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May 27, 2016

One Pivotal Incident Inspired the Development of Longer Lasting Batteries for Land Mobile Radios

Discover what motivated Curt Quinter, IPT President and Chief Engineer, to create the longest lasting batteries on the market for law enforcement.

Read the story at Battery Power



May 25, 2016

Updating Barcode Scanner Systems’ Batteries will Help Your Bottom Line

Cut costs and increase profits by converting your barcode scanners’ power source to improve inventory control, productivity and reduce unnecessary supply orders.

Read the full story on Innovative Retail Technologies



May 24, 2016

Why Public Safety Agents are Choosing an Alternative to OEM Radio

A pattern has emerged among law enforcement and campus safety agencies illustrating growing replacement of OEM two-way radio batteries with Impact Power Technologies.

Read the full story at Campus Safety



May 12, 2016

Impact Power Technologies Offers Alternative to OEM Radio Batteries

Eight police departments and six university campuses are among those who have discovered a new power technology that maximizes their land mobile radio performance.

Read the full story at PSC Online



May 12, 2016

Impact Power Technologies announces strategic partnerships, battery buyback recycling program

Lithium-polymer replacement-battery manufacturer Impact Power Technologies (IPT) recently announces a battery-buyback program to recycle old batteries from customers, as well as two strategic partnerships.

Read more about the program and the full article at Urgent Communications



May, 2016

Potent Power

Long-lasting batteries can improve communication and worker productivity.

Read the full story on the website or in the May 2016 issue (page 60-61) Stores Magazine



May 10, 2016

Battery Buy-Back Recycling Program

Read about IPT’s new Battery Buy-Back Recycling program in the May issue (Page 60) Law and Order Magazine



May 07, 2016

Product Update: Replacement battery

Impact Power Technologies’ (IPT) IPT-MT7038-LiP new longer-lasting battery for Motorola APX6000/7000/8000 radios is the latest addition to its LifeSaver Series.

Discover its features at Police Chief Magazine



April 29, 2016

Batteries Crucial to Retail Ops

Don’t overlook the impact that batteries have on retail operations and the bottom line. That’s the advice of IPT’s Ken Murphy, who told Chain Store Age that most retailers don’t realize how much money they spend — and productivity they lose — by constantly having to replace dying batteries in wireless barcode scanners.

Read the entire article here or in the April/May issue (page 42) of Chain Store Age Magazine



March 24, 2016

California City Saves Time and Money with Fast Charging Batteries

A police department in California discovered the benefits of switching to IPT’s long lasting batteries.

Read the full story in the March issue (page 26) of American City and County



April 11, 2016

Impact Power Technologies Batteries Minimize Device Downtime

Retail TouchPoints featured IPT as a Solutions Spotlight.

Read the entire post here



April 01, 2016

Shrinkage continues to be one of the biggest issues retailers face. According to the 2015 Retail Fraud Survey, retailers lost an estimated $60.1 billion as a result of shrinkage ranging from employee theft to return fraud.

Long-lasting batteries can improve communication and worker productivity.

Discover how changing your scanner batteries can reduce shrinking at Innovative Retail Technologies



March 22, 2016

Upgrade Regional Comunications Systems and Infrastructure

Over the years, public safety agencies throughout Southern California have experienced continuous issues when transmitting critical information to dispatchers due to a combination of antiquated communications systems, poor reception and, believe it or not, dead radio batteries.

Read the full feature story in the March issue of Law and Order Magazine



March 14, 2016

All retail, wholesale or manufacturer distribution centers use barcode scanners and each one continuously purchases replacement batteries for those devices as standard operating procedure. However, this does not have to be the case.

Discover what motivated Curt Quinter, IPT President and Chief Engineer, to create the longest lasting batteries on the market for law enforcement.

Read the full article and discover an alternative at DC Velocity



February 10, 2016

Consumer Goods Technology

Batteries are such small things, but they have a much bigger impact on business than people realize.

Read the full story at Consumer Goods Technology



February 01, 2016

Supply Chain News: Best New Solutions from NRF 2016 Day 2

Click to view IPT COO Ken Murphy’s interview with Supply Chain Digest at the 2016 NRF Show here



January 27, 2016

Impact Power Technologies: Ken Murphy discusses extended battery life, recent wins in California

Ken Murphy, chief operating officer (COO) for Impact Power Technologies, highlights the benefits of his company’s lithium-polymer replacement batteries, as well as a recent contract win with the police department in Murrieta, Calif., during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.

