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WiGL Inc. and Cubic Cement Far-Field Wireless Network Collaboration

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, USA, September 7, 2021 — WiGL, Inc., a smart, touchless, wireless power company, today announced it is partnering with Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., under the Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) Business Unit of Cubic Corporation, a worldwide technology company in transportation and military technology, on a next-generation, ad-hoc IoT mesh network. The new network will be enabled by Energous’ WattUp active energy harvesting transmitter and receiver technology. Cubic, under contract from WiGL Inc. and acting as lead integrator, will bring together mature technology from Energous with mesh-networking enabling a seamless, unbounded, and convenient power capability that works like the data networks we have grown to rely on for daily life. “Utilizing award winning Commercial Off the Shelf solutions is a smart move because of the synergy between existing products and WiGL’s networking solutions”, said Cherif Chibane, WiGL CTO.

Since 2018, the Wireless Electrical Grid LAN company, WiGL Inc., has developed techniques for networking far-field wireless power charging and recharging. In its efforts to develop a mass market capability that makes wireless power transfer as easy to use as wireless data, WiGL creates islands of wireless power supporting unbounded networks of wireless power – thus tipping the balance of convenience for universal applications. WiGL’s patented technologies allow anyone to pick a wireless power network the same way they pick a Wi-Fi provider. WiGL “cuts the cords” and wirelessly powers devices on the move, in the home, in the office, and more.

With this collaboration, the LAN part of WIGL takes a giant leap forward. Robert Rickard, COO of WiGL Inc. commented, “Once people can actually experience a wireless far-field powered network and control the actions of it with their phone, the value proposition for this solution will be clear. Our singular mission is to make WiGL synonymous with convenient wireless power anywhere…”

Bringing these technologies together is Cubic, a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, Defense, C4ISR, and Training to decrease urban congestion and improve military effectiveness and operational readiness. A world leader in public transportation as well as military technologies, Cubic was the natural choice for WiGL to lead this integration effort. Dr. Ahmad Glover, CEO of WiGL commented, “Cubic was the very first company to endorse our solutions and helped us tremendously in our initial efforts – we wouldn’t be here as fast as we are without them. Their market potential in both the private industry and defense industries worldwide positions them as a key early market vendor for networked wireless power.” Michael Knowles, Senior Vice President of Cubic Corporation and President of Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions also commented, “Cubic has a long history of innovation and bringing leading capabilities to market. We are excited about the opportunity to team up with WiGL to address new power solutions that advantage our products and customers.”

Savage Arms Savage Journeys Continues with a Focus on Family

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – August 23, 2021 – Savage Arms is proud to announce a the latest installment of its Savage Journeys project: Growing Up on 3-Gun. This profile features Logan Toland, a promising young 3-Gun competitor and the network of family support required for a commitment to shooting sports.

Savage Arms Marketing Director Beth Shimanski met Toland at a Generation III Gun match in 2018. His determination and cooperative spirit inspired Shimanski. She recognized his potential and admired his focus and attention to detail. “The passion he showed for new disciplines was astounding,” Shimanski noted. “He dove in to learn as much as he could and reached out to others to create long-term relationships with other competitors.”

“Finding someone you can lean on for input and who will tell it to you straight is so important,” Toland’s mentor and Savage ambassador Josh Froelich added.  “It’s our job to help new shooters and new sportsmen in the community and show them how to be professional, quality additions to the sport.”

“Take the competitive side of Logan away, and you find a young man who simply wants to help bring more people into the shooting space,” Shimanski said. “The shooting sports are full of passionate people who just want to share their passion with others and Logan is one of those people.”

Toland’s Savage Journey is live at savagearms.com/blog.

For more Savage Journeys, visit savagearms.com.

Join Kuiu In Helping The Families Of The Fallen Soldiers And The Wounded As They Tram Up With Recon & Sniper Foundation

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

DIXON, CA

KUIU, the leading manufacturer of ultralight performance hunting gear, is teaming up with the Recon & Sniper Foundation to raise funds for fallen soldiers’ families and the families of the injured soldiers after the recent bombing in Afghanistan. The brand is asking the public to support the cause and Kuiu has pledged and since contributed a $25,000 match to the Kabul Fallen Fund.

