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SOFIC 2014 – Pelican VITAL-Case

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

pelican’s VITAL-Case Solution is a new intelligent case that holds up to 50 M4/M16 weapons.


When weapons are RFID chipped, the case facilitates GPS tracking of each weapon through a software interface. It will also tell you if a weapon has been removed from the case.

This same technology can also be used to ship narcotics or other controlled substances.

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SOFIC 2014 – BAE Systems SPS Preview

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

BAE Systems shared two technologies that they’ve put forward for the US Army’s Soldier Protection System program.


The first technology is ISSS or the Integrated Soldier Sensor System. Based on their HEADs technology (Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System) which helps measure the forces that can lead to traumatic head injuries, ISSS incorporates external pressure sensors based on the DARPA blast gauge, physiological stats monitor for heart and breathing rate as well as skin temp and inactivity. All of this feeds into a Soldier Display. There is also a data retrieval system similar to HEADS that allows the data to be interrogated post mission. It can then be interpolated to help better diagnose Soldier injuries.


The second technology is the SPS Vital Torso Protection or VTP. Consisting of four different plates, X-SAPI and E-SAPI toros as well as side plates. BAE Systems have delivered over 1.25 million armor plates to DoD beginning with the original Small Arms Protective Insert program back in the late 90s.

Juggernaut Defense – GALAXY S4 Juggernaut Case And Armor Mount

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Juggernaut Defense has just made available their Juggernaut Case and Armor Mount for the Samsung GALAXY S4, along with the Galaxy S-III.

The Juggernaut Case is a military grade rugged wearable case and mount for mobile devices designed to allow users to bring their smartphones to the field to enhance communication capabilities. The case itself is waterproof, dustproof, and shock and drop proof. It features hardened anti-glare glass screen protection, and offers quick device insertion and removal. Available mounts for the Juggernaut Case includes sternum-strap and MOLLE/PALS chest straps, a forearm mount, and a back pack mount that attaches to any backpack shoulder strap in a vertical position.

Revolvr App Now Available For Download On Google Play

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


The Revolvr mobile commerce app has been approved on the Google Play store and is now available for download. The iOS app is soon to follow.

Iridium Go! Hotspot Offers Internet Access In The Backcountry

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Although it offers data transfer speeds out of the 90s, the Iridium Go! hotspot’s 2.4 kbps beats what you’ve got right now in the back country which is generally bupkiss. And by back country, I don’t just mean the American wilderness; Iridium is used worldwide. For many years the military and other specialized users have relied on data transfer via Iridium satellite phones but the company has not offered a purpose built, commercialized hotspot until now. Granted, there’s a Thuraya device out there that some of you may be familiar with but coverage is limited, whereas Iridium is worldwide (land and sea). Go! will allow you to connect up to 5 wireless devices to a 30.5-meter (100 foot) radius hotspot. While internet access might seem painfully slow, that text and email functionality you’ve never had will be great. Sending photos will be possible but you’ll have to learn to live with low res chips and not high def panoramas. You can also use it to make calls and the Go! has built-in SOS and GPS modes. Even better? It’s forward compatible with Iridium Next, a satellite based network they are rolling out to increase speeds to near 3G/4G levels so web browsing you’re used to at home is coming.

Iridium go hotspot

Measuring 114 x 83 x 32 mm (4.5 x 3.25 x 1.25 in) and weighing in at 295 g (10.4 oz) the Go! charges via microUSB, and can connect to up to five mobile devices at a time. To turn it on, flip up the antenna and connect your device via the Iridium Go app on your smartphone or tablet available for both iOS and Android. The Go! also boasts MIL-STD 810F ruggedness.

Coming fall, 2014.

Revolvr – A Revolutionary New M-Commerce App In The Firearms Industry

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Revolvr is a firearm accessory peer to peer exchange that was founded by the entrepreneurs behind Rainier Arms, Defense Marketing Group, and the newly announced PayMeBaby platform that drives the PistolPay payment service. Today, Revolvr officially unveiled the company and its first product, the free Revolvr Android app, which is based on creating a social buying experience for firearm enthusiasts. Revolvr is the first native m-commerce application that is open to the 2A friendly community that allows individuals to freely buy and sell firearm accessories.


“Hundreds of millions of dollars are exchanged each year in the secondary firearm market, we are looking to decrease the friction of this exchange using technologies of today paired with our new partners at PistolPay, to enable safe payments between firearm enthusiasts across the United States.” said John Hwang, founder & CEO of Revolvr. “We created Revolvr so that the firearm industry can “revolve” their used firearm accessories.”

