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Rampart Range Day 19 – Brenergy 6T Li-on 24v Battery by Bren-Tronics

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Gone are the days of dual Lead-Acid 12v batteries in military vehicles with 24v systems. Bren-Tronics, makers of military batteries and charging systems has introduced Brenergy 6T 24v Lithium Ion batteries.

Likely to continue to be used in pairs (or more) on tactical military vehicles, it will output up to 3.2kWh and offers a capacity of Capacity 2.7kWh (Power), 3.2kWh (Energy). The battery weighs 42lbs and will last 3,000 cycles.

Bren-Tronics products are available in Canada from Rampart International.
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SOFIC 19 – Revision Individual Power Manager

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Revision recently bought Protonex and based on the success of the Squad Power Manager, they’ve introduced the new Individual Power Manager. It’s got half the ports, weighs half as much, and is half the cost of the SPM, but still uses Nett Warrior connectors and provides power scavenging and battery management.

SOFIC 19 – Power Reaper Scavenging System from Black Diamond Advanced Technology

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

The BDATech Power Reaper allows users to recharge system batteries while simultaneously powering a BDATech hub system. The Power Reaper can charge the main battery under a variety of different conditions from multiple types of power sources including vehicle, battery, solar cell, or wall adapter.

www.bdatech.com

Warrior West 19 – ENERGiTREE by Primoenergy

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The ENERGiTREE combines both solar and wind power harvesting capabilities into a single unit.

Weighing 300 pounds, it is six feet in diameter and 24 feet tall. It can be used in winds up to 110 miles per hour, but the wind turbine requires at least five mile winds. It incorporates a 1650 watt torque generator with 480 watts solar.

It can be put into fixed base operation, or there is a trailer hitch mount variant available.

Primoenergy products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Revision Celebrates Nerv Centr Power Management Solution Adoption With Key US Customers

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Essex Junction, Vermont (February 13, 2019) – Revision Military—a world leader in integrated, soldier-worn power management solutions—has successfully supplied numerous Nerv Centr® power management systems to key customers in the U.S. Marine Corps and Air National Guard Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC).

“Revision’s Power division is a prime example of our unyielding commitment to meeting troop needs head on,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision. “If we see any opportunity to leverage our capabilities to improve warfighter equipment, in any capacity, we are going to pursue it relentlessly. The development of the Nerv Centr family of products—solutions designed to suit the real-world needs of troops on the ground, so they can count on longer-lasting energy reserves on extended and remote missions—fully embodies this pursuit. Revision’s power capabilities have grown significantly since we first staked out this territory in 2014, and we are poised expand further with the recent acquisition of Protonex. The recent traction of the Nerv Centr line and this exciting partnership with the Air National Guard is a testament to our tenacious mindset, and reinforces all the work we’ve put in to get to where we are today.”

Revision was selected by the Air National Guard (ANG) to supply Nerv Centr power management solutions for their Battlefield Airman Kits, for use by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC). Revision has delivered 652 kits, each of which includes a Nerv Centr SharePack® Power Management System, a Nerv Centr SoloPack™ Battery, an Enhanced Charger, and select cables.  

This order by the Air National Guard builds on several recent successes for Revision’s Nerv Centr family of power management products. Especially noteworthy is Revision’s work with the U.S. Marine Corps to supply the energy needs for their Target Handoff System—a constellation of interconnected devices that provide Scout Observers, Joint Fires Observers, and JTACs  with the ability to self-locate, acquire targets, and refine and relay coordinate data for target engagement. Revision’s SoloPack Batteries and Nerv Centr Chargers provide centralized power that has greatly exceeded expectations—powering the THS for upward of 20 hours, compared to the eight-hour threshold set by the program.