“The tragedies unfolding in Kabul serve as a sobering reminder of the sacrifices our brave military men and women, as well as their families, make.” Comments Philip McGinty, Vice President of the Recon & Sniper Foundation, “The Recon & Sniper Foundation has partnered with KUIU to launch the Kabul Fallen Fund. The mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support to the families of the fallen warriors and wounded. The lives of these patriots and their families are forever changed, the least we can do is stand shoulder to shoulder to share their burden.” 

So far $129,000 has been donated towards the families through the Recon & Sniper Foundation which works to enhance the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families. 

“KUIU is humbled at the opportunity to step up and partner with such a great organization to help support the Kabul Fallen Fund,” says Justin Shaffer, Sr. Program Director of Guide and Outfitter at KUIU. “We were heartbroken to hear of the incredibly sad loss of our 13 service members and the 18 that were wounded in this senseless attack. We recognize that it’s a long road ahead as these families of the fallen and wounded continue their healing and grieving process, we want them to know they are not forgotten.” 

To make a donation to the Kabul Fallen Soldiers fund, click here. To learn more about how you can help the Recon & Sniper Foundation and how they help service members, veterans, and their families, visit their website at reconsniperfoundation.org.

EuroOptic Announces 1-day and 2-day Fulfillment RED Shipping

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

 

EuroOptic is proud to announce the launch of their new RED shipping offering, a powerful 1-day and 2-day fulfillment option for eligible products purchased through EuroOptic.com.

Where previously the only options for ultra-fast fulfillment – both in terms of time prior shipment release and the actual ship speed itself – were to go through large, non-industry friendly merchant places, EuroOptic’s RED offering now gives their customer base the opportunity to have gear from their extensive partner base in their hands as soon as the next day.

Starting now, gear from Vortex, Nightforce, Leica, Swarovski, Leupold, Sitka Gear, and hundreds more partners are available at industry-leading fulfillment times – just look for the RED 1-Day and RED 2-Day branding on product listings. Combined with real-time inventory on products, world-class expert sales and customer support, and one of the largest available pools of in-stock and ready to ship products in the industry, EuroOptic’s goal is to provide a customer experience that’s truly the best available in our industry.

 

 

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Stealth Armor Systems Wants Industry Feedback On NIJ 0101.07 Armor Standard

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

NIJ 0101.07 Standard

Letter from the CEO…. Hello everyone, I am not sure if the various agencies on our list are aware of this, but the NIJ standard is changing, and I wouldn’t say for the better.

I have been in this industry for 33 years now and the NIJ 0101.07 standard makes the 6th edition I have personally participated in as a manufacturer of armor, and as a laboratory technician. The prior standards have never really been that great and lag times from passing of a model to listing date is usually 6 months. Here are the issues with the new standard I want to make everyone aware of:

~ In the rifle threats they haven’t definitively distinguished a viable threat level, they have RF1 and RF 2 with the same rounds and velocities with really only the M855 as the upgraded level.

~ The Fit audit is just a paper pushing firm that charges a lot of money to do what the NIJ should be doing.

~ The ubiquitous use of clay as a medium that is supposed to be a constant in the test and resemble the body during a ballistic event on body armor. Factually it never has.

Over the coming weeks I have decided as one of my final tasks in this industry prior to retiring probably in 2027 is outline the issues with the NIJ standard, and offer a more common sense approach to testing body armor that serves law enforcement better.

In order to do this I need your help, and specifically I would like to invite questions and comments about the standard, as to what you think it does, or any ideas that might help with this task. I think everyone wants the same thing here, the question is do we just go with the new standard, or do we say enough of bad practices and let’s do something about it. One thing I will say is that NIJ standard is heavily integrated into specifying practices that favor those who have a vested interest in money, such is the case in many areas of the commercial market, but that shouldn’t be a practice when it comes to officer safety, and part of officer safety is testing armor in a way that can be repeated, which has never been the case.

Interested participants can contact me at [email protected] or 346-212-6318 (cell)

Allan D. Bain
CEO/CTO

Microdrones Welcomes the Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise LLC as an Authorized Distributor in the Sultanate of Oman

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Rome, NY – Gulf Testing Solutions, a certified Testing, Inspection, Quality Control and Surveying Services provider in the Sultanate of Oman is the latest addition to the global distribution network of Microdrones. GTS has three core business verticals to meet a range of client needs including multi- disciplinary laboratory services, surveying services and survey equipment, rental, and calibrations services.

