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XRT Fuel Cell for Emergency Responders


September 12, 2006

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September 13, 2006 Making its debut at the Fire Rescue International Expo 2006, which opens Friday in Dallas, Texas, the Jadoo XRT is a powerful new addition to the lineup of fuel cells and accessories available from Jadoo. The XRT has the power density demanded by the emergency preparedness market delivering 2200 Watt-hours (180 Amp-hours) for emergency radio and laptop battery Recharge, Emergency Lighting, Portable Satellite Phones and Modems and offers critical support power when the grid is either unavailable or unreliable. 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 over 100 pounds. A mobile, rugged fuel cell power package, the XRT can be configured to deliver application runtimes well beyond that of standard deep-cycle, marine batteries.

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.

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 * Easy-to-use digital “state-of-fill” indicator to identify remaining runtime

“We are thrilled to introduce the XRT to the emergency response markets,” said Jack Peterson, VP of Sales and Marketing at Jadoo. “The tragic effects of lost grid power were highlighted by the events following Katrina and the ensuing floods. 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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