PALM HARBOR, FL -NavELite, the only global provider of patented backlit magnetic compasses, has signed an agreement with HzO, Inc., a provider of a patented, award winning WaterBlock™ technology used to protect electronics from damage due to moisture, water and small debris.
The newly formed partnership will allow NavELite to produce their wrist-worn, back-lit magnetic compasses with non-toxic coating applied through a vacuum deposition process to prevent water damage. HzO's proprietary technology protects and seals the unit with a uniform film application without changing the compass appearance or weight. The WaterBlock™ is applied to the internal assemblies, wrapping the components in a protective, transparent, microscopically thin film layer.
NavELite and HzO are developing a wrist-worn WaterBlocked compass based on customers' demand for a compass that can withstand heavy humidity and the occasional submersion in water. In early testing, the WaterBlock™ compass EL panels not only lit after submersion but worked while submerged. The new compass will also feature the HzO embossed logo on the wrist strap of all WaterBlocked wrist-worn compasses. Other future projects for the new partners include adding HzO highlights to NavELite's ongoing mobile application projects. The new WaterBlocked compasses will be arriving in 2013.
"This cutting-edge WaterBlock™ technology will benefit the men and women of the U.S. military, in addition to consumers throughout the world who use our compass for navigational purposes - often in extreme conditions - when survival counts," said Andrew Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of NavELite.
The NavELite compass is on the approved items list for the United States Army Ranger School. For more information visit www.NavELite.com
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About NavELite, LLC:
NavElite, LLC, headquartered in Florida, was established in 2010 with a mission to design and manufacture backlit magnetic compasses and provide customers with understanding and confidence in finding direction through navigational wisdom and products. The NavELite Backlit Magnetic Compass (BLMC), the first product developed by two Special Operations soldiers during the Global War on Terror, is Made in the U.S.A. DUNS Number: 964976950, CAGE: 66GN5, NAICS: 334511 www.NavELite.com
HzO is an industry leader in the field of thin film nano-coating technology. With its revolutionary and proprietary WaterBlock™ vapor deposition process, HzO protects electronic devices from damage due to water,other liquids and small debris without the additional bulk, weight or change to aesthetics added by mechanical seals, gaskets, plugs cases and covers. HzO is commercializing WaterBlock™ in consumer electronics, military, first responder devices, medical, automotive, industrial and other markets. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award and Utah Innovation Award. www.HZOinside.com