Established in 2018, Gulf Testing Solutions provides a range of specialized engineering services in materials testing and technical services, materials technology, quality control of projects, chemical and microbiology testing, surveying services, as well as high-tech survey product sales, rental and calibration.

“Our customers need high end aerial surveying solutions,” says Suresh Muthu Kumar, the manager of business development. “We have a number of mining, roads, asphalt & infrastructure projects that will greatly benefit from the addition of the Microdrones LiDAR and photogrammetric technology.”

Available immediately, Gulf Testing Solutions will offer Microdrones Integrated Systems that come with everything a commercial user needs to get started using drones for surveying and mapping – the UAV, the sensors, and the software and hardware.

For more information about GTS visit gulftestinglab.com/project/uav-drones

SENTRY Tactical Announces Official Partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation

Monday, August 30th, 2021

SENTRY Tactical™ and the Navy SEAL Foundation Partner to advance the Human Performance Program Initiatives for Naval Special Warfare Warriors.

Virginia Beach, Va. (August 2021) – Since its founding in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation has remained the premier benevolent organization serving U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCCs), and active-duty service members assigned to NSW commands. NSF’s support also reaches NSW dependent family members, Gold Star and Surviving Family members, and all SEAL and SWCC veterans. Today, NSF is pleased to announce it has entered into an official partnership with SENTRY Tactical. The partnership will advance the Foundation’s Human Performance Program initiatives for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) warriors through product donations and a significant funding grant from SENTRY’s Founder and CEO, former SEAL, Mike Noell.

NSF has delivered critical assistance by developing and funding evidence-based programs, including programs to advance the recovery and optimal human performance of those service members who have become ill or injured during their military service. The Foundation’s Virginia Beach-based “Return-To-Duty Program,” is an individually tailored program that takes a comprehensive approach to wellness by addressing the participant’s nutrition, physical health, and cognitive functioning. After completing the intensive multi-week program, participants have seen significant improvement in overall health, sleep patterns and reduced pain in many cases. Due to the program’s success, NSF has seen demand for increased availability and a need for an additional location in California to serve those living on the west coast reducing the burden of travel for participants assigned to west coast SEAL Teams.

SENTRY Tactical Founder and CEO, former SEAL, Mike Noell.
“Over the years I have been fortunate to remain active with the Navy SEAL Foundation. Having experienced the NSF, VHP myself, and understanding the mission of their Return to Duty program, I felt this was the right time to provide resources to assist in the expansion of this vital program to the West Coast,” stated Mike Noell, Founder and CEO of SENTRY. “As a company, we are committed to our association with the Navy SEAL Foundation, and proud to support the mission of our country’s elite warfighters in the best way possible.”

“NSF is thrilled to expand our Return-To-Duty / Human Performance Program to the west coast with the support of Mike Noell and SENTRY,” said Robin King, CEO of the Foundation. “SENTRY’s support is a testament to Mike’s commitment to his brothers in the SEAL community, and we are grateful for this generous partnership. Together we will continue to provide the best care and programmatic support for the NSW community.”

Savage Partners with the Canadian University Shooting Foundation

Monday, August 30th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – August 30, 2021 – Savage Arms is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Canadian University Shooting Foundation (CUSF), a group dedicated to the development of competitive shooting sports between Canadian Universities and Colleges. Savage Arms has signed a three-year partnership with the CUSF and will assist with the supply of rifles and shotguns for CUSF competitors. 

“Savage is committed to supporting shooting sports, and it is honored to be able to partner with the CUSF,” Beth Shimanski, Savage Arms Marketing Director said. “Savage continues to lead the industry in innovative new firearms that help competitive shooters do what they do best. The Canadian University Shooting Foundation’s mission dovetails perfectly with that of Savage Arms, and we’re excited to introduce a new audience to the potential of Savage’s rimfire rifles and shotguns.”

“The Canadian University Shooting Federation is excited to be working with Savage Arms in a joint mission of firearms education and sport shooting skills development,” David Fahlman, President of the CUSF added. “Partnering with industry helps lower the barrier of entry and ensures a young, vibrant shooting community for years to come. Our student members are grateful for the generous support!”

The Canadian University Shooting Federation was founded in 2018 with the aim of promoting collegiate shooting sports across Canada. The CUSF sponsors matches, helps new teams get started, enables existing clubs to grow and prosper, and manages the Canadian University Trap and Skeet League.

More information about the Canadian University Shooting Foundation can be found here: cusf.ca.