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25 Mar 13. ICCNexergy, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of rechargeable power systems, announced the acquisition of Applied Power, Inc. (www.applied-power.com), a Brighton, MI based company that provides custom battery assemblies to medical device manufacturers as well as to the fast growing medical computer cart market. The move, effective immediately, creates the industry’s largest designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems. Founded by Jim Alexander in 1974, Applied Power is a leading designer and manufacturer of primary and secondary battery assemblies serving attractive end markets, including the high-growth medical market. Applied Power has historically targeted non-consumer vertical markets including medical computer carts, non-invasive medical devices, instrumentation and defense. The combined entity will leverage key people, process and technology resources across ICCNexergy’s industry leading custom rechargeable power systems platform. Applied Power, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICCNexergy. Reporting to Stephen M. McClure, Jim Alexander has been appointed to the role of Chief Technology Officer (Applied Power, Inc.) and will be a key resource in the transition of knowledge and control as well as continuing to develop unique solutions for Applied Power’s customers. Ray LeBlanc, who joined Applied Power, Inc. in 2007, will serve as Vice President & General Manager (Applied Power, Inc.), responsible for maintaining relationships with key customers and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Brighton, MI facility. The acquisition of Applied Power gives ICCNexergy an immediate presence in the medical computer cart market and complements ICCNexergy’s position as the industry’s leading developer and manufacturer of custom rechargeable power systems.
28 Mar 13. Iris Technology Corporation, a Southern California-based defense contractor specializing in tactical power systems and spacecraft hardware, has been awarded a $7.8m order under a previously awarded contract from Marine Corps Systems Command. The order is for the procurement of 1,563 Solar Power Adapters – Generation II (SPA II) in support of the program manager, Expeditionary Power Systems. SPA II is a family of mobile solar power and power distribution products for tactical and remote environments. The StarPowerTM controller at the heart of SPA II receives power from one or more solar panels, a variety of batteries, or vehicles, and allows the user to charge batteries and distribute power to tactical equipment. The 400 W power handling capability of the StarPower module enables usage ranging from man-portable backpack kits to combat outpost electronics suites.
SPA II is the next generation version of the highly successful Iris Technology Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System (SPACES). SPACES has been proven to be highly effective, with more than 2,000 fielded.
“We have made major technological advancements in solar harvesting, battery charging, and power management in this next generation StarPower controller,” said Iris Technology Chief Technology Officer Dr. Carl Kirkconnell. “Marines will be able to carry fewer batteries for the same missions, increasing their mobility, effectiveness, and ultimately keeping them safer in the fight. We are honored to be able to bring this mission-critical capability to the U.S. Marine Corps.”
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