Jadoo Power Systems unveils XRT rugged fuel-cell power system for emergency response applications

FOLSOM, Calif., 26 September 2006. Jadoo Power Systems Inc. (Jadoo), a supplier of portable fuel cell systems, has released the XRT. Making its debut at the Fire Rescue International Expo 2006 in Dallas, Texas, the XRT delivers the power density demanded by the emergency preparedness market.

FOLSOM, Calif., 26 September 2006. Jadoo Power Systems Inc. (Jadoo), a supplier of portable fuel cell systems, has released the XRT. Making its debut at the Fire Rescue International Expo 2006 in Dallas, Texas, the XRT delivers the power density demanded by the emergency preparedness market.

Jadoo's XRT provides critical support power when the grid is either unavailable or unreliable. The XRT can be used for power-hungry emergency response applications that need power support, such as portable radio and laptop battery recharging, as well as a battery replacement for emergency lighting and critical communication devices like satellite phones and modems.

Supporting Jadoo's N-Gen fuel cell power unit and N-Stor fuel storage canisters, the Jadoo XRT weighs only 50 pounds, but provides the energy of four 45 amp-hour batteries weighing more than 100 pounds.

A mobile, rugged fuel cell power package, the XRT can be configured to deliver application runtimes beyond that of standard deep-cycle, marine batteries.

A fully-configured XRT includes:

-- Six N-Stor360 fuel canisters, providing up to 2200 watt-hours (180 Amp-hours) of runtime

-- One 100-watt N-Gen fuel cell power unit

-- 110 VAC and 12 VDC outputs

-- Hot-swap capable, allowing for continuous, uninterrupted operation

-- Digital "state-of-fill" indicator to identify remaining runtime

"The tragic effects of lost grid power were highlighted by the events following Katrina and the ensuing floods," says Jack Peterson, VP of sales and marketing at Jadoo. "When emergency responders' batteries died, radios as well as other life-saving equipment were rendered useless. With Jadoo's XRT, first responders can have the power they demand where and when they need it."

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