Listen to full podcast on Urgent Communications



January 20, 2016

Best of NRF 2016: Top 10 Takeaways

IPT came out as one of the top companies at this year’s show.

Read on to find out why here



December 22, 2015

Department Awards Radio Battery Replacement Contract to Impact Power

Boston Police Department commanding officers identified a weakness in its communications equipment because of OEM radio batteries that continually failed mid-shift.

Read the full article at Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment



December17, 2015

Impact Power Technologies: Research Proves Retailers Save by Investing in Low-Cost Replacement Scanner Batteries

Batteries are such small things, but they have a much bigger impact on business than people realize. Retailers who have done their due diligence and made the decision to switch from standard OEM barcode scanner batteries to the latest power technology have seen an immediate uptick in productivity, many over 30 percent higher, as well as an overall reduction in battery consumption, in some instances as much as 80 percent lower.

Read the entire article on FacilitiesNet.com to discover how Impact Power Technologies—the Chief Power Resource—is making it possible for retailers to tap into a powerful profit source.



October 29, 2015

The Best of IACP Products

This year proliferated with innovative and consideration-worthy products. But Impact came out as #1!

Read the story here



October 22, 2015

Impact Power Technologies announces new lithium-polymer replacement batteries, Boston PD contract

Impact Power Technologies showcases two new long-lasting lithium-polymer replacement batteries for portable radios while also announcing a new contract with the Boston Police Department during the upcoming International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show in Chicago, according to company officials.

Read the full article at Urgent Communications



October 13, 2015

Miami Beach Pd Finds Way To Protect Personnel From Communication Failures

The Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) depends almost entirely on two-way, hand-held radios for its communications. However, there’s been a problem: the OEM batteries that power their Motorola XTS 3000/5000 radios couldn’t hold a charge longer than 8 hours, even when new.

Read how MBPD turned to Impact Power Technologies to protect the safety of their officer at Homeland Security Today



October 9, 2015

Miami Beach Police Procure IPT Batteries

The Miami Beach Police Department established a new approach in procuring radio batteries, selecting Impact Power Technologies (IPT) batteries.

Read the complete article at MissionCritical.



October 10, 2015

Miami Beach Pd Finds Way To Protect Personnel From Communication Failures

The Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) depends almost entirely on two-way, hand-held radios for its communications. However, there’s been a problem: the OEM batteries that power their Motorola XTS 3000/5000 radios couldn’t hold a charge longer than 8 hours, even when new.

Read the full story at HS Today



August 24, 2015

Impact Power Technologies Wins 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

IPT-MT7038-LiP Battery Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

BRAINTREE, MA (August 2015) — Impact Power Technologies (IPT) announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has honored IPT-MT7038-LiP with the 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

“We are truly grateful to receive such a prestigious award. IPT’s team has worked hard to continuously raise the standards and performance of 2-way radio batteries,” said Ken Murphy, COO of IPT. “Our goal is to make our technology so good that it ultimately reduces overall battery consumption. This may mean less future sales for IPT, but it’s better for our customers and that’s okay with us.”

Impact’s IPT-MT7038-LiP longer lasting battery for the Motorola APX6000/7000/8000 radios is the latest addition to the LifeSaver Series™ and features IPT’s proprietary Lithium Polymer chemistry and battery management system that guarantee the battery will last over 20 hours per charge and 900 charging cycles, up to 4 times more than OEM batteries.

“Congratulations to Impact Power Technologies for being honored with a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “IPT-MT7038-LiP is truly an innovative product and is amongst the best solutions that facilitate voice, data and video communications brought to market in the past twelve months. I look forward to continued excellence from IPT in 2015 and beyond.”

