clued me in on several technologies including some covert applications that integrate into their flagship system, H2Ops. Hopefully, we can share details soon. But, I can share this.
What you are looking at is a device designed at the behest of a Special Mission Unit to protect the switches on an AN/PRC-148 MBITR from damage and inadvertent switching during an operation. It is lightweight, rugged and simple to use.
Finally, they have a really cool announcement for a new PTT coming soon. Look for details soon here on SSD.
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