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Glock Round-Up

Smyrna, Ga.—GLOCK Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the United States, and to commemorate the event it is releasing a silver anniversary, limited edition, 25th anniversary GLOCK 17 Gen4 (9x19) pistol.

Other things GLOCK has been up to this year include making a $100,000 donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Fla., in May. During the past six years, GLOCK will have donated $600,000 to SOWF, a non-profit organization providing college scholarships to the surviving children of army, navy, air force and marine corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training.

GLOCK Inc. donates more than $500,000 each year to similar causes. Also, the GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) an organization of GLOCK Inc. that stages indoor and outdoor competitions for GLOCK owners throughout the United States, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2011.

With this milestone, GSSF held the Palmetto GLOCK Girl Shootout, the first ever women-only match in May at B.E.L.T. Training, in Reevesville, S.C. The goal was to offer female shooters the chance to compete against their female peers in an otherwise male dominant field. GSSF matches are family oriented with competitions ranging from beginner to expert. The GSSF competitions are also a great place to hone shooting skills, learn tricks-of-the-trade and establish relationships with other shooters and industry professionals.

GLOCK also made the recent announcement that the Swiss Army has chosen GLOCK as the new service pistol for the Swiss Army Special Forces. The GLOCK Pistol models ultimately selected were the GLOCK 17 Gen4 and GLOCK 26 Gen4 9x19 semi-automatic pistols, as well as the Blue GLOCK Training pistol, the GLOCK 17T Gen4 and GLOCK 26T Gen4, which will have the ability to fire both FX and ATK Force on Force marking ammunition.

DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. Launches Asset Trade-In Program

Parsippany, N.J.—DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica company, announced its Tactical Systems Group recently created its newest ARMOR offering, the Re-ARMOR™ trade-in and free recycling program.

As a leader in rugged mobile solutions, ARMOR provides computing systems that meet the stringent demands of mobile workforces around the world. By partnering with AnythingIT, a leader in information technology (IT) “reuse and recycling,” ARMOR has expanded its product offering to include asset trade-in, data destruction and recycling for its customers.

“Re-ARMOR benefits our customers by removing many of the environmental issues associated with disposal of their old electronic equipment. It’s a great incentive for new customers to join the ARMOR family,” said Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager for DRS Tactical Systems.

Re-ARMOR helps to manage the retirement of legacy equipment, which can put a strain on internal IT departments. The program provides trade-in options for virtually any type of IT product. The process is simple, concise and, in many cases, financially favorable as it can help to reduce a company's cost of ownership in technology hardware.

Beyond the earth-friendly advantages, Re-ARMOR provides the highest possible trade-in values on legacy equipment in a way that is compliant with all government and environmental regulations. The program meets the expanding federal and state regulations for data security by utilizing facilities that are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Environmental Protection. 3

Data Watch Technologies expands storage capacity

Irvine, Calif.,--Data Watch Technologies’ DataTale RAID family of data management solutions has added a 1U rack mount system that makes it easy to expand storage capacity of server systems. The newly announced rack mount system comes with triple interfaces—Firewire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA—and is managed by the RAID MASTER, thus requiring no IT expertise. It can be configured for JBOD, RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), Span, Clone, RAID 5, and RAID 1+0. There are also optional back-up settings available to perform automatic online or offline rebuild under Raid 1+HotSpare, Clone+HotSpare and RAID 5+HotSpare for an efficient yet protective storage management. A built-in Self-Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting and Technology System provides instant status updates on the progress of each operation. “With the introduction of this 1U rack mount system, DataTale expands its flexible offerings to enterprise and academic institutions,” said Jack Chen of Data Watch Technologies. The announcement of the rack mount systemfollows the most recent launch of its Mobile USB 3.0 Enclosure.

Earlier this year, the company announced its DataTale RAID Family for Power Users, Mobile Professionals and SOHO’s, a desktop-capable RAID System, the thin and light DataTale PAIR 2 Hard Drive System that travels conveniently in carry-on bags.

Published in Law and Order, Jun 2011

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