About Impact Power Technologies

Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, IMPACT Power Technologies (IPT) LLC, designs, manufactures and markets portable power products for land mobile communications, portable bar code scanners, UPS systems and portable printers. IPT’s mission is to provide the highest levels of quality control and customer support that have not traditionally been available to the industry. It’s innovative lithium polymer technology produces mobile communication batteries that have triple the run time of traditional batteries—as well as three times the battery life. IPT’s Lithium Ion batteries for scanners and mobile devices are custom made to outperform all other batteries on the market. In addition to its headquarters in Massachusetts, IPT has a Technology Center in Stuart, Florida and works with ISO-9001, QS-900 certified production partners in the United States, Asia, and Taiwan. For more information, visit impactpowertech.com.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: 2015 Connecticut Mobile Summit; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; Drone Zone 360; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; IoT Evolution Developers Conference; IoT Evolution Fog, Analytics & Data Conference; IoT Evolution Connected Transportation Conference; IoT Evolution Connected Home & Building Conference; MSP Expo; NFV Expo; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo featuring Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

Impact Power Technologies Contact:
Ken Murphy
COO
(855) 228-8478
info@impactpowertech.com

TMC Contact:
Rebecca Conyngham
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 287
rconyngham@tmcnet.com



July 18, 2015

Batteries by Impact Power Technologies Boost Government Purchasing Vehicles for Securewatch24

A unique partnership has been announced between SecureWatch24 (SW24), dealer/integrators of electronic and physical security services, and Impact Power Technologies (IPT), known for extended life battery technologies for land mobile and scanner devices.

Read the full article at Police Magazine



July 15, 2015

Law and Order Magazine July 2015, pages 16-17

Read why IPT was featured in a 2-page spread as Law and Order Magazine’s Public Safety It Solution on pages 16-17 in their July 2015 issue. Law and Order magazine



July 15, 2015

Law Enforcement Technology Magazine (page 10-11 (part of bigger story))

See Impact Power Technologies’ feature in “The Evolution of Police Communications” on pages 8-11 in the July issue of LET Magazine.



July 10, 2015

Officer.com APX Editorial

Impact Power Technologies now offers a direct replacement battery for Motorola APX 6000/7000/8000 that lasts 3-4x longer than OEM batteries.

See more information at Officer.com



July 09, 2015

Officer.com Boston Bombing story

The law enforcement professionals on scene needed a solution and they needed it RIGHT NOW.

This is the kind of “behind the scenes” story you won’t see in the mainstream about the “power play” that took place on the night of April 18th, after the bombing of the Boston Marathon. While the Tsarnaev brothers were being hunted and officers were on duty well past their normally scheduled shifts, their portable batteries were dying. The law enforcement professionals on scene needed a solution and they needed it RIGHT NOW.

Read the complete article at Officer.com



June 22, 2015

Batteries by Impact Power Technologies Boost Government Purchasing Vehicles for Securewatch24

Impact Power Technologies’ product line is now available for purchase on three of Securewatch24’s government purchasing contracts

New York, NY, Braintree, MA—June 2015-- A unique partnership was today announced between SecureWatch24 (SW24), one of the fastest-growing dealer/integrators in the country of electronic and physical security services, and Impact Power Technologies (IPT), the pioneers of extended life battery technologies for land mobile and scanner devices.

Several SW24 products will now harness the energy of IPT’s exclusively formulated Lithium Polymer and Lithium Ion batteries, providing customers with high-performance, mobile power that lasts up to five times longer than original equipment batteries.

“To combat shrinking budgets and expanding responsibilities, many municipalities, agencies and school districts have included language in their purchasing guidelines that allows them to utilize existing purchasing vehicles,” said Ken Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of IPT. “These listings may allow them to purchase products in a more simplified and uniform way without the headache of RFP development and the bidding process.”

Impact Power Technologies is now listed as an authorized manufacturer under the following state and local purchasing contracts for security products and services held by SW24:

SW24 services end-users in a range of verticals, including education, hospitality, government, public safety (Law, Fire, EMS), healthcare, construction, major retailers, residential/housing, and more.

“In each case, there is a need for advanced security technologies such as access control, video management, RFID tracking and other application-specific solutions,” Des Smyth, president and founder of Securewatch24, said. “Every application requires a more dependable, longer lasting power source—particularly one that is mobile,” he added.

“The new generation of security technology is mobile,” explained Smyth. “ Mobile applications require batteries that last a substantial amount of time. Any security company that’s designing technology and isn’t taking the latest battery advancements into consideration is behind the curve. We believe that IPT is doing state-of-the-art research and development.”

“Separately, both IPT and SW24 have reputations for engineering forward-thinking technologies,” Murphy said. “Now, working together, we’ve already started developing initiatives that will eradicate many security-related obstacles by creating portable, faster, IP-based, data-driven equipment powered by custom-designed super batteries.“

Armed with the mindset to break new ground, and facilitated by the NCPA, HIRE and OGS contracts, both companies see a bright future for their end-users.

