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TARGET BLU EYE – TETRA / ASTRID / C2000 / AIRWAVE

SCANNERS AND RADAR DETECTORS IN EUROPE

The communication from police and emergency services (fire department and ambulances) in most European countries is based on TETRA technology.
Tetra is a kind of trunking system and very often the users apply scrambling to make ear dropping impossible. So with regular scanners it is impossible to listen to the TETRA communications.
Where in USA the use of radar detectors is legal in many states, in Europe this is illegal in most countries. An example; in The Netherlands a dealer can be fined for 500 euro for EACH radar detector that there is available for sale.

So in Europe listening to police communication or using a radar detector is impossible to prevent getting speeding tickets. Now a days most drivers use apps on the phone to be warned for mobile or stationary speed traps. These are not ‘dynamic’ information systems and are legal to use in most European countries.

                                        Photo: Receiver and Display

 

TARGET BLU-EYE
Police and emergency vehicles use high speed when there is an incident. Regular drivers often are frightened away when they are approached by a blue light vehicle on high speed.
To prevent frightened reactions from drivers that might cause dangerous situations on the road, Blu Eyes was developed. It warns drivers that emergency vehicles are coming close.

HOW IT FUNCTIONS
The TETRA system does not only transmit communications, but also a GPS signal to know where the vehicle is located. Listening to encrypted communications is illegal, but receiving a GPS signal is strictly legal.

The Blu Eye detects the signal from an emergency vehicle and the device informs with an acoustic or visual signal or that vehicle is coming close or moving away. That is why the Blu Eye is a great warning system for approaching emergency vehicles.

Last year the Blu Eye came in the news, not because people used it as a warning for speed traps by the police, but because criminals used the set also in buildings. If a police car came close the set gave a signal so they knew a police car or emergency car was approaching the location.

They who know how the TETRA system and the police operate do know that when it is ‘detective’ work officials will not use the Tetra system. In these cases they prefer cell phones or special frequencies outside the TETRA band. Also in case a transceiver is switched off there will be no GPS signal to detect.

PRICE AND DELIVERY
The target Blu Eye has an end user price for Euro 999 including VAT (Sales Tax)
The set comes complete with a covert bumper antenna.

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FACTORY INFORMATION 

BASED ON TETRA TECHNOLOGY
Target Blu Eye is based on TETRA technology. Target Blu Eye is a unique and worldwide patented traffic safety system that warns you in advance for approaching emergency service vehicles. Even if such a vehicle is not using its siren and flashing lights. Due to Target Blu Eye you will be warned with an acoustic and visual alert. The signal strength meter on the control display allows you to see at first glance whether an emergency vehicle is approaching you or moving away from you.  Not intended as a warning system when speeding, but it might help to slow down your speed when accidently driving to fast.

Starting December 12 – 2016 the covert vehicle bumper dipole antenna, type Panorama VCD-S1-5F is added free of charge.
Photo: Covert bumper antenna

FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Does Target Blu Eye function abroad?
The Tetra network for emergency services is also used in the countries surrounding The Netherlands, such as Belgium, Croatia, Germany (nationwide in 2014), Austria, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Italy.
Target Blu Eye is Based on Tetra Technology.
BE: In Belgium the system is called ASTRID and Blu Eye functions very well in Belgium.
ES: In Spain Blu Eyes functions in and around Barcelona and the North of Spain. Guardia Civil is using old TetraPol system and is not detected by Blu Eye.
NL: In The Netherlands the system is called C2000
UK: In UK the system is called AIRWAVE.
FRANCE: France Authorities use an old TetraPol Network. Blu Eye does not function on TetraPol because there is only one synchronisation pulse each minute.

This is link to official BLU-EYE website. Now you can find there information in Dutch, English, French and Spannish.
Blu Eye website

The innovative and new traffic safety system Target Blu Eye consists of a central unit, a control display and an external antenna. The system is based on TETRA network. If an emergency service, e.g. a police car, is nearby, you will be warned in advance with an acoustic and visual alert. The signal strength meter on the control display allows you to see at first glance whether an emergency vehicle is approaching you or moving away from you.

Acoustic warnings: The communication system used by emergency services in your country generates four types of communication patterns. Target Blu Eye recognizes all four patterns and produces four different acoustic signals. All signals indicate the presence of an emergency service close to you. For more detailed information, read the user manual.

