SFC receives Jenoptik order to supply power to the NYXUS observation platform

  • Ground based NYXUS observation platform by Jenoptik’s Defense & Civil Systems integrates SFC Power Manager and JENNY portable fuel cell
  • Reliable power availability increases the system’s operative time

Brunnthal/Munich,Germany, July 11, 2011 – SFC Energy AG, technology and market leader in mobile and remote power solutions based on fuel cells, has received an order of Jenoptik’s Defense and Civil Systems to supply power to the NYXUS observation platform. The order volume is approx. TEUR 200.

The NYXUS observation platform uses the SFC Power Manager and the JENNY portable fuel cell for efficient power supply. Power is generated fully automatically, without noise or emissions, and virtually not detectable. Thanks to the SFC Power Manager, an intelligent voltage transformer, NYXUS can flexibly take power from any available power source, e.g. fuel cells, solar panels, or batteries. NYXUS is used by mortar, artillery and special forces for intelligence and reconnaissance tasks. The use of the weather independent, reliable power supply with fuel cells significantly extends the system’s operative time, increases the application possibilities in the field, and ensures maximum supply safety at minimum weight.

“The SFC energy network of Power Manager and JENNY fuel cell offers users a clear improvement of the energy supply situation of NYXUS. It makes them independent of the power grid, enables significantly longer field operations and gives more planning flexibility“, says Thomas Roeder, Sales Manager Military Systems, Sensor Systems Segment (JENOPTIK I Defense & Civil Systems).

“This order illustrates the rising strategic importance of our mobile, lightweight, non detectable power supply solutions in defense applications. And it proves the success of our orientation towards complete power solutions and partnerships in the market“, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG.

NYXUS is an example of the successful “SFC Energy Approved” program. This program standardizes green fuel cell technology and intelligent power management solutions by SFC for defense applications and qualifies electronic equipment for environmentally friendly fuel cell technology.

Additional information at www.sfc.com.

About SFC Energy AG

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one ofGermany's technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries. Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has successfully shipped more than 21,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than five years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2000 certified. SFC is based inBrunnthal,Germany, and has aU.S.sales and technical service office in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed at the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (WKN 756857).

About Jenoptik und Jenoptik Defense and Civil Systems

As an integrated optoelectronics company Jenoptik engages actively in the five segments Laser & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Measuring, Traffic Safety, and Defense & Civil Systems. The company serves customers in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries, in the automotive and automotive supplier industries, in the medical, security, and defense technology industries, and in the aviation industry.

Focus areas of Defense & Civil Systems are vehicle and aviation equipment, drive and stabilization technologies, optoelectronic instruments and systems for the defense and security industries, software, measuring and control technologies, as well as a broad range of services.

The NYXUS product family with its high performance optronics systems for observation and target coordination purposes has become gold standard in defense reconnaissance systems due to its high quality detection results and the generation of precise position data both day and night. The NYXUS operation platform has been successfully used in the field since 2008.

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