This video showcases Oakley’s new ALPHA Eco-System which debuted at SHOT Show.
This video showcases Oakley’s new ALPHA Eco-System which debuted at SHOT Show.
Denver, Colorado (February 1, 2016) – Revision Military, a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions, aided a sting operation to arrest owners and representatives of a Chinese company illegally manufacturing and selling counterfeit eyewear. Revision worked in conjunction with the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office in Indiana to execute this action. The operation was carried out on January 28th at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado. Guangzhou Botai Optical Visor Co., Ltd. (“Guangzhou Botai”) U.S. representative and part owner, Gong Peiwen, also known as Daniel Gong, was arrested on the showroom floor. Arrest warrants have also been issued for brothers Jiang Xingde and Jiang Xinglin, co-owners of Guangzhou Botai, and Ding Xiaoxia, also known as Crystal Ding, Sales Associate for Guangzhou Botai, which is based in Guangzhou, China. The four are facing six felony charges: counterfeiting, theft, corrupt business practices, conspiracy to commit counterfeiting, conspiracy to commit theft, and conspiracy to commit corrupt business practices. These charges are being brought in Indiana.
Guangzhou Botai has been producing unauthorized counterfeit versions of Revision Military’s Desert Locust™ goggle. Additionally, these fake products have been distributed under the pretense of providing military-grade ballistic protection which presents a hazard to the safety of users expecting the high level eye protection of authentic Revision products. After extensive investigation of the company and testing of the counterfeit products it produces, conclusions showed none of the established industry standards for optical or ballistic quality were met by these unauthorized product knockoffs.
“We were alarmed to learn of these counterfeit products,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision Military, “our customers expect only the best quality and performance from our products. We take pride in exceeding the highest specifications for optics and ballistic impact protection and have invested huge amounts of money to create the best possible protective products. We have built our name and reputation on exceeding standards and will not tolerate inferior, non-authorized knockoff products in the marketplace.”
Mr. Blanshay reiterated that, when it comes to customers being victimized by inferior forgeries, Revision has a zero tolerance approach, stating, “the Revision brand signifies integrity and elite performance. Fraudulent products undermine our core mission to protect the troops who protect all of us. We are taking this matter very seriously and will do everything in our power to ensure that any individuals or corporate entities involved in an illicit enterprise that threatens Revision’s customers and the Revision reputation are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Our mission is to provide the very best protection to soldiers and we will fight to prevent any undermining of that promise to global warfighters.”
Revision Military maintains all intellectual property rights on all Revision products – rights that are total and international. This includes the distinctive Desert Locust goggle, Revision’s flagship goggle line first launched in 2006 that has proven immensely popular and highly regarded for its superior ballistic protection, craft, and comfort. Revision’s products are designed, manufactured, and tested in-house at state-of-the-art, certified facilities. All of Revision’s protective eyewear has consistently and unequivocally exceeded global military-grade testing requirements and has been proven in action around the world.
Essex Junction, Vermont (January 18, 2016) – Revision Military, a world leader in protective eyewear solutions, has developed and patented a laser dye for a dual-band laser protective lens that blocks 99.9% of green laser energy and over 99% of the most powerful Near-Infrared (NIR) component of commercially available green lasers. Revision’s patented dye is used in the company’s new LazrBloc GF-8 Laser Protective Ballistic Lens. The LazrBloc GF-8 lens is a unique ballistic lens that blocks green laser emissions and the high-risk NIR energy that exists outside the visible spectrum. Importantly, this lens delivers greater visible light transmission and color recognition as compared to other laser lenses on the market, making GF-8 lenses ideal for day or nighttime use.Around the globe, reports of lasers used against law enforcement officials, military personnel, and pilots have spiked in recent years. Lasers have been used against riot police in demonstrations as widespread as Canada, the U.S., Ireland, Thailand, Greece, Egypt, and Italy, to name just a few effected regions. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and BALPA (British Airline Pilots’ Association), among other worldwide aviation officials and agencies, have recorded dramatic increases in malicious and inadvertent laser strikes on commercial airlines as well. According to the FAA, for 2015, laser strikes on commercial aircrafts topped 6,624 reported incidents, up from 3,894 in 2014. And, BALPA has found that half of all pilots experienced a laser attack in the past 12 months. Two trends are increasingly clear: these occurrences are on the rise and are more organized.
“We have always prided ourselves on our advanced protective eyewear solutions,” said Jim Hester, Vice President, Optics at Revision, “and this means identifying and adapting to new and more complex threats. Laser strikes are no longer just a military concern, they are an increasingly prevalent reality for many operating in the private sector. Revision is leading the way by providing an efficient and leading solution with the new LazrBloc GF-8 laser protective ballistic lenses.” Hester notes that these new laser protective lenses, like Revision’s previous eyewear successes in ballistic spectacles, goggles, and laser protection technology, are the result of rigorous and highly-developed design, engineering, and manufacturing processes that are constantly evolving in line with market needs. Accordingly, he adds that “in this emerging industry, Revision’s LazrBloc GF-8 laser protective lens is unmatched in its combination of ballistic protective properties, green laser blockage, Near-Infrared protection, and visible light transmission, striking an optimal balance in a single, remarkably effective, integrated solution.”