Visual warnings: Besides acoustic warnings Target Blu Eye also generates visual warnings by means of the signal strength meter on the control display. If an emergency vehicle approaches you, regardless from which direction, the signal strength meter gives you an estimated indication about the distance between you and the emergency vehicle. For more detailed information go to the user manual.

Sensitivity mode: Two sensitivity modes can be selected on the Target Blu Eye control display: 1.Highway mode: in this mode Target Blu Eye offers the highest sensitivity, which allows the system to recognize emergency services from a large distance. 2.City mode: in this mode Target Blu Eye offers a lower sensitivity. This mode is recommended for use in urban areas. De detection range of Target Blu Eye varies from hundreds of meters up to approximately one kilometre. The range depends on the selected sensitivity mode and the environment. Due to this highly advanced technology, Target Blu Eye is able to warn you in advance for approaching emergency services, such as:
◾ Police cars (marked and unmarked cars)
◾ Police motorcycles
◾ Ambulances
◾ Fire trucks Due to Target Blu Eye you will increase your own safety, the safety of other drivers and the safety of the emergency services.

The advantages of Target Blu Eye:
◾ Warns you for approaching emergency services such as marked and unmarked police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.
◾ Prevents unpredictable and dangerous manoeuvresIncreases your own safety and the safety of other road users.
◾ Prevents material damage & personal injuries.
◾ Indicates whether an emergency service vehicle is approaching you or moving away from you.  Increases a relaxed way of driving.
◾ Compact sized and easy to install.
◾ Two years warranty.  Being of assistance to emergency services.
◾ Target Blu Eye: an eye for safety.

DONTT BE SURPRISED WITH TARGET BLU EYE GET A REAL-TIME WARNING FOR APPROACHING EMERGENCY VEHICLES!

Is it legal to use Target Blu Eye in Europe? Yes, the use of Target Blu Eye is legal since the system is only informing the driver whether an emergency service is nearby. Moreover, Target Blu Eye does not make any difference between police vehicles, ambulances or fire trucks. You will be warned of all types of emergency vehicles. We would like to emphasize that Target Blu Eye is not able to decode the radio messages broadcasted by the TETRA network.

PACKING INCLUDES: 1 Pc of Central Unit. 1 Pc of Control Display. 1 Pc of Standard Antenna with 2,5 meter Antenna Cable. 1 Pc of Cable between Central Unit and Control Display. 1 Pc of Power Cable Including Fuse. 1 Pc of SD Card. 1 Pc of Quick Start Manual in Dutch, other lauguages to be downloaded. 1 Pc of Panorama VCD-S1-5F =  Covert Vehicle Bumper Dipole Antenna for TETRA.

WILSON POWER ACCESORIES

World famous are the super high quality Wilson antennas like Wilson 1000, Wilson 5000, Little Will and others. But you can also find high end 12 Volt accessories  from the famous Wilson brand.

WILSON 12-VOLT POWER PLUG  (p/n 30512VPP)

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Plug

This is a great item, I wish I had this years ago when I still had time to experiment with all kind of electronic equipment in cars. It is so simple, but so handy. Put the plus and minus in the terminals and you have 12 Volt on the power leads. It is 10 Ampere fused so it can handle a lot of current.

30512VPP Photo Product in Packing

Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Plug – product in packing

 

WILSON 12-VOLT EXTENSION CORD (p/n 305203ECUSB)

305203ECUSB Photo HQ                                     Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Extension Cord

Imagine you have a 12VDC Cigarette Lighter Socket and you want to change the location. This device is a Cigarette Lighter Plug with a cable of 360 cm with a Cigarette Lighter Socket + a USB Port with 2.4 Ampere.

So the cable allows you to get a Cigarette Lighter Socket and USB Port exactly where you want these to be located. A quick release mounting bracket is included in the packing.

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Extension Cord – product in packing

 

WILSON 12-VOLT POWER OUTLET (p/n 30512V2USB)

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Outlet

This device allows you to have a cigarette Lighter Socket and 2 USB Ports of 3.4 Ampere, in your vehicle, boat or camper. Connect the wire to a 12 Volt power point and install the power outlet on a location that is convenient for you.

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Photo: Wilson 12-Volt Power Outlet – product in packing

USE IN 24VDC VEHICLES

In Europe it is common to have 24VDC power systems in trucks. But in USA the trucks are mostly 12 Volt, same as regular cars and pick-up trucks or 4×4 cars. You will not find Wilson 24VDC accessories but that does not mean some of these cannot be used for 24 Volt systems too. It will never turn 12VDC in to 24VDC ! But in cases you want to move the location of your 24VDC source it is possible to use such an accessory.

