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BE Meyers & Co Inc Unveils Commercial MAWL-C1+ Laser Aiming Device

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Even when the MAWL From BE Meyers was just a rumor, folks were asking for a commercial model. I know, I was one of them. They had planned for one all along, but wanted to get the initial DA models out to their mission customers. Just now, they announced the availability of a commercial model, available for open purchase.

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This thing is no less than amazing! I had checked out a prototype in a static, lab environment before they were released, but I finally had the chance to put one to work while recently hunting hogs in Texas. The controls are intuitive and right where you need them. What’s more, the beam reaches out, way out, and remains focused and clear. I was able to indicate items of interest for my fellow hunters as well as illuminate areas with IR light where we couldn’t clearly see. It definitely enhanced the experience, making me and my fellow hunters not only more effective, but safer.

Below is their full press release.

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The Commercial Market Spoke, and We Listened
Since the release of the MAWL-DA™ laser device to the military and law enforcement community in 2016, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. has received numerous requests for a civilian legal variant of the MAWL™. Today we are proud to be able to support these requests by introducing the MAWL-C1+™ commercial laser device. The C1+ variant is not the typical “Class 1” laser device, and this is the first time that a laser illuminator is available to the shooting community that is not only functional for night target engagement at distance, and exceeds the performance of other commercial systems.

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MAWL™ Design
The MAWL-C1+ has all the sought-after ergonomic design features of the MAWL-DA, allowing for quick operation in the dark and on the move. In under a second, using only the tip of your thumb, the laser can be manipulated from near to far and back again between short range, mid-range, and long range specific settings. With low-profile activation buttons centered at just 0.37” above the rail, the MAWL design offers an unparalleled combination of range adjustment and speed of use.

Class 1 Plus™ = Irradiance on Target
The power balance of infrared illumination and pointing irradiance at different ranges becomes critical as commercial night vision quality continually increases, which is why MAWL-C1+ brings settings specific for close range to long range target engagement. By utilizing a uniquely arrayed laser core, the MAWL-C1+ is able to incorporate a laser illuminator capable of outperforming other civilian legal laser systems on the market, and also outperforms many restricted devices. This provides the user with a distinctive and functional near infrared illuminator with unrivaled irradiance on target, allowing for positive identification of objects, the ability to surpass many photonic barriers, as well as faster target acquisition either on the range or in the field. On top of this, the visible green laser pointer in the MAWL-C1+ has selectable low-power settings for close range boresight precision that is also slaved to the near infrared pointers. Once the user has zeroed the visible green laser, the infrared lasers are also automatically zeroed, getting you into the field faster at night. By featuring centralized, co-aligned emitters, the MAWL ensures that all beams are simultaneously on target, regardless of distance.

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Class 1 Plus™ = Beam Clarity
Our beam is our brand, and the incredibly smooth illumination quality of the MAWL-C1+ is the same as in the standard MAWL-DA, eliminating the distracting artifacts (a.k.a. greasy fingerprint spots) that many civilian and restricted laser devices possess. Not only does this clean energy performance improve your illumination of the target area, it makes low Figure-of-Merit (FOM) night vision devices look better by providing increased ambient and directional near infrared illumination.

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Use What You Already Own
The MAWL is designed to be the best laser on the market, and works with and compliments a variety of other high-end systems. The MAWL-C1+ is designed to work with all MIL-STD/NSWC Crane Laser Lead remotes, which include the Unity Tactical/TNVC TAPS™ and TAPS Pro™ series remote cables, the SureFire SR07-D-IT, as well as L3 and Steiner remote activation cables. In addition to this, the MAWL series are designed to work in parallel with the SureFire M300 Mini-Scout Light® to maximize rail space efficiency.

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Available Now
Limited production runs of the B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. MAWL-C1+ are available now through select commercial distribution channels. For more information, pricing, and a list of resellers, please visit www.bemeyers-mawl.us.

B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc. Names Michael Alvis its New Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Alvis last week during a visit to BE Meters’ corporate headquarters. He has been with the company for some time now, serving as their VP of Business Development. I really enjoyed discussing the business and his vision for the company. Congrats to both Mike and the team at BE Meyers.

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November 20, 2013 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Alvis, currently Vice President of Business Development, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Alvis will assume the position effective immediately. The Meyers family has selected Mr. Alvis for this position based on their confidence in his demonstrated ability to strategically position the company in new markets both domestically and internationally.

“We are excited to welcome Mike as the next CEO of B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc. His military, industry and international experience is well-suited to drive us forward into new markets and in pursuit of new opportunities. For 40 years, we have been manufacturing exceptional products for discriminating customers and, as a multi-generational family business; we are looking forward to the next 40 years.”

Mr. Alvis joined B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc. in September 2012 from ITT Exelis where he previously served as Vice President, International Business Development. In his eight years at the company, he also served as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and Vice President Programs for ITT Night Vision. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel whose 26-year career included command of infantry, cavalry and combat aviation units. He also served three assignments in the Pentagon, the last as Chief of Congressional Activities in the Office of Chief of Staff for the Army, and he has been awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal and holds the Master Army Aviator designator.