Collaboration with the Air National Guard for the Battlefield Airman Kits began two years ago, in response to JTAC instructors’ request for a higher-capacity alternative power solution with lower weight and less bulk. Revision worked closely with this group to understand their requirements, their equipment, and the integration specifications for their vest load outs. After trials with the Nerv Centr products, the ANG committed to outfitting all of their JTAC instructors across 15 squadrons in the U.S. Successful delivery of this order also included SharePack firmware improvements and the development of a new PRC 117G radio adapter. During this collaboration, the ANG also aided in the development of the user interface of the Nerv Centr mobile app—Revision’s first mobile application (available now in the Google Play store), designed to provide an intuitive interface for soldier-worn power system management, enhancing connectivity, device monitoring, and control over power reserves.

Widget Wednesday: Power to Prevail – The History of the Squad Power Manager

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Now part of the Revision Military® Nerv Centr® suite of products, following the acquisition of Protonex® in October of 2018, the Squad Power Manager™ (SPM-622) is an impressive piece of equipment with an interesting backstory.

The current (4th) generation of the Squad Power Manager is a rugged and easily-carried “multi-tool” of power constructed around a suite of intelligent power management algorithms. These built-in smarts enable the Squad Power Manager to run electronic equipment and recharge batteries simultaneously – with no user programming or input required. The SPM also has the capability of scavenging power from any source in the 4-34 Volt DC range – with a converter it can also harness AC power anywhere in the world as well.

The ruggedness, ease-of-use, dependability, and flexibility of the Squad Power Manager have made it a “must have” tool for troops on extended operations and/or deployed in austere environments. So much so, that the National Infantry Association honored the Squad Power Manager with a special feature in the Winter Issue of its official publication, “Infantry Bugler”. A PDF of the article can be downloaded or read online at RevisionMilitary.com. The entire Winter Issue of “Infantry Bugler” can also be read online at the National Infantry Association’s website.

For further details about the Squad Power Manager, visit RevisionMilitary.com.

SHOT 2019—TNVC Announces the PVS-14/PBM (Powered Bridge Mount) and SAS-E (Situational Awareness Suite-Enhanced) Booth 6502

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

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Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada—

TNVC is extremely proud to announce the release of the patent pending TNV/PVS-14-PBM Powered Bridge Mount this year during the 2019 NSSF SHOT Show.

The TNV/PVS-14-PBM was originally conceived to provide an option for military and law enforcement customers that already have large fleets of PVS-14 MNVD (Monocular Night Vision Device) and provide them with BNVD capability, offering improved depth perception and motion parallax, increased situational awareness, and PID range. While purpose-built BNVD systems remain a superior solution under most circumstances, it is not always realistic for large organizations to purchase brand new BNVD systems or pay for expensive conversion programs to rebuild old devices, especially when they already have fully functional and serviceable PVS-14s.

While the concept of bridging together two PVS-14s to create a set of BNVDs is not new, the TNV/PVS-14 Powered Bridge Mount offers new capabilities to provide the best possible solution for individuals and organizations seeking to get BNVD capabilities from their PVS-14s.

The TNV/PVS-14-PBM is a “drop-in” conversion for all TNV/PVS-14s, and most current AN/PVS-14s and other PVS-14s with a single AA battery compartment (TNVC can also convert double AA units to current specifications), and replaces the individual AA cells with battery inserts that connect to the central bridge, powered by a single AA cell and allowing for centralized activation of both devices without needed to operate each PVS-14 independently. The battery inserts also feature threaded ends to allow the factory battery housing caps to remain tethered and stowed to the device, requiring no modification of the host monoculars to be used in the BNVD configuration.

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Unlike most bridge systems, the TNV/PVS-14-PBM uses two points of contact, the threaded accessory mounting point and the objective lens locking ring, to ensure the best possible alignment of the devices to prevent user-fatigue created by misaligned monoculars.

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The TNV/PVS-14-PBM mounts with a standard BNVS-style dovetail interface, compatible with industry standard and issued Wilcox Industries and Norotos dovetail mounts, and providing greatly improved, secure and positive lockup compared to the current USGI “bayonet” interface typically used with the PVS-14 when used with the USGI “J-Arm.”