But be aware if the accessory has a USB port you certainly can not use it on a 24VDC source. In that case the 12 Volt is turned in to the 5VDC for the USB port. Putting 24V on the system can destroy the USB outlets.

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Photo: 12-Volt Power Plug – A Great Solution

TRUCKING MOVES AMERICA FORWARD

Since two years TMAF is active on the USA market to promote the trucking industry. Many companies and organisations participate in this industry wide organisation.
This is their press release because of MATS2016. MATS is the biggest trucking show in USA held in Louisville Kentucky from 31 march -2 april.

truckingmovesamerica.com

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TMAF TODAY 

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is actively seeking support of its mission to keep the trucking industry in America progressing through outreach and advocacy.

Since its public launch at MATS in 2014, Trucking Moves America Forward has promoted its mission to be a long-term, industry-wide movement to create a positive image for the industry – ensuring that policymakers and the public understand the importance of the trucking industry to the nation’s economy.

As the movement builds, TMAF plans to be a significant and distinguished voice supporting the trucking industry by highlighting its essentiality, safety, technology, and sustainability throughout the country.

Visibility in the U.S.

Every year, TMAF leadership represents the movement at numerous industry organizations to recruit members and donors, including the Mid-America Trucking Show, the Great American Trucking Show, ATA’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition, TCA’s annual convention, numerous state trucking association events, and Great West Casualty Company events.

Other highlights that demonstrate the popularity and growth of the industry movement include:

• Putting 100 TMAF-branded trailer and tank wraps on the road, which reach as many as 16 million people per city, per truck
• Topping more than 180 donors
• Continuing to add to an online subscriber list of more than 2,000
• Earning more than 5.8 million advertising impressions, targeted for consumers and lawmakers
• Continuing to build a robust online community though digital and social media channels.

Top Media Coverage

An important part of the campaign is gaining exposure in print, online and broadcast media outlets. Earned media coverage since March 2014 has included more than 45 million impressions, thanks to dozens of op-eds and story placements secured in state and national industry publications, local newspapers, and inside-the-beltway outlets, including:

• Albuquerque Business First
• American Trucker
• Argus Leader (S.D.)
• Charlotte Business Journal
• Commercial Carrier Journal
• Dave Nemo Show
• Elko Daily Free Press (Nev.)
• Heavy Duty Trucking
• Illinois Times
• Land Line Radio
• Land Line Magazine
• Louisville Business First
• MAXIM Magazine
• Memphis Business Journal
• New Hampshire Business Review
• POLITICO Transportation
• Portland Press Herald
• Prairie Business (N.D.)
• Rapid City Journal
• Reno Gazette-Journal
• Road Dog Trucking Channel
• Roll Call
• Santa Fe New Mexican
• Sierra Vista Herald (Ariz.)
• State Journal (W. Va.)
• The Business Journal (Calif.)
• The Hill
• The Memphis Business Journal
• The Trucker
• Topeka Capital-Journal
• Transport Topics

Digital & Social Media

TMAF has greatly bolstered its marketing presence online through several channels. TMAF’s interactive website (truckingmovesamerica.com) informs and captures thousands of members, and subscribers receive regular email updates on industry happenings. On the site’s members-only page, visitors can access key messages; talking points; press materials; sample speeches and editorials; donation and pledge information; trailer wrap information; and useful visuals for amplifying TMAF’s image, such as videos, social media shareables, and advertisements. The TMAF e-store, shoptmaf.com, is open for those who wish to proudly display branded gear including hats, shirts, tumblers, door decals and more.

TMAF’s growing social media following includes:

FACEBOOK: More than page 7,600 likes on facebook.com/TruckingFWD
TWITTER: Nearly 2,000 followers of @TruckingFWD
YOUTUBE: More than 34,000 views at youtube.com/TruckingFWD
LINKEDIN: Added nearly 100 followers in its first month

TMAF Founding Members

Founding members of the movement include: Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT1), Allison Transmission, American Trucking Associations (ATA), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BMO Transportation Finance, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Bulldog Hiway Express, Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants, Combined Transport, Inc., Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks North America, Dana Holding Corporation, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Eaton Corporation – Roadranger, Goodyear, Great West Casualty Company, Hahn Transportation, Inc., Hendrickson, International, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Jet Express, Inc., Kenworth Truck Company, Longistics, Love’s Travel Stops, Mack Trucks, Inc., Meritor, McLeod Software, Michelin, Motor Carrier Service, Inc., Old Dominion Freight Lines, Omnitracs Inc., Owner- Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Pegasus, Peterbilt Motors Company, Pilot Flying J, Randall Reilly, Tennant Truck Lines, Tennessee Express, Inc., TransTech, Trucking Associations Executive Council, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), TRW and Volvo Trucks.

