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Warrior West – BadAss New Designs From Juggernaut.Case

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Juggernaut.Case keeps coming up with great designs and the latest additions to the line are BadAss.

In addition to the iPad Mini 3&4 cases at the lower right, you see a Tab S2 9.7 Tablet Case on a 10-series vehicle mount. To the right of the vehicle mount is a inductive charge vehicle mount. Which allows you to dock and charge your device without plugging in a cable. All of this BadAssery is coming soon.

www.juggcase.com

Stealth Cam unveils a Dual Card reader for IOS and Android Devices

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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Stealth Cam is always reinventing products to help consumers make the most of every hunt, with the introduction of the Dual Card Reader, DDMCR, the SD card viewing process just became that much easier! The new and improved Dual Card Reader, DDMCR, is now universal and can be used with both IOS and Android devices. With the included adapters, users can view photos or videos without removing the phones’ protective cases.

To view images on your IOS device, simply download the free I-Easy Drive App and go! For first time users, your device will prompt you to download this app when first inserted into your iPhone or iPad. Once downloaded, the app allows the user to instantly turn their smart device into a viewing device, showcasing the photos or videos captured on your game camera(s). For an Android users, it’s simply plug and play or just access your file manager. The days of hauling an SD card all the way back to a home or office computer, then emailing the photo to obtain it on a phone are a thing of the past! Now, simply remove the SD card from the camera while in the woods, plug it into the card reader and view, download, or share the photos directly from your phone or tablet. Quick and convenient! Stealth Cams Dual Card Reader is compact and lightweight, and can fit into even the smallest hunting packs. The Dual Card Reader, DDMCR, has edged out the competition and delivers an experience that simplifies the lives of those using a game camera. Stealth Cam understands that most sportsman are using protective cases on their smart phones that more often than not are a big hassle to remove, thus the addition of the extension/adapters to bypass your smartphones protective case. The best part about this device is it doesn’t break the bank, coming in at $29.99 MSRP.

Stealth Cam DDMCR Features:

• View trail cam images on your Apple iOS & Android smartphone or tablet with USB-OTG functionality.
• Connection: Micro USB, Lightning, and USB 2.0
• Compatible card types: SD / SDHC / SDXC/ MMC/MMC 4.0 / Micro SD / micro SDHC / micro SDXC
• CE / FCC / RoHS Standards
• Phone & SD card Sold Separately
• Includes Micro USB and Lightning Adapters for use with protective cases
• MSRP: $29.99

Arc’teryx Launches iPhone App

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Deadbird Fanatics unite! Arc’teryx has released an iPhone app giving you all the access you need for your daily fix of all things from NorVan.

Just the facts:
• Shop Arc’teryx apparel and gear
• Explore your own customized feed of photos, videos, articles and products
• Read customer reviews
• Share photos, articles, and videos from the app
• Find an Arc’teryx brand store or dealer near you

Get yours at appsto.re/us/rfoHgb.i.

T:Worx – I-Rail

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

SPC Joshua Harris, A CO/1-29 Infantry is firing a carbine outfitted with the latest version of the Intelligent Rail or I-Rail, developed by T:Worx, a subsidiary of Prototype Productions.

It is a Picatinny standard, Weapon Accessory Power and Data Rail. Below, you can see an older variant. There is a short cable that runs across the lower receiver to the grip which attaches further to the batteries contained in the collapsible butt stock.

In addition to providing power to weapon accessories, I-Rail is capable of connecting those accessories to the network through the Nett Warrior end user device and Soldier radio.

I-Rail is one of the technologies undergoing evaluation by US and British Army Soldiers during the 2017 Advanced Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment at Ft Benning, GA.

Here is Cpl Craig Gordon, 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings), moving across a linear danger area during Pilot Mission 1. As you can see, T:Worx has adapted the design to more incorporate more modern features. Gone are the permanent Pic rails at the 3,6,9 and 12 positions.

US Army photos by Angie DePuydt.

Heads-Ups Navigation, Tracking and Reporting System

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Heads-Ups Navigation, Tracking and Reporting (HUNTR) system, developed by the Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate at CERDEC, is a capability designed to improve situational awareness. HUNTR displays icons and graphics that are visible within the user’s field of view and on the Soldier’s NETT Warrior end user device by using a see-through heads-up display. During hours of limited visibility, HUNTR also displays graphics and icons on the Soldier’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle II (AN/PSQ-20A).

Here, we see 1LT Obinna Opara, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (EXFOR) during the Advanced Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment 2017 Collective Practice at Fort Benning, GA. HUNTR’s rail is obviously inspired by the Ops-Core ARC rail but NVESD has incorporated a camera into the device.