As Ken Murphy puts it: “It’s important to be in business with other companies that are also pushing the envelope. This partnership will mesh the best of the best, and give customers from every industry an optimized solution.”

Read more at Source Security



June 15, 2015

Law and Order Magazine (page 52)

See Impact Power Technologies LifeSaver Series batteries featured in the June issue of Law and Order magazine



May 13, 2015

Impact Power Technologies Introduces the “Juiciest Battery” in the Industry

Impact Power Technologies introduces replacement battery for the Motorola XTS 3000/5000 radio now delivers 40+ hours run time.

What does more “juice” mean for agencies? IPT Lithium Polymer Lifesaver Series™ batteries cover shift after shift without fail. Now, Impact Power Technologies has engineered a new battery that delivers even more “juice” than any other: 40+ hours! More power means consistent communications and safer first responders, as well as competitive replacement costs and more savings overall.

How does IPT do it? Their proprietary Lithium Polymer chemistry and exclusive Battery Management System (BMS), that’s how. Impact Power Technologies already led the longevity race with their original 8610 battery for the XTS 3000/5000 Radio, which had 4000 milliamps capacity and delivered 27+ hours of run time—3 to 4 times more than OEM batteries. Now IPT has ramped up the milliamps to 4700, thereby increasing the power more than 30%, making it the highest capacity battery in the industry.

Read the complete article at PoliceOne.com



May 6, 2015

Is it time for an update?

These two managers looked for ways to prevent a communication breakdown before it was too late.

May 2015 – Miami Beach Police Department recently shopped products that would offer a more robust battery life for those 10+ hour shifts.

According to Lt. David Hernandez, who works in the Investigations and support division, the problem was batteries that don’t hold a charge. “In our experience, the OEM batteries don’t last us a year…they get to a point where…you get four or five hours out of them at most,” said Hernandez.

Over the last 2 ½ years, Miami Beach Police Department has purchased more than 500 IIMPACT Power Technologies batteries. Read the complete article at Law Enforcement Technology on pages 20-21.



May 6, 2015

Leading Inventory Control Customer Improves Operations with Custom-Made Lithium Ion Batteries

Braintree, Mass. — April 2015 — To a top inventory management solution contractor of some of the world’s largest retail mega-store chains, providing reliable inventory devices isn’t just beneficial — it’s absolutely necessary for the effectiveness of an entire system.

Over 60,000 devices are used by individuals dispatched to do physical inventory in stores, and scanning technology makes up just one piece of their comprehensive solution. Five other parts, including client-specific training, powerful real-time web reporting, highly redundant/secure IT infrastructure, industry-leading client support, plus best-in-class scanning technology all work together to form a complete solution; if just one of the five components fail, the entire system loses value.

The company approached Impact Power Technologies (IPT), a leading developer of high-capacity power products and pioneer of extended-life Lithium Ion (LI) battery technology, for the first time in 2014. IPT was able to customize and retool their Productivity+ Series barcode scanner battery to fit the specific needs of the client, who is the biggest user of the top scanner device in the U.S. Click here to read the rest of the article in Facilities Management Magazine.



March 27, 2014

IMPACT Power Technologies introduces 20-hour Lithium Polymer Battery for Motorola® APX™ Series portable 2-way radios

a leading developer of advanced portable power solutions, has announced an addition to its line of LifeSaver Series™ Lithium Polymer batteries for land-mobile radios: the IPT7038-LiP, a direct replacement battery for Motorola®’s popular new APX™ Series portable 2-way radios.

According to Richard J. Valentine, Chairman of Massachusetts-based IPT, an increasing number of police and sheriff departments have been buying APX radios. “They’re great radios,” said Murphy, “but the OEM battery only lasts about 8 hours on a charge. With 10 or 12 hour shifts, radios can go dead mid-shift – which can be very dangerous. It’s particularly dangerous when communications go down during a crisis. IPT has a line of Lithium Polymer batteries for the most popular models from Motorola and Harris – and they all run more than 24 hours on a charge. We’re very proud to introduce our battery for APX models, which runs at least 20 hours on a charge, with 900 charging cycles – 3 times the OEM battery."