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DC POWER DISTRIBUTOR: PW-100

After 45 years in CB it is not easy to be happily surprised. And if I am surprised it is mostly by something ‘simple’. That happened this week again when we got in stock the PW-100 from CG Antenna

01PW-100

Most people use one power supply to operate several radio’s. The DC power leads are fixed to that one power source. And quite often not in the most professional or safe way.
For all these people the PW-100 is a good solution.

Bring 12 VDC from the power supply into the input terminals of PW-100 (left on the photo). Now you have 4 independent 12 VDC sources to connect 4 radio’s or other 12 VDC gear. Each of the four outputs has its own fuse (30A), so very safe to use.

The PW-100 is made by CG Antenna from China. Most HAM operators know this company from the CG3000, a high quality automatic antenna tuner and from the SB2000 MK2 a high quality radio interface.

 

02The CG3000, automatic antenna tuner

03aSB-2000 K2 Radio Interface

PW-100 PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Power Distributor
2 Pairs of Babana Plugs
2 Pairs of Ring Terminal Solder Plugs
1 Pc of Spare Fuse

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DIRK THE DUTCH DAIRYMAN THAT BOUGHT A TRUCKSTOP

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After World War II  many young Dutch farmers have moved to the USA and Canada. There was not enough space in The Netherlands for large scale farming, so they decided to go West. Travelling in USA and Canada you still can find typical Dutch family names. Seeing such a typical Dutch family name is always a good reason to start a conversation. Many are second, third or fourth generation and they do not speak Dutch at all. But some still do and even have the local accent from the area the (grand)parents came from.

This year we met a tall man with the name badge ‘DIRK BINNEMA’. That family name is typical for Friesland, an area located in the northern part of The Netherlands. Enough reason to start a conversation. He told us he moved to the USA around 2002 so he still spoke his native language without any problem.

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Dirk Visitekaartje

Dirk even was in the same business as we are, he and his wife Ellen are the proud owner of an American truckstop called ‘PLANEVIEW’ in the city of Oshkosh in Wisconsin.

BUYING A TRUCKSTOP

Dirk and Ellen’s story begins in Friesland, the Netherlands. Dirk grew up on a dairy farm and Ellen lived not far from him on a crop farm. Dirk studied agriculture, and in 2001 took a farm tour in the US. Soon he returned with his mother, and visited Wisconsin. They were excited about the friendly people they met, and the American way of life. Dirk decided he wanted to remain in the US permanently and start or buy a dairy farm.
His adoptive family, Ron and Judy Brath, welcomed him into their home, and looked for business opportunities here. In 2005, Ron discovered that Planeview Travel Plaza was for sale. He helped throughout the sale, and Dirk became a Wisconsin business owner!
Since that time Dirk is promoting his business with the slogan “Dirk, The Dutch Dairyman That Bought A Truckstop”.

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CB SHOP

Every good truckstop or travel center in USA has a section where they sell CB radio’s and a line of accessories. In Dirk’s shop you will find transceivers from Uniden, Midland and Cobra. Also antennas from Wilson, K40, RoadKing and more.

4Part of the shop, antennas, cb transceivers and ‘hiking sticks’.

GIFT SHOP AND RESTAURANT

In addition to all of snacks, beverages, and goodies in the convenience store, there is also a gift shop located inside Planeview Travel Plaza. With a variety of unique items and souvenirs, there is something for everyone. The fun part is that they have many Dutch gifts available for everyone to experience a small part of the Dutch heritage, including the very popular Wooden Shoe Slippers!
They also sell typical Dutch food like ‘hagelslag’. Some American people buy this stuff without knowing how to eat this. This results in some good hilarious stories, so Dirk tells us.
But there is serious food business in Planeview as well and in the kitchen they also make food based on Dutch recipes.

