Posts Tagged ‘Kwikpoint’

PCU Pocket Users Guide

Monday, June 4th, 2012

In concert with Kwikpoint, makers of waterproof basic language guides currently in use in theater, ADS is offering a pocket users guide describing PCU components, environmental conditions and a wheel to help the user correlate components with conditions. Although the aide memoire depicts the Block 1 version of PCU the garments of Block 2 are quite similar and function in the same way. In fact, it is a must for users of any multi-component environmental clothing system.

Whiskey 5 with Kwikpoint

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Need to communicate with someone that doesn’t speak the same language you do? That product you’re using not working the way it should and you need to fix it? Can’t quite remember what comes next from the training you had a couple of months ago? You need Kwikpoint, the leader in visual translation, visual instruction, and visual reference publications.

Kwikpoints are used by our military in a variety of settings, particularly the combat theaters of Iraq and Afghanistan. Kwikpoint Visual Language Translators (VLTs) simplify communication between individuals who do not speak the same language. Kwikpoint Visual User Guides (VUGs) and Visual Reference Guides (VRGs) allow people to better understand products, systems or processes with visual language rather than complex text and illustrations. Kwikpoint’s visual language content increases the effectiveness and efficiency of how people understand and retain information. Kwikpoint VUGs and VRGs offer an alternative to wordy, confusing, and oftentimes ineffective tech manuals and reference material. They contain easy to follow visual instructions; accurate, colorful illustrations with brief, supplemental text; come in a handy pocket sized form factor which can be conveniently stored and used during combat operations. With over 7 million in the field, Kwikpoint supports not just the military but also law enforcement, homeland security, the medical community, and first responders

Kwikpoint, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a world-leading publisher of innovative, inexpensive, powerful visual instructions, visual language translation and visual reference publications. We sell our products directly through our web site (, GSA, and through a select group of Prime Vendors and key distributors.

Kwikpoint opened the doors in 1991 after our Founder and CEO, Alan Stillman, returned to Virginia after a two and a half year, 15,000-mile bicycle trip through 28 countries. His bike bogged down with phrase books and language dictionaries so he began cutting pictures out of magazines to communicate his needs visually. It was a simple concept that was the genesis of Kwikpoint over 20 years ago.

Kwikpoint is committed to improving the quality of life for all by using visual language as a fast, clear, effective way to learn, understand and communicate. We are passionate about Increasing safety for our troops – whether collecting intelligence from civilians that don’t speak English, or making sure the protective vest is properly assembled and worn. Having a conversation with people that don’t speak your language is essential. Most instructions are frustrating. Training and understanding have a shelf life and quick recall can be critical in the field. Kwikpoints are easy to use and get the job done. Let us develop a custom publication that meets your needs. Call us and we’ll get to the point, Kwikly!