This photo of LT Jonathon Taylor of the British Army’s, 1st Bn, Royal Anglian Regt, briefing BG Mark Odom of the CDLC, ARCIC on HUNTR shows another angle of the system. The rail system currently incorporates an umbilical cable.

U.S. Army photo by Angie DePuydt

Juggernaut.Case Forearm.Mount

Friday, January 6th, 2017

I thought this photo wouod be a good share for those of you who use mobile devices on duty.

Many users ask, “what if I can’t mount a case to my armor?” Well, the Forearm.Mount with Boa closure system is available for those users that prefer this configuration.

www.juggernautcase.com

Dutch Military Announces Smart Vest

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Beginning in 2016, the Dutch Army purchased 80 Smart Vests. The Smart Vest is a ballistic vest with an integrated, mobile communication system which includes GPS and Blue Force Tracking, and is a part of the material project, Improved Operational Soldier System (VOSS). With a comms package by the Israeli firm Elbit and battery and GPS systems from Thales Netherlands, the Army plans to begin fielding 5,500 examples of the Smart Vest in 2017.

In the photo below, from the Dutch Army newspaper, a member of C Company from the 42nd Battalion “Limburgse Jagers”, tests a prototype of the Smart Vest, which took place over a three week period. The evaluation results will be shared with the manufacturers for any possible improvements.

As you can see in this second photo, the Smart Vest is in the equipment camo variant of NFP. During the US Army’s Camouflage Improvement Effort, there was to be a family of camouflage patterns developed with three-to-four patterns, all sharing common shapes and geometry. The first would be for Transitional use. Additional bookends for Woodland and Arid environments were to be offered as well as an optional fourth pattern specifically for use with Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment, although most contenders chose to use their Transitional patterns for this purpose. The Netherlands Fractal Pattern program takes a similar approach, with specialty patterns for different environments. Coincidentally, this is the first public photo of the NFP equipment pattern. The combat shirt is a trial version as well, although it is in a Coyote color.

The Smart Vest is powered by the E-lighter, a Fokker developed portable diesel generator, which provides 48 hours of power. Like the Smart Vest, the E-Lighter is an independent subproject under VOSS, with development almost complete.

Kickstarter – TAPS

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

TAPS is a pretty cool idea. It’s is a touchscreen sticker for your handwear, but it incorporates a unique fingerprint for touch ID. TAPS are formulated to stick and stay on almost any surface and guaranteed to work on all touchscreen devices. It’s a simple idea, but offers interesting applications for those who wear gloves all of the time.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/nanotips/taps-touchscreen-sticker-w-touch-id-ships-before-x

Cohort PLC Company SEA Demonstrates Future Soldier Technology

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Cohort plc company SEA has completed a demonstration of new technologies that could revolutionise the way armed forces operate in combat situations.

The new systems have been developed by SEA and its team partners as part of the Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) Research project. SEA was prime contractor to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) on the DDE Research project and headed a team from industry and academia delivering integrated dismounted soldier systems research to the UK MoD.

The new systems being considered include technologies for weapons, helmets, torso protection and night vision systems using each element as a separate weapons platform.

In particular, the DDE research investigated the technical feasibility, benefits and costs associated with integrating power and data onto the weapon and helmet. All the systems have been designed to meet the challenges required by an adaptable and flexible force dealing with evolving threats and it is envisaged will be part of the equipment and design of the future soldier.

It is also planned that the technologies designed under the DDE Project will lead to enhanced collaborative engagement across multi-national forces and will help the military and government consider the lethality-related implications of females operating in ground combat roles.

The research was displayed at a special event at the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (IT&DU) in Warminster.

SEA Managing Director Stephen Hill, said: “We are proud to have led this vital research project which will bolster the operational effectiveness of the next generation of soldiers.

“There is tremendous potential to increase the capability of weapons and equipment while at the same time improving data sharing and situational awareness between combat forces and their partners. The DDE project will provide a step change in the way our forces approach future combat situations.”

SEA was able to bring to Soldier System Research comprehensive knowledge of military operational environments and in-depth understanding of key technology domains. This has been developed over the past ten years through work on a range of research projects including Urban Operations Study, Future Dismounted Close Combat (FDCC) and Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) projects.

www.cohortplc.com

MDM – Juggernaut.Case BUMPR

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

This is the upcoming BUMPR Android S6/7 case from Juggernaut.Case. You’ll also see it for the iPhone 6/7. It is a low cost / low frills alternative for those who do not require full environmental protection and external radio connectivity.

This is the rear of the BUMPR.

They’ve also created a QD USB-A Juggernaut cable which allows recharge from within the case for those who don’t need a Glenaire cable.

These are the dust caps which facilitate use of the charging cable.

This shows you the difference between the BUMPR and a fully ruggedized Juggernaut.Case.