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CERTIFIED CAT SCALE

Travelling in USA you will see weight stations near every state border. Overweight is common in USA for people, but not allowed for truck loads.
Planeview Travel Plaza has a Certified CAT Scale at the Truck Stop to weigh an entire truck and trailer unit while passing through or before heading back out. With strict weight regulations and fines associated with violations, ensuring you are under the weight limit is extremely important.
When using the CAT brand scale, the driver is covered by a guarantee – if you receive an overweight fine after weighing legal on a CAT Scale, CAT will either pay the fine or appear in court with you in order to get the ticket dismissed. In either case, the driver will not pay the fine as long as you were weighed on the CAT scale prior to the citation.
This kind of service is not very common in Europe.

6website www.planeview.biz

If you want to know more about Dirk’s business ‘Planeview’ visit his website. And if you are in USA near Wisconsin, stop for some Dutch food and hospitality.

 

ENERJUMP LINE

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After the great success of ENERJUMP, Midland widens the range of jump starters to be able to startup any kind of vehicles, by introducing two brand new models: ENERJUMP WORK and ENERJUMP TRUCK.

All these models have been created with the aim of being used for different types of vehicles with different displacements.

ENERJUMP TRUCK – cod. C1184.0202

03JUMP STARTER FOR HEAVY VEHICLES

ENERJUMP TRUCK is the most powerful jump starter of the Enerjump family. It has been designed to jump start heavy vehicles and is able to restart both 12V and 24V batteries with a displacement up to 11.000CC.

It is the ideal tool for roadside emergencies and thanks to its performances, it is particularly indicated for being used on trucks, vans, off-road vehicles, campers, agricultural vehicles, cars, boats, etc.

ENERJUMP TRUCK is easy to use, place and carry.

Using ENERJUMP TRUCK is very easy: if the battery of your vehicle is dead, connect the clamps in parallel (without disconnecting the vehicle’s cables from the battery) and start your vehicle!

Thanks to its particular design and compact size ENERJUMP TRUCK can be easily stowed in tight spaces or between the seats of your vehicle, while the built-in handle allows to easily take it with you.

The chassis with shock-proof corner reinforcements and the professional clamps with big-section cables make it an indispensable and top quality device.

ENERJUMP TRUCK is supplied with ‘Smart Jump Start System™’ that allows:

– Automatic detection of the battery voltage
– Protection against short-circuits
– Protection against the polarity inversion

The 5-led indicator clearly shows the charge level.

COMPLYING TO CE

What’s in the box:
– Jump starter with cables and clamps
– Wall charger
– Cigarette lighter power cable

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Technical specifications

– Capacity: 24000mAh
– Input: 14V/1A
– Output: 12/24V
– Start current: 500A (12V) / 250A (24V)
– Peak current: 1000A (12V) / 500A (24V)
– Weight: 1600g
– Dimensions: 21 x 23,7 x 7,5cm
– Lifetime: >1000 cycles

ENERJUMP WORK – cod. C1184.01
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ENERJUMP WORK is the intermediate model of the ENERJUMP line.

ENERJUMP WORK is able to jump start vehicles with a 12 battery and a displacement up to 6000CC (petrol) and 3000CC (diesel).

It is suitable to be used on vans, off-road vehicles, campers and cars.

ENERJUMP WORK is also a powerful power bank with 2 USB ports that simultaneously recharges portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, action cameras, etc without the need of a main socket. It can recharge your iPhone up to 7 times!

ENERJUMP WORK has two further sockets: a 12V socket to recharge portable coolers and another one of 19V for the recharge of your Notebook.

The device is fitted with intelligent clamps with ‘Smart jump start system™’  that:

– Automatically detects the battery voltage
– Prevents short circuits
– Protects against the polarity inversion

ENERJUMP WORK is equipped with a 5 led charge indicator and a powerful led torch 100L to ensure you will never be in the dark and that is able to launch an SOS flashlight in case of emergency.

COMPLYING TO CE

What’s in the box

Semi-rigid case including:

– Jump starter
– Clamps with ‘Smart jump start system™’
– Wall charger
– Cigarette lighter power cable
– USB to micro USB cable
– Notebook connector set

07Technical specifications:

– Capacity: 18000mAh
– Input: 14V/1A
– Output: 5V-1A / 5V-2A / 12V-10A / 19V-3.5A
– Start current: 300A
– Peak current: 600A
– Weight: 615g
– Dimensions: 23 x 8,7 x 2,7 cm
– Lifetime: >1000 cycles

ENERJUMP – cod. C1184
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ENERJUMP is the first model of the Automotive line.