Valentine went on to say that many of the police departments who have tested the new battery are returning the original APX batteries to Motorola and buying IMPACT Power Technology’s replacement battery instead. “When police test our batteries in the field, they are amazed at how long they last. We state 27 hours run time – but many field tests have achieved more than 32 hours. Also, our Lithium Polymer batteries are much lighter than Lithium Ion and Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. For example, Motorola’s APX Lithium Ion battery weighs 11.29 ounces or 320 grams. IPT’s APX Lithium Polymer battery weighs 5.29 ounces or 150 grams. Officers like the lighter weight as much as they like the long battery life."

IMPACT Power Technologies’ LifeSaver Series Lithium Polymer batteries can be bought from IPT direct or through various distributors with state contracts. For details, contact Ken Murphy , IPT COO, at 855-228-8478, KMurphy@ImpactPowerTech.com.

IMPACT Power Technologies designs, manufactures and markets high density, long lasting portable power products. Its LifeSaver Series Lithium Polymer batteries for land mobile radios have become the choice of more than 150 public safety departments in New England in the last 12 months. Its Productivity+ Series Lithium Ion batteries for portable bar code scanners and mobile devices are gaining popularity at major retail chains nationwide. Its Special Projects Division is the choice of military contractors and robotics consultants for the development of custom batteries that meet rigid specifications for quality, capacity and runtime. In addition to its headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts, IPT has a Technology and Customer Service Center in Stuart, Florida and works with ISO-9001, QS-9000 certified production partners in the United States and Asia. For information, visit www.impactpowertech.com.



IPT President Curt Quinter Receives Radio Club of America’s Prestigious Fred M. Link Award for Technological Advancement

November, 2013 – As they celebrated the 104th anniversary at their annual Awards Banquet in New York, The Radio Club of America once again honored the foremost contributors to the wireless industry.

Among the esteemed individuals recognized was Curt Quinter, President of Impact Power Technologies. Curt received The Fred M. Link Award, one of the highest tributes bestowed by the RCA. This award is only given once a year to persons who have contributed substantially to the advancement and development of land mobile radio communications.

Curt was instrumental in pioneering the first Lithium Polymer Battery for Land Mobile Radios, which has and will continue to change all 2-way communications for the better. This new technology was originally inspired by a shootout incident in San Antonio where an officer’s battery failed after only 4 hours and he was unable to call for back up. It was then that Curt took it upon himself to engineer a solution. After extensive research and exhaustive testing, Lithium Polymer for land mobile was born.

Unlike other Lithium Polymer that has since entered the market, Curt developed an exclusive formulation of Polymer cells whose quality is unrivaled, and whose operational safety circuitry is sound. Because Curt refuses to cut corners on quality, especially with IPT’s Battery Management System (BMS), his unique chemistry and optimized electronics deliver a guaranteed run time of 20 hours and 900 charging cycles—3 to 4x more than OEM batteries-- plus there’s no memory effect for faster charging, and IPT promises a 2 year lifespan. IPT’s unparalleled quality control requires each battery be tested at every phase of production so that it’s guaranteed to be free of defects. If that weren’t enough, Curt designed IPT’s batteries to be over 50% lighter than OEM batteries.

What this all means to the wireless industry is that these Lithium Polymer batteries keep personnel safe by providing reliable, full-shift communications. Moreover, agencies save money upfront with competitive replacement costs, and overtime with a lower lifetime investment.

Curt Quinter brings more than 30 years of experience in the battery industry to IPT, where he leads all aspects of the company’s engineering, manufacturing, technical and quality control operations. Curt has conducted extensive work in battery research, design and product development for lithium polymer batteries, lithium ion batteries, zinc-air batteries, nickel iron batteries, electric vehicle batteries, mine batteries, installed rack mounted batteries for UPS systems, lead acid batteries and systems of all sizes, aircraft and train battery systems and nickel cadmium batteries and systems. Curt holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from Belknap College.

IPT is proud to call Curt Quinter the “Edison of Battery Technology.”

About Impact Power Technologies

Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, IMPACT Power Technologies (IPT) LLC, designs, manufactures and markets portable power products for land mobile communications, portable bar code scanners, UPS systems and portable printers. IPT’s mission is to provide the highest levels of quality control and customer support that have not traditionally been available to the industry. Its’ innovative lithium polymer technology produces mobile communication batteries that have triple the run time of traditional batteries – as well as three times the battery life. IPT’s Lithium Ion (LI) batteries for scanners and mobile devices are custom-made to outperform all other batteries on the market. In addition to its headquarters in Massachusetts, IPT has a Technology Center in Stuart, Florida and works with ISO-9001, QS-9000 certified production partners in the United States, Asia and Taiwan.