How it Works
Revolvr solves the much needed problem of person to person transactions in the firearms community. A new Revolvr user can download the application from the Google Play Store and sign up for the service and begin posting their new or used parts & accessories in the mobile application. “We wanted to create a mobile first experience with Revolvr which is why we didn’t start with a website commerce site” said Tony Bristol, founder & Chief Product Officer of Revolvr. “Eventually we will have a website, though we didn’t want it to drive our design or user experience in the mobile centric society we operate in today’s world.” Revolvr will bring together firearm enthusiasts from across the United States to exchange their valued items in a safe and secure way. Revolvr takes a small fee of each sale to cover credit card transaction fees as well as continued investment into the Revolvr app development.
Revolvr is integrated with the latest social tools like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to share items easily with user’s social networks. Revolvr also leverages the PistolPay payment service which is the only 2A friendly peer-to-peer payment service in the market, combining the security PCI compliance with the safety of an escrow solution.

The Team
Revolvr was founded in August, 2013 by a team of firearm innovators and a mobile application pioneer: John Hwang and Paul Hwang of Rainier Arms and Tony Bristol, previously with Microsoft; and for the last 6 years, an executive and founder of multiple mobile startups.
“For several years our industry has been discriminated against by large ecommerce and payment solutions. Revolvr brings together the latest mobile technologies leveraging Tony’s experience in the technology and mobile startup ecosystem with Paul and my grassroots knowledge of the firearms industry, to deliver a product that truly serves our industry.” said John Hwang, Rainier Arms CEO and firearms marketing guru.

About Revolvr
Revolvr is a mobile firearm accessory marketplace built around the mobile social experience. Firearm enthusiasts are able to quickly post their accessories and buy new or used items right from their phones. Revolvr’s 2A friendly community brings firearm enthusiast together to share their individual collections, allowing open commerce for a community underserved by the newest technologies. Founded in August of 2013, Revolvr is headquartered in Auburn, WA. For more information, please visit Revolvr’s free Android App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

This looks like a really cool app. Unfortunately, it’s not yet available for iOS, although according to the Revolvr website it’s coming soon.

SHOT Show – Beretta Defense Technologies

Friday, January 17th, 2014


Beretta Defense Technologies has entered the power railed game with their Intelligent Rail Technology seen on this ARX 100.



Kopis Mobile Demos at SHOT Show

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Kopis Mobile will be conducting demos of NTtv, DetectSmart (turns any metal detector into a smart detector like their existing TacEx) as well as a through-scope video sharing system that sends video streams to smartphones and tablets.

Demos will be held at SHOT Show in the ADS booth Tues and Wed at 0930, 1100 and 1500.

Six15 Technologies – Standard Mobile Monitor

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Six15 Technologies is announcing the release of their direct view monitor for military applications called the Standard Mobile Monitor (SMM). This monitor will serve as a complementary device for non-head mounted display (HMD) applications. This low cost monitor is semi-rugged but has an optional kit available for purchase that upgrades the monitor to achieve optimal ruggedization.

The SMM is designed specifically for use in ISR markets, in which Six15 is already well-known for the production of their Tac-Eye 2.0 HMDs. The Tac-Eye was originally developed as part of the BAO HMD program and is popular worldwide within the ISR community with Six15 making regular deliveries to L3, Coastal, and Harris. The SMM comes with custom adapters and will be compatible with all of the same products as the Tac-Eye, such as L-3’s SIR, Coastal’s MVR VI, and Harris’ 7800t.

This monitor implements a 5” WSVGA, 1024×600 display and contains its own internal power source, a 5400 mAhr lithium ion battery, which has a life of 8 hours. The Gorilla Glass window ensures that maximum scratch resistance. The first 270 of these systems have been shipped to TACP-M. Units are available for purchase through ADS, Inc.

Six15 Technologies is located in Henrietta, NY and completes manufacturing in house. Here the systems are fully integrated, configured, and tested before being sent to the market. Our military qualified production facility manufactures OEM components for thermal imagers, off-the-shelf military and industrial display systems, R&D projects, and custom computing and display solutions.

Juggernaut Case 2014 Pricing Diagram

Friday, January 3rd, 2014


Juggernaut Defense has released the newest pricing diagram on their Juggernaut Case for 2014.

The Juggernaut Case is a military grade rugged wearable case and mount for mobile smartdevices designed to allow users to bring said devices to the field to enhance communication capabilities. The case itself is waterproof, dustproof, and shock and drop proof and meets IP-67 requirements. It features hardened anti-glare glass screen protection, chem-strengthened glass screen protector for the capacitive touchscreen and persistent menu keys, full access to all buttons, cameras, flashes, and speakers, and offers quick device insertion and removal. The case comes standard with an integrated armor mount. Additional available mounts include a forearm mount and a back pack mount that attaches to any backpack shoulder strap in a vertical position.