It’s a compact jump starter – the smallest one of the Enerjump family – but powerful enough to provide an instant startup of vehicles with a 12V battery with a displacement up to 3000CC (petrol) and 2000CC (diesel): it’s particularly indicated for motorbikes, scooters, quad, cars, campers, etc.

But ENERJUMP is also a powerful powerbank with USB port able to recharge several times portable devices such as tablets, smartphones, BT intercom, XTC action cameras, mp3, etc.

It recharges your iPhone up to 3 times!

ENERJUMP is fitted with a 5-led charge indicator and an intense led flashlight that in case of emergency lights up an SOS signalling (intermittent light).

COMPLYING TO CE

What’s in the box

Soft case including:

– Jump starter
– Jumper cables with clamps
– 12V car charger
– Wall charger
– USB to micro USB cable

10Technical specifications

– Capacity: 8000mAh
– Input: 12/24V – 1A
– Output: 5V – 2A
– Car starter: 12V
– Start current: 200A
– Peak current: 400A
– Weight: 300g
– Dimensions: 13 x 7,5 x 2,5 cm

NEW FROM PRESIDENT “MULTI PACK BOOSTERS”

MIDLAND ENERJUMP

In my blog from January 25-2015, I wrote about a new product from Midland, the ENERJUMP.

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Midland ENERJUMP

You can find detailed information about the ENERJUMP on our website.

Basicly the ENERJUMP is a kind of PowerBank. If you visit a trade show in USA or Far East you will notice that PowerBanks are hot business.

Everyone wants to make them and they all want to sell these.


PRESIDENT

We all know President from their famous line of CB products. Not often they step outside their core business. But now they do as they introduce three types of PowerBanks. These are not just a PowerBank, these are Portable Power and Roadside Assistance Kits.


MULTI-PACK BOOSTERS

There are 3 models available:

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• MPB6000

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• MPB8800

 

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• MPB12000

Basicly the three kits are identical. It is a PowerBank to jumpstart a car, it includes a flashlight and it allows you to charge electronic devices.

 

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Charging Electronic Devices and Flashlight

But the President Multi-Pack Booster also includes a compressor !

The difference in the 3 models is the capacity of the battery, which is the heart of each PowerBank.

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Jumpstart of a car with a President MPB12000

If used to jumpstart a car all three models will deliver a peak of maximum 400 Ampere! But the total capacity of the battery pack inside the Powerbank is different for these 3 models.
• MPB6000 has a capacity of 6000 mAh
• MPB8000 has a capacity of 8800 mAh
• MPB12000 has a capacity of 12000 mAh.


COMPRESSOR

 

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Compressor with meter

The compressor allows you to inflate the tires of your car, or the tubes of a bike, or an inflatable boat. If you need an item to fill it with air you can use the MPB to
inflate that product.


CARRY CASE

All three models are sold in a handy carry case. It will allow you to keep all items together in one tool box.


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MPB comes in a handy tool case


COMPLETE SET

President MULTI-PACK BOOSTERS come complete with the jumper cables to charge the car battery. But also an USB Charging Cable, 12VDC cable and 230VAC wall charger are included.

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All cables are included

Certainly during vacation time it is a safe feeling to know that you have a PowerBank in your car. Just in case your battery or phone/tablet is dead. Or if you want to assist someone who needs help.

I remember when my kids were small and each summer I had to inflate boats, tires, air-mattresses etc. I inflated so much I got dizzy now and then. If there ever come grandchildren I will have a Multi-Pack Booster quite close, I better use my breath for talking.

To all of my readers: I hope you will enjoy your vacation time and the summer!

MIDLAND IS INTRODUCING NEW POWER SOLUTIONS FOR MOTOR BIKES.

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A cigarette lighter plug (CLP) socket supplying 12VDC for accessories is common in most cars. But many motor bikes do not have a cigarette lighter socket.
Or there are brands like BMW that use a ‘DIN’ type CLP socket instead of the ‘general used’ type.

Midland is introducing now 5 solutions for motor bikes and other vehicles. Easy if you have accessories with a regular cigarette lighter plug or if the accessories need USB slots to be used or charged.

MP-2USB – code C1193

12 Volt adaptor suitable for BMW motorbikes with DIN connector and dual USB port, able to recharge/power two devices with USB connection at the same time. The waterproof cap
protects the ports when they are not used.
Input 12VDC
Output 5VDC / 2A

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MP-ADAPTER-code C1194

12V Adapter suitable for BMW motor bikes with DIN connector and cigarette lighter plug.