May 15, 2013

Impact Power Technologies Makes Splash with New England Chiefs of Police

Braintree, MA (May 15, 2013) – Impact Power Technologies (IPT), LLC, a leader in portable power products and services, appeared this last quarter at the Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association vendor expos. IPT’s introduction of its LifeSaver Series™ Lithium Polymer batteries for land mobile radio systems attracted a high percentage of the attendees at each of the three shows.

According to Ken Murphy, IPT Chief Operating Officer, more than 100 police chiefs stopped by IPTs booths at the expos, with dozens more contacting the company after the shows. “We are extremely pleased at the response of attending by police chiefs to our land mobile radio batteries. We handed out dozens of sample batteries at the Chiefs of Police Association shows – and have heard back that police in the field are getting run times of 27 to 42 hours on a single charge. That’s three to four times the run time of the OEM batteries they’ve been using. We also guarantee 900 charging cycles on our Lithium Polymer batteries – which is three times the charging cycles of the OEM batteries. This clearly improves both safety and efficiency. Our police customers also really appreciate the fact that the IPT LifeSaver Series batteries are lighter in weight than OEM options.”

John Llewellyn, Chief of Police in Rockland, Massachusetts, confirms the importance of IPT batteries’ long run times. “One of the things you learn in an emergency is just how important communication is,” said Llewellyn. “Having a battery go dead during a crisis can be deadly. We’re so happy to find a battery that we don’t have to worry about. Our new IPT batteries are lasting through 2 to 3 twelve-hour shifts.”

Since the last of the three New England shows, Llewellyn’s department and more than two dozen additional police departments have placed orders for IPT Lithium Polymer batteries.

IPT LifeSaver Series™ Lithium Polymer batteries are available for most popular Motorola and Harris land mobile radio systems.

About IMPACT Power Technologies

Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, Impact Power Technologies (IPT), LLC, designs, manufactures and markets portable power products for land mobile communications, portable bar code scanners and mobile computers, UPS systems, specialty automotive applications, and custom portable power solutions. IPT’s mission is to provide the high levels of quality and customer support that have not traditionally been available to the industry. The company’s innovative lithium polymer technology delivers batteries that produce triple the run time of traditional batteries – as well as three times the battery life. Also, IPT’s scanner and mobility batteries provide higher capacity and longer run times than OEM batteries. IPT’s headquarters is in Massachusetts and its Technology Center is in Stuart, Florida. IPT works with ISO-9001, QS-9000 certified production partners in the United States, Asia and Taiwan. For information, visit www.impactpowertech.com.



May 1, 2013

Impact Power Technologies Announces Law Enforcement/Public Safety Advisory Board

Braintree, MA (May 1, 2013) – Impact Power Technologies (IPT), LLC, a leader in portable power products and services, has announced the formation of its Law Enforcement/Public Safety Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is working with IPT to bring the company’s industry-leading lithium polymer batteries for land mobile radios systems to first responders nationwide.

According to Richard J. Valentine, Chairman of IPT and President of its parent company, Global Business Funding Group (GBFG), Inc., “Motorola and Harris 2-way radios used by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are essential to the safety of both first responders and the people they serve. If a radio goes dead during a crisis, it can be extremely dangerous. IPT LifeSaver Series™ Lithium Polymer batteries deliver three times the run time and three times the cycle life of OEM batteries. The initial response of the law enforcement community to the LifeSaver Series has been very strong, with orders coming in daily. Our new Law Enforcement/Public Safety Advisory Board is composed of a few extremely well-known and respected professionals who are helping IPT bring these remarkable batteries to their first responder colleagues.”

The first three members of IPT’s Law Enforcement/Public Safety Advisory Board include:

  • Jody Weis brings to IPT his more than 32 years of service to country and community. Mr. Weis has been a member of the US Army, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Chicago Police Department (CPD). He recently formed Periculum Consulting, a risk manage-ment firm that assists corporations, government, and legal professionals in the areas of litigation support, investigations, security, digital forensics, and crisis management.