Reports indicate that illuminations by handheld lasers are primarily green (91%) in color. The wavelength of most green lasers (532 nm) is close to the eye’s peak sensitivity when they are dark-adapted, and green lasers appear brighter than other laser colors of equal power output. Inexpensive and easy to obtain laser devices may not filter and/or align the optics, or can be maliciously altered, contaminating the green laser with a potentially harmful NIR component at 808 nm. The human eye is highly sensitive and strong emissions of directed light containing hazardous wavelengths can cause permanent ocular injury in an instant. Revision’s LazrBloc GF-8 laser protective lenses are designed to block this NIR wavelength, which is undetectable by the naked eye, while still maintaining superior light transmission, color recognition, and situational awareness as compared to other dye-based laser lenses.
Revision’s GF-8 lens formulation provides an interchangeable, situation-adaptable solution that can be manufactured for Revision’s StingerHawk Spectacle System and Exoshield Extreme Low-Profile Eyewear, as well as for Revision’s other Rx-compatible military spectacle and goggle lines.
The Alpha Ecosystem from Oakley is a modular and scalable eye protection system that consists of multiple components. The critical component is the common Alpha lens which was developed using the same eye tracking work studies that spawned last year’s Tombstone glasses. Those studies included shooting, CQB, fast roping and mobility. This time the application is all about tactical use and the field of view is awesome.
The lens is held in place with a three point retention system. Interestingly, this almost rimless design also allows the lens to vent and prevent fogging. Lens technologies for this system are Prizm Shooting and Prizm Snow. The Prizm variants TR45 is for low and bright light and TR22 is for bright light. Both lens colors are offered on the Special Operations Eyewear Program.
Frames are available in Black, Tan 499 and White.
Oakley and Daniel Defense partnered up to produce the Daniel Defense line of Oakley glasses. Each style features an exclusive icon inspired by the barrels Daniel Defense manufactures, along with exclusive DD Cerakote coatings. The collection includes the following models and colorways:
Daniel Defense Gascan – Tornado finish with Black Iridium lenses
Daniel Defense Fuel Cell – Mil Spec+ Finish with Black Iridium lenses
Daniel Defense Fuel Cell – Ultrablend Finish with Black Iridium lenses
Daniel Defense Fuel Cell – Tornado Finish with Black Iridium lenses
The Raptor is a low profile ballistic, tactical goggle with optimized peripheral and vertical viewing area. It incoprates shape-conforming BIORMR foam which creates a seal around the ocular area to prevent the ingress of sand, dust, and wind.
– Distortion-free, ultra clear optics
– 100% protection against UVA/B/C
– Quick tightening and removable straps
– Lightweight: 25g
– Superior peripheral and vertical viewing
– BIORMR foam seal lined with antimicrobial
fabric prevents ingress of sand, dust, and wind
– High performance anti-fog
-SERAPH Advanced Protective Shield; a coating that is highly resistant to chemicals, scratches, and is super-hydrophobic (water simply beads off), ensuring optimal visual
clarity in wet, rainy conditions
-Photochromic (Ghost Shield) Greater than 90% clear (VLT) in it’s inactivated state and automatically adapts (tints) to
any lighting condition in less than 10 seconds to 13% VLT
– High Definition
– High Definition Photochromic
– Laser Eye Protection – 820–1064 NM
– LEP Photochromic – 820-1064 NM
– Polarized (POLTAC) — LCD screen compatible polarized lenses
This is a release from Angel 7 Industries, through their A7 Defense & Aerospace division, regarding the release of the new A7 Stealth Eye Pro. The full release can be read below:
A7 Defense & Aerospace, a division of Angel 7 Industries, is proud to introduce the new A7 Stealth eye pro with super ballistic i-RMR technology, Ghost Shield super fast photochromic technology, and next-gen Laser Eye Protection (820-1064nm) all in one lens!
i-RMR technology is the industries’ most ballistically advanced and can defeat a shotgun blast, using steel shot, from 15 feet away. Ghost Shield is the industries’ fastest photochromic technology that darkens to 13% VLT in less than ten seconds, and is also the toughest as it is not a coating but is embedded in the lens material itself so there is nothing to scratch off and nothing that can be affected by sand, fuels, chemicals, etc. These two one-of-a-kind technologies have now been combined with next generation Laser Eye Protection (LEP) that protects in the range of 820-1064nm with a high VLT resulting in one lens with multi-mission, multi-threat capability.