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MP-H 2USB-code C1195

Universal power supply kit with handlebar support and dual USB port to recharge/power two devices at the same time. It is supplied with a waterproof cap to cover the ports when they are not used. Through the supplied 120 cm cable, MP-H 2USB can be connected directly to the motor bike battery.
Output 5V/2A.

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MP-H SOCKET-code C1196

Universal power supply kit with handlebar support and cigarette lighter plug.
It is equipped with 10A fuse and 150 cm cable that allows the direct connection to the battery of the motorbike.
The waterproof cap protects the plug if MP-H SOCKET is not used.

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MP-W ADAPTER-code C1197

Adapter compatible with BMW motorbikes, with cigarette lighter/DIN plug.
It is equipped with a waterproof cap that covers the plug if it is not used.
Input 12VDC
Output 12VDC

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POWERBANKS

HOT SELLING ITEM – OR TOO HOT TO HANDLE

If you travel in USA and in Far East it is quite common that at check in you are asked “do you carry a power bank in your luggage sir?”

Airlines do not like Power Banks. For those who do not know what a power bank is: It is a battery!

The modern battery technics make it possible to store a lot of energy in a battery. There are all kind of Lithium based batteries, most famous is Lithium-Ion. A lot of power, small seize and low in weight. That is exactly what people need now a days for their smart phones and other electronic devices.

By law airlines can carry only a certain number of kilos of these batteries. If this kind of battery is damaged it might cause a fire. If not packed carefully in your suitcase and hit by a second suitcase it is possible the power bank is damaged.

Too many of these batteries can cause a huge fire that might destroy a plane. Safety comes first for airlines so they might stop your power bank from boarding or ask you to pack it correctly before entering the plane.


NEW TECHNICS – MORE POWER

The first power banks were basically backup batteries for your electronic devices. Empty phone? – connect to a power bank and recharge!

Now a days the power banks have lots more power. Even so much that you can start your car with a modern power bank. Some can deliver 200 Ampere and even 400 Ampere as a peak current!!


MIDLAND ENERJUMP

Recently Midland introduced their ENERJUMP. The dimensions are just 131 x 75 x 25 mm. It can be used to charge electronic equipment, it can be used as a flashlight and and it can be used to start a car when the car battery is empty.

Read what the Midland people say about the new product.

YOUR STORE OF ENERGY!
NEVER GET STRANDED
WITH A DEAD BATTERY!

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MIDLAND “ENERJUMP” p/n C1184

If the battery of your vehicle or electronic device goes dead, you have a new equipment to face up the emergency! Nowadays we can no longer do without a reserve of energy for all our electronic devices that we daily bring with us.

ENERJUMP is a powerful powerbank with USB port, able to recharge several times all portable electronic devices ‐ such as smartphones, tablets, BT Intercom equipment, XTC action cameras , mp3… every where and without the need of a main socket.
It completely recharges your i-Phone up to 3 times!

Enerjump charging phoneEnerjump charging a phone

But the extraordinariness of Enerjump is the capability to jump‐start your battery without the need of another vehicle!

No matter if it’s about your car, motorbike, quad or camping van, you don’t have to ask for help to anybody, anymore!

Despite its reduced size and thanks to its 12V output with a high peak current, ENERJUMP has enough power to jump start your vehicle when the battery is dead.
Just connect the jumper cables and its clamps (red +/ black ‐ ) supplied in the packaging to the vehicle’s battery, turn on Enerjump and start your car!

Enerjump used to jumpstart a carEnerjump in action to jumpstart a car

ENERJUMP is also equipped with a powerful built‐in Led flashlight, able to light up SOS emergency signalling (intermittent flash) .
Enerjump Flashlight FunctionEnerjump used as flashlight

The 5‐led charge indicator clearly shows you the charge level.
ENERJUMP is ideal for everyday use or roadside emergencies; so remember to take it always with you, in your daily activities or adventures!


WHAT IS IN THE BOX:

‐ Enerjump
‐ Jumper cables with clamps
‐ 12V car charger
‐ Wall charger
‐ USB to micro cable
‐ User manual

Enerjump Packing IncludesContent of packing


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

‐ Nominal capacity: 8000mAh
‐ Input: 12/14V ‐ 1A
‐ Output: 5V ‐ 2A
‐ Car starter: 12V
‐ Starting current: 200A
‐ Peak current: 400A
‐ Weight: 300g
‐ Dimensions: 131 x 75 x 25mm


PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

I must admit I love this product. It comes in a handy carry case, it has so many possibilities and it gives you a more safe feeling.

