Company also forms strategic partnerships to deliver new offerings - EOD Suits and Weapon Retention SystemsPOMPANO BEACH, Fla. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that the Company will be demonstrating its latest suite of advanced body armor solutions and ballistic systems for the Law Enforcement, Federal and Corrections markets at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show). This premier conference, which is organized annually by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, runs from January 20-23 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
"We are excited to be at SHOT Show and look forward to meeting with our customers and supply chain partners to drive innovation and advance both hard and soft armor systems. This year, we have a host of new carrier designs, hard armor solutions, including helmets, plates and shields, as well as two first-time offerings in the form of an EOD ("bomb") suit and a weapon retention system, which we believe will not only meet the needs of law enforcement professionals, but also a large and growing hunting population. Our Alpha Elite Series, which represents the most advanced, next generation ballistic package available today, will be front-and-center at SHOT Show and continues to drive our expansion in the Federal, State and Local law enforcement markets. This year, we will also have new solutions for the Corrections market, as we work to expand our offering and reach," stated Michael Foreman, EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing at Point Blank Enterprises.
Point Blank is exhibiting at Booth #11366, specially engineered ballistic packages and carriers designed to answer the critical comfort needs of officers while providing optimal protective coverage. These latest models offer the lightest weight, most flexible and highest-performing capabilities certified to meet domestic and international standards such as the NIJ Standard-0101.06 and the FBI, DEA and German SK-1 protocols. Among them:
Alpha Eliteâ„˘ Series: As the first body armor ever made with the DyneemaÂ® Force Multiplier Technology by DSM, this system combines radically advanced polymer science with next-generation fiber technology and unique uni-directional engineering. The ballistic package is available in both NIJ Level II and Level IIIA versions and is considered to be the lightest and highest-performing body armor in the world to meet NIJ. 06 standards, based on rigorous independent testing. It offers extraordinary protection, flexibility, mobility and coverage; is highly effective against fragmentation; and has multi-hit and special-threat performance beyond FBI protocols. The Level II Alpha Elite is 20 percent lighter than the best competing models and the Level IIIA is 23 percent lighter and 31 percent thinner than the average of the best models in the industry. The Level II armor weighs just 0.63 pounds per square foot (psf) and the IIIA package is 0.87 psf.
The Alpha Elite Series is available in both the concealable Elite carrier from Point Blank Body Armor and the tactical Alpha-1 carrier from PARACLETEÂ®. Both male and female versions are available and already the FBI and more than 40 tactical SWAT teams in North America have chosen the ballistic package since its launch in 2014. It is uniquely suited to meet the needs of law enforcement, at a price that's easily affordable by virtually any agency.
Concealable and Crossover Carriers: PBE's latest "Executive" concealable carrier (also called the "T-shirt Carrier") is designed to eliminate the edges of the vest from being visible, offering the ultimate in an ultra-covert carrier. It features a left and right side front zipper for easy donning/doffing and is made of stretch fabric for comfortable wear. The Executive is available with PBE's Alpha Elite and SP+2LE ballistic packages.
The Company also debuted, its "Guardian" and "High-Vis" crossover carriers. The Guardian is a front-opening, multi-purpose, light tactical carrier created especially for detectives and undercover narcotics agents. The vest features adjustable shoulders and side area, center zipper for trouble-free donning/doffing, internal plate pockets and MOLLE and slick configuration, among other attributes. In addition, the High-Vis offers officers working in highly-trafficked and congested environments enhanced personal safety through high-visibility materials. The vest includes adjustable shoulders and side area, center zipper for easy on/off, internal plate pocket and reflective tape, among other elements. The Guardian and High-Vis are available with all certified PBE ballistic packages.
Corrections: The Company is also showcasing its new generation of correctional armor available under the PACA brand. Specifically, its Cell Extraction Suit which is currently being used by agencies such as the New York City and Georgia Departments of Corrections is designed to provide unprecedented blunt force, edge blade and spike protection, along with maximum tactical capabilities.
Military: Further, the Company is previewing the next IOTV Gen 4 body armor system approved by the U.S. Army.
Hard Armor Product Lines: Attendees will have the opportunity to view Point Blank's expanded line of multi-hit protective inserts which deliver exceptional ballistic, spike and blunt trauma protection. These include: Special threats tested SPEED Plates that provide the ultimate lightweight protection against exotic rounds, as well as a variety of other hard armor plates capable of defeating high-powered Level III & IV rifle rounds, either in combination with soft body armor systems or as a stand-alone, including Models 10260, 20260, 30260 and 10079. The Company will also be showcasing new ballistic shields (Aspis, Bellator, Phalanx and Trifecta), its updated line of helmets for tactical, combat and riot, as well as a host of accessories (e.g. advanced breaching tools) for the law enforcement market.
New Offerings for New Markets
In partnership with Morgan Composites and Defense Systems, Point Blank debuted the new lightweight "bomb suit", which is available to U.S. law enforcement agencies exclusively through PBE. Integrating new technology, leading-edge materials and world class garment engineering, the ERGOTEC 4025 Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Suit combines the highest level of protection with dynamic user mobility required for successful EOD missions.
Also joining the Company's comprehensive product offering is a new patented design Weapon Retention System available exclusively through PBE's partnership with Wild Bucks Outdoors, which offers the more than 68 million registered hunters in the U.S., as well as law enforcement officers who use rifles while on duty, the opportunity to change the way they carry their firearms and greatly reduce accidents. The new design for rifle carry means easier access and convenience, more weight-bearing capabilities and of course, increased safety.
Foreman concluded, "PBE continues to test and evaluate technologies that will create even lighter and more functional armor solutions that exceed industry expectations. And we remain committed to the on-time delivery of these products. Currently, over 98% of the orders we receive are delivered in less than 30-days, regardless of the number of vests. It further demonstrates our dedication to the law officer community in providing products that save lives."
The SHOT Show is the largest, all-inclusive trade show for professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's foremost exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. Professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are expected to be in attendance. For additional insights, visit www.shotshow.org.
About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. ("PBEI") is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products and PARACLETEÂ®, the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems in the world. The Company's ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com .