In addition to the onboard power supply, the Powered Bridge Mount also features the capability to be used with auxiliary battery packs, such as the Low Profile Battery Pack (LPBP) used with ANVIS aviator’s night vision system, and readily available through both military supply chains and the 1033 program, allowing increased battery life, as well as allowing users to shift some weight to the rear of the helmet, and serving as a counterweight.

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The TNV/PVS-14-PBM also features independently articulating arms, allowing users to adjust the interpupillary distance (IPD), as well as swiveling one or both monoculars out of the way if the user needs to use their natural vision. This rotating feature, also allows the goggle to stow more closely to the user’s helmet, both distributing the weight more evenly, and allowing the user to maintain a lower profile when the goggles stowed.

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The TNV/PVS-14-PBM is manufactured in the U.S. out of Delrin polymer and 6061 aluminum to the same high standards of quality, construction, ruggedness, and waterproofing as the proven TNV/Sentinel and RNVG systems.

The Powered Bridge Mount is currently available to all customers, and will also be offered in the TNVC Situational Awareness Suite-Enhanced (SAS-E) that will include the TNV/PVS-14-PBM, Ops-Core Mission Configurable Helmet Cover Gen. II, and a BNVS compatible mount, offering a turn-key solution for users who are issued the MICH/Army Combat Helmet/ECH, offering not only BNVD capabilities, but helmet accessory rails, and improved shroud and mount, and mounting points for strobes and other IFF devices without any modifications to the host helmet.

Please stop by and see us if you’re at the 2019 SHOT Show at Booth #6502. The TNV/PVS-14-PBM as well as the full SAS-E kit are on display, along with many other exciting new products and announcements for 2019!

TNV/PVS-14-PBM MSRP: $789, Dealer and Government Pricing Available

For product inquiries, to schedule a meeting during the 2019 NSSF SHOT Show, or military, agency, or dealer sales, please contact augee@tnvc.com.

Hyperstealth Files Patent Application Which Has Been Demonstrated To Triple Solar Panel Output

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Hyperstealth has filed our first non-provisional patent under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The patent is a system and method of amplifying solar panel output.

The PCT filing allows us to file the same patent internationally in up to 152 countries.

A year ago we filed our provisional patent which provided one year of protection and a starting date of claims that can be used in the non-provisional patent.

This provisional patent allowed the inventor, Guy Cramer, President/CEO of Hyperstealth to secure the method which could increase solar panel output up to 11-13% in December 2017 to 29.5% in May 2018.

Cramer was able to develop further improvements to recently achieve 210.74% more power with Amorphous (thin film) solar panels which amounts to 3.1 times more power (100% is double, so 200% is triple the output). With Monocrystalline solar panels he achieved 180% more power or 2.8 times the output, nearly triple.

Monocrystalline is the most common solar panel for residential and commercial applications.

New discoveries in early December were included in the patent filed today should elevate these levels even further.

One obvious consideration is that this could finally allow solar power to become a viable alternative in northern latitudes which do not get a large amount of solar radiation in the fall and winter months.

It should be noted that these levels are unlikely to be achieved with many of the current residential or commercial configurations due to the panels close proximity to each other however a practical system was developed by Cramer and included in the patent application which showed a 16%+ increase in power output per panel that may be modified to function on preexisting installations.

The patent is extremely large at 110 pages, 61 which are text and 49 which are drawings which details the numerous experiments and progression of discoveries which culminated with today’s filing. Our Patent Attorney has his Masters of Science in Physics which is critical to being able to present this invention properly.

Any new claims not mentioned in the provisional patent filed a year ago will be prioritized from today’s date

There’s a lot more to the patent than discussed here but we can save that for another day.

Hyperstealth now has three remaining provisional patents which are scheduled to be filed as non-provisional patents within the next 9 months. Improvements in each of the three provisional patents has also been achieved and Hyperstealth will not reveal any intellectual property involved until all the improvements have been secured through these patents.

Hyperstealth is inviting only CEO’s of Fortune 500 Company’s to see demonstrations of this technology along with the 3 other technologies which are protected with provisional patents.