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Poseidon by Cejay Engineering

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The Poseidon Clip Mount (902801) was designed specifically to provide a watertight and durable mounting system for the Phoenix and Pegasus series of Infrared beacons. It is a versatile mountain solution that attaches to PALS webbing, belts, or directly to a uniform by using the supplied locking spring clips. It can also be secured with bolts to rigid surfaces such as helmets and vehicles.

Cejay Engineering Poseidon mounted to a helmet

The beacon is attached to the battery and placed within the Poseidon Clip Mount. The clear top cover is placed over the beacon and secured using the dual locking flanges forming a watertight seal. The clear top cover allows for 360 degree visibility of the beacon.

Cejay Engineering Poseidon

An included shield cap can be snapped in place over the top cover to focus the signal emission to the front and top only, giving the user the choice of directing the signal emission. The Poseidon’s construction allows the Pegasus 4, 7, and 8 Series beacons to be programmed with the Pegasus 6 controller without removal from the case.

Cejay Engineering Poseidon

Available in OD, Tan, and Black from Cejay Engineering.

Glo-Wands & SERE Sticks from Cejay Engineering

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

We’ve all used boxes and boxes of chemlights. While they remain one of the handiest marking devices we have, think about how many times you have used them didn’t require a disposable item. Then consider how much money could have been used on something else if you would have had a reusable alternative. Now imagine such a device could be switched on and off unlike chemlights which, once you activate them are on until they lose their potency. Such devices exist and Cejay Engineering offers two such alternatives; the Mk8 Glo-Wand and SERE Sticks.

The average chemlight is effective for about 12 hours. Additionally, due to shelf life and storage issues, experience has shown that up to 20% of chemlights may be bad right out of the wrapper. Mk8 Glo-Wands work as long as they have batteries and battery life is about 70 hours from three A76 alkaline batteries. Once again, while it may not be at the forefront of everyone’s thought process, both the Glo-Wand and SERE Sticks can be turned off when not in use not only saving valuable dollars but ultimately the environment.

Cejay Engineering Mk8 Glo-Wand
Mk8 Glo-Wands not only come in a variety of colors, they also are available with double light ends. A single Glo-Wand can have two different colors, for example red and IR. This greatly enhances the versatility of the device for such tasks as marshaling, signaling, and route marking. They are available in Green, Amber, Red, Blue, White, and IR.
Cejay Engineering Mk8 Glow-Wand Colors Cejay Engineering Mk8 Glo-Wand 2-Colors
Additionally, the two-color Glo-Wands come in combinations of Amber, Blue, Green, Red, White and IR. Glo-Wands come in 6″ and 12″ lengths but Cejay Engineering will also produce custom sizes for orders in excess of 1,000 units.

Cejay Engineering SERE Components
SERE Sticks adapt the technology of the Glo-Wand and adds a shield to the wand allowing the light signal to be directed or masked for map reading or as a tactical illuminator. SERE Sticks come in 70mm (2″) and 140mm (4″) inch lengths in the following colors: Amber, Blue, Green, Red, White and IR. SWIR frequencies are also available on request. Additionally, both the SERE 70 and SERE 140 come with a 30” attachment lanyard.
Cejay Engineering SERE
One excellent signaling technique is to attach an IR Glo-Wand or SERE Stick to a neck-cord and swing it in a circle high-speed like a buzzsaw for.

For more information visit Cejay Engineering.

All photos courtesy of Cejay Engineering.

Note: Export Notification: Infrared Variants of the described products are regulated by the U.S. State Department in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation [ITAR] per title 22 code of federal regulations parts 120 – 130. Some Cejay products are available only to military and Law Enforcement personnel.

Cejay Engineering’s Athena I

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Cejay Engineering’s Athena I

Last month we reviewed Cejay Engineering’s Phoenix Jr light. If you currently use a Phoenix or have a similar requirement, you can now upgrade to the amazing Athena 1. Like the Phoenix light the Athena I is an IR beacon that transmits a fixed flash rate, but that’s really where the similarities cease. The Phoenix light is very reliable but the only way to turn it on or off is to attach or detach the battery. With the Athena, the signal is turned ON or OFF simply by rotating the bezel located at the base of the unit.

In place of the rectangular 9v battery, the Athena I is powered by the CR-123 battery. These are the same batteries now used to power many weapons accessories so they are plentiful. Available in one or two battery versions, the Athena I equipped with two cells has a life expectancy of just under 550 hrs (with a constant “on” flashing IR signal, that’s around 21 days). Manufactured from a billet of aircraft aluminum, the waterproof cylinder walls are more than 2.5mm thick. Cejay has demonstrated that the beacon can withstand a Suburban driving over it without sustaining any cracks to the case or the special material the IR-LED’s are encased within.

The Athena’s optional base comes equipped with either a strong magnet, or can be permanently affixed via screws or adhesive to any surface. This allows you to simply slide the Athena into the base to mark vehicles or fighting positions.

Cejay Engineering Athena Base

Aside from the standard IR version the Athena is also available in a red training version.

For more information visit Cejay Engineering.

All photos courtesy of Cejay Engineering.

Note: Export Notification: Infrared Variants of the described products are regulated by the U.S. State Department in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation [ITAR] per title 22 code of federal regulations parts 120 – 130. Some Cejay products are available only to military and Law Enforcement personnel.

Cejay Engineering Combat ID Markers

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Phoenix Jr Light

If you have been around the US military for awhile you are probably familiar with the issue strobe light. Originally designed for use by downed Airmen and other isolated personnel, it is bulky and early versions were more suited to Civil Search and Rescue than Combat Search and Rescue. However, it does the job; marking friendly troops. In 1984 the Phoenix light came along, a no frills IR beacon that attached directly to a common 9-volt battery and a flash rate intentionally designed to avoid confusion with small arms fire. Weighing in at 1 ounce, the Phoenix light has seen duty marking personnel, perimeters, drop zones, and vehicles. Due to its low cost and simplicity, the Phoenix Jr is still the most widely used electronic combat ID marker in the world.

Pegasus 2

Later, a certain user community required a beacon with multiple pre-programmed flash patterns including an option to program unique patterns in the field. The Pegasus 2 was born. The form factor hasn’t changed much, but the capability has. The Pegasus 2 has three user-selectable six second flash patterns; the first code pattern is a fixed flash rate code identical to the Phoenix Jr., the second code pattern is a International Morse Code signal (S – O – S) and the third is installed as needed by the user in the field. Note the pins along the top of the beacon. By shorting across these pins the user can select pre-programmed patterns or input new ones.

Pegasus K9 Warrior

So what’s next in the world of beacons? Cejay has just released a new beacon for working dogs, the K-9 Pegasus Warrior beacon. Designed to be worn on the dog’s collar, it is intended to help track working dogs while they are off-leash. In many situations, it is a major relief to know who the friendly K-9s are.

There are three models: Red, NVG Green, and IR.

You’ll be seeing a lot more of Cejay Engineering’s products in future articles here at Soldier Systems Blog.

For more information on the Phoenix Light as well as other products visit Cejay Engineering.

All photos are courtesy of Cejay Engineering. Note: Export Notification: Infrared Variants of the described products are regulated by the U.S. State Department in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation [ITAR] per title 22 code of federal regulations parts 120 – 130. Some Cejay products are available only to military and Law Enforcement personnel.