But there are also some remarks to make. At cold weather (more than minus 5ºC) it is not advised to leave the Enerjump in your car. But that are also the best nights to charge the Enerjump to make sure you have power.

Second remark is that I did not find out yet what is the self-discharge of this item. The used Lithium-Cobalt battery has low self-discharge, but it also depends on local temperatures and charging disciplines.
If you need power it and you have it: “GREAT!”
But if you need power and the Enerjump is empty it is: “GRRR”

And while I start charging my Enerjump you can watch a funny video from Midland Italy about this product.

Detailed information about this product on the Avera website: ENERJUMP

GLOMEX S500S (Type name DISCOVERY-2) ; MORE DISH AND MORE SIGNAL

GLOMEX is a world famous manufacturer of marine antennas. Some years ago they entered the “MOBILE” market with DVBT antennas and also TV satellite antennas. After the S460 series, consisting of the S460S (Discovery) for stationary use and S460M (Explorer) for mobile use, Glomex now introduced the S500 series.

This summer they started selling the S500S (Discovery2). The Discovery2 is the new generation of Stationary Satellite TV Antennas, designed for watching TV in parked vehicles (stationary use). Thanks to the new, bigger parabolic dish, performance has increased.

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This spring Mr. Piero Baldassarri, the owner/director of Glomex, visited his customers all over Europe to introduce and promote the new antenna.

He also visited the Avera office and was lucky as it was a rainy day. Nothing better to test a satellite dish than a rainy day! Certainly when you have the chance to compare the new S500S with the former S460S.

2With a lucky break in the rain, Piero was able to quickly install
the S500S on the roof of his car.

 

3The S500S is ready for testing on the car, while the S460S
is already on the roof of our office.

 

4It is raining: time for testing the S500S.

 

5Despite the rain, the S500S gives a very good signal for Channel NL2.

 

6A nice clear image: the S500S in operation.

 

7Also, a good signal on Channel NL1.

The Glomex S500S clearly gives more signal than the S460S. That is because the total surface of the dish is 55% large than that of the S460S.
The S460 series remains a strong, reliable choice. It was and still is a great model with a good performance. However, in rainy circumstances and at places where less signal is available the new S500S performs better.

I often use the following story to explain: “If you buy an antenna like the S460S to watch the news at 8 o’clock every day whilst travelling throughout Europe, it will be a great antenna. How likely is it that it will be raining every day around that time all over Europe? For those users the cheaper S460S is a great choice of antenna.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInside look at the S500S

But if you stay for a long time on a campsite in Northern Europe and want to watch TV as soon as it starts raining, you had better find another solution. When it is raining, the signal gets weaker and you are often parked under a tree, causing even more loss of signal. In these circumstances you will often be disappointed with the reception.

And that is where the S500S has a clear advantage: a larger dish surface area, new software, and as a result more signal.

So far my story about this new antenna: I was impressed by its performance and also by the enthusiasm of Piero Baldassarri when demonstrating the S500S.

Below is what the Glomex website has to say about the new S500S:

DISCOVERY2 – DVB SAT TV – OFFSET DISH DIAMETER 580 X 320 MM (23X13”) – 8,00 KG (17,6 LB) – ELLIPTIC FEED-HORN – CONTROL UNIT 3 SAT – STATIONARY – MANUAL SKEW

Discovery2 is the new generation of Stationary Satellite TV Antennas, for watching TV with parked vehicle.

Glomex has developed Discovery2 (S500S), the new high performance satellite TV antenna to watch TV with parked vehicle. Discovery2 has exceptional performances with every weather conditions thanks to a bigger parabolic dish (+55%)* and the innovative elliptic feed-horn to avoid spill-over (H.P.F.), coupled with a high gain and a low noise factor LNB.

Discovery2 is also designed according to the offset technology (the focus point is outside the parabolic area), so that the LNB is supported by an arm which does not cast any shadow onto the dish for the best performances.

As the other Glomex satellite TV antennas, Discovery2 is very easy to install and to use thanks to the very simple control unit. Moreover, Glomex antennas may be updated by anyone by means of the SD card reader (memory card), integrated in the control unit, by downloading the software for free from the site www.glomexmobile.com.