Mr. Alvis states “I am both honored and humbled to be selected by the Meyers Family to succeed Brad in the position of CEO, and I am extremely pleased that he will remain in a full-time capacity driving product innovation as CEO Emeritus. It is also my pleasure to announce that Clint Meyers will assume the duties of Director of Business Development and Mark Cameron will be promoted to Director of Engineering, joining Matt Meyers and Kendra Carlucci as Directors and Steve Oliver as COO/CFO.”

Prior to joining ITT in 2004, Mr. Alvis held positions with Thales North America, which specializes in tactical communications, night vision and advanced weaponry, and with L3 Communications, where he directed the Army Strategic Leadership Program. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University.

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Regulated Emission Collimated Ocular Interruption Laser from BE Meyers

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The GLARE Regulated Emission Collimated Ocular Interruption Laser (RECOIL) is BE Meyers’ entry for the Marine Corps’ Ocular Interrupter Program, a weapon borne non-lethal laser that delivers a bright beam of light that produces a dazzling or glare effect on a closing target to warn and/or suppress potential threats through increasing levels of visual degradation.

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It features constant EyeSafe technology that delivers the precise amount of laser light to the target no matter if they are as close as 0 meters or as far out as 2,000 meters. That right amount is as determined by the standard irradiance guidelines established by US Navy S&T. It does this by determining the distance to the target and raising or lowering the irradiance (power of the beam) based on that distance. This means constant maximum allowable power on target and constant safe power and target.

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If you are familiar with other Escalation Of Force devices you know that they are long and resemble a light saber. Some of these are difficult to adapt to a weapon. The GLARE RECOIL is Mil Std 1913 compatible with a built-in throw lever attachment and is rectangular with a similar size to an AN/PEQ-15. It is powered by 3 x CR123A batteries. The thing that I was most excited about was the new cover. You may notice in the top photo the rectangular lens. The cover rotates 360 degrees and can be lowered into place to protect the lens or spun up and out of the way for use. It has small detent stops so it will not spin uncontrolled. I really like the aesthetic and it gives the device a smooth look.

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While it was developed to support the USMC JNLWD Ocular Interrupter Program, GLARE RECOIL is based on proven technology already fielded in over 35,000 EoF products. What’s more, it’s available now for for sale to approved US entities (i.e. DoD) per DoD and/or FDA regulations), or to an approved foreign entity per DoS/DTSA regulations.

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MATBOCK Tree-GO IZLID Pouch Now Available From BE Meyers

Monday, June 10th, 2013

It’s funny sometimes how things happen. A few weeks ago the guys at BE Meyers asked us if they could borrow our AN/PVS-14 from Adams Industries. Little did we know it was to make this video.

Specifically designed for JTACs by JTACs to carry B.E. Meyers & Co IZLID 1000 or Ultra, the MATBOCK Tree-GO IZLID Pouch is a great way to carry your IZLID yet place it right into action. Offered in two different styles: VELCRO (Integrated with cummerbund on plate carrier) or MOLLE. Sold with retention or without. With Retention = IZLID Pouch with RT4 Gear Keeper.

Now they are available as options for purchasers of the IZLID directly from BE Meyers.

ADS Inc TV Presents SHOT Show 2013 | B.E. Meyers

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Johnny Moir from B.E. Meyers shows us their new package including the Izlid 200p and Flash Hider!

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Michael Alvis Joins B.E. Meyers & Company as Vice President of Business Development

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

BE Meyers & Company, Inc, manufacturers of the IZLID series of laser designators as well as countless other optics and target designation devices announces the appointment of Michael Alvis as Vice President of Business Development. In his new position, Mr. Alvis will be broadly responsible for strategies and execution leading to market expansion and revenue growth.

Mike was previously with ITT Corporation, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of ITT Defense International and Vice President for International Development at ITT Exelis. In these positions he led planning and execution of international business development activities, while working with the Exelis divisions to pursue opportunities in emerging markets.

“During his eight years at ITT, Mike engineered a remarkable record of growth in both U.S. and international markets. He has demonstrated strong leadership in developing and implementing innovative strategies and approaches, and an uncompromising commitment to outstanding customer service. His experience will be invaluable in driving our continued growth and success,” said Dr. Gregory Quarles, CEO of B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc.

Before that, Mike served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for ITT Night Vision, where he was responsible for worldwide strategy, sales, and marketing. He also brings extensive military experience to the brand. He is a retired US Army Colonel whose 26-year career included command of infantry, cavalry and combat aviation units. He also served three tours in the Pentagon, the last as Chief of Congressional Activities in the Office of Chief of Staff for the Army, and has been awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal and holds the Master Army Aviator designator.

“I am delighted with the opportunity to help lead this industry innovator to a higher level of success, here at home and around the world,” said Mr. Alvis. “B.E. Meyers is well known in this market, so I am very familiar with their outstanding product portfolio and commitment to quality and technological leadership. I look forward to the challenges and satisfactions of this position.”

Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Alvis held positions with Thales North America, which specializes in tactical communications, night vision and advanced weaponry; and with L3 Communications, where he directed the Army Strategic Leadership Program. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University.

www.bemeyers.com