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19 January 2016

SHOT Show 2016: IWI's Pistol Configuration for eLog Small Arms Management and Control Solution

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) recently revealed its pistol configuration for the eLog comprehensive small arms management and control solution. The system allows law enforcement and Special Forces full control of their weapons arsenal, assuring that pistols will be ready for use when needed.

eLog, a comprehensive small arms management & control solution, digitises the performance of every weapon system, providing precise, previously unavailable information, and allowing superior small arms and spare parts inventory and maintenance management at all levels, including theft alerts. (Photo: Mönch/DPM)

“The responses which began immediately following the launch of our unique solution – about six months ago – have been exceptional, as are the non-stop customer inquiries,” Uri Amit, President and CEO, informed MT during a visit to the IWI facilities. “It seems there is a general understanding that this control over weapons arsenals, whether law enforcement or military, can critically affect the readiness of the forces in real time, drastically reducing battlefield mishaps – and ultimately can enable significant savings in logistics and maintenance. The solution is currently undergoing an evaluation process by a number of police forces and armies; and was recently acquired by a prestigious Special Forces unit. Following the need that we have identified and inquiries from customers, we have expanded the solution, which now is available for all types of pistols.”

The Mobile Terminal Reader, a rugged PDA that collects the recorded data, can simultaneously read data from a specific group of weapons. The computer-based Armorer Management Software provides a detailed view of each weapon's status and performance, and generates recommendations or modifications for maintenance and repair. Locations of stored weapons are continuously verified, with alerts sent regarding unauthorized removals.

The eLog system consists of three main components: weapon-embedded sensor modules, terminals that collect available data, and armorer management software. The Concealed Sensor Module records the firearm's real-time operation and performance, including the number of shots fired, the weapon's serial number, and the last shooting record. Operated by a replaceable coin battery with an average cycle of at least three years, the sensor communicates with the terminal reader via RF technology, transmitting within a range of up to 40 metres.