Posts Tagged ‘EFB’

Darley Defense Days – EFB

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


SWIPES (Soldier Worn Integrated Power Equipment System) is a modular power distribution system designed to reduce battery weight carried by soldiers. It is adaptable to a variety of commercially available tactical vests. SWIPES utilizes a central distribution hub which connects to an external battery source. Quick disconnect cables attached to the hub are woven through the vest and can connected to charging stations for all utilized electronic devices. SWIPES is adaptable any number of battery sources that can supply power in the range of 10-16 volts. 7500 SWIPES systems are currently being utilized in theater by select U.S. Army units.


There is also the upcoming SWIPES II PD, which in addition to distributing power also transmits data from all networked items to a tablet or smartphone device.


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

EFB has developed the AN/PRC154 Charger with side pan connector to allow one set of cables to both power a radio and end user device (EUD) as well as provide a data path. It was designed for Nett Warrior and there are currently in excess of 400 of these currently undergoing evaluation. The charger is low profile and they’ve developed a pouch specifically to accommodate it and the radio.


Based on that project, they are working with Fires Warrior to expand the personal LAN to include input from the Vector 21. This required a module to convert data from RS232 standard to USB. Once again, everything is controlled by the EUD.