    Jody Weis

    Mr. Weis is the only person to have led both a major FBI Field Office and the nation’s second largest police department, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which includes more than 13,000 sworn officers and a budget in excess of $1.2B. Under Mr. Weis’ leadership of the CPD, law suits against officers dropped 47 percent, community relationships were restored in many of the crime-plagued neighborhoods, and the homicide totals reached a 45-year low. Prior to becoming Superintendent of the CPD, Mr. Weis served with the FBI, retiring as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Philadelphia Field Office. He spent 23 years with the FBI in seven cities, holding positions from Special Agent through Deputy Assistant Director (DAD). Mr. Weis is a frequent lecturer at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine and Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies. He serves as a guest commentator on public safety matters locally and nationally. In 2011, Mr. Weis was awarded the esteemed Community Service Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. of New York, New York.

    Mr. Weis graduated from the University of Tampa in 1979, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He attended college on a four-year Army ROTC scholarship.

  • William Chase brings IPT over 29 years of senior federal law enforcement and sales experience. William Chase His executive management successes include leading a strategic change at the FBI after the attacks of September 11, 2001, directing high-profile operational matters and as a liaison with senior government and private sector officials. He is currently Director of Business Development for TASC which provides solutions for national security and public safety institutions. TASC employs enterprise systems engineering, integration and analytical decision support services to the Intelligence community, Department of Defense and agencies of the federal government.

    Earlier, Mr. Chase was Director, Federal Sales, for LexisNexis Special Services Inc., managing the LexisNexis Public Safety and Law Enforcement sales teams and was also Vice President, Federal Law Enforcement, for i2S, Inc., responsible for the company’s activities within the Intelligence Community. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Chase spent 23 years with the FBI. His FBI resume includes a wide range of assignments up to Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in the Albany, NY, and Baltimore, MD, field offices. He served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI HQ Legal Counsel Division, representing the FBI in a broad range of areas. He was Field Supervisor for three criminal squads at the Washington, DC, Field Office. As Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Boston Division, he was responsible for Domestic Terrorism, Organized Crime, Drug and Violent Crime Programs in four New England states. As the SAC in the Albany and Baltimore offices, he was responsible for all FBI administrative, criminal, terrorism and foreign counterintelligence operations.

    Mr. Chase holds a Juris Doctorate from the Vermont School of Law and a BA, Political Science, from Westfield State University.

About IMPACT Power Technologies

Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, IMPACT Power Technologies (IPT) LLC, designs, manufactures and markets portable power products for land mobile communications, portable bar code scanners and mobile computers, UPS systems, specialty automotive applications, and custom portable power solutions. IPT’s mission is to provide the high levels of quality and customer support that have not traditionally been available to the industry. The company’s innovative lithium polymer technology delivers batteries that produce triple the run time of traditional batteries – as well as three times the battery life. Also, IPT’s scanner and mobility batteries provide higher capacity and longer run times than OEM batteries. IPT’s headquarters is in Massachusetts and its Technology Center is in Stuart, Florida. IPT works with ISO-9001, QS-9000 certified production partners in the United States, Asia and Taiwan. For information, visit www.impactpowertech.com.




January 4, 2013

Impact Power Technologies to appear at Maine Chief of Police Association’s
MCOPA 2013 Winter Meeting & Vendor Show, February 7, 2013, South Portland, Maine

Braintree, MA – Impact Power Technologies (IPT), LLC, a Braintree, Massachusetts-based portable power company that leads in the development of Lithium Polymer batteries, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the Maine Chief of Police Association’s (MCOPA) Winter Meeting and Vendor Show.

According to Kenneth Murphy, IPT’s Chief Operating Officer, “We’re excited to be part of the Vendor Show this year. We’ll be introducing the Maine Police Chief’s to our LifeSaver Series™ Lithium Polymer batteries for Motorola and Harris land mobile radios. With guaranteed run times of 24 and 27 hours – instead of approximately 8 hours for the OEM batteries – our Lithium Polymer batteries keeps radios active for complete shifts – plus more. They also last for 900 charging cycles, averaging a 36 month battery life and are lighter than OEM batteries, which our police customers find makes a real difference to them.”

Murphy went on to say that sample batteries will be available at the show for free field testing by police. “If your department uses Motorola or Harris 2-way radios, you should definitely stop by our booth. We’ll give you a battery for 10 days testing in the field, at no cost or obligation. We recognize that we’re making big claims about the LifeSaver Series™ batteries – and we want you to see for yourself.”

The MCOPA Winter Meeting and Vendor Show is being held on February 6-8, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Portland, Maine. The Vendor Show is on February 7. IPT’s booth will be found directly opposite the Registration Desk. Attendees are invited to stop by. For additional information, call toll free 1-855-228-8478 or email us.





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