RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – After several years of testing and development the Porticool II is planning the first production build early in October. All of the custom components that comprise the vest and control module have been given production approval and the long lead time components have been ordered.
The pre-production units have been demonstrated at several trade shows and onsite with specific customers since it’s unveiling at the American Society of Safety Engineers 2011 conference in June. When it is released for sale in October the Porticool II will be the “World’s lightest untethered active cooling garment” on the market; making it ideally suited for demanding applications where phase change, water cooled or portable heat pump solutions are not a viable option. Examples include HAZMAT, fire fighters, industrial (nuclear, welding, etc.) and military applications.
The Porticool technology was originally develop under a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the Department of Homeland security and is now licensed to Cool Shirt. For ordering information or to request a demonstration please contact Cool Shirt at 800-345-3176.
About Porticos — Porticos, Inc. is a mechanical engineering and product development company located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Established in 2003, Porticos continues to produce innovative and effective solutions for its clients and the markets they serve. Porticos, Inc. provides mechanical design, analysis, research and development services to clients including Dell, Motorola, Raytheon, and many others. For more information on how Porticos “turns good ideas into great products,” please visit www.porticos.net
About Cool Shirt — Since 1987, Shafer Enterprises has grown exponentially to become the world leader in personal cooling systems for surgeons, racecar drivers, football players, fire/emergency services/hazmat, military and industrial workers. Using NASA study guidelines, Cool Shirt® active cooling systems help people manage body heat in extreme environments using circulating temperature-controlled liquids.