INI Power Introduces Trinity™ Flex-Fuel Plug-in Hybrid System for First Responder, National Defense Portable Power Needs — Press Release
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INI Power Introduces Trinity™ Flex-Fuel Plug-in Hybrid System for First Responder, National Defense Portable Power Needs
Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary by Unveiling New Product Line at Soldier Tech, NetZero Events
(Morrisville, N.C.) Alternative energy solutions provider INI Power Systems, Inc. recently marked its ten-year anniversary by unveiling the innovative new Trinity™ series of portable alternative energy hybrid solutions at two major events catering to the defense and emergency first responder marketplaces.
The Trinity™ system garnered a great deal of interest at Soldier Technology in Arlington, Va. and Arizona State University’s NetZero Power to the Tactical Edge workshop, with attendees searching for reliable, flexible power systems with multiple applications.
“For end-users in any type of field operations domestically or overseas, Trinity™ provides energy insurance for uninterrupted operation of portable electronic devices in off-grid and grid outage situations, such as natural disasters or battlefield operations, making them ideal for ground troops and first responders,” Larry Markoski, president of INI Power Systems, said.
Well-decorated patriot and U.S. Marine Sergeant Major (Retired) Alford McMichael agreed, stating, “The Trinity System will allow our protectors on the battle field to defend our nation by being lighter, faster, longer lasting, and more demanding on the enemy to break their will to fight.”
According to Markoski, demonstrated uses of the Trinity™ system range from intelligent battery and electric vehicle charging to powering important communication and lighting equipment to potable and hot water applications.
The Trinity™ system is comprised of flexible fuel (flex-fuel) power generation, harvesting, and storage modules intelligently linked together to provide a scalable smart-μGrid architecture from stand-alone products with multiple tactical power redundancies and fuel options built in. When the three modules are combined and hybridized into an intelligent Trinity™ System, the smart μGrid burns less fuel, minimizes CO2 emissions, and reduces dependency on limited fuel supplies while addressing important logistical, tactical, weight, and mobility issues that can help save lives in hostile environments.
“With the ability to seamlessly utilize any available fuel resource including diesel, JP-8, kerosene, gasoline, propane, rubbing and grain alcohol, and hydrogen, INI’s intelligent Flex- Fuel Generator Kit is a great standalone product in its own right,” Markoski said, adding, “When you combine this kit with our Plug-in Hybrid Renewable Kit — adding the capability to intelligently harvest and store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind– you get the best energy insurance policy that money can buy and that one man can carry.”
INI Power Systems has its Trinity™ 1000 Flex-Fuel Plug-in Hybrid Kits in-stock and available for sales demonstrations and field trials, and is actively engaged with early adopters in municipal first-responder and military markets.
Soldier Technology is an annual gathering in Arlington, Va. of senior soldier modernization leaders making decisions about power needs for small units and squads. Arizona State University’s NetZero Power to the Tactical Edge workshop is sponsored by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force hosting commercial, academic, U.S. Government, and other entities involved in developing tactical energy solutions to support the Department of Defense NetZero energy program.
Specifications and educational videos on the Trinity™ portable power system are available online at www.powerforwardwithini.com. For more information, contact Larry Markoski at (919) 677-7112 (x103) or [email protected]
About INI Power Systems, Inc.
INI Power Systems is a small US business in the Research Triangle of North Carolina with ten years of domain expertise in developing custom hybrid solutions for portable power needs. Our strategic first emphasis is on off-grid and emergency power markets, including flex fuel plug-in hybrid products for defense applications and government agencies. INI Power’s alternative energy technology within these new hybrid products provides a guarantee for the extended and uninterrupted use for rechargeable batteries and smart electronic devices in both austere and forward locations not available from current technologies. For more information visit www.inipower.com.
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FIRST COMBAT EVALUATION OF JTRS RIFLEMAN RADIO CONDUCTED BY 75th RANGER REGIMENT
SAN DIEGO-The Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) Program Office of the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) and the US Army 75th Ranger Regiment are leading the way towards effective interoperable Warfighter communications by bringing the digital battlefield to the tactical edge in Afghanistan. Elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment have deployed to Afghanistan with the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio as their intra-squad radio, coupled with the GD300 end user device display which the Rangers have been developing with General Dynamics. This system provides networked voice and data communications and digital situational awareness down to the individual soldier, and the Rangers’ deployment signifies the first combat use of the system.
The AN/PRC-154 is an individual radio which provides networked voice and data communications through the use of the terrain defeating Soldier Radio Waveform up to a 2 KM range. The GD300 is an android based, environmentally protected individual leader display. When paired with the Rifleman Radio, the position/location information of all soldiers in the network are displayed on the map or pictorial graphics the soldiers are operating in. The Rangers are also using Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) mobile application on the GD300 to send text, situation reports, and other applications.
The HMS Program and the Rangers have partnered over the past year to assess the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio and the AN/PRC-155 Manpack to provide critical feedback for making the equipment combat ready. The regiment conducted three separate training evaluations throughout 2011 to ensure the system was mature enough to use in theater. Information gathered during those exercises led to significant software modifications which made both the radio and the display more tactically relevant and user friendly. Success from those events led to the decision from both the program office and the Ranger Regiment that the system was ready for combat evaluation.
The purpose of the Rangers’ operational assessment is to evaluate the suitability and reliability of the system and determine how networked communications and situational awareness can improve mission effectiveness. In addition, their feedback will provide critical information to incorporate prior to fielding elements of the system to the US Army as a whole.