Midtronics Partners with Ultra for Military Battery Monitoring

March 26, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Midtronics, Inc. and Ultra Electronics of Cheltenham, UK, have signed a license agreement that will integrate Midtronics patented inGEN® technology into Ultra Electronics - Electrics Division's military battery monitoring systems.

According to Midtronics, the use of inGEN technology in today's military vehicles will greatly enhance mission capability. With the increased power demands on these vehicles, including the need to operate under silent watch conditions, vehicle operators need critical battery information to perform their duties safely. This patented microprocessor sensor continually monitors the battery, providing state-of-the-art measurement and diagnostic capability to accurately calculate the battery's power and charge potential.

"The benefits of inGEN technology in military applications are far reaching and can ultimately assure battery charge and may actually save lives in tactical applications", said Wim Koster, Vice President, Strategic Technologies,

"We are delighted to have signed the agreement with Midtronics and to be involved in this leading edge technology, said Mark Doyle, Managing Director, Ultra Electronics - Electrics. "This enables Ultra to broaden its power management offerings to its military customers and demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative and cost effective solutions. I am confident that, in partnership with Midtronics, we will provide a world class solution to our customers' battery management problems."

"Working with Ultra to integrate Midtronics technology into these critical systems further advances our mission of providing on-vehicle battery diagnostics," said Steve McShane, President and CEO of Midtronics, Inc. "Our team will work closely with the Ultra team to assure the success of Ultra's integrated battery monitoring system."